Just look at this gown, which made its glorious, frill-filled debut this week on the streets of Shandong Province in China, for proof. The wedding dress train being carried by little kids. Made by a luxury design house, the wedding dress has a train that is 100 meters long (that’s approximately 328 feet, for Americans not schooled in conversion).
Very few of my friends have worn traditional wedding dresses. There was a Grecian-style dress for the only church wedding, in New Orleans, and those getting married this fall are embracing color! Not to mention thoroughly modern silhouettes. I don’t know if this is only a New York thing, but an increasing number of brides seem to be ditching tradition in favor of a wedding that says, “This is me!” And then there’s Abigail Kingston of Pennsylvania.
Photo: Courtesy Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are so excited about getting married. While a lot of Hollywood couples — looking at you Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux — like to keep their love private, this hot couple enjoys shouting theirs from the rooftop (or, more accurately, on the red carpet to reporters). In Martha Stewart Weddings this month, the actress tried on wedding gowns, which she may or may not wear on her big day. Vergara in a Rosa Clara gown. She posed in front of pink bougainvillea at the Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills, wearing a Chantilly lace dress by Rosa Clara.
A close-up of the diamond bodice. Photo: Courtesy of Walid Atallah The average cost of a wedding these days is around $25,000. Count Egyptian actress Somaya al-Khashab among the latter. She wore one of the world’s most expensive wedding dresses during a fashion show in Oman recently. The dress, created by Lebanese designer Walid Atallah, is made of silk faille and tulle with a modified strapless sweetheart neckline, The bodice is embellished with pearls and real diamonds framed in a floral pattern, which continues its cascade down all the way down the voluminous skirt. “A wedding dress is more than just a dress, it symbolizes the untouchable purity of a princess and the regal perfection of a queen,” Atallah wrote in an email to Yahoo Style. “Every bride deserves to get her princess fantasy representation met on her very special day and in a modern world where weddings have become more than just a parade each bride wants to exude the impression of an otherworldly goddess" Check, check, and check.
Sophie Hunter Wore Custom Valentino to Wed Benedict Cumberbatch Photography by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue “When two people meet and it’s the right combination, it does ground you suddenly,” Sophie Hunter told Vogue of her husband Benedict Cumberbatch. The British director and Valentino designers Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chuiri who designed a couture dress for the pregnant 37-year-old in just three months (it usually takes at least six). Valentino’s couture house works with just 25 brides a year, but were able to accommodate Hunter partly because of who she was marrying but mostly (and most likely) because Anna Wintour told them to.
On Saturday, Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter tied the knot. The theater director officially took the man who has legions of fans called Cumberbitches off the market, breaking millions of hearts—and on Valentine’s Day of all days.