Laura Bell Bundy Wore a Fringe Mini Dress to Her Wedding Reception, Plus More Details from Her Country-Themed Nuptials
Singer, actress and Broadway star Laura Bell Bundy tied the knot over the weekend to Thom Hinkle, a TBS executive, in an elaborate country-themed ceremony. And while we brought you all the details on her custom “sexy and slinky” Sherri Hill gown, now we’re filling you in on the rest of her picturesque nuptials. Get all the details from her classic beauty look to the silver fringe mini dress she wore to the reception, below!
Bundy told PeopleStyle that she didn’t want her wedding gown to be too big or “Cinderella goofy” and her beauty look followed a similar classic aestethic. “I am all about a hair and makeup look that is timeless,” she tells PeopleStyle. “I don’t want to look at these pictures in 10 years and think, ‘Wow what was I thinking with that updo?’ I wanted hair and makeup that feels natural with just a bit of heightened drama.”
To make her vision come to life she enlisted her makeup artist, Anthony Pazos, to do a lighter eye shadow with a copper hue (instead of a dark smoky eye) and chose a light pink lip shade from Be Flawless, which she said stayed on even through the first kiss.
Bundy knew she wanted to wear a flower crown (hers is from Crown Collective) to add “a whimsical and vintage feel to the look.” So she parted her hair in the middle and styled it in pin waves by using Kadus hair products and Queen C hair clip in extensions for fullness and length.
She chose a custom Sherri Hill gown for the ceremony, but switched to something a little more dance-friendly for her elaborate flash mob she planned for the reception. (She performed the 8-minute, 10-song number alongside fellow Broadway stars as a surprise for Hinkle!) The white mini (also by Sherri Hill) featured all-over beading with star burst appliqués and a swingy, fringe hem.
“I almost loved my second dress more than my first,” she tells PeopleStyle. “I love a short fringe dress. Let me tell you, I shook my booty in that thing all night!”
She returned to the designer again to create her bridesmaids dresses, which were all blush-colored, but varied in styles based on what her ladies wanted. As for the guys, Hinkle wore a custom suit by Trunk Club Couture and his groomsmen wore Theory Suits by Trunk Club.
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Their wedding bands were designed by Peter Generales from Generales & Generales in L.A. (the same jeweler that created her blinding engagement ring). Hinkle went with a simple silver band while Bundy chose a thin gold band accentuated with diamonds to match her engagement ring. (And the bride wore a white pair of heels by Hey Lady Shoes.)
Having worked on planning the wedding every day since November, Bundy says everything turned out just the way she wanted. “The actual ceremony was everything I could have wanted,” she says. “Whatever stress I may have felt dissipated when I saw Thom at the end of the aisle. All of our friends were clapping and hooting with every person that came up the aisle. They were so jovial.”
The two tied the knot at Santa Anita Park, a horse racetrack in Arcadia, California because she says it represents a part of her childhood. “I picked it because I grew up around horse racing in Lexington, Kentucky. It’s a part of the culture there. I also love horses.”
And throughout the wedding she continued to give subtle nods to her roots. The couple took a shot of Angel’s Envy bourbon right at the top of the ceremony. “Cause that’s how we do in Kentucky.”
She also had a custom-built barn door facades made from real Kentucky barn wood by her stepfather which decorated the infield for the wedding (and will now be used as sliders for their TV room).
After spending months planning their picture-perfect day, the couple is now heading on a nice and relaxing European honeymoon. “Thom is the ultimate travel planner and he has single-handedly planned the entire honeymoon. All I know is that we are going to Italy and Greece.”
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