The Best Celebrity Wedding Dresses

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We look at some of the most headline grabbing celebrity wedding dresses as a source of inspiration. Here's twenty of the best and the creative couture wedding dress designers.

The Best Celebrity Wedding Dresses

Amal Alamuddin

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Lawyer, activist and author Amal Alamuddin married actor George Clooney in 2014 and it was one of the most talked about events of the year. The accompanying bridal gown was designed by the late and great Oscar de la Renta.

Amal Alamuddin told Vogue, “George and I wanted a wedding that was romantic and elegant, and I can’t imagine anyone more able than Oscar to capture this mood in a dress.”
 
She added, “Meeting him made the design process all the more magical, as he is so warm and such a gentleman.”

Lily Aldridge

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For Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge's espousal to Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill she wore this bespoke Vera Wang wedding dress. A simple and stunning take on a classic.

The strapless ensemble was delicately embellished with Chantilly lace. Whereas, Mr Followill wore Gucci.

Solange Knowles

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It's no surprise that Solange Knowles' wedding to partner Alan Ferguson would be a star studded event and she certainly didn't back down from dressing for the occasion. The all-white theme was followed by the guests and in her many outfit changes.

The pre-party saw Solange wearing a dress from Australian brand Ellery. She then arrived at the service on a bike in a backless Stéphane Rolland jumpsuit and cape. 

Whilst the ceremony saw her in a cream gown and full-length cape by Humberto Leon for Kenzo. Each outfit was more modern than the last. She took that theme and cycled off with it.

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Elizabeth Taylor

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Elizabeth Taylor's nuptials to Conrad Hilton Jr. were the first of her eight weddings. Yet, this traditional bridal gown is unforgettable.

Like Grace Kelly, Liz Taylor enlisted the skills of designer Helen Rose. It's said to resemble the outfit she wore for Father of the Bride (1950) which they were working on at the time.

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Dita Von Teese

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Burlesque dancer and entrepreneur, Dita Von Teese made a vivid statement when she married rocker, Marilyn Manson. The rich iridescent fabric juxtaposed the ball gown and train to create a dazzling impression.

This Vivienne Westwood wedding dress has since been on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Thus proving this garment is a work of art.

Jacqueline Bouvier

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The 1953 marriage of Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy saw this memorable bridal gown by Ann Lowe. It was constructed in only eight days after an unfortunate flooding of her workroom and still stands test of time as a classic.

The bouffant style silk taffeta dress was adorned with wax flowers whereas the lace of the veil belonged the grandmother of Jacqueline Bouvier. A halo of lace was then secured to attach the veil to her hair.

Angelina Jolie

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The much anticipated marital union of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt unsurprisingly dominated headlines. Fans, however, had to wait with baited breath for the wedding dress designer to be announced.

Finally it was confirmed that Donatella Versace designed the Atelier Versace gown for their nuptials. The silk-satin gown and silk veil were also embroidered with drawings by Jolie's six children making this a very modern and personal wedding dress.

Gwen Stefani

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Frontwoman of No Doubt, Gwen Stefani and Bush frontman, Gavin Rossdale was a union made in alt. rock heaven. This wedding dress is also the second on our list to be showcased at the V&A exhibition.

The ombré gown by John Galliano compromises the white wedding with colour and this was before the ombré trend even hit.

Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias

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Former actress, Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias married The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger in 1971. She famously wore this YSL Le Smoking jacket with very little underneath.

Reportedly, there was a shirt that was supposed to accompany this ensemble but it didn't fit due to her four-month pregnancy bump. Going-without created a legend and a simple way to make a suit scream feminine.

Sophie Hunter

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(Photo by Annie Leibovitz)

A thousand hearts were broken when Benedict Cumberbatch announced his impending nuptials to Sophie Hunter. Then photos of her custom-made Valentino wedding dress were released and everyone fell in love all over again.

This stunning blue lace dress is an exercise in modesty and perfectly conceals Sophie Hunter's baby bump. The pattern and detail also make this the ideal long sleeve wedding dress inspiration.

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Portia de Rossi

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Actress, Portia de Rossi married TV host, Ellen DeGeneres back in 2008. She also wowed in this Zac Posen wedding dress.

The pink blush tulle ball gown gave a gentle twist on a classic. Whereas, the open-back is oh-so modern. It may not be for colder climbs but it is gorgeous.

Mia Farrow

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(Image from Vintage Wedding Fair)

Mia Farrow got hitched in 1966 to Frank Sinatra in Las Vegas. This knee-length skirt-suit is the epitome of mod with the white silk faille fabric and boxy jacket.

The diamond detail of the buttons and bow at the waist make this a youthful and elegant wedding outfit.

Diana Spencer

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Diana Spencer's nuptials with Prince Charles were watched in awe, globally. The seminal bridal gown was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel and seen by the world in 1981.

The fairytale wedding dress was made with silk taffeta then adorned with antique lace, embroidery, sequins and 10,000 pearls. Not to mention the 25 foot train which was a lesson in trying your transportation before the big day.

Keira Knightley

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British actress, Keira Knightley married Klaxons bandmember, James Righton in a secret Paris ceremony. She also wore this Chanel couture dress but this is not a wedding photo.

Keira Knightley proved how much she loved her wedding dress and that it's not just for one day by sporting it at a variety events.

Grace Kelly

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(Image from Vogue)

In 1956 the world delighted as American actress, Grace Kelly wed Prince Rainier III and became the Princess of Monaco. Her extravagant wedding dress has gone down in history as one of the all-time greats.

It was created by GM costume designer Helen Rose and took three dozen seamstresses six weeks to complete. The details are numerous and exquisite.

There's 25 yards of silk taffeta, antique rose-point lace and pearls galore. Certainly fit for a princess.

Poppy Delevingne

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Not satisfied with one ceremony, British model, Poppy Delevingne and James Cook had two. The first saw this custom Chanel dress in London.

Then the party moved on to Marrakesh which saw the below Emilio Pucci wedding dress. Phew!

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Audrey Hepburn

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Acclaimed actress, Audrey Hepburn wed Mel Ferrer in September 1954 in characteristic ballet style attire. This tea length wedding dress was designed by Pierre Balmain.

The upright Peter Pan collar and silk bow around the waist also perfectly conveyed Audrey Hepburn's personal style.

Kate Moss

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Supermodel and style icon, Kate Moss wed The Kills guitarist, Jamie Hince in a custom-designed John Galliano dress and Manolo Blahnik shoes.

Kate told Vogue she wanted, “A classic Galliano, those chiffon thirties kind. I've lived in his dresses for years, and they just make me feel so comfortable.

“But it's so much more couture, couture, couture. Oh, my God, the work that's going into the dress!”

Galliano also said, “She dared me to be John Galliano again. I couldn't pick up a pencil. Its been my creative rehab.”

Kim Kardashian

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The union of famed reality TV star, Kim Kardashian and rapper, singer-songwriter, Kanye West was practically unavoidable. Predictions for their lavish festivities were endless and yet they exceeded expectations.

The couple arranged for family and friends to meet them in Paris. The trip included a dinner with Valentino at his home. Then shutting down Versailles for a party attended by the likes of Olivier Rousteing and Alexander Wang, to name a few.

They then flew their wedding guests to Florence for an intimate ceremony (by their standards). The bride wore bespoke Givenchy with an incredibly long veil. This pair do nothing understated as her final fitting at Givenchy HQ shows.

Kate Middleton

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Speaking of highly anticipated weddings, there was the globally viewed Kate Middleton and Prince William ceremony. Infamously, the wedding dress designer was such a secret that Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton didn't even tell her own mother.

Unlike previous royal wedding dresses on our list, this garment's appliquéd lace was machine-made with a satin bodice. In true Alexander McQueen style the shape was inspired by a flower opening with references to Victorian corsetry.

Meanwhile the smooth silhouette is wholly modern whilst details like the gazar and organza buttons add those touches of luxury.

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