Planning & Inspiration
Favorite Celebrity Brides of Summer 2017
As we say a bittersweet goodbye to these last warm, sun-filled days, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on what a fantastic wedding season this past summer has been. Helping our brides’ floral fantasies come true is a feeling like no other. Always on the look out for inspiration, we couldn’t help but notice all the celebrities who also tied the knot, sharing their photos on Instagram, and in magazines like People and Vogue. Ranging in styles from intimately romantic to formal elegance to opulent glamour, here are the celebrity brides who wowed us in summer 2017.
Supermodel Miranda Kerr channeled the iconic bridal look worn by Grace Kelly at her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco to dream up a bespoke Christian Dior gown so stunning it left us all speechless. Made of silk the color of whipped butter, the design featured a high neck, long sleeves, and full skirt with floral appliqué. The intimate, backyard ceremony culminated under a breathtaking floral arch of pink blooms where the bride and her groom, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegal, exchanged vows.
One of summer’s most talked about weddings was the one between Dancing With The Stars judge Julianne Hough and NHL star Brooks Laich. The couple loves nature so it made perfect sense that they were married in a picturesque outdoor ceremony in Idaho surrounded by 200 family and friends. The bride wore a strapless custom Marchesa gown that radiated understated elegance. Her bridal look was complimented by a floor-length chiffon veil and beautiful hand-tied bouquet of natural blooms and greenery.
You have a tough act to follow when your sister marries an actual prince. But Pippa Middleton handled it with absolute style and grace when she wed James Matthews at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. The bride wore a Giles Duncan gown made of delicate lace featuring an a-line silhouette, high neck, and cap sleeves. She completed her look with a headpiece showing a hint of sparkle, simple veil, and a petite bouquet of white blooms. Evoking the atmosphere of an enchanted English garden, ceremonial flowers from London-based florist Lavender Green displayed a myriad of white and soft pink blossoms with lush greenery.
Italian supermodel Bianca Balti and Matthew McRae said “I do” in a romantic California ranch wedding. As the face and muse of Dolce & Gabbana, the bride wore a beautiful custom gown by Stephano Gabbana made of intricate white lace, featuring an empire waist fit and cap-sleeves. Looking every bit an Italian princess, Bianca carried a voluminous garden bouquet down an aisle scattered in white flower petals.
Against a breathtaking mountain backdrop at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana, Dancing With The Stars host Erin Andrews wed former NHL star Jared Stoll. A location this beautiful needs little decoration and the couple let Mother Nature’s beauty paint their fairytale ceremony. The bride walked the aisle in a gorgeous fitted, off the shoulder dress by Carolina Herrera complemented by a dramatic chiffon veil and pink and burgundy hued bouquet.
Most fathers just write a check when their daughter gets married. But for her Mustique wedding to Steve Hash, Ally Hilfiger asked a little more of her fashion designer father, Tommy. Together, they designed a bohemian-inspired ensemble featuring a silk gown and cape embroidered with blue and white floral detail that would have made Stevie Nicks gasp. Walking down a seaside aisle of golden sand, the bride carried a verdant bouquet of white blooms and greenery.
Hannah Bronfman wears many hats – Instagram It-Girl, HBFit founder, and DJ to name just a few. Her destination wedding to fellow DJ Brendan Fallis brought friends and family to Morcocco where they celebrated the couple over a lavish 4-day affair. Vows were exchanged in an outdoor ceremony at the historic hotel, La Mamounia where the bride stunned in a custom strapless silk crepe trumpet gown by Vera Wang, accented with a lace train embroidered with exquisite crystal and peal detail. A dramatic veil and lush bouquet completed her show-stopping attire.
“As soon as I got engaged, I immediately knew that I wanted Mrs. Herrera to make my wedding dress,” recalls actress Emmy Rossum. For her wedding to Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, she sought out the designer to create her striking off the shoulder ivory gown with embroidered detail at the waist and cap sleeves. The bride perfected her elegant look with a sweeping veil, diamond earrings, and petite white floral bouquet. The ceremony took place at New York’s Central Synagogue where the couple said “I do” under a white floral chuppah, followed by a star-studded reception at The Guggenheim Museum.
Technically, these nuptials took place in late spring, but we are going to include The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parson and art director Todd Spiewak’s wedding at New York’s Rainbow Room on our list. Looking most dapper in matching black suits accessorized with bowties and pink boutonnieres, the handsome couple exchanged vows under a beautiful chuppah of pink, peach, and white blooms.
What a romantic season of I dos it has been! We can’t wait to see the wedded bliss that autumn brings.