Celebrity Wedding Dresses for Winter Nuptials
All the magical rom-com movies of finding love during the holidays make a winter wedding in a celebrity inspired wedding dress, the perfect festive tale. Read on to see our top picks of celebrity wedding dresses and what brides-to-be can borrow from them. Who's to say this can't serve as your something borrowed?
From being used by actors to disappear on stage to being used by military officials and royals, capes have an intriguing history. They are the perfect way to make an entrance: sweeping, show-stopping and sophisticated. Fashion designers over the centuries have reinvented capes for formal occasions, especially balls and weddings because of its functionality and flourish.
Solange Knowles shows us how to be a super bride in her wedding dress designed by Stephane Rolland for her marriage to Alan Ferguson in 2014. From the full-on cape gown to a jumpsuit with cape, Solange‘s dress is iconic and perfect for saying “I do" in winter.
World famous tennis player Serena Williams married husband Alexis Ohanian in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen princess gown and cape. The cape transforms the ball gown giving it a regal effect perfect for the couples Disney Princess theme.
Unveiling the Wedding Dress
Wedding veils have come a long way from its origins in Rome, when brides wore a veil over their face as a disguise from evil spirits who wanted to stand in the way of their happiness. It moved on to serve as a symbol of reverence, humility, and purity. Today, veils are worn not just for religious or cultural reasons, but to reflect the bride’s personal style. The veil is one accessory that brides love to play with because it offers many opportunities to create show stopping moments as seen in Priyanka Chopra and Victoria Swarovski’s wedding dresses.
Former Miss World and Indian actress, Priyanka Chopra made an unforgettable entrance in a 75-foot-long veil as she wed Nick Jonas. Her hand beaded and hand embroidered dress designed by Ralph Lauren took a total of 1,826 hours to complete. While her 75-foot veil required a team of 6 people to carry it. Amazing, isn’t it?
Heiress to the famous Swarovski crystal brand, Victoria Swarovski tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend, German property investor, Werner Mürz, in a million dollar dress with a 25 foot veil and 500,000 crystals designed by Michael Cinco.
Seal your love in Prints!
Warm-up your winter wedding with perky prints that illustrate the beauty of love and family. Angelina Jolie and Sophia Bush give us the ultimate inspiration on artful wedding dresses.
Angelina Jolie’s custom-made wedding dress designed by Donatella Versace was a literal work of art with pictures drawn by her children turned into embroidery by Atelier Versace master tailor Luigi Massi.
The One Tree Hill star chose a Monique Lhuillier floral print dress for her wedding to Grant Hughes earlier this year. From her choice of wedding dress to wedding venue (the Philbrook Museum of Art) the wedding was a celebration of arts and the environment.
With these Sleeves, I Wed Thee
The focal point of many wedding dresses is the neckline and the sleeves. There was a time when strapless and spaghetti strap dresses reigned supreme. This soon changed after Kate Middleton’s wedding to Prince William of England. Her long sleeve dress designed by Sarah Burton revived the long sleeve wedding dress style. Today glove sleeves are making a come-back as seen in the weddings of Kourtney Kardashian and Nicola Peltz. Best of all, they are perfect for winter wonderland weddings.
For her marriage to Travis Barker earlier this year, Kourtney Kardashian went for a mini dress with net glove sleeves designed by Dolce & Gabbana.
American actress and daughter of billionaire, Nicola Peltz wed Brooklyn Beckham, first son of David and Victoria Beckham in a Valentino gown with lace gloves which matched her lace veil. Contrary to exoectations that she would wear a gown from her mother-in-laws atelier(read about why she couldn't), the lace gloves make this dress a hit.
Technically not part of a wedding dress, bouquets are an important element of a bride’s outfit. Princess Diana's wedding to Prince Charles of England in 1981 featured a show-stopping 42-inch bridal bouquet of gardenias, freesias, orchids, and lily of the valley. This cascading bouquet changed the trend of smaller bouquets to big and flowing. Like the people's princess, an over-the-top bouquet maybe all you need to make heads turn.
In summary, having a beautiful wedding dress comes down to details and coordination. I hope these celebrity wedding dresses give you all the inspiration you need to create an exceptional wedding dress for a memorable winter celebration.