The Best Dressed Celebrity Brides of All Time

The Best Dressed Celebrity Brides of All Time
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Ah, we just love love. And we also love fashion (obviously), so we certainly appreciate a stylish bride. And if there's one thing you can count on with celebrity weddings is a whole lot of dress inspiration.

From Michelle Obama's off-the-shoulder dress to Princess Diana's iconic ballgown to Ariana Grande's Audrey Hepburn-inspired look, we've rounded up the most memorable, most stylish, and most legendary celebrity brides of all time. Scroll on to relive their special day (and maybe even get some bridal inspo of your own).

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Ariana Grande

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For her intimate, at-home wedding, the pop icon wore a chic silk Vera Wang gown with a sculpted sweetheart neckline and plunging back that exposed the dress's bra-strap closure. The dress had a large slit in the back to show off her white platform heels, and Grande wore a short bubble veil that paid tribute to Audrey Hepburn as Jo Stockton in Funny Face.

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Meghan Markle

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For her royal nuptials to Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex wore a simple, white off-the-shoulder gown custom made by designer Claire Waight at Givenchy. Markle paired the classic dress with pointy-toe pumps and a meaningful, 16.5 foot veil embroidered with flowers representing the 53 Commonwealth countries along the border. The silk tulle veil was adorned with Queen Mary's diamond tiara.

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Sofia Vergara

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Sofia Vergara said "I do" in a stunning Zuhair Murad gown with intricate hand embroidered detailing that took 1,657 hours to make with a team of 32, according to People. The silk tulle dress had a classic sweetheart neckline that effortlessly hugged the bride's body.

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Gwen Stefani

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The fashion icon and pop legend's stunning custom Vera Wang dress featured a plunging sweetheart neckline and voluminous tulle skirt. The dress shortened into a mini dress for the reception, and the No Doubt singer's chapel length veil was embroidered with her and her groom Blake Shelton's names along with her three sons, Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo.

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Kate Middleton

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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.

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Nicky Hilton

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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.

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Elizabeth Taylor

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In 1950, Liz Taylor took her first trip (of seven) down the aisle, marrying hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton in a Hollywood ceremony. Her silk, basque-waisted gown cost a then-staggering $1500 (almost $14,000 in today's dollars) to make and was a gift from her studio, MGM.

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Portia De Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres

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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.

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Jacqueline Bouvier

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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.

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Lady Diana Spencer

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Yes, her puff-sleeved, ruffled, silk taffeta gown—decorated with lace, embroidery, sequins, and around 10,000 tiny pearls—wasn't exactly understated. But then neither was anything else about Diana's royal wedding to Prince Charles in 1981.

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Marilyn Monroe

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They seemed, to some, like a match made in heaven: the big-screen siren and the baseball star. While Monroe's marriage to Joe DiMaggio didn't even last a year, the fur-collared brown wool suit she wore to their 1954 ceremony at San Francisco's City Hall was utterly timeless.

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Elizabeth Taylor

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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.)

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Mia Farrow

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At 21, she personified the adjective gamine: Her close-cropped hair perfectly complemented her delicate features. And the ensemble she wore to wed Frank Sinatra in 1966—a pale mini-dress paired with a short, boxy matching jacket—likewise balanced sweet with chic

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Julianne Moore

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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.)

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Audrey Hepburn

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She played a water sprite in a 1954 Broadway production of Ondine, then chose a decidedly elfin tea-length, chiffon-sleeved Balmain for her wedding to co-star Mel Ferrer later that year. A wreath of fresh flowers completed the magical effect.

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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 said her "I Dos" with Ty Murray was simply gorgeous.

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Bianca Porez Morena de Macias

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The soon-to-be Bianca Jagger wore a white YSL "Le Smoking" jacket over a long white skirt to marry Mick at St. Tropez Town Hall in 1971. Amazing, right?

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Jada Pinkett

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Jada married Will Smith on December 31, 1997, in a unique (and very of-the-moment) silk and crushed velvet mock turtleneck gown designed by Badgely Mischka.

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Grace Kelly

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In 1956, she played a princess onscreen 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.

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Cindy Crawford

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In 1998, the already-flawless supermodel chose a simple John Galliano slipdress for her barefoot beach wedding to Rande Gerber. It's unclear if she bothered with the old, borrowed, or blue—perhaps people this good-looking don't need good luck.

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Yoko Ono

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The multi-media artist married John Lennon in Gibraltar in 1969, clad in a very counter-culture ensemble: a textured mini-dress, kneesocks, and a white felt hat.

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Megan Fox

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Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green escaped to a Hawaiian beach for their 2010 wedding. Fittingly, the bride wore a flowing silk chiffon Armani Prive gown and skipped shoes for her walk in the sand.

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Rebecca Romijn

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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.

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Salma Hayek-Pinault

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Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault, CEO of luxury goods company PPR, wed in a surprise ceremony at City Hall in Paris on Valentine's Day 2009. Two months later, the couple married for the second time at Venice's opera house. For the lavish affair, the bride took the plunge in an appropriately fashion-forward Balenciaga wedding gown by Nicolas Ghesquiere.

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Natalie Wood

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When she wed Robert Wagner in 1957, Natalie Wood looked stunning and of-the-moment in a face-framing lace hood, white cocktail dress and ballet flats.

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

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The Swedish royal married her personal trainer Daniel Westling in a classic off-the-shoulder satin gown by Pär Engsheden, which featured a sixteen-and-a-half-foot train.

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Nicole Kidman

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In 2006 Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban said "I do" in Sydney. The red carpet style star captivated in an ivory silk chiffon gown by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga and Fred Leighton antique diamond-and-pearl earrings.

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Marcia Cross

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The wedding of Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross and Tom Mahoney took place on June 24, 2006 in Pasadena, California. "Walking up the aisle was a glorious moment. I was just so happy," says Cross, who accessorized her custom Reem Acra gown with a cathedral-length veil and Neil Lane platinum-and-diamond jewelry.

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Rhea Durham

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Actor Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham tied the knot Saturday August 1, 2009 in Beverly Hills. Durham accented her flowing strapless Marchesa gown and Neil Lane cushion-cut engagement ring with a diamond bracelet and earrings.

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Julia Roberts

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Danny Moder and Julia Roberts celebrated the Fourth of July weekend with a small ceremony at the bride's New Mexico ranch. Roberts wore a blush embroidered halter gown and a floral wreath in her hair.

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Jenna Bush Hager

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Jenna Bush and Henry Hager said "I do" in front of 200 friends and family on May 10, 2008 at the Bush's family estate in Crawford, Texas. The former president's daughter looked stunning in beaded organza gown designed by Oscar de la Renta with a short train.

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Chelsea Clinton

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Surrounded by 400 friends and family, Chelsea Clinton wed longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky in a lavish 2010 affair at Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, New York. As rumored, the bride wore a dress custom-made by Clinton family friend Vera Wang–a strapless silk organza gown with a diagonally draped silk tulle bodice and a crystal-embellished belt. For the reception, the new bride changed into another Vera Wang design: this time, a silk tulle Grecian gown with a criss-cross back and narrow grosgrain black belt.

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Brooklyn Decker

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Brooklyn Decker flaunted her swimsuit model curves in a shapely custom Vera Wang gown when she married Andy Roddick in 2009 at the tennis pro's Texas home.

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Michelle Obama

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After dating for three years, Michelle and Barack tied the knot on October 3, 1992. A lifelong fashion lover, Michelle Obama was stunning in an off-the-shoulder duchess satin gown with a sweetheart neckline. She accessorized the dress, which also featured floral appliqués, with a princess-length veil and opera gloves.

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Alyson Hannigan

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On October 11, 2003, Alyson Hannigan married Alexis Denisof during a three-day celebration at Two Bunch Palms resort outside Palm Springs. The bride wore a custom-made ivory satin gown with Chantilly lace and bead overlay by Badgley Mischka. Of her dress, Hannigan simply stated, "It was perfection."

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Alicia Keys

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Alicia Keys looked goddess-like in an ivory silk, Grecian-inspired Vera Wang gown when she married Swizz Beatz at their 2010 Mediterranean affair.

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Christina Hendricks

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When Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend tied the knot at N.Y.C.'s Il Buco restaurant our then Winter Weddings cover girl worked her curves in a strapless Carolina Herrera gown.

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Tricia Nixon

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The first wedding to ever to take place in the White House Rose Garden was Tricia Nixon and Edward Cox's 1971 fete. The bride wore a classic lace design by Priscilla of Boston.

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Jayne Mansfield

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For her second marriage, the voluptuous bride highlighted her curves in a lace mermaid gown at her 1958 wedding to Mickey Hargitay (Mariska's dad!).

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Julianna Margulies

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In 2007, Julianna Margulies wed Keith Lieberthal in a Narciso Rodriguez empire gown. Long white gloves and flowing curls completed her romantic bridal look.

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Odette Yustman

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When she wed Dave Annable, Odette Yustman walked down the aisle to the Beatles hit "All You Need is Love" in a strapless Monique Lhuillier gown.

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Victoria Adams

Victoria Adams

When the artist formerly known as Posh Spice married soccer player David Beckham in 1999, she did so in a structured, ballgown-skirted Vera Wang; the trend-setting star may very well have played a role in the subsequent ubiquity of the strapless wedding dress.

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Joy Bryant

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The actress was engaged to stuntman David Pope for almost a year, but she ended up planning her 2008 wedding in less than a month—luckily, designer Angela Missoni is a close friend of the bride's and was happy to whip up this dreamy peach dress.

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Elizabeth Banks

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On her first day at the University of Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Banks met Max Handelman. Ten years later, he proposed and they were married on July 5, 2003. Banks walked down the aisle at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills in an off-white silk-chiffon Christian Dior gown and a veil handmade by her mother.

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Jessica Simpson

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For her wedding to Eric Johnson, Simpson wore a custom, gold-embroidered Carolina Herrera strapless gown. The two celebrated their love with a Great Expectations-themed reception.

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Kaley Cuoco

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To swap vows with Ryan Sweeting on New Year's Eve 2013, Cuoco chose a petal-pink strapless tulle ball gown by Vera Wang. The dress was complete with a sweetheart neckline, a hand-gathered, detailed bodice, and hand-appliqued Chantilly lace.

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Angelina Jolie

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The actress and mother of six chose to allow her dress to be an expression of her kids' creativity. For her big day, Jolie had Luigi Massi, the master tailor at Atelier Versace, sew dozens of designs from her children's drawings into her dress and veil.

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Lauren Conrad

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Lauren Conrad wore custom Badgley Mishka for her wedding to William Tell. The dress, which Conrad helped design, featured two-tone Chanitlly and Alençon lace with crystals, pearls, baby glass beads, and a 10-foot train!

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Gabrielle Union

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For her Miami wedding to basketball player Dwyane Wade, Union wore a custom Dennis Basso gown that featured a fitted bodice and a full skirt with pleating at the waist.

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Kim Kardashian

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Since the day Kanye West proposed to the reality star, the world was busy speculating over which designer she would wear down the aisle. For her Florence nuptials, the 33-year-old bride stunned in a custom-made Givenchy Haute Couture gown designed by Riccardo Tisci.

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Amal Alamuddin

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Amal Alamuddin looked beyond gorgeous when she tied the knot with George Clooney in Venice, Italy. Alamuddin dazzled in an exquisite custom-made Oscar de la Renta wedding gown of French lace that featured a floor-brushing train and hand-embroidered pearls and diamanté accents. To top off her look, the human rights lawyer worked a long, elegant veil that swept down to the ground.

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