Continuing on from last week’s blog of celebrity iconic weddings we examine a few more famous brides whose choice of wedding dress has influenced the bridalwear industry and the modern day bride when shopping for wedding dresses.
Tom Cruise and Dawson’s Creek actress Katie Holmes stole the media headlines when they married in 2006 at an Italian Castle after a whirlwind romance. The bride wore a custom designed Armani wedding gown that, according to reports, took over 350 hours just to sew on the Swarovski beading and crystals. The off the shoulder, vintage inspired gown featured Valenciennes lace and a beautifully complementary veil. The groom also wore Armani, opting for a navy two button tuxedo. The new Mrs Cruise changed into an Armani peach coloured organza dress before the newlyweds had their first dance. Fireworks and music by Mark Ronson continued the celebration into the evening.
Courtney Cox married David Arquette in the Summer of 2000. The Friends star wore a simple silk Valentino wedding dress which featured full length sleeves and a draped neckline emphasised her shape beautifully. She completed the look with a cathedral veil and a bouquet of red roses. The groom looked dapper in a morning suit. It seems many celebrity brides have ditched the trend of strapless wedding dresses. Liv Tyler, Zoe Ball, Nicole Kidman and Gwen Stefani all had straps or sleeves of some sort on their wedding gowns. With Kate Middleton setting the trend of sleeves last year at her wedding to Prince William it may just be that the popularity of the strapless wedding dress may become a diminishing trend.