Zosia Mamet may now have wrapped on her final season playing the lovable, if slightly adrift, Shoshanna on Girls, and while the actress certainly has her life much more together than Shosh, clearly some of her character’s quirkiness has stated to rub off. At the beginning of October we got our first look at the newlywed’s bridal beauty look, consisting of ornate layered braids interwoven with red flowers and roses, but on Tuesday, almost two full months after her wedding, we finally also got to see her equally unexpected choice in wedding gown.
In a Vogue interview (which also has the photos exclusively), the actress shared snapshots from her day and opened up about the inspiration behind all of the details of her rustic ceremony which took place at Cedar Lakes Estate in the Hudson River Valley in New York. The ceremony, designed by Rye Workshop, came complete with lavish flower arrangements, teepees scattered across the property for guests to take shelter in, a bonfire, and plenty of board games just in case of rain.
But as for the dress, Zosia went with a simple black column gown for the big day with a plunging neckline, high slit, and body-hugging silhouette, later changing into a sparkly white cocktail dress for the after party. Choosing the dress, however, wasn’t quite as simple. The Girls star told Vogue that while she knew she didn’t want something traditional, “beyond that, I wasn’t sure. I’ve never really dreamt of my wedding day, I’ve only dreamt of finding a person who I’d want to have a wedding day with—so I was starting from scratch.”
Thankfully, a few of her closest friends were willing to take on this daunting task, bringing Zosia to a high-end department store and telling her to try on every single dress that struck her fancy. She says, “We must have tried on 40 dresses. I wanted something comfortable, and I didn’t really want to wear white. The dress I ultimately chose was by Givenchy, and it was the last one I tried on—the minute it went over my head, both my friends gasped. It definitely wasn’t the most epic in terms of the dress’s power on its own, but it fit me like a glove in every way, and I knew, without a doubt, that it was my dress. That was it, I bought it off the rack.” We should all be so lucky to find not only our human soulmates, but also our sartorial ones, with such ease.
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