Unconventional Celebrity Wedding Dresses
See the stars who weren’t content to wear the traditional white strapless ball gown for their big days
The actress added a few bridal accessories (like a white veil and bouquet of flowers) to accessorize her black long-sleeve midi dress with heeled boots that she wore to wed art director Sinisa Mackovic in March 2020.
"This dress you made for my wedding. I'm still not over it haha!" she captioned one of her Instagram Story photos of the gown, which featured a plunging neckline and revealing slits on both sides of the dress.
The bride kept things simple for their pared-down affair, in a strong-shoulder white blouse with purple collar, worn with a white slip midi skirt, matching pumps and thin belt at the waist.
"OUI! 💝💝💝," she captioned the happy pics.
The Selling Sunset star secretly tied the knot to her businessman hubby Christian Richard in December. And she matched the gothic winter wonderland theme with her custom Galia Lahav black ballgown with sheer black veil and beaded appliqués throughout.
"I never conformed to the status quo or societal expectations,” Quinn told PEOPLE of foregoing white. And even though she was "disappointed" in how her wedding was shown on the new season of the Netflix show, she always dreamed of marrying in black. "I’ve always enjoyed being bold, different and trendsetting. I’ve always wanted to get married in a black wedding dress, and I’m so happy that my dream came true."
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The tattoo artist and makeup mogul ditched the traditional white gown for her second wedding to husband, musician Leafer Seyer, and went for a dramatic red gown with a cape and train courtesy of designer Adolfo Sanchez. Her look came adorned with red antlers and a person in a red bodysuit to hold her veil.
The model channeled Bianca Jagger in a veiled hat and belted Zara pantsuit (which clocked in under $200!) for her surprise City Hall nuptials to Sebastian Bear-McClard. The pug made the perfect accessory.
The model/singer and her husband Iman Shumpert made a statement - literally - with their matching moto jackets. Hers says "I do," his says "I do too," and a mini "Oh ... me too!" was made up for their baby daughter Junie.
Years of posing in Vogue prepared the model to pull off her Molly Goddard pink tulle confection with turquoise accents for her summer wedding to financier Joel McAndrew in Brooklyn. Said the designer, "I got the feeling of what she was after immediately — a wedding-y wedding dress, a bit glam but not glamorous, and sparkly, which scared me a bit.”
The star married Dax Shepard back in 2013, but the couple only recently released photos from their low-key courthouse wedding. It was so low-key, in fact, that she skipped a dress altogether, opting instead for a simple black top and pants — and a striking statement necklace for a little bit of bridal sparkle.
The model wed music mogul Jimmy Iovine in a black vintage Givenchy Haute Couture gown and oversize sculptural couture headpiece by milliner Stephen Jones for their Valentine's Day nuptials. And keeping with the nontraditional theme, all female guests (including Oprah Winfrey!) were asked to wear red.
The Newsroom star shared plenty of sweet photos from her wedding to actor Joshua Leonard – including lots of good angles of her ruffled lemon-yellow gown and vintage-inspired engagement ring.
Not only was Piper Perabo’s silver sequin Michael Kors gown a memorable choice for her N.Y.C. wedding to director Stephen Kay, but the bold cathedral-length yellow veil she wore with it ensured it would not soon be forgotten.
The reigning star of street style had to go for an eye-catching choice for her June wedding to model Joannes Huebl. She certainly achieved that with her Carolina Herrera look, consisting of a cashmere sweater, lace skirt and matching shorts (yes, shorts).
A billion dollars. OK, that’s not quite how much Alexandra Lenas (who married founding president of Facebook Sean Parker) spent on this romantic Elie Saab dress. But all in (including those yards of tulle and tons of sequins), the wedding cost a reported $9 million.
Many brides eschew bright white for creams and ivories, but when the actress got hitched to Josh Beech, she went to the opposite end of the color spectrum: The actress selected a dramatic midnight-and-blush Vera Wang gown from the designer’s much talked-about Fall 2012 collection.
She arrived in a boat and trekked over dirt and grass to get to the altar, so it makes sense that Amber wore a laid-back midi in a mustard shade that matched the turning leaves when she married David Cross.
For her ceremony in N.Y.C., the actress opted for pale green in the form of a flowing Carolina Herrera gown (which coordinated with wife Christine Marinoni’s tie) and got her fix of bridal white with a bouquet of peonies.