When it comes to celebrity weddings, the wedding gown just might be the star of the event, sometimes becoming more popular than the celebrity wearing it. One of the best things about celebrity wedding gowns is that they are often custom, which means that there is not another wedding dress like it on the market. Throughout the years we have seen thousands of celebrity wedding gowns, but here are five that really stand out as the most beautiful gowns ever made.
Although Kate Middleton is not a celebrity by Hollywood standards, she is the Duchess of Cambridge, and is a celebrity virtually around the world. Everyone was so excited for the wedding between Prince William and Middleton, with a young royal couple captivating the nation, she knew all eyes would be on her. Middleton wore a very conservative white wedding dress, which was designer Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. What I loved about this specific dress was that it was not too bushy or extravagant in the back, and it was not cut too low in the front. This dress was received so well by the public that women were flocking to try to get a recreation of this dress themselves, and it was being compared to the dress Princess Diana wore during her wedding to Prince Charles. A lot of people like me were excited to see something so classic and traditional, along with a touch of vintage without being outdated. Personally, I just find this dress flattering on Middleton and her shape, I enjoyed the lace flowers on the arms and top of the dress, and I just found it to be flawless.
In 2013, celebrity Christina Ricci got married to James Heerdegen, and her wedding dress has to be one of the most stunning dresses I have ever seen. The dress, which was a Givenchy Haute Couture, featured Chantilly lace, and was tight enough to fit her small frame. I am about the same size as Ricci in height and weight, so that is why I feel so excited about this dress. When you are small or petite, even if you get your dress hemmed and altered, it still is hard to get the material to fit that beautifully against your body. Plus, it’s really hard to find the balance between your small size and the often large bottom of the gown. The dress was designed by Riccardo Tisci, and I liked the dress because it wasn’t too frilly or girly, and the bottom wasn’t overdone. The color and detail of the dress, as well as the intricate designs all throughout are really just unique, and it really makes this dress stand out from a lot of other celebrity dresses. The shoulder cut-out makes it a fun and sexy look, plus Ricci even helped design her dress, which is something I really admire. The wedding, which was held at the Harold Pratt House, was private and fairly small, but she shared pictures of her dress through her Twitter account.
Singer Mariah Carey married Nick Cannon in a small 12 person ceremony in 2008, but each year they renew their wedding vows, and Mariah continues to wear a new wedding dress. In 2012, Carey showed up in one of the most beautiful and unique wedding dresses of all. The wedding dress itself was a white spaghetti strap gown, and it had a black bow around the middle. What I really liked about this dress was that it was simple, fairly fitted, and only flared out at the very bottom of the dress. In a weird way, it almost reminded me of a mermaid at the bottom, because it was creased and a little wavy. I also liked how it was creased all over and the material was glossy, which made it look really fancy without the lace or frill.
In 1996, Carolyn Bessette married John F. Kennedy Jr., in Cumberland Island, Georgia. Her Narcisco Rodriguez dress was $40,000, but personally I don’t think it looked like it was worth that much. I really liked the color of the dress, because it was a pearl color, which I think blended very well with her skin tone. I liked how it was tight-fitting, with a spaghetti strap, and the bottom was very long and elegant. It was not too lacy or flowery, which is often a common theme among wedding dresses. When it comes to politics, the Kennedy name is so famous that the wedding itself had to be private and secluded, which helped keep things just between family and close friends. The other thing I really like about the dress is that although it isn’t high at the top, it is still conservative and not too low of a cut. Over time, this dress became iconic in the media and public eye, there are many knockoffs of it, and was a career starter for Rodriguez.
When it comes to oddly unique wedding dresses, singer Gwen Stefani takes the cake, but the wedding dress really fit her style. Stefani is known for wearing bright colors, so it’s not really a surprise she would choose to dye part of her white wedding dress pink during her 2002 wedding to singer Gavin Rossdale. The wedding dress was designed by John Galliano for Dior, featured silk faille, and also featured flower and lace detail. While a pink dipped wedding dress is not my style, I do like it on Stefani because she is a punk rocker, a little rebellious, and I respect her for doing her own thing. As for the ceremony, it took place in London, England, in front of 150 friends and family members, and another small ceremony with celebrity guests happened two weeks later in Los Angeles, CA. Stefani ended up making many lists for weird or odd wedding dresses, including in Vogue. Public reception was definitely mixed, with some people hating the dress, while others recognized she is just being creative and admiring it.