11 Celebrity Wedding Dresses That Made History, Ranked
As it was written in Breaking Dawn, “I’ll meet you at the altar, I’ll be the one in white!” But weddings aren’t that simple, and all the preparations can put a person under very high stress, especially if it’s a celebrity and all eyes are on the bride, and merely choosing a gown can be crucial. Let’s look at how different queens of style and beauty coped with it all and see what we can learn from them to make our own wedding days the most memorable.
11. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie’s wedding dress was truly one of the most creative. Atelier Versace master tailor Luigi Massi made it. “Luigi is like family to me,” said the actress, “and I couldn’t imagine anyone else making this dress.”
But she wanted the kids to take part in creating the dress too. So it featured marvelous artwork with adorable doodles from the children, including a portrait of the whole family, animals, monsters, and even planes, which were a passion of Jolie’s, and motorbikes for her groom, Brad Pitt. She knew the designer cared for the children, so it was extra fun to put their efforts together.
10. Ariana Grande
The muse for Ariana Grande’s wedding dress was Audrey Hepburn. The singer wore a strapless white Vera Wang gown with a low back. And, of course, she didn’t forget about her signature sky-high ponytail, which was topped with a sweet hair bow.
9. Kate Upton
Model Kate Upton married MLB pitcher Justin Verlander in November 2017. The choice of the dress fell on Valentino. And keeping in mind the wedding location in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, the Italian brand was a perfect choice.
The full skirt and chic lace sleeves created an elegant, classic silhouette. She wore it with Manolo Blahnik pumps and her grandmother’s sapphire ring.
8. Poppy Delevingne
Poppy Delevingne got married in a stunning Chanel Haute Couture gown by Karl Lagerfeld. Floral appliques, cap sleeves, and a drop waist — everything in this dress had a bohemian vibe. Her sister, Cara Delevingne, was a maid of honor on the special day who also chose to wear white Chanel.
7. Priscilla Presley
Marrying the King of Rock and Roll is a challenge for any bride. This time, the magnificent dress was encrusted with pearls. A rhinestone tiara and a 3-foot tulle veil completed the look. This couple looked fabulous, with the groom wearing a black silk tuxedo.
6. Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani’s love for fashion has become legendary. So all her fans were looking forward to seeing what the star would choose for one of the most important days in her life. And like many others, she decided to entrust the long-time bridal designer to the stars, Vera Wang, whose exceptional touch and style made Stefani look perfect.
5. Priyanka Chopra
The Indian actress and producer married American singer and actor Nick Jonas in 2018. She shared her white Western wedding gown by Ralph Lauren on her Instagram page. It was a long scalloped-sleeve dress with a high neckline, hand-beaded and hand-embroidered. In particular, it had 2,380,000 mother-of-pearl sequins.
Also, a piece of Jonas’s mother’s wedding dress was stitched into the fabric. Upon her head, there was a 75-foot tulle veil. It was so long that she required the help of multiple attendants to walk down the aisle. And, in the end, this magnificent piece took 1,826 hours to create.
4. Catherine, Princess of Wales
It was announced that Sarah Burton designed the then-Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress at Alexander McQueen. The bride herself also collaborated in its creation. And when she stepped onto the red carpet at Westminster Abbey, everyone gasped at how beautiful she looked that day.
3. Lily Collins
Lily Collins chose a long-sleeved, hooded lace gown and white veil designed by Ralph Lauren. It’s one of the not-so-many wedding dresses designed by the brand, along with Priyanka Chopra’s. “Never been happier,” wrote the actress in her Instagram post.
2. Diana, Princess of Wales
The designer of the Princess of Wales’s wedding dress, Elizabeth Emanuel, said it was all about drama and making Diana a fairy tale princess. And it was quite a challenge for her since she knew the dress would go down in history.
It was a gown typical of the early ’80s, yet the pressure was on. Thankfully, she managed to finish this task brilliantly. And Diana herself even had to stand still for hours, never complaining about the pins. In the end, it was all worth it, and she looked just fabulous, becoming a true icon for many brides around the globe.
1. Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly’s wedding gown is also one of the most celebrated dresses of the twentieth century. It inspired the choices of thousands of women, including Kate Middleton, whose dress closely resembled Kelly’s.
The Hollywood actress was marrying Prince Rainier of Monaco and becoming part of the Monégasque Royal Family, so the gown had to reflect that. The wedding was broadcast by multiple TV networks and was viewed by over 30 million viewers. That’s why they had to choose the designer very carefully. And the Academy Award-winning costume designer, Helen Rose, satisfied all the expectations.