Planning & Inspiration
A Look Back at Summer Celebrity Brides 2018
When it comes to summer romance, celebrities are just like the rest of us. We’re all feeling the love. And over these last months, we’ve seen a handful of famous couples say “I do” in beautiful, Pinterest-worthy weddings. Once the photos hit the Internet, the bride’s look – her dress, accessories, and florals – is what we’re all most in seeing, right? Without further ado, here are the most talked about celebrity brides of the season.
There isn’t a more perfect setting for an enchanted forest wedding than the redwoods of Northern California. The captivating 800-year old trees served as the backdrop for Hilary Swank and social venture entrepreneur Philip Schneider’s summer nuptials at Saint Lucia Preserve. The actress and producer stunned in a custom Elie Saab Couture gown made of Chantilly lace, silk chiffon, and organza silk (which took a team of seven 150 hours to create!) Her ethereal bridal look was completed by floor length-veil, custom design Christian Louboutin shoes, and a simple bouquet of white blooms and greenery. And yes, that is Mariska Hargarity serving as the bride’s maid of honor.
As a model and style icon, Erin Wasson has always marched to her own beat. And that beat could be described as rock n’ roll punk meets 70s Lauren Hutton. When it came time to plan her wedding to French restaurateur Barth Tassy, the Texas born beauty teamed up with best friend and Texan resident David Mendoza. To honor the bride and groom’s respective backgrounds, the duo envisioned a ‘Ranch Tropez’ affair in Austin. Mixing high fashion with her cowgirl roots, Wesson looked every bit the part in her Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood ruffled, asymmetrical gown. Custom Lucchese boots and her own Wasson Fine earrings finished the bride’s anything-but-traditional wedding day look.
With the picturesque Colorado off in the background, model Emily DiDonato wed financier Kyle Peterson on Skiers Bridge at the Ritz-Carlton Gulch. The affair radiated romantic elegance from start to finish. The bride stunned in a classic strapless gown by Oscar de la Renta and custom-designed veil by Daphne Newman. Simple with just a touch of shimmer, jewelry included diamond earrings, a bracelet, and wedding band – all pieces were by NYC designer Marisa Perry. While looking good is her job, Emily never looked more beautiful when she took to the petal-lined aisle carrying a white floral bouquet with her father by her side.
One of the first celebrity summer brides to say “I do” was actress Rose Leslie. Held at Rayne Church in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, her late June nuptials to actor Kit Harrington doubled as a reunion for the cast of Game of Thrones (the duo met and fell in love on the GOT set!). Looking like she just stepped out of the pages of a fairytale, the bride turned heads in a long-sleeve lace gown by Elie Saab complemented by a slim belt and flowing, which drew attention to the fitted, romantic silhouette. She accessorized with a whimsical floral crown and nosegay white flower bouquet. We would be remiss not to mention the groom who looked most handsome in a traditional black wedding tailcoat, ivory vest, and gray pants.
Each of these famous brides nailed it with their wedding day style and beauty. But what we love most about these gorgeous ladies is their inner glow. Their choices feel authentic, personal, and from the heart. It doesn’t get more perfect than that!