From the couture designer wedding dress to the over the top and top-secret locations, celebrities knows how to get married right. Celebrity weddings have been closely followed for decades. Most recently, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Florence nuptials were as lavish as they come.
Case in point: In lieu of place cards, guests’ names were rumored to have been etched into a marble. Plus, who can forget Kim’s now iconic custom Givenchy gown? Also, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding weekend was closely followed for a few reasons: Not only did a self proclaimed eternal bachelor finally take the plunge. Of course, we can’t forget about the royals either.
From Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen wedding dress to Grace Kelly’s big-day ensemble, which has remained a pillar of bridal beauty for over 50 years, these are the moments define wedding-day trends for decades to come. To stir up some serious nostalgia and wedding-envy, we went back decades to bring you the most memorable celebrity-wedding moments of all time. Sit back, relax, and re-live these incredible celebrity “I dos” (and wedding dresses!) from the past century. So, here is the list of top 13 most beautiful celebrity brides of all time:
Below are the top 13 Most Beautiful Celebrity Brides Of All Time in 2017-2018
13. Solange Knowles
Solange Piaget Knowles (born June 24, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, model and actress. Solange Knowles married her longtime partner, director Alan Ferguson, in New Orleans during November of 2014. The bride opted for a modern take on traditional wedding attire, choosing an ivory gown with a matching cape by Humberto Leon for Kenzo. She also worn gold arm cuffs, bright red lipstick, and nude pointy pumps. The entire event was all-ivory, so the 100-plus guests (including maid of honor Beyoncé), attended in their own off-white outfits.
12. Rebecca Romijn
Rebecca Alie Romijn (born November 6, 1972) is an American actress and former fashion model. After dating for three years, Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell exchanged vows in L.A. The bride paired her lace Ralph Lauren gown with a gold bracelet and chandelier earrings with multi-colored diamonds borrowed from famed jeweler Neil Lane. And her something blue? “I had a tiny blue bow sewn inside my dress,” Romijn says.
11. Grace Kelly
Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 to September 14, 1982) was an American actress who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III, in April 1956. In 1956, she played a princess on screen in The Swan and then assumed the role in real life: The pearl-studded, long-sleeved gown she wore to marry Monaco’s Prince Rainier was a parting gift from Grace Kelly’s former studio, MGM. Conceived by costume designer Helen Rose—and constructed by three dozen seamstresses over six weeks—the elaborate silk faille, silk tulle, and rose point lace confection was pure Hollywood fantasy.
Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter musician, guitarist, producer, actress, author, and poet. One might have expected the pop/folk singer to choose a slightly more glittery gown for her 2008 wedding—she was, after all, marrying a rodeo star. But the form-fitting lace Monique Lhullier gown that Jewel wore when she spelled her “I Dos” with Ty Murray was simply gorgeous.
9. Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore (born Julie Anne Smith; December 3, 1960) is an American actress, prolific in films since the early 1990s. The red-headed star’s lilac Prada wasn’t exactly traditional—but then again, neither was her 2003 wedding to director Bart Freundlich: The ceremony was held in the couple’s Greenwich Village backyard and attended by their son Cal, far left. (The groom’s coordinated shirt and tie were a nice touch.)
8. Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Marie Trump (born October 30, 1981) is an American businesswoman who is currently an advisor to President Donald Trump. She is the daughter of the president and his first wife, former model Ivana Trump. Donald’s daughter was reportedly inspired by Grace Kelly’s classic gown: She converted to Judaism in order to marry Jared Kushner in 2009 and required a slightly more covered-up style. Vera Wang was happy to oblige. “I seized on the chance to do a dress that wasn’t naked,” the designer said at the time.
7. Jacqueline Bouvier
Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Kennedy Onassis (July 28, 1929 to May 19, 1994) was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. The future first lady (and fashion icon) wore a voluminous ivory silk taffeta gown by the designer Ann Lowe when she married John F. Kennedy in 1953. A portrait neckline and wide, embellished skirt emphasized Jackie’s small waist, and an heirloom lace veil, which originally belonged to her grandmother, completed the super-romantic ensemble.
6. Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres
Both blondes wore Zac Posen to their 2008 ceremony: de Rossi chose a dramatic backless gown with a ballerina-inspired pale pink tulle skirt, while Ellen DeGeneres (the only bride not wearing a dress on our list) opted for a tailored ensemble consisting of white pants, a dress shirt and a white vest.
5. Carolyn Bessette
Carolyn Jeanne Bessette-Kennedy (January 7, 1966 to July 16, 1999) was a publicist for Calvin Klein and the wife of John F. Kennedy Jr., the son of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Upon her marriage, Bessette-Kennedy’s relationship with her husband and her fashion sense became the subject of intense media scrutiny, drawing comparisons to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The couple, along with Bessette-Kennedy’s older sister Lauren, died in a plane crash off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard in July 1999. Bessette asked close friend (and then-unknown designer) Narciso Rodriguez to design the gown she wore to marry John F. Kennedy Jr in 1996. The resulting simple bias-cut silk dress launched his career—and cemented her status as a new style icon.
4. Gwen Stefani
Gwen Renée Stefani was born on October 3, 1969 in Fullerton, California. She is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, actress and television personality. The Dior dip-dyed silk faille gown was created specifically for the singer’s 2002 marriage to rocker Gavin Rossdale, and it’s a triumph of personal style—equal parts girlie and punk, just like the pop star herself.
3. Elizabeth Taylor
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE was born on February 27, 1932 in Heathwood. She was a British-born American actress, businesswoman and humanitarian. She died on March 23, 2011. Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra co star Richard Burton was her fifth husband. (And her sixth, they remarried less than two years after their first divorce.) So it makes sense that, in 1964, she decided against a traditional white dress. Instead, Taylor opted for a round-necked daffodil yellow chiffon mini topped with a headdress made of white hyacinths and lilies of the valley. (She wore green to their do-over in 1976.)
2. Nicky Hilton
Nicholai Olivia Rothschild was born on October 5, 1983 in New York City. She is an American fashion designer, socialite and model. She is a member of the Hilton family by birth, and a member of the aristocratic Rothschild family through her marriage to James Rothschild (a grandson of Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild) in 2015. The hotel heiress wed England-based banker James Rothschild at Kensington Palace in London on July 10, 2015. Shortly before the ceremony, London-based fur accessories brand Izaak Azanei posted an Instagram picture of Hilton, 31, wearing a long-sleeved lace Maison Valentino gown as her father, Rick, escorted her inside the venue.
1. Kate Middleton
Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on 9 January 1982 to an upper-middle-class family. Over 2 billion people watched the royal wedding on April 29, 2011, and Kate Middleton didn’t disappoint. For her walk down the aisle, the new Duchess of Cambridge wore a gown designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. “Miss Middleton worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress,” the Clarence House said. The hand-cut English lace and French Chantilly lace dress was paired with matching Alexander McQueen shoes.
Each year, there are a number of extravagant celebrity weddings, and thanks to shows like The Bachelor, we’ve become completely addicted to the prospect of an impending union. But as lovely as these stars look, few truly make their mark in history. To celebrate the ones that have made a lasting impression in the wedding archives, we have taken a look back at the 13 most gorgeous celebrity brides of all time. Their wedding looks will forever provide inspiration.