Celebrity weddings are always much-anticipated. Once beloved celeb-couples reveal their marriage plans, everybody wants to know all the details. Who will attend the ceremony? Where will it take place? And, most importantly, what will the bride wear? Influential and powerful, A-lister brides set trends and even go down in history. Their fashion choices play a huge role, inspiring thousands of people around the world. From Hollywood stars to royalty, we’ve rounded up some of the most iconic celebrity wedding looks.
When talking about iconic wedding looks, it’s a crime not to mention Grace Kelly’s. The Hollywood actress tied the knot with Prince Rainier of Monaco on April 19, 1956. Her wedding look is cited as one of the most memorable of all time. Grace walked down the aisle in a lace and silk taffeta gown created by Academy Award-winning costume designer Helen Rose, who the actress worked on set with several times. The high neckline dress with a fitted bodice and bell skirt featured thousands of hand-sewn pearls and had a three-foot-long train. Instead of wearing a traditional tiara, Grace wore a pearl-embellished cap. On her veil, Grace had two tiny love birds embroidered.
Yoko Ono was in her second marriage, when she first met John Lennon in 1966. Though the Beatles have already been insanely popular, the Japanese artist didn’t know about the band. Yoko was instantly attracted to the musician, and soon after the two began corresponding in letters. Ultimately, the couple had their Gibraltar wedding in 1969. Yoko and John went for a casual look and vibe. The artist married the legendary singer-songwriter wearing a simple yet stylish white crepe mini dress. Free-spirited and creative, Yoko accessorized her dress with a floppy sun hat, oversized sunglasses, knee-high socks, and white sneakers. Her wedding look was the epitome of comfort and ease.
Nicaraguan-born actress Bianca Pérez-Mora Macías and the rockstar Mick Jagger met at a Rolling Stones Paris show in 1970. It didn't take long for the couple to feel the connection and start an affair. Less than a year later, Bianca and Mick took their relationship to the next level. The two exchanged their vows at a lavish ceremony in Saint-Tropez, with Bianca already four months pregnant. On her wedding day, the actress rocked a two-piece by Yves Saint Laurent. The bias-cut skirt and now-classic Le Smoking jacket discreetly hid Bianca’s baby bump. The actress decided not to wear a traditional veil but opted for an ivory wide-brimmed hat. Bianca’s trend-setting look remains one of the most inspirational in bridal fashion.
Our list would be incomplete without the one and only Lady Di. To this day, she is considered one of the greatest fashion icons of the 20th century. Lady Diana Spencer had her royal wedding with Prince Charles at just 19 years old. On July 29, 1981, the soon-to-be princess said “I do” in an ivory puff-sleeve taffeta gown. Behind the extravagant wedding dress were designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel. The creation took months to create and was a complete mystery until its unveiling. The gown was hand-embroidered with sequins, lace, and 10,000 pearls. One of the most impressive parts of Diana’s look was her 25-foot train, which went down in royal wedding history as the longest. To complete the look, Lady Di chose an 18th-century-era Spencer family tiara. In 2014, Diana’s iconic wedding gown was passed down to her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
In 1999, following a two-year relationship, Victoria Adams and David Beckham finally held their marriage ceremony. The nuptials took place at Luttrellstown Castle, set in the outskirts of Dublin. The bride turned to the wedding in a Champagne-coloured Vera Wang ballgown with a corseted top, voluminous skirt, and 20-foot train. For the accessories, Victoria chose a diamond and gold tiara by Slim Barrett and a crucifix necklace gifted to her by David. For the reception, the couple changed into matching purple outfits designed by Antonio Berardi.
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s royal wedding was, perhaps, the most talked about topic of 2011. It’s hard to name a single person who wasn’t watching the historic moment live or following the news. On April 29, The Duchess of Cambridge embodied true royalty in her custom-made ivory and white satin gazar dress by Sarah Burton, the Alexander McQueen creative director. The long-sleeved gown featured a lace bodice, a deep V-neck, floral appliqués, and an eight-foot train. The bride accessorized her dress with a beautiful Cartier Halo Tiara, borrowed from Queen Elizabeth. Kate’s now-iconic look is said to have been inspired by Grace Kelly’s.
Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber tied the knot at a Manhattan courthouse in 2018. A year later, the duo exchanged their vows for the second time, holding a more traditional ceremony. Hailey and Justin's wedding venue of choice was Montage Palmetto Bluff, a South Carolina Luxury Resort. For the expansive nuptials, the bride opted for four gowns. For the rehearsal dinner, Hailey wore a Vivienne Westwood white mini dress. For the main ceremony, she chose a floor-length gown by Virgil Abloh for Off White. Hailey also rocked a Ralph & Russo halterneck gown and a Vera Wang slip dress.