Thanks to the Internet and social media channels like Instagram and Pinterest, there’s no shortage of wedding dress ideas when you’re looking for inspiration for your dream wedding dress for your big day. While we know shopping for the perfect dress can be daunting, that doesn’t mean it can’t be exciting and fun as you look for a beautiful dress to compliment your wedding.
Here at Elizabeth Rose Bridal we have an aspirational collection of beautiful bridal gowns from award-winning globally renowned wedding designers like Enzoani and La Sposa. But for the purposes of our first blog, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some of our favourite iconic wedding dresses. From royalty to reality TV stars, there’s no shortage of celebrity weddings if you need some inspiration for your special day.
When we think of iconic wedding dresses of recent years, no list would be complete without including Kate Middleton’s gorgeous gown. The now Duchess of Cambridge married Prince William back in 2011, and seven years later, her dress continues to inspire new brides. Kate’s beautiful Alexander McQueen lace wedding dress was designed by the fashion house’s creative director, Sarah Burton. With a stunning train, low neckline, long lace sleeves and an ivory satin and appliqued lace bodice, we love it as much today as we did then.
American tennis sensation Serena Williams married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian last year, and she did so wearing not one but three different wedding gowns. She tied the knot with her beau in a custom made Alexander McQueen dress designed, once again, by Sarah Burton. Well, if it was good enough for the Duchess of Cambridge! Speaking to Vogue magazine, Venus said the spectacular ball gown silhouette was the total opposite of what she ever envisaged herself wearing. Williams complimented the strapless, belted dress with a cape and $3.5 million worth of jewellery.
Early this year, former Suits actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry wearing an exquisite Givenchy wedding dress. The gown was designed by Clare Waight Keller who became the first female Artistic Director of French fashion house Givenchy in 2017. The wedding dress featured a boat neckline and stunning five-metre-long veil, a highlight of which was the beautiful hand-embroidered flora from each of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.
Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian is known for her extravagance and back in 2014 when she married Kanye West, she did so wearing a custom made Givenchy gown. Looking every inch a fairytale princess, the bride walked down the aisle wearing a Givenchy Haute Couture gown, which just so happened to be designed by her friend, Italian fashion designer and Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci. The backless gown featured a high neckline, long sleeves with sheer panels and an opaque lace skirt. It was the perfect combination of simple and sexy.
In May 2017 Pippa Middleton said “I do” to James Matthews wearing a bespoke gown by British designer Giles Deacon. The figure-hugging floor-length wedding dress featured capped sleeves, a corseted bodice and a high-neck. Proving once again how important it is to consider the back when choosing your wedding gown, the dress also featured a heart-shaped detail at the back. The look was soft and pretty without going too over the top.
Portia de Rossi
When actress Portia de Rossi married comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres in 2008, she opted for something non-traditional. Rather than an all-white ensemble, she wore a gorgeous backless blush-pink tulle gown by American fashion designer Zac Posen. The floor length halter-style dress featured a plunging neckline and a pale pink ballerina skirt.
It’s only natural that an English princess would choose a British-based designer to make her wedding dress. So when it was Princess Eugenie’s turn to marry Jack Brooksbank earlier this month, she did so wearing a white gown designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos. The backless dress featured a portrait neckline and flowing full length train. Just as Megan did with her dress, Eugenie chose to incorporate a number of symbols significant to the happy couple, including a thistle to represent their love of Scotland and a shamrock for Ireland, in honour of the bride’s maternal family. But unlike both Meghan and Kate, Eugenie made the somewhat unconventional decision to go without a veil.
We hope sharing with you some of our favourite iconic wedding dresses will help inspire you as you set out to find the perfect wedding gown. The team at Elizabeth Rose Bridal in Kibworth can help bring your wedding dress dreams to life by providing you with the very best wedding dress shopping experience. Visit our luxury bridal boutique in Kibworth and take a look at our collection of gorgeous hand-picked gowns.
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