Fashion Focus: My Fave Celeb Wedding Dresses

I can’t be the only one who is looking forward to May and finding out what royal bride to be Meghan Markle will be wearing when she weds Prince Harry. Harry is one of my fave royals and Meghan is already looking to be an interesting addition to ‘The Firm’ and a super stylish one at that.

I love weddings, am a total sucker for romance and seeing two people start their life together. These days Bijou Weddings are about everything, from the choice of venue, to the car or mode of transport used. Wedding tables must be set with favours, floral arrangements, personalised touches and beautiful glassware and place settings. Luckily, all these things can be found at Confetti Shop, making your task a lot easier. But with all these things sorted, the bride can concentrate on the most important and exciting aspect of the wedding – the dress.

For inspiration, you can look to Instagram and wedding websites. Or, if you are a lover of celebrity, you can always take a look at some of the most beautiful wedding dresses worn by the rich and famous.

Here are a few of my faves.

Selma Hayek

When Selma Hayek married french billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, CEO of PPR- a group that owns brands like Gucci, YSL and Sergio Rossi, it was a moot point that the bride would look stunning. She certainly did that, with a dress that focused all on the heavily beaded bodice and full skirt.

I loved that fact that her hair was swept of her beautiful face, and that the look had a simplicity to it.

She looked perfect.

Kate Moss
Kate Moss wore John Galliano for her wedding to Jamie Hince. The dress was very rock and roll, but exquisite too, with a slight ‘Great Gatsby’ 1920s flapper gets married feel. I love that the gauziness of the dress gave it a sexy feel without being overtly sexy, and wearing her hair loose and tumbling also gave the look a slight country girl style, perfect for a supermodel who lives in the country when she’s not escaping to London.

Sofia Vergara

When Sofia Vergara got married, the bombshell actress apparently said that she didn’t want to look like a virgin. What she did look was totally amazing, like a goddess, with her curves poured into a truly stunning dress that was true to her style and image. I loved the brocade heaviness of the dress which gave it a theatricality and drama.

Miranda Kerr

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr wore a wedding dress that had its inspiration in the iconic dresses worn by royal princesses of days gone by. The stunning gown was demure and surprisingly covered up, and owed more than a nod to the dresses worn by Grace Kelly when she married Prince Ranier of Monaco, and the much loved dress worn by Princess Margaret. Miranda showed that demure elegance is always a winner.

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Amal Clooney

Even though I find it hard to accept that she took my place in marrying my one time man crush George Clooney, it has to be said that Amal made a stunning, elegant bride. Tall and beautiful, the softness of this dress, and the fact that she avoided a full skirt, made this look one to savour.

Do you have a fave celebrity wedding dress?

Gorgeous Summer weddings

I love a summer wedding, there is nothing as romantic or pretty in my view as a summer bride. Summer 2015 has seen brides of the celebrity variety in abundance. Declan Donelly married his manager Ali Astall, Film Director Guy Ritchie married his long time partner, the model Jacqui Ainsley, whilst Beatrice Borromeo won the award for most wedding dresses when she married Pierre Casiraghi and become a Monagasque Royal.

Each lady chose a very different style for her special day. Beatrice wore 4 different gowns for the official ceremonies and blessings, but my favourite was the soft pink Valentino gown that was both unusual and exquisite in its romance. Pink is not an obvious choice for the bride, usually more associated with bridesmaids, but it is just gorgeous, and it would be hard to find a prettier look.

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Ali Astall

Ali’s look was stunning in its simplicity, it reminds me of a longer version of the gown Audrey Hepburn wears when she marries Fred Astaire in Funny Face. This dress is divine elegance and is totally timeless – no embarrassing photographs for Ali.

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Ali’s classic elegant look

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ADELINA MAXI DRESS
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Jacqui Ainsley

Jacqui’s wedding had a boho, hippy vibe, she could be Bathesheba Everard in these images. I love the loose hair and fresh flower garland she wore for the photographs after the wedding, and imagine this a dress to be slightly tinged with grass stains from dancing in the meadow the whole night through.

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Jacqui’s floral hair

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Kiera Knightley’s wedding – Rock and Roll Prom Style

Kiera Knightley got married this weekend, and I have to say how much I loved her whole look. Apparently recycling a Rodarte dress that she first wore a few years ago, and adding a Chanel jacket, pretty ballerina pumps and a chain of delicate flowers to her hair, she epitomised the cool and casual, low-key bride – and looked just wonderful.

I love so much about Kiera’s wedding style. In the days when excess is the norm (Kardashian’s anyone?), to see a bride looking so fresh and pretty is just so refreshing. Add in the fact that Kiera recycled an admittedly beautiful dress, and then slipped on a pair of shades, and you get a down-to-earth display that just charms.

Kiera’s Rodarte dress is prom style, and I think it makes her look like a modern-day Audrey Hepburn. If Audrey was around today and marrying her love, this is the look she would opt for. A prom dress, dark shades and Chanel – what’s not to love?

Kiera Prom Style Dresses from Coast

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