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Over 2 billion people watched the royal wedding on April 29, 2011, and Kate Middleton didn’t disappoint. For her walk down the aisle, the new Duchess of Cambridge wore a gown designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. “Miss Middleton worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress,” the Clarence House said. The hand-cut English lace and French Chantilly lace dress was paired with matching Alexander McQueen shoes.
2 of 48 Jacqueline Bouvier
The future first lady (and fashion icon) wore a voluminous ivory silk taffeta gown by the designer Ann Lowe when she married John F. Kennedy in 1953. A portrait neckline and wide, embellished skirt emphasized Jackie’s small waist, and an heirloom lace veil, which originally belonged to her grandmother, completed the super-romantic ensemble.
3 of 48 Megan Fox
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green escaped to a Hawaiian beach for their 2010 wedding. Fittingly, the bride wore a flowing silk chiffon Armani Prive gown and skipped shoes for her walk in the sand.
4 of 48 Gwen Stefani
This Dior dip-dyed silk faille gown was created specifically for the singer’s 2002 marriage to rocker Gavin Rossdale, and it’s a triumph of personal style—equal parts girlie and punk, just like the pop star herself.
5 of 48 Joy Bryant
The actress was engaged to stuntman David Pope for almost a year, but she ended up planning her 2008 wedding in less than a month—luckily, designer Angela Missoni is a close friend of the bride’s and was happy to whip up this dreamy peach dress.
6 of 48 Katie Holmes
Holmes once confessed that she fantasized about marrying Tom Cruise when she was a little girl—and the ornate, off-the-shoulder Armani she wore to their 2006 Italian wedding may very well have been the sort of gown she imagined wearing. Adorned with Swarovski crystals, embroidery, and a silk train, and topped with a floor-length veil made of ivory tulle, this was a true dream dress. The couple divorced in 2012.
7 of 48 Rebecca Romijn
After dating for three years, Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell exchanged vows in L.A. The bride paired her lace Ralph Lauren gown with a gold bracelet and chandelier earrings with multi-colored diamonds borrowed from famed jeweler Neil Lane. And her something blue? “I had a tiny blue bow sewn inside my dress,” Romijn says.
8 of 48 Tori Spelling
Tori Spelling wore two Dolce & Gabbana dresses when she married Dean McDermott in 2006. The first was an eyelet gown for an intimate Fiji ceremony and the other was worn to her post-wedding fete.
9 of 48 Salma Hayek-Pinault
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault, CEO of luxury goods company PPR, wed in a surprise ceremony at City Hall in Paris on Valentine’s Day 2009. Two months later, the couple married for the second time at Venice’s opera house. For the lavish affair, the bride took the plunge in an appropriately fashion-forward Balenciaga wedding gown by Nicolas Ghesquiere.
10 of 48 Natalie Wood
When she wed Robert Wagner in 1957, Natalie Wood looked stunning and of-the-moment in a face-framing lace hood, white cocktail dress and ballet flats.
11 of 48 Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
The Swedish royal married her personal trainer Daniel Westling in a classic off-the-shoulder satin gown by Pär Engsheden, which featured a sixteen-and-a-half-foot train.
12 of 48 Nicole Kidman
In 2006 Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban said “I do” in Sydney. The red carpet style star captivated in an ivory silk chiffon gown by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga and Fred Leighton antique diamond-and-pearl earrings.
13 of 48 Marcia Cross
The wedding of Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross and Tom Mahoney took place on June 24, 2006 in Pasadena, California. “Walking up the aisle was a glorious moment. I was just so happy,” says Cross, who accessorized her custom Reem Acra gown with a cathedral-length veil and Neil Lane platinum-and-diamond jewelry.
14 of 48 Rhea Durham
Actor Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham tied the knot Saturday August 1, 2009 in Beverly Hills. Durham accented her flowing strapless Marchesa gown and Neil Lane cushion-cut engagement ring with a diamond bracelet and earrings.
15 of 48 Khloe Kardashian
After a whirlwind courtship and engagement, reality television star Khloe Kardashian and NBA player Lamar Odom tied the knot in Beverly Hills on September 27, 2008. The bride wore a form-fitting strapless Vera Wang gown and added some color with a lavender sash.
16 of 48 Julia Roberts
Danny Moder and Julia Roberts celebrated the Fourth of July weekend with a small ceremony at the bride’s New Mexico ranch. Roberts wore a blush embroidered halter gown and a floral wreath in her hair.
17 of 48 Joanna Garcia
In December 2010, Joanna Garcia and New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher tied the knot on in Palm Beach, Florida. Garcia, star of ABC’s Better With You, chose a strapless ivory drop-waist gown and tulle veil by designer Monique Lhuillier. “I don’t think I’ll ever love a dress more than my wedding gown,” the bride told InStyle exclusively. “It made feel like a princess on the most magical day of my life.” For the lively reception Garcia changed into a party-ready Melissa Sweet mini