Prettiest Wedding Moments of 2012
With so many stunning brides walking down the aisle this year (hello, Anne Hathaway, Drew Barrymore, Blake Lively, Jessica Biel and Natalie Portman!) narrowing down our favorite memories was a tough and beautiful task! Grab the tissues and get ready to weep over the year's most lovely "I Dos."
Jessica Biel's Stunning Jewels
We couldn't wait to see which dress Jessica Biel would wear down the aisle, but the real surprise was what adorned her ears! Stunning pale yellow diamond Martin Katz drop earrings added extra sparkle to the bride's big day. Weighing in at $105,000 and more than 7 carats, these danglers truly rocked!
Anne Hathaway's Perfect Picture
There's nothing sketchy about this dress! Anne Hathaway was just as much a vision in Valentino's custom hand-painted design as the actress was imagined to be in the legendary couturier's sketch.
Temperley's Duchess-Worthy Gown
Catherine Middleton's proven to be a fan of Alice Temperley's style, and the feeling seems to be mutual. After The Duchess wore a plunging lace gown from the label's ready-to-wear collection, we spotted a strikingly similar design at the fall 2013 Temperley Bridal preview. Belted with a bow and featuring sheer sleeves, any bride would feel like royalty in this dress on her wedding day!
Drew Barrymore's Happy Day
The joy on Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman's faces seemed to leap off the page when People debuted the newlyweds' portait! Add to that a custom Chanel Couture gown, and you have a wedding day that is sure to make you smile.
Blake Lively's Ring Reveal
Talk about a secret! Our first glimpse of Blake Lively's megawatt rock came as soon as news broke that she had quietly tied the knot with Ryan Reynolds in South Carolina. While we were pleasantly surprised by the actress's oval Lorraine Schwartz solitaire, the dress remains a mystery!
Red Hot Gowns
Sound the alarm! The spring 2013 bridal runways were ablaze with scarlet gowns, like Oscar de la Renta's showstopping Spanish number (right) and Vera Wang's dramatic collection of crimson, cardinal and burgundy dresses.
A Wedding Blush
If red's a bit too daring for you, try this celebrity-endorsed color palette. In 2012, stars like Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel and Blake Lively joined the ranks of Gwen Stefani and Reese Witherspoon who looked pretty in pink on their wedding day.
Emily Blunt's Sister Act
The actress (far right) let her sister, Felicity (second from left), take center stage on her big day-but all wore custom Nanette Lepore designs (and happily posed with the designer [in red]).
Natalie Portman's Rodarte Dress
Natalie Portman's counted on Rodarte for many big moments-—from Black Swan's dramatic costumes to the off-the-shoulder gown she wore to accept her Oscar-—so it's no surprise that she turned to the label for another major milestone. At her wedding, the actress added a white tea-length stunner to her list of Rodarte memories.
Gossip Girl's Big Day
Of all the water-cooler talk the Gossip Girl wardrobe department's given us over the years, the cast's Vera Wang bridesmaid dresses were some of the prettiest conversation starters.