Dream Weddings: Dresses to Wow
Celebrity weddings - don't you just love them! As wedding season is here, we thought it would be fun to look back at five celebrity weddings over the last sixty years. And (assuming we were invited to the grand event, of course) we've put together some perfect RSVP dresses for iconic wedding guest style.
1. Jackie and John F Kennedy: Dream Weddings And Perfect DressesFirst Lady Jackie became the ultimate style icon in 1953 following her wedding.
The dress: Jackie’s full-skirted dress was an off-the-shoulder style made by New York designer Ann Lowe. It included 46 metres of ivory silk taffeta.
The wedding guest look: Dressing smartly was a must and we can only imagine the delightful fifties style tea dresses and pretty prom styles!
2. Grace Kelly and The Prince of Monaco: Dream Weddings + Dresses
It was the wedding straight out of a fairytale … the Hollywood starlet met her Prince (at the Cannes film festival no less).
The dress: Grace Kelly’s iconic wedding dress was gifted by MGM’s costume designer Helen Rose and took 36 seamstresses and six weeks to make. Comprising of 25 metres of silk taffeta, 275 meters of antique rose-point lace and hundreds of pearls, the dress was timeless and flattered her figure to perfection.
The gossip: Frank Sinatra accepted an invitation but backed out at the last minute so as not to upstage the bride on her wedding day…how thoughtful.
The wedding guest look: Lovely lace dresses and fifties style bouffant midi skirts were just the thing for the notorious royal wedding.
Shop the look: Today's epitome of elegance, Nadine Merabi floral midi dress. C'est Beau clutch in black. Style with Truffle shoes in perspex. Monaco themed styling, roses, romance and diamante tiaras.
3. Jay-Z and Beyonce: Dream Weddings + Dresses
Beyonce needs no introduction. This is one of the power couples of the modern decade, marrying rapper Jay-Z in April 2008.
The dress: The singer has never released an official image of her wedding dress, although she has teased us with a few blurred images post-wedding that give us some idea of its glory. Designed by her mother, Tina Knowles, it was a classic white dress with sweetheart neckline and multi-tiered train.
The gossip: Wedding guests were reportedly searched before entering the apartment. Security guards confiscated numerous cell phones and cameras, as well as three guns.
The wedding guest look: If there's one thing Beyonce knows how to do, it's how to put on a show.
4. Victoria and David Beckham: Dream Weddings + Dresses
Think 1999, Victoria was known as a girl band member and David Beckham as a footballer - before they became one of the most celebrated show business partners of the modern day.
The couple sold the rights to the wedding images to OK! Magazine in a £1 million deal, and used this handsome sum to pay for their celebrations at the 560-acre estate, Luttrellstown Castle, near Dublin.
The dress: Victoria wore a wedding gown by none other than legendary designer Vera Wang. The £60,000 strapless, silk dress was a relatively simple corseted design with a big bouffant skirt. She paired the gown with a crown, custom-made by Slim Barrett, and crafted from 18-carat latticed yellow gold set with large brilliant-cut diamonds and suspended diamond drops estimated to be worth £25,000.
The gossip: The couple didn’t ask for presents but requested shopping vouchers instead.
The wedding guest look: White and purple are both clearly out for this occasion.
We know Victoria loves simple clean lines: she dressed to perfection showing her baby bump when attending the marriage of Prince William to Kate.
5. Yoko Ono and John Lennon: Dream Weddings + Dresses
Undoubtedly one of history’s most loved up – and eccentric couples. Beatles guitarist John Lennon's wedding to artist Yoko Ono was one of the speediest in history. After failing to get a license in Paris, John chartered a plane and the duo headed to Gibraltar for a ten-minute ceremony at the British Consolate Office. Within the hour they were back on the plane to the Netherlands for their honeymoon.
The dress: This was certainly a memorable wedding style and definitely on-trend for the decade. Yoko opted for a simple white mini dress accessorised with knee-high socks and pumps.
The guest list: Well, there wasn’t one.
The gossip: A month after the wedding, such was John’s love for Yoko he changed his name by deed poll to include Ono as a middle name. Now that's love.Shop the Look: Dreamy romantic, this Closet London dress captures the sixties vibe in a summer 17 revamp. Think Love hearts headbands and rose tinted spectacles. . .white pumps optional. You could also try our vintage collections. Simple make-up techniques such as pale lips and bold eyelashes completes the ensemble.