The Stories Behind The Best Celebrity Wedding Dresses Ever

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There’s something incredibly fairytale about a wedding. It’s the ultimate declaration of love and often takes place in front of friends and family. A deeply personal experience, a good wedding should be etched on everyone’s minds for a long time afterward. At least it should be before the after-party! One of the most important aspects of a wedding is the dress. Everyone remembers the wedding dress! This is why it’s important to choose the perfect fit and style for your day.

Miranda Kerr

Oh wow…this wedding dress is everything! When Miranda Kerr married Snapchat SEO Evan Spiegel in their home in California we can imagine that the fashion world gasped when they saw this vintage-inspired Dior Haute Couture gown. Designed by the Dior artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri, it’s not hard to see the resemblance to Grace Kelly’s wedding dress from a different era. We can only dream of wearing a dress this elegant…seriously!

Chrissy Teigen

When non-famous people wear giant wedding dresses they mostly look like something that should go on top of a cake. Chrissy is different. When Chrissy Teigen married singer-songwriter John Legend on September 14th, 2013 she totally rocked this beautiful wedding dress designed by Vera Wang. What can we say? The flamboyant style suited her perfectly and the pair looked amazing as they walked down the aisle hand in hand. We’d love to know what shoes she wore underneath though!

Kate Upton

The most important aspect of a wedding dress isn’t actually the design. That may sound crazy, but the design means nothing if the fit isn’t right. So, the most important aspect of wedding dress design is in fact fit…and boy did this stunning wedding gown fit Kate Upton beautifully. Such a gorgeous, modest and chic design yet truly unforgettable. Kate wore this Valentino dress when she married Houston Astros Justin Verlander whilst he wore a classic tux which complemented the look perfectly.

Maria Menounos

Maria and Keven Undergaro dated for twenty years before they decided to tie the knot. When they did finally get married though they took no half measures and decided to do this publicly. In fact very publicly…live on Fox’s New Year’s Eve broadcast! Maria wore a stunning embroidered lace dress which was made from heavy fabric for a reason. Not only did it look good but she had to stand in freezing winter temperatures to say her vows in New York!

Angelina Jolie

We all remember Angelina Jolie’s iconic dress, decorated by her own kids’ drawings. The actress looked absolutely breathtaking on her wedding day, as we remember it sadly after her shocking divorce from Brad Pitt. Her unique gown was created by Atelier Versace’s iconic tailor Luigi Massi. Luigi had a selection of Angelina’s kids’ drawings, and hand-sew them onto both the back of the dress and the veil. All in all, the stunning gown will always be one of the most memorable gowns in history and certainly the most emotional one.

Jennifer Aniston

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston broke our hearts when they got divorced after years of being Hollywood’s sweethearts. In these rare pictures, the newlyweds pose for pictures on Saturday, July 29 of 2000. They got married in an intimate ceremony in Malibu, California, and Jennifer looked absolutely amazing. She decided on simple but beautiful, and we will forever take her as a fashion icon.

Samira Wiley

This has to be one of our favorite celebrity wedding dresses of all time! You’ll recognize Samira Wiley from the hit US TV show Orange is the New Black but what you might not have realised is that her wife is also from the show…Samira married the writer and longtime partner Lauren Morelli. Both brides wore simple, yet stunning outfits designed by Christian Siriano and we’re sure you’ll agree that they both looked equally amazing.

Nicky Hilton

This beautiful lace wedding dress reminds us of Kate Middleton’s famous dress with the high-collar and fit. This gown was designed by Valentino and was worn when Nicky Hilton tied the knot with James Rothschild at Kensington Palace. Is this your favorite dress so far? For something a little less traditional keep reading. You might be surprised to see what Kate Moss and Megan Fox chose to wear on their wedding days.

Pippa Middleton

Everyone remembers what Kate Middleton wore on her wedding day and some of us even watched it live on television. But do any of you remember what her sister Pippa wore for her wedding day? Turns out that Pippa clearly follows her sister’s footsteps when it comes to style. Not only is the fabric stunning but the dress fits like a dream. A classic tailored dress for a stylish lady. We’re sure there were lots of orders for similar brides-to-be after this!

Kate Middleton

The dress that everyone is still talking about! Kate Middleton married Prince William on April 29th, 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London. Such a beautiful ceremony, the world held its breath to see what Kate was wearing and wasn’t disappointed with the stunning Alexander McQueen design. Lace mixed with embroidery and a subtle sweeping V-neck means this wedding dress is one to remember forever. Don’t even get us started on the elegant dress train too…want!

Katie Holmes

A little throwback here as these guys are obviously no longer together but look how super cute Katie’s wedding dress is! This was one of the most striking dresses for a different reason than the rest of the gowns in this article. What makes this outfit so special is the spectacular veil…just look at how it flows down her back! Interesting design features such as this can often make or break an outfit…wait until you see Anne Hathaway’s unusual accessory!

Eva Longoria

This Desperate Housewives actress needed something special for her Mexican wedding with husband Jose ‘Pepe’ Antonio Baston and we think she succeeded with this stunning strapless gown. Quite different from the usual ‘fairytale’ dresses with large skirts and fancy veils. This dress, which was designed by her best friend Victoria Beckham is simple and elegant and looks amazing on Eva. Coming up next…something entirely different that you won’t have seen before!

Anne Hathaway

Known for her unique sense of style, actress Anne Hathaway did not disappoint on her wedding day! The actress wore a breathtaking wedding gown also designed by Valentino – seems this is the number one design choice for A-List celebs! The vintage-inspired gown was created with layers and layers to make the most romantic wedding dress we’ve ever seen! Anne accessorized the dress with a very unusual headpiece that was elegant and quirky.

Olivia Palermo

We don’t know anyone that could get married in a cashmere sweater and look good but somehow Olivia Palermo has managed to do this and look AMAZING! The New York fashion icon tied the knot with boyfriend Johannes Huebl in this unusual three-piece outfit designed by Carolina Herrera comprised of lightweight sweater, white shorts and a floaty satin and silk tulle skirt. The whole outfit gave off a modern ballerina feel that we simply can’t get enough of.

Agyness Deyn

When famous fashion model Agyness Deyn married boyfriend Joel McAndrew in Brooklyn Heights, New York, the whole fashion world were left speechless. This edgy model who is normally known for her short bleach blonde hair, surprised guests by wearing an ultra feminine floaty tulle gown that had a definite vintage Baby Jane feel. Joel looked equally amazing in his white suit and loafers too…we can safely say their wedding was bang on-trend!

Serena Williams

When Serena Williams married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian she wore this breathtaking gown which was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen (who were also responsible for Kate Middleton’s iconic dress). Serena told Vogue magazine that she never expected to choose a dress like this but when she met with the designer she instantly fell in love with the style and in particular the ball gown silhouette. We think that the tennis superstar looked like a true fairytale princess in this dress.

Poppy Delevingne

Such an unusual, yet elegant choice. London-based model Poppy Delevingne married James Cook in this wonderful bespoke Chanel wedding gown. A break from the traditional fairy silhouette, this dress took heavy inspiration from the 30s with its shape but will added 60s/70s touches with little embroidered flowers and simple veil. Keep reading to see how Megan Fox’s dress compared to the other celebrities. By the end of this article you will definitely look at wedding dresses differently!

Kaley Cuoco

Whilst most celebrities stick with tradition and get married in white there are some that break the mold and do their own thing. Kaley Cuoco is one of those ladies! We are absolutely loving this pink wedding gown which she wore when she married Ryan Sweeting back in 2013. Designed by Vera Wang, this stunning gown was created with multiple layers of tulle to create that perfect fairytale look, that so many people desire for their own weddings.

Alicia Keys

Such a beautiful celebrity wedding! When Alicia Keys married Swiss Beatz they eloped to Corsica. Alicia and partner looked stunning against the beach setting and we adore her choice of dress. Alicia embraced her baby bump and went for a Grecian theme with silk drapes and elegant diamond headpiece to complete the look and give it that all-important Alicia Keys style. Her flowers were very much part of the look too with beautiful purple lilies used to make her bouquet.

Mariah Carey

Often with fashion and specifically wedding dresses less is definitely more. You don’t always need layers and layers of fancy silk to create a look that stands out from the crowd. This is why we chose this dress worn by Mariah Carey. This wedding gown is by far out favorite of the star’s wedding dresses. Simple, elegant and flattering this white figure-hugging dress makes Mariah Carey look like a queen on her special day. We’re sure lots of other people took inspiration from this gown too!

Nikki Reid

There’s nothing about this photograph that we don’t like. The setting, the couple and the outfits are all absolutely perfect! We do love a lace wedding dress, and this hits all the important design features for a successful look. Close-fitting yet lightweight, this dress has been specially designed with its environment in mind…there’s no point wearing a heavy hot dress in that sunshine! Would you ever get married in a short dress? Keep reading to see who did!

Kate Moss

Without a doubt, Kate Moss is one of the most famous supermodels in the world. So we don’t exaggerate when we say that the entire fashion world (and probably everyone else too) couldn’t wait to see what Kate was going to wear on her wedding day when she married musician Jamie Hince. Pretty and elegant this gown had a 1930s vintage feel with fairytale elements coming from the absolutely stunning veil. The gown was designed by John Galliano and is one of our all-time favorites.

Kim Kardashian

Most people probably expected Kim Kardashian to wear something a little more outrageous or perhaps revealing when she married Kanye West, but this stunning gown is nothing short of magical. Designed by Givenchy, this classic wedding dress is modest at the front with lace sleeves and low at the back to show off Kim’s envious curves. The pair were married in Florence in 2014. Keep reading for more gorgeous celebrity outfits…

Kim Kardashian

We couldn’t help but give Kim Kardashian another nod too for her wonderful wedding dress choice. Here you can see her first wedding dress and how very different it was from the dress she wore with Kanye. This bodice dress fits Kim like a glove yet still maintains elegant and timeless. This popular fishtail silhouette became a popular wedding style after Kim wore this and it’s easy to see why.

Sofia Coppola

This is the dress that will have most of you readers completely divided. Whilst some people will praise Sofia for her brave and, let’s face it, unusual choice. Others will wonder why she chose to wear something so…different and short! Designed by Azzedine Alaia, this custom-made lavender colored short dress created quite a stir when Sofia Coppola married Thomas Mars in 2011. Is this the type of wedding dress that you would wear? We personally think she made a brave and stylish choice with this.

Shania Twain

Such a pretty wedding dress! This simple yet elegant wedding gown was worn by Shania Twain when she married Frederic Thiebaud in Puerto Rico in 2011. This strapless gown was modernized slightly with the addition of a black ribbon across the waist to add contrast. We like that she bought this dress in a boutique in Switzerland too, no fancy designers here! Thanks for keeping it real Shania!

Ciara

Another totally inspired fairytale dress, this time designed by Roberto Cavalli’s creative director Peter Dundas. Ciara wore this wedding dress when she married NFL star Russell Wilson in Peckforton Castle in Cheshire. Yup you heard that right…they married in a castle! And what better way to show off that Disney dress with its stunning long sleeves and lace-down bodice. Not everyone in this list chose to wear traditional though…keep reading to see who wore a short dress!

Sofia Vergara

Well now this is a special dress indeed! Sofia Vergara absolutely rocks this custom-made Zuhair Murad couture gown and we’re sure her husband Joe Manganiello was completely blown away when he saw his future wife. This dress isn’t traditional in any way. The heavy fabric gives it a different look entirely, but it fits the superstar perfectly! Can you guess which famous Hollywood writer/producer wore a short wedding dress on her special day?

Amy Schumer

New love…Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer married early this year, February 13th 2018 to be precise. We think she looks amazing in this summary embroidered lace and tulle wedding gown. Effortless, ultra-feminine and floaty, this dress seems perfect for the wedding location which was in Malibu, California. What better way to celebrate your day than in the sunshine wearing an absolutely fabulous ensemble. We totally love that she accessorized them with those shades too!

Megan Fox

For some reason we expected something different from Megan Fox but we were not disappointed with her choice of wedding gown. The A-List actress married Brian Austin Green in a very private ceremony in Hawaii 2010. In fact, the beach wedding was just the two of them, Brian’s son and the priest! Simple yet dramatic, this silk Armani gown with 16ft train looked absolutely breathtaking against the beach backdrop. Keep reading to see which other celebs went against tradition…

Shanina Shaik

This dress is another one of our favorites! The Australian model Shanina Shaik wed boyfriend Gregory Andrews in a specially-designed Ralph & Russo lace gown that was made especially for her beach themed wedding.  This sheer lace gown also had an elegant, vintage feel and fit the model like a dream. As it was a beach wedding too, the model managed to wear messy beach hair whilst still making it look super elegant.

Solange Knowles

Solange got married to music video director Alan Ferguson back in 2014. She is widely regarded for taking the path less traveled, so you shouldn’t be surprised that she had three outfit changes on their big day. Starting off with a Stephane Rolland jumpsuit, she went on to tie the knot in a simple white gown designed by Humberto Leon for Kenzo and then went back to another jumpsuit by Stephane Rolland for the evening celebrations. Impressed by her efforts? We have more to come so keep scrolling!

Keira Knightley

It’s not every day that you can say your wedding dress was designed by the iconic and legendary Karl Lagerfeld, unless your name is Keira Knightley. The British actress wore this blush colored knee length Chanel number accompanied by some floral pumps. As we all know, Keira is not afraid to make a sartorial statement now and again and has been seen wearing her wedding dress on various occasions. Now that is something that we applaud. Nice going, Keira.

Victoria Beckham

You know you can always count on Victoria Beckham to bring the fashion and the drama to everything she does, and her wedding day was no different. It might have been way back in July 1999, but VB showed up in her Vera Wang gown and she meant business. To spice things up (pun very much intended) the happy couple wore matching purple suits later that evening. There were rumors circulating that she might have even been the designer behind Meghan Markle’s gown, but it wasn’t to be.

Gwen Stefani

The lead singer of the popular US band, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani rocked up to her nuptials back in 2002 before anyone was even aware of the term ombré. The white and pink John Galliano dress was everything out little 90s rock hearts desired. They exchanged vows in front of 150 of their closest family and friends with the designer saying, “Gwen was visibly choked with emotion. She cried, he cried — and so did the dog!” It was the perfect mix of tradition and her individual style.

Lauren Conrad

You might know Lauren from her days of reality television in The Hills, but she has come leaps and bounds since then. For her wedding day she wore a gown by Bdgley Mischka, which had design alterations at the last minute, removing the long sleeves. Her train was 10 feet long and they both have rose-gold wedding bands which match Lauren’s engagement ring. Tell, her husband gave her an apple locket with a torn piece of the menu from their first date. We’re actually melting right now.

Christina Ricci

Christina made the headlines in her stunning haute couture Givenchy gown created by Ricardo Tisci when she got married to James Heerdegen. The dress was made of white silk tulle and had dramatic details all over the place like cut-out shoulders, a high neck and a very long, dramatic train. In addition to this it was detailed with Chantilly lace appliqué and satin piping. Her only regret? Her dog Karen was not able to witness that special moment.

Kelly Clarkson

Finding Kelly’s dress was not an easy task. The first time she headed over to Vera Wang she was halfway mid tour and felt like a cavewoman and in her own words she just felt “gross” on top of that her friend that went with her was sick, so they weren’t sure if they could even come back. In the end she chose a bohemian style dress by Alice Temperley that exuded elegance and Kelly’s carefree attitude. We think she looked like a boho goddess.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff walked down the aisle in a custom Vera Wang gown that made women all over the world get custom orders in themselves. When it came to the details of her dress Hilary wanted to stray from the perfect silhouette saying, “I feel like a princess wearing it,” Hilary said. “I really wanted something that was deconstructed, not perfect and prim and proper.” She had her dream wedding in front of 100 guests with a butter-cream frosting cake topped with fresh flowers.

Rose Leslie

Well this is most definitely the wedding of the year for all those Game of Thrones fans out there. The couple who took their on-screen romance all the way down the aisle looked incredibly happy on their big day. Leslie wore a flawless wedding gown with an embroidered bodice and lace sleeves. Her gorgeous red locks were accentuated with a flower crown and veil. They kept things traditional both with the dress and their wedding engagement which was officially announced in the Times.

Chanel Iman

When Chanel Iman walked down the aisle to meet her future husband, Sterling Shepard, she wowed guests in her Zuhair Murad wedding dress. The sleeveless blush gown had a plunging neckline complete with lace detailing. Her mother walked her down the aisle wearing a light pink suit which complimented Chanel’s dress perfectly. She later changed into another Zuhair Murad dress, this time in rose gold. Impressed? We’re not surprised, but you might be when we reveal some of your favorite celebrity dresses.

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily and her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard wed in a surprise ceremony to keep things private with only her closest friends in tow. She wore a mustard colored Zara suit and a hat. She never wanted a white dress saying, “I never loved the idea of wearing white for a wedding because I’m not a pure woman. I’m a woman with a lot of character and experience and life. I really wanted to wear red actually, initially… and then I just loved mustard yellow and just knew it was the one.”

Emmy Rossum

Now this is a woman who knows that she wants. She knew instantly that it would be Carolina Herrera who could make her wedding gown dreams come true. Her dress was crisp and modern, with the Guggenheim style shape on the bodice. “I went in, and Mrs. Herrera and I talked about silhouettes. I knew I’d be getting married at the temple and that the reception would be at the Guggenheim, so we knew that it needed to be a dress that could hold up to that.”

Shenae Grimes

You know the 90210 star never was one to follow the rules and the statement she made with her wedding dress just goes to prove this. Seriously, the woman wore black to her own wedding. She prepared everyone by telling the public that their wedding would not be over the top and that it would be done their way. Well, she wasn’t lying. Shenae herself has made the transition from acting to designing so we’re excited to see what she comes up with.

Troian Bellisario

Other than the fact that these two attended the royal wedding, the Pretty Little Liars star got married to Patrick J. Adams, the on-screen husband of none other than Meghan Markle herself. Bellisario found what she wanted in the Cortana 2017 bridal collection, wearing a Tutu skirt, which was high wasted and corseted made of cotton tulle and silk organza. She topped it all off with a gold crown and looked every part the princess. Love this? We have more to come so stick with us.

Dianna Agron

They say that your wedding dress has to be all you. They also say you should keep within a budget and not go over the top. Apparently, Dianna Agron did not get that memo. The Glee actress rocked up in a Valentino gown that set her back $20,500. We will wait a second while you pick your jaw off the ground. Granted she looked stunning in the nude, tulle dress with its high neck, ruffled bodice and long sleeves. The celebration took place in the desert in Morocco. We’re incredibly jealous.

Meghan Markle

A genuine princess. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in Windsor, England with millions of people across the world watching from their televisions. People waited patiently to catch a glimpse of Meghan’s dress and it seems opinion was a little divided. Some thought that the Givenchy gown was a little too simple, whereas most people absolutely fell in love with the simple, chic design. A classic dress that was accessorized with a diamond tiara which was on loan from Queen Elizabeth II.

Amal Clooney

Amal Alamuddin Clooney looked absolutely stunning in her wedding to the world’s most wanted bachelor, George Clooney. She looked nothing short of spectacular as she said ‘I do’, in the dreamy wedding that took place in Venice, Italy. She had a long list of designers who were hoping to dress the bride, but she decided to go with one of the greatest out there: Oscar de la Renta. Amal is not only known for her very classy style, but also for her badass work as a human rights lawyer.

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