It was a big weekend for celebrity weddings: Ashlee Simpson, Gabrielle Union and Jenny McCarthy all tied the knot. But our favorite thing about these three big events? How different all of their dresses were. While Union went sleek and sexy and Simpson reportedly chose an elegant and bohemian look, McCarthy opted for over-the-top glamour for her St. Charles, Illinois wedding to Donnie Wahlberg.
McCarthy, 41, selected an Ines Di Santo dress from the bridal salon of NYC department store Bergdorf Goodman, where she was spotted shopping with Wahlberg in July. And surprisingly, she looked to have bent many of her pre-determined style rules for her big-day dress.
“White is a little too white. Ivory I think possibly, for my age,” she told PEOPLE in May. Her other rule: “No ballgowns!” The dress she ended up with was a super-romantic white strapless gown with a deep sweetheart neckline, a gathered bodice and a full skirt with large tulle floral details at her left hip. She complemented the romantic look with a long tulle veil, mega-glam sparkling drop earrings, a deep red lip and Veronica Lake-inspired waves. She carried dark red roses in her hands, which were accented with scarlet nails, a Rina Limor diamond bracelet and, of course, that enormous yellow sapphire engagement ring.
McCarthy and Wahlberg were wed at St. Charles’s Hotel Baker (a little fancier than the KFC McCarthy joked about) in front of guests including her former The View cohost Sherri Shepherd and Wahlberg’s New Kids on the Block bandmates.
What do you think of McCarthy’s wedding gown? Who had your favorite from the weekend?
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