By Jennifer Harrington
For those of us who love to follow celebrity news, it’s always fun to follow what the stars wear on their wedding days. Some celebrities choose styles that establish the future trends for other brides, and others choose dresses that more closely mirror their persona, unique sense of style. Given we are in the midst of summer wedding season, here is a look at some of Cupid’s favorite celebrity wedding dresses:
As soon as Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their long-anticipated engagement, the world began speculating about what Kate would wear on her wedding day. April 29, 2011, as two billion people around the world watched, the royal wedding dress was revealed. Kate chose a dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The dress was described by The Telegraph (UK) as “a model of sumptuous simplicity, perfectly suited to the sweet and serene style of the woman who is now Duchess of Cambridge and is destined to be the future Queen of England.”
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Let’s forget for a moment that Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise are now divorced, and remember that back in 2006, the couple had a whirlwind romance and welcomed daughter Suri before they celebrated their wedding in Italy. To exchange wedding vows with her movie star husband November 18, 2006, Katie chose a romantic off-the-shoulder gown designed by Giorgio Armani. The designer remarked when Katie first appeared, “It was, by far, the most charged moment of the evening.” Seven-month-old Suri wore an ivory silk dress designed to match her mom’s iconic gown.
When pop star Jessica Simpson married fellow singer Nick Lachey October 26, 2002, she chose a Vera Wang custom strapless dress with a 11-carat Harry Winston pave diamond headband attached to her veil. While the dress was fit for a princess and the wedding seemed like a fairy tale, the marriage between Jessica and Nick did not last. As Jessica looks toward the future and has plans to marry her current beau, Eric Johnson, she speculates when it’s time to pick her next dress, she will choose something low-cut and said, “I want it to be different from what I’ve had before.”
Gwen Stefani has her own rock star style that is often colorful, bold and daring. When she married fellow musician Gavin Rossdale September 14, 2002, she choose a custom-made dress that was girlie and punk — a perfect mix for her fashion taste. Her dress was John Galliano by Dior and was pink ombre. Gwen liked her dress so much she had a second wedding ceremony, just so she could wear the dress again!
Journalist Lisa Ling exchanged wedding vows with Paul Song, a physician, May 26, 2007. The invitation to the wedding provided a sneak peek of what guests could expect from Lisa’s wedding dress, reading “If you’re cool, you’ll dress Asian chic.” Lisa walked down the aisle wearing a red dress with a metallic print, designed by Vivienne Tam. The breathtaking dress, while seemingly an unconventional choice, was true to the couple’s Asian-roots and their Asian-inspired wedding ceremony.
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