In 2013, celebrity wedding trends ranged from over-the-top events to simple, private affairs. However, one thing can be said about them all. When is comes to weddings, A-listers are opting for personalized and unique celebrations. You won’t find any cookie cutter weddings here. When celebrities wed, they do their own way.
Fairy Tale Dresses
For ladies that spend their lives dolled up in high fashion and strutting down the red carpet in designer gowns, it takes a very special dress to be worthy of the walk down the aisle. 2013 saw celebrity brides dressed in a wide array of fairy-tale-inspired designer frocks complete with layers of tulle and ruffles.
Joanna Krupa of Real Housewives of Miami wore a $30,000 Chagoury Couture for her wedding to Romain Zago. The sweetheart bodice was encrusted with Swarovski crystals. The hi-low skirt was made of satin ruffles, which cascaded into a 6-foot detachable train.
Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook and Alexandra Lenas, a singer-songwriter, took the fairytale trend to a whole new level with their Game Of Thrones inspired wedding. The bride wore an elaborate Elie Saab creation. Even the guests got to play dress-up. Nigila Dickson, costume designer from Lord of the Rings, styled guests in custom looks for the day. All those elaborate looks deserved a beautiful stage, so waterfalls, terraces, a gated cottage, and ponds were built for the event.
One celebrity stood out for bucking the over-the-top fairy tale dress trend this year. Keira Kightley choose an effortless looking knee-length, strapless Chanel dress for her May wedding to James Righton. She completed the laid-back look by pairing the dress with ballet flats and a white, tweed jacket also from Chanel. Perhaps the most notable thing about the simple, yet beautiful, look is that she had previously worn the dress in 2009 to a pre-BAFTA party.
Vintage Inspired Dresses
Confections of ruffles and tulle aren’t for everyone. Several celebrity brides opted for vintage inspired dresses this year.
Lake Bell wore a Marchesa Couture gown for her May wedding to artist Scott Campball. The dress was a creation worthy of The Great Gatsby and featured tiers of fringe as well as bead and pearl detailing.
Millie Mackintosh, of the reality show Made In Chelsea, choose a vintage inspired Alice Temperley dress for her wedding day. The simple, yet stunning dress, featured a lace bodice, straight floor-length skirt with a peplum waist that flowed into a waterfall hemline.
Several 2012 brides choose pastel dresses, including Jessica Biel and Anne Hathaway who both donned pink frocks. This year, things took a darker turn as several stars opted to tie the knot in black. Avril Lavigne wore a floor-length black tulle dress by Monique Lhullier for her goth themed wedding. 90210 actress Shanae Grimes selected a black lace and tulle Vera Wang dress for her May wedding.
A-listers often do things over the top and entertainment magazines and talk shows go gaga for high-profile celebrity weddings with several days of preparations, paparazzi and even helicopter fly overs to capture to juicy details. This year several celebrity couples have decided to skip the media madness and tie the knot in secret ceremonies. But just because these nuptials were help quietly doesn’t mean they weren’t elaborate and stylish.
Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish, both of who star in the upcoming film Big Sur, married on August 31 in a hush-hush ceremony in Montana. The bride wore not just one, but two, a custom-designed Oscar de la Renta gowns.
June was a hot month for secret celebrity wedding. Actress Zoe Saldana secretly wed former-soccer-player-turned-artist Marco Perego. Also in June, Kerry Washington married Nnamdi Asomugha of the San Francisco 49ers.