Spring is a very popular season for weddings. The weather is beautiful, and the sense of renewal is the perfect time to exchange beautiful vows. Brides who are planning to get married in the season of spring will be happy to know that the agreeable weather means having a lot of options when it comes to venue, colors, and, of course, the bride’s style.
There are lots of different places where you can find wedding inspiration, both online, in stores, and from friends. However, one of the most fun ways to get some ideas is to check out what the celebrities are doing. Without a doubt, celebrities host some of the most lavish weddings and often feature the latest fashions from big name stylists. Often, we see a lot of trends come out of a celebrity’s wedding, but the best part is that each of them is very different from the rest.
If you’re looking for some ideas to pull together your look, you might want to consider some of these trendsetting women who have walked down the aisle. The following are some inspirational celebrity bridal looks for spring brides.
In 2014, Kaley Cuoco tied the knot with tennis player Ryan Sweeting, and the Big Bang Theory star had a lot of heads turning when she walked down the aisle. The bride has always been known for her bright personality and modern style, so it was no surprise that Kaley wasn’t about to go the traditional route without adding a little bit of fun to her look.
For Kaley’s wedding, she wore a custom-made, strapless Vera Wang dress that was created in petal-pink tulle. The color was very soft and romantic, and it looked perfect against their venue backdrop of pinks, blues, and whites. To go with her strapless gown, Kaley wore her hair in soft curls that fell around her shoulders, which was a perfect complement to the gown’s design.
For brides who are looking for something that is different but not over the top, this celebrity bridal look is definitely one to consider. Although Kaley made a statement in the colored gown, she paired it with a simple hairstyle and limited jewelry, which allowed Kaley and her dress to really stand out.
A soft pink like this look is ideal because it’s not too aggressive in photos, matches well with other colors, and looks great in a variety of settings. Whether your wedding is indoors or out, this look is certain to stand out from your crowd of impressed onlookers.
Fit for a Duchess
When Sarah Burton, creative director of fashion house Alexander McQueen, was asked to design the wedding gown of Kate Middleton, there must have been some pressure. Luckily, Sarah passed with flying colors, creating an iconic wedding gown that not only wowed the Duchess of Cambridge but the rest of the world, as well.
Of course, not every bride is going to be saying her vows in front of two billion people. However, for those who are looking for a bridal look that is both unique and timeless, then Kate Middleton’s style for her big day should certainly offer some inspiration.
At first look, the white gown is lacy and long-sleeved, and it has a very long train. At closer look, the dress is made with hand-cut English lace and French Chantilly lace. While the dress certainly covers a lot of skin with the long, lace sleeves, Kate also added a touch of sultry with a deep V in the front to show a little skin.
This dress is the perfect combination of royalty with a touch of rebel, and brides who want to mirror this look can certainly take inspiration from Kate’s design. For her accessories and style, Kate complemented the look with teardrop earrings, but she kept things simple and opted out of a necklace to highlight the beautiful neckline. Her hairstyle included a half up, half down style with big curls that were a finishing touch of elegance.
If you want to mirror some of Kate’s bridal look, search for styles that are long-sleeved and that have hints of lace throughout the gown. This material is very elegant, but it has also made its way into modern designs that make it perfect for a springtime wedding in 2017. If this is your style, you might also want to incorporate some lace-inspired décor into your wedding invitations to give people a sneak peek.
Pretty in Punk
In September of 2002, the front singer for No Doubt, Gwen Stefani said “I Do” to Gavin Rossdale. Although that was fifteen years ago, the bridal style that Stefani chose remains one of the most iconic wedding looks to this day, which many still try to achieve.
What was great about Gwen Stefani was that she was a punk rocker in her own right, but she still had an appreciation for all things pretty and feminine. For brides who have a little bit of a tougher side but who still want to become a blushing bride on their big day, Gwen’s bridal look is certainly one to consider.
Stefani wore a custom-made silk faille Christian Dior gown, which had a full bottom and a fitted bodice. To make the dress her own, Stefani also had it made into a one-shouldered design and had the bottom portion dipped in a soft pink hue. The look was incredibly fitting to Stefani’s style, who is constantly trend-setting and crossing the line between conventional female style and a whole new brand of fierce, fashionable woman.
To finish her bridal look, Stefani wore a custom-made veil from friend John Galliano, as well as a gorgeous, clean up-do. Her jewelry was also minimal, which made sure that her small style details really shown through.
For brides who want to turn heads with a statement detail, something like Stefani’s look is definitely something to consider. The pink dipped dress is still incredibly feminine, but it also speaks to the bride’s personal style and adds a beautiful pop of color to an otherwise all-white look. Brides who are getting married in the spring could even tie this look into their flowers and venue décor, and even consider a different color if they have a specific favorite.
This celebrity couple made waves when they got engaged, and their wedding was the talk of the country for years to come. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were married in 2008, and both women had the opportunity to become blushing brides in their own right.
Although each has their own very distinct style, both Ellen and Portia were able to find bridal looks that perfectly complemented themselves, as well as each other, from the designer Zac Posen. These two styles could be perfect for those brides who are looking for inspiration together; however, even separately, both Ellen and Portia created uniquely beautiful styles that any bride might consider.
Portia went more of a traditional route, choosing a gown with a large tulle bottom and a backless bodice that fit her frame perfectly. The bottom portion of the dress was colored in a soft pink tulle and was incredibly feminine and elegant. To highlight the backless feature of her gown, Portia chose to wear her hair in a low bun, with soft, curls that framed her face perfectly. Portia also opted for simple jewelry to avoid making the impressive front plunge detail too busy, but she did add in a glittering headpiece to her hairstyle.
Ellen opted for a tailored ensemble, which included pants, a dress shirt, and white vest. The look was created to highlight Ellen’s easy-going attitude and was a perfect reflection of her style. She looked very elegant and kept her look simple, passing on any jewelry outside her wedding ring.
Brides who are looking for a fairytale bridal style might consider a look like Portia’s, with a full bottom tulle dress and a fitted, sleeveless top. Jewelry can be simple in these cases, and soft hairstyles that aren’t too tight or high will complete the look. Brides who are more interested in Ellen’s style can opt to get a tailored outfit that is both comfortable and made from a material suitable for the warm spring weather.
Megan Fox has always been a trendsetter and very influential woman when it comes to style. When it was time for her to say her “I Do”s in 2010, Fox may have decided that it was time to go simple and elegant, which we have to agree was a great choice.
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Greene were married on a beach in Hawaii, so it’s no surprise that Fox opted for something that was light, flowing, and easy to get around in. She also opted not to wear shoes. The dress was all white and strapless, and it was styled with a sweetheart neckline that was the perfect choice for nuptials along the water. She wore her hair down and straight and had very little jewelry, which made it all about Megan and her gorgeous dress.
Brides who are leaning more toward a simple, modern bridal look might appreciate Megan Fox’s style choices, which are certainly ideal for a very hot day or a destination wedding. The sweetheart neckline has been a very popular detail for the last decade, simply because it complements every body type and adds a little something extra to the neckline.
Brides who go with a simple style such as this don’t have to keep it quite as modest, however, and may opt for a romantic up-do and a necklace that sits at the perfect length above the neckline. Following suit with other celebrities, brides might also consider adding a bit of color to a bridal look such as this, or even a headdress of flowers to add in some pops of color for their spring wedding.
Brides who are looking to add a little bit of flair and goddess-like details to their bridal look will love what Alicia Keys chose for her big day. Grammy-winner Alicia Keys married Swiss Beats in 2010 in a private home, but the quiet exchange in vows did nothing to stop the media frenzy that occurred after we caught a glimpse of Alicia’s stunning look.
The singer opted for a long gown created by Vera Wang, which was stunning in ivory silk and a Grecian-inspired design. The dress was one-shouldered and had a light material that flowed perfectly over her growing baby bump. Though the dress was somewhat simple, small details like the double strap over the shoulder made it look very elegant, and Alicia paired the dress with a low, sleek up-do.
To add some pizazz, Alicia finished the look with purple calla lilies, as well as crystal-encrusted sandals and a sparkling headband. She was a picture of elegance, and the look perfectly reflected their location on the Mediterranean Sea.
Brides who are looking for a bridal look that shines with detail should consider celebrity brides like Keys, who used accessories and a sleek hairstyle to dress up their bridal gown. This doesn’t have to involve many details; a simple headband, some shoes, or a dolled-up bouquet can finish the look to perfection.
Even though not all celebrity weddings last, that doesn’t mean that you can’t use their trend-setting styles to inspire your own wedding. Often celebrities wear the bridal gowns right before they hit the runways, so researching modern celebrity weddings will give you some ideas about current bridal trends. It’s a great idea to mix together small details that you like from a mixture of styles to create something that is uniquely perfect for you.