Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My top 10 celebrity wedding gowns

Throughout the years, countless celebrities have wowed us with their show-stopping gowns. These ten are, to me, the most timeless of them all.

Number Ten: Christina Aguilera

She married Jordan Bratman in November 19, 2005 in Napa Valley. Her elaborate, Christian LaCroix gown was made of organza and silk. I adore the Spanish flair of her ruffled train, and the vintage, beaded rosary she carried in lieu of a bouquet. Check out her pretty mantilla veil!

Number nine: Katherine Heigl

Just two days before Christmas 2008 the Grey's Anatomy star wed singer Josh Kelley in a knock out Oscar de la Renta silk faille dress. Everything about her look was vintage, from the ruffled collar to her birdcage veil, she brought back the romance of ages past. I love the silhouette on her curvy figure.
Number Eight : Tori Spelling
Her wedding took place on the grounds of her father, Aaron Spelling's estate. The bride wore a custom Bagdley Mischka gown, Tori worked closely with the designers to get exactly what she wanted. She drew much of her inspiration from 1920 flapper fashions, and carried the "Great Gatsby" theme through the reception. Her marriage to Charlie Shanian may not have lasted forever, but that stunning dress will certainly not be forgotten.

Number Seven: Audrey Hepburn

This Balmain dress was classic Audrey. No wonder a lifelong style icon chose such a infinitely stylish, tea-length dress for her wedding to Mel Ferrer in 1954. She was cute as could be, I love the fresh flowers in her pixie length hair.

Number Six: Caroline Bessette- Kennedy

That look of pure joy on Caroline Bessette and John F. Kennedy Jr. running out of a historic Baptist church in Georgia is one I will never forget. Sometimes less is more, which absolutely rang true with her Narcisco Rodriguez simple sheath. Nothing about her look was overdone, the low chignon and red lipstick were the perfect combination for a quiet, secret wedding.

Number Five: Kate Walsh

I think the Grey's Anatomy star's one-of-a-kind Monique Lhuillier wedding dress is probably the most underrated celebrity dress. Years before Ivanka Trump brought lace sleeves back in style, Kate dared to be differen when she wed Alex Young on September 1, 2007 in an Ojai, California Presbyterian church. Just look at that exquisite alençon lace over pale gold satin!

Number Four: Courteney Cox- Arquette

When "Monica" from Friends married the wacky David Arquette in June of 1999, the last thing I expected her to wear was a slinky, silk-crepe gown by Valentino. I love that she accessorized with a dotted swiss veil attached to a silk flowered comb, it was the icing on the cake to a brilliant ensemble. Though, I think she looked incredible, Ican't say that I'm too fond of what David wore.

Number Three: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy

One of our nation's most iconic First Lady's had hands down one of the most drop-dead gorgeous dresses of all time. A true style idol, she did not disappoint when it came to her wedding day on September 12, 1953. Over 700 guests witnessed her walk down the aisle in an Ann Lowe creation dupioni silk ballgown. Oddly enough, the dress is not what she had envisioned, but her future father-in-law wanted her in a traditional gown, so she acquiesced. The dress is now on display at the Kennedy Library in Boston, it's something I would be thrilled to see in person.

Number Two: Jenna Bush

The White House wild child grew up to be a stunning bride, she knocked my socks off with her Oscar de la Renta embroidered organza dress. The chic silhouette was just right with her rustic nuptials at the family ranch in Crawford, Texas. She achieved what many brides of today yearn to do, remain modern and classic all at once.

Number One: Grace Kelly

No surprise here! Her life was that of a fairy tale. Cinema star falls in love with the Prince of Monaco and becomes a princess. Three dozen seamstresses worked on Grace's gown for six weeks. It was designed by Academy Award-winning costume designer Helen Rose, and worn during the religious ceremony April 19, 1956. They had a civil ceremony the day before, where she donned a light pink taffeta dress with white kid gloves.  Her more famous dress was made of one- hundred yards of silk tulle, twenty-five yards of taffeta, and 125 year-old lace. Though many may try to mimic this gown's perfection, few have come close. Grace Kelly's dress has stood the test of time, and will always be unforgettable.

Who would be in your top ten? Comments are always welcome. Stay tuned, dear readers, next week I'll give you my ten least favorite celebrity wedding gowns.


Chaillie said...

No surprise on number one at all! Love the list, great choices!!!

rg said...

Great list, but Caroline B. Kennedy tops my list. So classy and modern in a very timeless way. Such a loss!

Anonymous said...

Interesting list with many different styles over many decades.