2018 Top Celebrity Weddings

While we're all about the designer label 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! 🤩 And 2018 did not disappoint. It was a big year for celebrity weddings, and it was hard to just share ten with you! From the dresses to the veils these brides planned incredible weddings!! 👰✨

Plus, keep scrolling to the end for our tips on pulling off a celebrity style wedding without a celebrity budget! You might be surprised what wedding planning tips you pick up from these dream weddings. 💁‍♀️

Meghan Markle + Prince Harry

This long awaited international wedding did. not. disappoint. Actress, Megan Markle, married Prince Harry during a royal affair at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The bride wore a gorgeous gown designed by Givenchy that featured a boat neckline and three-quarter length sleeves. And she made waves with her over 16 feet long veil as she entered the chapel.

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Priyanka Chopra + Nick Jonas

Move over Meghan and Harry. 😏🙊🔥 Priyanka Chopra and her now-husband, Nick Jonas, left us mesmerized during their week long cultural celebration. Their western wedding taking place at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in India, just a few weeks ago in December. According to People, the glowing couple both walked down the aisle in custom Ralph Lauren (pictured left).

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Karlie Kloss + Joshua Kushner

Did you see the wedding footage that was just released of their intimate day?? Supermodel Karlie Kloss wed American businessman Joshua Kushner in a small Jewish ceremony in New York. The bride walked down the aisle in a custom lace Dior gown, paired with an epically long cathedral-style veil. 2018 was for sure the year of the veils.

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Kaley Cuoco + Karl Cook

Big Bang star Kaley Cuoco exchanged handwritten vows with her love, Karl Cook, in a horse stable outside San Diego, California. The bride looked ultra trendy in her white lace dress & cape by Reem Acra. Cuoco later changed into a lace Tadashi Shoji jumpsuit ✌️ and threw her hair into a ponytail for the reception.

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Shanina Shaik + DJ Ruckus

Earlier this Spring, Shanina Shaik, model, married in-demand DJ, Gregory “DJ Ruckus” Andrews. The ceremony took place on a beach in the Bahamas, where wooden benches were arranged around an altar covered in greenery. The bride looked stunning in a curve-hugging Ralph & Russo lace wedding dress.

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Amy Schumer + Chris Fischer

Commedian, Amy Schumer and chef, Chris Fischer vowed their love at a private beach in Malibu, California. According to The Schmooze, “Schumer said that she bought the first gown she tried on, a $5,500 Monique Lhuillier Severine Chantilly Lace and Tulle Gown, which can be found at Nordstrom’s.”

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Mandy Moore + Taylor Goldsmith

This is Us star Mandy Moore and musician Taylor Goldsmith tied the knot during a colorful ceremony at their newly rennovated mid-century modern home in Los Angeles, California this past November. The bride wore a non-traditional, pastel pink Rodarte gown! 💖 Giving us all the romantic vintage vibes.

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Miley Cyrus + Liam Hemsworth

This was the epitome of a secret holiday wedding. The ever gorgeous, Miley Cyrus, rocked retro vibes in her off-the-shoulder, minimalist chic gown designed by Vivienne Westwood. The on-again-off-again couple shared their secret nuptials with close family and friends at Miley’s home in Franklin, Tennessee. Both Liam and Miley shared a black and white photo on Instagram to announce their wedding to fans.

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Christina El Moussa + Ant Anstead

Christina El Moussa, from Flip or Flop, wore a lace dress designed by Ines Di Santo to tie the knot with her now husband, Ant Anstead, at their secret winter wonderland wedding. 🤫❄️ The couple kept the wedding a secret by inviting their friends and family to meet at their home and then attend the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Instead upon their guests arrival, they walked right into their wedding that took place in their front yard!

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Meghan Trainor + Daryl Sabara

Meghan Trainor and Daryl Sabara wed on the bride’s 25th birthday in the couples’ backyard in Los Angeles, California. Their day was filled with personal touches and about 100 friends and family members. Meghan looked radiant wearing a shimmering Berta gown and Badgley Mischka heels.

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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. 

For more inspiration, be sure to follow us on Instagram @BrilliantBridal






Who should I bring when I go wedding dress shopping?

Great question!  We're so glad you asked!

Your squad, girl gang, bridal entourage...today we're talking about who to bring with you when it's time to shop for your bridal gown.  So, who should be in your bride tribe? Generally, they are your closest friends & family members and let's be clear, we are not talking about a group of 15 of your "closest" friends. Your dress shopping experience will be one of the most memorable parts of planning your wedding and depending on who'd in your crew can dictate if that memory is a positive or negative one.  We've put together some "rules of engagement" that we hope will ensure you will have the best time of your life with the right people! 

Lillian West 6421 Size 14 Sand Retail Price $1197 | Our Price $838 (Available at our east valley store)

Lillian West 6421 Size 14 Sand Retail Price $1197 | Our Price $838 (Available at our east valley store)

DO!

  • Bring people that always have your best interest at heart and support you no matter what. This might be your mom or it might not. It might be your sister or it might not. Listen, we know that navigating these relational waters is very, very difficult. Ultimately you know what is best for you and we will be here all day long to support you in doing what is right for you. 

  • It's helpful to have someone on team bride that knows your style really well. Do you have a great shopping buddy? Definitely invite them as long as they can give an honest opinion in a kind a loving way.

  • Are you using a wedding coordinator to help plan your wedding? Planners will often go shopping with their bride and in addition to your bridal stylist, can be a strong advocate for you and your best interest. They also will likely have the inside scoop on all your wedding details and can help speak to whether or not a dress is vibing with the rest of the wedding elements.

  • Stick to 1-3 close family members or friends. While most of our shops can accommodate a larger group, we have found that the magic number of people in your bride tribe is no more than 5. 

Pronovias Orinoco White Size 10 Retail Price $2,640 | OUR Price: $1,848 (Available at our Las Vegas Store)

Pronovias Orinoco White Size 10 Retail Price $2,640 | OUR Price: $1,848 (Available at our Las Vegas Store)

DON'T!

  • Feel obligated to invite anyone! The people that are with you should be there because you want them there, not because you feel obligated to!

  • Be afraid to shop by yourself! We have brides come in all the time without an entourage to have a calm, relaxed fitting while making her own opinions. We highly recommend this if the idea of a bride tribe adds stress. We can always invite them back for a wedding dress "reveal appointment" after you've made your decision.

  • Forget that you're probably not the only bride shopping in the boutique. While a loud & fun group is exciting and brings life to your experience, we always want to respect the other brides who are in store for a special day too!

Allure 9321 Blush Size 6 Retail Price $,1450 | Our Price $,1015 (available at our Phoenix store)

Allure 9321 Blush Size 6 Retail Price $,1450 | Our Price $,1015 (available at our Phoenix store)

Check us out on social media for more wedding tips  + new arrivals + BTS action. 

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Find Your Wedding Dress In Three Steps

Your wedding gown is one of the most sentimental, personal and emotional purchases of your life! You'll want to find a dress that flaunts your best assets and is true to YOU! Trends come and go, but your personal style is timeless. All too often we meet brides who are trying to achieve a look that they've seen in magazines or a celebrity inspired style. When they slip into those dresses they just don't feel like themselves, we then use these next tips to help our brides find their dream dress! Keep reading so you too can find your wedding dress in three steps!

1. Take a look at your current wardrobe!

You'll notice a repeating style, fabric or neckline. Do you have a lot of lace skirts or shirts? Are strapless a-line dresses your go to for a Sunday out with the girls? Is your closet filled with high necklines? Take a few pointers from yourself and let your everyday style translate to your wedding style!

2. Find a few bridal designers who's styles you love.

Comb through your dream dress Pinterest board (we assumed you have one. obvis.) if you notice a you're constantly loving Stella York, or Watters or Pronovias gowns make note of that. You can also use The Knot wedding dress search engine to find designers you're really drawn to. When it's time for your bridal appointment, just let your stylist know which designers are your favorites. And we'll work our hardest to help you find one of their styles or something similar!

3. Consider the "style" of your wedding venue.

For example: if you're having a church ceremony, you might feel more comfortable in a dress with more coverage. Or if your venue is outdoors in the summer, you'll want to stay away from long sleeves - even though they're trending! And if your venue is in a barn or has rustic vibes, lace is a great fabric to go with, while on the other hand, if your venue in in a modern space like an art museum or industrial warehouse, clean lines and a structured fit are sure to make a statement! Overall, you want to make sure the aesthetic of your dress & venue are cohesive, so it all makes sense on your wedding day!

Do you have any other wedding dress style tips to share with future brides?! Comment below to share what you learned while wedding dress shopping. And check us out on social media for more wedding planning tips  + new arrivals + BTS action. 

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Winter New Arrivals | Stella york + More

New Stock. Unbelievable Prices. No Waiting.

New Year. New Dresses! We have selected some of our most swoon-worthy dresses just for you! All of which are immediately discounted 30 - 80% off the original retail price, saving you hundreds of dollars! Plus, they are all sold "off the rack." Which means no waiting around for your dress to come in, perfect for a short engagement or last minute shopping!

If you like what you see, click below to schedule an appointment to try on one of these lovlies. And to see all our new inventory, check out our 'New Arrivals' albums on Facebook (ArizonaDenver, & Las Vegas).

Stella York

Stella York 6353 Ivory Size 14 (East Valley)
Retail Price $1431 | Our Price $1001

Stella York 6223 Ivory Size 10 (East Valley)
Retail Price $1125 | Our Price $787

Stella York 6005 Ivory Size 12 (East Valley)
Retail Price $920 | Our Price $644

Stella York 5835 Ivory Size 12 (Phoenix)
Retail Price $817 | Our Price $571

Stella York 6268 Ivory Size 12 (Phoenix)
Retail Price $1430 | Our Price $1001

Stella York 6176 Ivory Size 12 (Phoenix)
Retail Price $1533 | Our Price $1073

Stella York 5968 Ivory Size 16 (Denver)
Retail Price $1463 | Our Price $1024

Stella York 6350 Ivory Size 14 (Denver)
Retail Price $940 | Our Price $658

Stella York 6418 Oatmeal Size 16 (Denver)
Retail Price $1463 | Our Price $1024

Cosmobella

Cosmobella 7759 Ivory Size 6 (Las Vegas)
Retail Price $1688 | Our Price $1181

Cosmobella 7846 Ivory/Nude Size 6 (Las Vegas)
Retail Price $1738 | Our Price $1216

Cosmobella 7688 Ivory Size 10 (Las Vegas)
Retail Price $1988 | Our Price $1391

Bonny Bridal

Bonny Bridal 1503 Ivory Size 30 (Denver) 
Retail Price $1252 | Our Price $876

Bonny Bridal 1501 Ivory Size 28 (Denver)
Retail Price $1252 | Our Price $876

Bonny Bridal 1505 Ivory Size 30 (Denver) 
Retail Price $1252 | Our Price $876

Essense of Australia 

Essense of Austraila D1686 Ivory/Gold Size 12 (East Valley)
Retail Price $1841 | Our Price $1288

Essense of Australia D1950 Ivory/Café Size 12 (East Valley)
Retail Price $1533 | Our Price $1073

Essense of Australia D1733 Ivory Size 12 (East Valley)
Retail Price $1431 | Our Price $1001

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2017 Top Celebrity Weddings

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! 

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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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. 

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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?! 

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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

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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. 

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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!

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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. 

For more inspiration, be sure to follow us on Instagram @BrilliantBridal