Some of the hottest brides in Hollywood have had to take the very special factor of a growing baby bump into consideration when selecting the wedding dress of their dreams. Take a look back at these celebrity moms who said "I do" for two throughout the years . . . and looked absolutely fabulous doing so!
Lovely, delicate, elegant . . . in short, Temperley's wedding dresses are the kind dreams are made of. Watch as the head of communications for Temperley London, Madeleine Macey, fills our style director, Noria Morales, in on the new Spring 2013 collection, highlighting a few of Noria's own favorites, including the trend we've been loving most in bridal this season — lace sleeves!
Margherita Missoni married her race car driver fiancé Eugenio Amos over the weekend in a flower-covered white silk Missoni gown created with Giambattista Valli's advice — or as she tweeted, "couture counseling." Later, she changed into a pale pink version of the same dress for the star-studded reception. "The dress was made by the women who saw me growing up, following my precise directions," she wrote.
The couple exchanged vows at the church of Santa Maria Annunciata in Brunello, Italy, where Tatiana Santo Domingo, Eugenie Niarchos, and Teresa Missoni served as bridesmaids. Afterward, a group of guests including Carine Roitfeld, Franca Sozzani, Charlotte Olympia Dellal, Mario Testino, Suzy Menkes, and Derek Blasberg headed to Angela Missoni's nearby estate for the reception. Fabiola Beracasa tweeted a picture of the wedding lunch, where guests dined al fresco seated on Missoni-patterned cushions. Before the celebration ended, the couple cut into a heart-shaped cake. It was, as Lauren Santo Domingo tweeted the "Best. Wedding. Ever."
Blair Waldorf is among the lucky ladies who get to wear Vera Wang on her wedding day, but if Wang's signature line is too heavy on the purse strings, there's no need to fret. The designer's White by Vera Wang line, exclusively designed for David's Bridal, is quite amazing, offering up a bevy of trademark Vera Wang style — without the signature price tag. The new Spring '12 collection was designed for every bride in mind, ranging from minimally modern gowns to frothy strapless confections. But there's more: Vera Wang also recently launched a diamond engagement and wedding ring collaboration named Vera Wang LOVE, with Zales. Like her bridal collection, the dazzling collection, priced from $700 to $16,000, varies from simple wedding bands to more intricate designs. Ready to plan your special day? Ready below for our top picks, then just click the slideshow to see more wedding dresses and engagement rings.
For her 2012 bridal collection, Carolina Herrera invoked her signature glamorous touch turning out models in new timeless classics with such breathtaking details as feathers, colorblocking, and tiered eyelet. Watch as we go one-on-one with the elegant designer as she gives us the inside scoop on this latest 14-dress collection, the secret details that make each dress unique, and what it's like to be the designer and the mother of the bride!
I found my dream wedding dress and I'm absolutely ecstatic about it. I ended up spending much more than I anticipated, but I just had to have it — after all, you only get married once! With that said, I'm embarrassed to show my co-workers pictures of my dress because I fear they'll know how expensive it was just by looking at it. I know it's none of their business, but it makes me feel uneasy for some reason. Is there a way for me to avoid their questions about my wedding dress?
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You want your personality to shine when it's your wedding, and if you're a fitness fanatic, chances are that can mean incorporating details into your day that show your love of healthy living, whether it's a prewedding bridal party hike or a menu chock-full of organic options during the reception.
But for running brides who want to make a statement, there's the Oiselle Runaway Bride wedding dress ($1,756). The short dress is made of performance, moisture-wicking material — perfect for the bride who wants to run a 10k before she walks down the aisle — and includes details that are must haves for your wedding day: a ring pocket, a bouquet holder, and a fuel belt that's hidden to keep your ensemble looking picture perfect.
For such a simple dress, the price seems a little expensive, but it does include in-person fittings and consultations at Oiselle's design headquarters in Seattle (and at less than $2,000 may even be considered affordable in the wedding dress realm).
I love the idea of the perfect dress for a nontraditional wedding that incorporates a couple's love of fitness, but what do you think? Is this wedding dress a good idea, or is the price tag too steep?
Kate — now officially Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge — wowed the world today with her elegant and superbly feminine Alexander McQueen wedding dress. The ivory duchesse satin and hand-embroidered lace dress fit Kate perfectly. We go in for a close-up view of her stunning wedding ensemble — from the lace on her veil to the pleats in the satin. Click our slideshow to see Princess Catherine from all angles!
Wedding dresses can always be altered to fit your body, but sometimes it's best to go with a dress designed especially for your growing belly. What's more, these celebratory gowns can get pretty pricey. Considering you're about to expand your family soon, I've rounded up 10 maternity wedding dresses that will complement your figure and won't break the bank.
We know that on average, people spent a whopping $5,392 on an engagement ring last year, but what about the wedding dress? What you wear is a pretty important factor of the wedding; after all, there will be tons of photos taken of you and your loved one. I've given you some tips on how to save on your wedding dress, but guess how much others are spending!Take the Quiz