If there’s one thing we love more than most at Wedding Ideas, it’s a celebrity wedding. Although some celebs have a tendency to got a little OTT, the A-Listers often pull out all the style stops. Here are some of the most popular celebrity wedding dresses of all time.
The team over at Flowercard have trawled the data and delved into the most popular internet searches to find out which celebrity weddings we’re loving the most as well as royal and celebrity wedding dresses that got everyone talking.
10 Most Popular Celebrity Wedding Dresses
According to global monthly search data these celebrity couples had everyone rushing to Google to find out more about ‘the dress’.
1. Meghan Markle
22,000 global monthly searches
Meghan Markle’s wedding dress was a bespoke gown designed by Claire Waight Keller for Givenchy and is said to have had a lasting impact on bridal trends.
Meghan opted to work with Waight Keller “for her timeless and elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanour”.
Meghan wanted to “highlight the success of a leading British talent who has now served as the creative head of three globally influential fashion houses – Pringle of Scotland, Chloé, and now Givenchy”.
2. Kate Middleton
16,000 global monthly searches
Absolutely stunning. A dress fit for a Queen in waiting. Designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, this dress was all about the shape and the lace. It’s actually a relatively simple design and will look good in photographs for years to come. Kate kick-started a new trend for lace in wedding dresses and sleeves have come back into fashion big time since then.
3. Sophie Turner
8,800 global monthly searches
When Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas celebrated their second wedding in the South of France (following a sort of secret Vegas ceremony), Google searches for Sophie’s stunning wedding jumpsuit skyrocketed.
4. Jennifer Lawrence
7,500 global monthly searches
Jennifer’s embellished wedding dress was designed her her cousin and bridal designer L Wells.
5. Priyanka Chopra
7,300 global monthly searches
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s wedding is widely acknowledged as one of the most extravagant celebrity weddings of all time, and Priyanka pulled out all the stops for her wedding dresses. Yes, dresses.
For the Hindu ceremony, Priyanka wore a Red lehenga by Sabyasachi Mukherji. “I always knew I wanted a red traditional silhouette for my wedding, but Sabya brought in incredible French embroidery to the mix,” Priyanka said of the dress. “And with incredible jewellery and a western-inspired veil, it was just such an amalgamation of who I am!”
A celebrity wedding dress favourite, Priyanka opted for a custom gown by Ralph Lauren. for her Christian ceremony. The dress was rich in embellishment, with mother of pearl paillettes, crystal seed beading and Swarovski crystals. Priyanka’s personal request for words to be incorporated into its embroidery made this dress one of a kind. Love, compassion, family, hope, Nicholas Jerry Jonas and ‘om namaha shiva’ are all embroidered into the dress.
6. Grace Kelly
7,100 global monthly searches
Movie star Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco in what was a Hollywood dream come true. The bride’s dress was created by costume designer Helen Rose from silk taffeta and remains a classic today – in fact many commentators have said that the enduring elegance of Grace Kelly’s gown inspired Kate Middleton.
With a lace bodice, long sleeves and a full skirt, the dress was fit for a princess-to-be and has never looked dated since.
7. Hailey Baldwin
6,000 global monthly searches
Hailey Baldwin wore not one, but three wedding dresses when she and Justin Bieber tied the knot in 2019. But it was her gorgeous lace gown by Virgil Abloh for OFF WHITE which really blew her fans away.
8. Lady Diana Spencer
5,500 global monthly searches
This was a wedding that took place in the vastness of St Paul’s Cathedral and Diana obviously felt she had to have a dress that would hold its own in the enormous interior.
Her wedding dress took up most of the interior of the Cinderella-like glass coach that carried her to the ceremony and the 25ft train had to be unfolded by her bridesmaids on the steps of the cathedral. While she looked beautiful on her wedding day, we think it was a dress that reflects the excesses of 80’s fashion – with big shoulders, ruffles and can’t-miss embellishments.
As she matured and developed her own look, Diana started wearing more fitted, elegant dresses by Catherine Walker, Azagury and Armani and looked particularly good in column style dresses, which suited her athletic figure. We think she’d have looked better in a wedding gown more like this but still, she was only 20 when she married and hadn’t developed her own style and confidence.
9. Kim Kardashian
4,900 global monthly searches
Kim Kardashian’s wedding dress had everyone talking when she wed Kanye West in Florence, Italy in 2014. With a contact book of designers as close friends, it was Riccardo Tisci who was tasked with creating Kim’s gorgeous Givenchy Dress.
10. Pippa Middleton
4,000 global monthly searches
After Pippa’s bridesmaid dress set tongues wagging at Kate and Will’s wedding, it’s no surprise her own wedding dress would cause a surge in internet searches. When she married financier James Matthews in May 2017 Pippa opted for a high necked, ivory lace gown with capped sleeves and corseted bodice by British designer Giles Deacon.
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Dita Von Teese
If you’re contemplating wearing a coloured wedding gown, then burlesque artiste Dita Von Teese should be your inspiration – She wore a full-skirted gown in a rich purple designed by Vivienne Westwood. The dramatic colour showed off the bride’s creamy skin and dark hair to perfection.
Although it’s not a traditional-style wedding dress, it created a real sense of occasion and any bride would feel like a million pounds in a frock like this. If this is the route you want to take, check out names like Pronuptia, Ian Stuart and Vera Wang who make some fabulous frocks in unusual shades.
Queen Elizabeth II
There’s usually a collective sigh when everybody first sees the bride in her wedding gown and the British nation were all overwhelmed when they saw the Queen – then Princess Elizabeth – looking blissfully happy at her marriage to Prince Phillip in 1947. Britain had just emerged from World War II and clothes rationing was still in place (even for the Royals), so the public had sent in their own clothing coupons to enable Princess Elizabeth to have the dress of her dreams.
Another trendsetter. Jessica looked like a classic bride – with one small difference. She chose a blush pink for her wedding gown by Giambattista Valli and we have to say, we loved it. It’s very bridal, very feminine but just with that accent of difference. If you don’t suit white or ivory then a pale pastel could be the way forward – we’re thinking blush pink like Jessica, or a pale blue?
According to bridal boutique owner Ellie Sanderson, the Royal Family generally get it right when it comes to classic wedding dresses. They don’t follow fashion but go for a timeless look. Look at the wedding dress of Princess Margaret from 1960 and you’ll have a perfect example of this. It was designed by couturier Norman Hartnell and created from silk organza.
Princess Margaret had a slight frame, which Hartnell understood and he kept the details on the frock to a minimum so that she wouldn’t look swamped. Life magazine called it ‘the simplest royal wedding gown in history’. Not such a bad thing, because you could wear it today without looking dated. If you want to see the dress, go along to the display of royal wedding dresses at Kensington Palace in London.
Kate Moss’s Wedding Dress
Kate has been around fashion long enough to know what suits her and we loved her unstructured wedding dress created by John Galliano. Kate herself described it as ‘Rock and Roll Gatsby’. Created from chiffon, tulle, lace and sequins, it moved beautifully and made Kate look like a Goddess. We loved it.