Wedding ceremony styles may change over the years, but the joy that an “I do” dress gives to each bride is timeless. Here are a few celebrity silhouettes, past and present:
When it came time to Step Up to the altar, Jenna Dewan donned Reem Acra bridal attire. A feathered, peach-hued skirt created an illusion of ethereal innocence, while an ornate, curve-conscious bodice showcased her fit frame.
Snoop Dogg and his wife Shante‘s stroll down memory lane during their 10th anniversary celebrations was also a chance for the couple to once again walk down the aisle. Although a multitude of the rapper’s fans shared the pair’s happiness as they witnessed the wedding vow renewal on the reality series Father Hood, only friends and family members gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Ray on a June day in 1997 to see Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr. declare his love for his bride, who wore this off-the-shoulder silhouette.
Although her “I do” date isn’t until June 2010, Project Runway winner Christian Siriano is already concocting a couture creation for Top Chef finalist Nikki Cascone. The bride-to-be will be a real “dish” when she walks down the aisle in Siriano’s fierce frock– a halter-style silhouette that will be a vision of pale violet, lilac and steel hues. Wanting to share her happiness with others, the restaurateur will auction off the gown for charity after her walk down the aisle.
90210 star Christina Moore took a walk on the wild side at her wedding by incorporating ostrich feathers into her bouquet of white phalaenopsis, which she carried as she strolled in a Vera Wang wedding dress down a path of rose petals sprinkled on the lawn of her back yard. The gown’s mermaid skirt rustled as she walked past family and friends, including former Saved By The Bell star Mark-Paul Gosselaar.
One of today’s kings of late night TV, Conan O’Brien made Liz Powel his queen in 2002. Friends star Lisa Kudrow was among the guests gathered at St. James Cathedral to wish happiness to the groom and his bride, whose lace coat offered an extra touch of romance to her empire-waist gown.
As a judge on American Idol Kara DioGuardi may listen to would-be luminaries belt out tunes each week, but in June 2009 the reality personality no doubt felt like singing as she sashayed down the aisle in a strapless Vera Wang creation, its mermaid skirt swaying as she walked toward her groom.
Their stormy love story now belongs to the annals of Hollywood history, but on the day that Elizabeth Taylor said “I do” to Richard Burton for the first time she was a ray of sunshine in a yellow dress designed by Irene Sharoff. Like a halo resting lightly on her hair, a cluster of hyacinth provided the crowning glory for the silver screen goddess.
Their marriage was not to last, but actress Anne Heche will always have the memory of the day she donned this vintage-style vision for her I do’s with cameraman Coley Laffoon.
A tiara topping off her look, Brooklyn Decker‘s form-fitting, strapless Vera Wang gown showcased her Sports Illustrated swimsuit silhouette when she exchanged vows with tennis ace Andy Roddick.
A single band of black wrapping beneath the bustline and a row of black buttons added gothic glamour accents to the white lace Kirstie Kelly Couture creation worn by Linzi Williamson, the bride of Good Charlotte’s guitarist, Billy Martin. The glow of candlelight illuminating a path down the aisle at Malibu, California’s Stone Manor, guests Nicole Ritchie and Benji and Joel Madden were among the guests who admired the bride’s wedding dress, which was enhanced with the addition of a black net veil.
The movie And God Created Woman may have made her an overnight sex symbol, but Brigitte Bardot was the picture of primness in a demure bridal design at her 1952 wedding to director Roger Vadim at the Church of Passey in Paris. By 1959, when she said “I do” to actor Jacques Charrier, the silver screen siren would be bold enough to express her individualistic style with her choice of a pink checkered creation by designer Jacques Esterel.
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