Nicole Richie not inviting best friend Paris Hilton to wedding

Los Angeles: Socialite Nicole Richie is not inviting her former BFF (Best friend forever) Paris Hilton to her upcoming wedding because she does not want the paparazzi who trail the hotel heiress to ruin her special day.

Richie had first shot to fame as Hilton`s side kick in the superhit reality TV show `Simple Life`, which saw the two rich kids slumming it out in ordinary homes, but they had famously fallen out during the second series.

Richie had then went on to date her now fiance, rocker Joel Madden and had made up with Hilton, 29, after the birth of her daughter Harlow two years ago.

But Hilton who was recently caught up in a cocaine possession case, is not on the guest list of her wedding, reported New York Post online.

The 26-year-old daughter of singing superstar Lionel Richie is keen to have a small wedding at her father`s Bel Air mansion and is only inviting 75 family members and close friends.

Instead of Hilton, her maid of honour is expected to be designer Masha Gordon.

A large marquee has been erected at the back door of his luxury home, while workmen are busy erecting a second structure in the gardens.

And to ensure that guests are able to avoid the unwanted attentions of any photographers, a covered walkway has been erected.

Celebrities rumoured to be attending include DJ Samantha Ronson and Christina Aguilera.

The socialite and fiance Joel Madden, 31, have been together since 2006 and announced their engagement earlier this year.

The couple, who have a daughter Harlow, 2, and a 9-month-old son Sparrow, are said to be thrilled about their upcoming wedding.