While we're all about finding the savvy bride a designer dress without the designer price tag at Brilliant Bridal, sometimes it's fun to reflect on the past year and get lost in the over-the-top luxury of celebrity weddings! 2017 was a big year for celebrity weddings; it was hard to just share ten with you! From the dresses to the venues these brides planned incredible weddings!!
We know some of these may seem far fetched, but keep scrolling for our tips on pulling off a celebrity style wedding without a celebrity budget down below! And you might be surprised what wedding planning tips you pick up while reading about these dream weddings.
Pippa Middleton and James Matthew
This long awaited wedding did not disappoint. Middleton, Princess Kate's sister, married longtime boyfriend Matthews during a royal(ish) affair at the St. Marks Church in Englefield. The bride wore a gorgeous, all-over-lace gown designed by Giles Deacon that featured a high Victorian neckline and keyhole back. And check out, Princess Charlotte, flower girl, and Prince George, pageboy, leading the newlyweds out after the ceremony!
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel
All. The. Vintage. Vibes. Ever gorgeous supermodel, Kerr, wore a Grace Kelly inspired gown for her secret nuptials to Snapchat CEO, Spiegel. According to People, the guest list was kept pretty tight, with only 40 of the pair's friends and family in attendance. But besides the small guest list, the ceremony was still lavish.
Keyshia Ka’oir and Gucci Mane
Did you already get to see this lavish all-white event?? Rapper Guccie Mane wed beauty mogel Keyshia Ka’oir at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami and it aired live on BET! The bride walked down the aisle in a stunning Charbel Zoe Couture gown with an illusion neckline and sparkling bodice that gave way to a feathered train. She completed her bridal look with a jeweled headpiece, teardrop earrings, and a dazzling bouquet.
Chrishell Stause and Justin Hartley
This Is Us star Justin Hartley exchanged handwritten vows with his love, Chrishell Stause, in an outdoor wedding in Malibu, California. The bride looked beautiful in her strappy, high-low Monique Lhuillier bridal gown with feathery accents .
Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne
While milliions were watching the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight, UFC Champion, Rousey, was marrying fellow UFC fighter, Browne, during an intimate ceremony along the coast of Hawaii. The bride looked stunning in a curve-hugging Galia Lahav lace wedding dress, and looking just as picture perfect her groom donned a vine of tropical greenery over his shoulders.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
Tennis legend Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanion vowed their love at the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans. The bride walked down the aisle looking just like a modern day princess in an Alexander McQueen bridal gown while her groom looked very on trend in a dark velvet blazer.
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
OITNB’s Wiley and writer Morelli ties the knot during a colorful ceremony in Palm Springs, California this past March. The confetti-themed celebration was inspired by their mutual love of Pillsbury Funfetti cake! 🎉🎂 How cute are they?!
Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans
Bare-foot. Beach curls. Berta gown. Kelsea Ballerini tied the knot with her now-husband, musician Morgan Evans, during a destination beach wedding in Cabos San Lucas, Mexico, just a few weeks ago in December. According to People, the Grammy-nominated singer walked bare-foot down the aisle wearing an amazing gown by Berta!
Paige O'Brien and Josh Peck
Ever wonder what your childhood tv show actors look like now? Well Peck from Drake & Josh married his longtime love, O'Brien, this past June in Malibu, California. The bride wore a champagne gown with floral, ivory embroidery complimented by the groom's classic black tux. And we know you're wondering. Drake Bell was m.i.a for the wedding celebration.
David Tutera and Joey Toth
Bridal gown designer Tutera wed fiancé Joey Toth at Hollywood United Methodist Church during a super-lavish ceremony. Featuring an old-Hollywood theme, countless candles and wrought-iron candelabras, and 20,000 roses!
Having celebrity dream wedding envy? Here are a few tips for you:
1. Hire a wedding planner. We know that might sound expensive, but this was the number one tip we heard from brides this year. A planner will make sure you stick to your budget and get the biggest bang for your buck!
2. Take a cue from the celebs and pare down the guest list and spoil those in attendance!
3. Your wedding dress doesn't have to cost a fortune. Save money and look like a million bucks by coming in to see us at Brilliant Bridal.
4. Opt for classic decor items like candelabras, chargers and candlesticks, while staying away from overly trendy pieces.
5. Pinterest is your best friend. You can see what designs look like without using your own wedding as a guinea pig.
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