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Iconic celebrity wedding dresses

A-list nuptials and fantasy frocks galore...

The weddings of the rich and famous have always captivated the public (as the nuptials of a certain Prince and his bride have recently reminded us), so we thought we'd revisit some of the most iconic and romantic A-list weddings. Whether you're looking for inspiration for your own wedding dress, or just want to escape into a Hollywood fantasy for a moment, click through the gallery below and let us know which your favourite dress is in the comments section.

  • Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

    Jessica Biel and Justin Tim…

    Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake tied the knot… More details

    Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

    Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

    Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake tied the knot in the Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia, Italy. The pair sold their pictures to People, and told the magazine the day was "magical". Jessica wore a pink dress by Giambattista Valli to the ceremony.

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  • Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

    Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

    Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman on a private… More details

    Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

    Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman

    Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman on a private estate in front of 100 guests in Big Sur, California. Anne wore a beautiful Valentino gown with pink accents.

    Read more about the dress here

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  • Kate Moss and Jamie Hince

    Kate Moss and Jamie Hince

    After dating The Kills guitarist for four years,… More details

    Kate Moss and Jamie Hince

    Kate Moss and Jamie Hince

    After dating The Kills guitarist for four years, Moss married Jamie Hince on 1 July 2011 at St Peter's Church, Gloucestershire. The man behind the embellished wedding dress is none other than John Galliano. The groom went for a rock'n'roll double breasted suit by French house, YSL.

    Read more about the most rock'n'roll ceremony and after party of the decade here.

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  • Lily Allen and Sam Cooper

    Lily Allen and Sam Cooper

    Lily Allen married Sam Cooper at James the Great… More details

    Lily Allen and Sam Cooper

    Lily Allen and Sam Cooper

    Lily Allen married Sam Cooper at James the Great Church in Gloucestershire, on June 11, 2011. The young expecting couple broke the news in front of friends and family after the British singer showed off a small bump in her Delphine Manivet wedding dress.

    Read more about The Fear singer's wedding here.

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  • Prince William and Catherine Middleton

    Prince William and Catherin…

    People all around the world gathered to watch… More details

    Prince William and Catherine Middleton

    Prince William and Catherine Middleton

    People all around the world gathered to watch Prince William and Catherine Elizabeth Middleton as they exchanged their vows in the wonderful decor of Westminster Abbey, on April 29, 2011. The Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge have since then enjoyed married life as the heirs of the throne of England.

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  • Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise

    Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise

    Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise were married in a… More details

    Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise

    Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise

    Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise were married in a Scientology at Odescalchi Castle in Italy on November, 18th, 2006. The couple had welcomed their first daughter, Suri, into the world earlier that same year.

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  • Katy England and Bobby Gillespie

    Katy England and Bobby Gill…

    Primal Scream frontman, Bobby Gillespie married… More details

    Katy England and Bobby Gillespie

    Katy England and Bobby Gillespie

    Primal Scream frontman, Bobby Gillespie married stylist, Katy England at St Margaret's Church on July 29th, 2006. The bride opted for a candy stripe dress whereas the groom sported a white suit with red rose details. This is what we call a rock'n'roll wedding.

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  • Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney

    Renee Zellweger and Kenny C…

    Renee Zellweger married Kenny Chesney on the… More details

    Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney

    Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney

    Renee Zellweger married Kenny Chesney on the island of St. John in the Caribbean's Virgin Islands on May 9, 2005. However, it wasn't long until the actress filed for an annulment of the marriage, citing "fraud". The annulment was eventually granted the following December.

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  • Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

    Gwen Stefani and Gavin Ross…

    Gwen Stefani met Bush guitarist and lead singer… More details

    Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

    Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

    Gwen Stefani met Bush guitarist and lead singer Gavin Rossdale when No Doubt opened for the aleternative rock band, back in 1995. They married on September 14, 2002 in St Paul's, Covent Garden, before holding a second wedding in Los Angeles two weeks later. Stefani later said it was so she could wear her custom-designed John Galliano wedding dress twice.

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  • Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker

    Matthew Broderick and Sarah…

    Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick smile… More details

    Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker

    Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker

    Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick smile on their wedding day, 19 May 1997. The couple were married in secret with many of their 100 guests thinking they were coming to a party, only to find out it was a wedding once they arrived. The ceremony was held in the Angel Orensanz Foundation Center (formerly a synagogue) in New York.

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  • Michelle and Barack Obama

    Michelle and Barack Obama

    Michelle and Barack's wedding ceremony took place… More details

    Michelle and Barack Obama

    Michelle and Barack Obama

    Michelle and Barack's wedding ceremony took place on October 3, 1992 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois. Twenty years later, the couple are as happy as ever and Michelle is lauded as one of the most stylist first ladies of all time.

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  • Kelly Preston and John Travolta

    Kelly Preston and John Trav…

    Despite meeting three years before while shooting… More details

    Kelly Preston and John Travolta

    Kelly Preston and John Travolta

    Despite meeting three years before while shooting The Expert, Kelly Preston and John Travolta did not start dating until 1990. After wedding plans proved to be too stressful, the young couple eloped to Paris where they were married on September 12, 1991 in a midnight ceremony at the Hotel De Crillon, before eventually holding a second ceremony in Beverly Hills.

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  • Michael Douglas and Diandra Luker

    Michael Douglas and Diandra…

    Michael Douglas and Diandra Luker on cut their… More details

    Michael Douglas and Diandra Luker

    Michael Douglas and Diandra Luker

    Michael Douglas and Diandra Luker on cut their three-tiered wedding cake on 21 March 1977. They had only been dating for six weeks when Douglas proposed, but the marriage lasted twenty-three years.

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  •  Farah Fawcett and Lee Majors

    Farah Fawcett and Lee Majors

    Fawcett shows off her wedding ring as she cuts… More details

     Farah Fawcett and Lee Majors

    Farah Fawcett and Lee Majors

    Fawcett shows off her wedding ring as she cuts the cake with husband Lee Majors on 28 July 1973. The ‘Golden Couple’ were married on the fifth anniversary of their first date in the garden of the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles.

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  • Michael Caine and Shakira Baksh

    Michael Caine and Shakira B…

    On 8 January 1973, British actor Michael Caine… More details

    Michael Caine and Shakira Baksh

    Michael Caine and Shakira Baksh

    On 8 January 1973, British actor Michael Caine married Indian model Shakira Baksh at the Little Chapel on the Green in Las Vegas, Nevada. Caine famously fell in love at first sight with Shakira when he saw her by chance in a TV advertisement for Maxwell House coffee.

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  • Mick Jagger and Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias

    Mick Jagger and Bianca Pér…

    Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, and his new bride,… More details

    Mick Jagger and Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias

    Mick Jagger and Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias

    Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, and his new bride, Nicaraguan model Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias, leaving the Chapel of Saint Anne, St. Tropez, France following their wedding service on 12 May 1971.

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  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono

    John Lennon and Yoko Ono

    On 20 March 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono flew… More details

    John Lennon and Yoko Ono

    John Lennon and Yoko Ono

    On 20 March 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono flew by private jet to Gibraltar. They were married at the British Consulate in a ten-minute ceremony performed by the registrar, Cecil Wheeler.

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  • Audrey Hepburn and Dr. Dotti

    Audrey Hepburn and Dr. Dotti

    Audrey Hepburn married Italian psychiatrist,… More details

    Audrey Hepburn and Dr. Dotti

    Audrey Hepburn and Dr. Dotti

    Audrey Hepburn married Italian psychiatrist, Andrea Dotti on 18 January 1969. They had one child together, Luca, who was born in 1970. The marriage lasted thirteen years and ended in divorce in 1982 because of Dotti's multiple affairs.

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  • Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman

    Paul McCartney and Linda Ea…

    On 12 March 1969, Paul McCartney and Linda… More details

    Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman

    Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman

    On 12 March 1969, Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman were married in a civil ceremony at Marylebone Register Office in London. This was followed by a blessing in the Parish church of St. John’s Wood.

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  • Elvis and Priscilla Presley

    Elvis and Priscilla Presley

    On 1 May 1967, Elvis Presley and Priscilla Ann… More details

    Elvis and Priscilla Presley

    Elvis and Priscilla Presley

    On 1 May 1967, Elvis Presley and Priscilla Ann Beaulieu were married by the Nevada Supreme Court Justice David Zenoff in the Milton Prell suite at the Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas.

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  • Catherine Deneuve and David Bailey

    Catherine Deneuve and David…

    French film star Catherine Deneuve and British… More details

    Catherine Deneuve and David Bailey

    Catherine Deneuve and David Bailey

    French film star Catherine Deneuve and British photographer David Bailey celebrating their marriage in London on 19 August 1965. The pair had been introduced two months earlier by director Roman Polanski who was making the film Repulsion with Deneuve at the time.

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  • Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

    Elizabeth Taylor and Richar…

    Elizabeth Taylor on the day of her wedding to… More details

    Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

    Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

    Elizabeth Taylor on the day of her wedding to Richard Burton in the bridal suite of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Montreal on 15 March 1964, ten days after Taylor’s divorce from Eddie Fisher was finalized.

    Courtesy of The Everett Collection

  • Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi

    Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi

    Marlon Brando marries his first wife, actress… More details

    Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi

    Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi

    Marlon Brando marries his first wife, actress Anna Kashfi, on 11 October 1957. They were married at the home of Brando’s aunt, Mrs. Betty Lindmeyer, in Eagle Rock, California and the bride wore an off-shoulder sari

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  •  Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer

    Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer

    Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer photographed after… More details

     Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer

    Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer

    Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer photographed after their wedding in Monaco in 1956. Princess Grace's wedding dress, which was designed by MGM's Academy Award–winning costume designer Helen Rose - has been an inspiration for countless bridal gowns since - including that of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

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  • Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe

    Arthur Miller and Marilyn M…

    A radiantly happy Marilyn Monroe and a clearly… More details

    Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe

    Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe

    A radiantly happy Marilyn Monroe and a clearly devoted Arthur Miller pose for the press outside Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains, New York on 29 June 1956 moments after their civil wedding service. According to contemporary news reports the ceremony lasted less than five minutes and took place at 7.21 p.m.

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  • Zsa Zsa Gabor and George Sanders

    Zsa Zsa Gabor and George Sa…

    Hungarian-American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor married… More details

    Zsa Zsa Gabor and George Sanders

    Zsa Zsa Gabor and George Sanders

    Hungarian-American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor married actor George Sanders in Las Vegas, Nevada on 2 April 1949. Gabor married a total of nine times and Sanders was her third husband. The couple were together for exactly five years, divorcing on their anniversary in 1954.

    Courtesy of The Everett Collection

  • Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer

    Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer

    The marriage of Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer… More details

    Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer

    Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer

    The marriage of Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer took place in Burgenstock, Switzerland, where they made their home. They married at a private civil ceremony on 24 September 1954 attended by close friends and family, followed by a service at the local Protestant chapel the following day.

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  • Brigitte Bardot and Roger Vadim

    Brigitte Bardot and Roger V…

    A demure-looking 18-year-old brunette Brigitte… More details

    Brigitte Bardot and Roger Vadim

    Brigitte Bardot and Roger Vadim

    A demure-looking 18-year-old brunette Brigitte Bardot with her father Charles, known to his family as Pilou, moments before her religious marriage ceremony to 24-year-old Roger Vadim at the Église de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce of Passy, Paris, 20 December 1952.

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  • Joan Collins and Maxwell Reed

    Joan Collins and Maxwell Reed

    Joan Collins had just turned 19 and recently… More details

    Joan Collins and Maxwell Reed

    Joan Collins and Maxwell Reed

    Joan Collins had just turned 19 and recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts when she married fellow British actor Maxwell Reed in London on 25 May 1952. Her wedding dress featured an unusual high-necked collar, which she accessorized with a leaf-shaped fascinator in her hair

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  • Bette Davis and William Grant Sherry

    Bette Davis and William Gra…

    Bette Davis and third husband William Grant… More details

    Bette Davis and William Grant Sherry

    Bette Davis and William Grant Sherry

    Bette Davis and third husband William Grant Sherry, a sailor on leave from San Diego, met at a weekend party in Laguna Beach, and impulsively married just five weeks later on 30 November 1945. The ceremony took place in the chapel of the Mission Inn, Riverside, California.

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  • Shirley Temple and Sergeant Jack Agar

    Shirley Temple and Sergeant…

    At age 17, the most famous child star of them… More details

    Shirley Temple and Sergeant Jack Agar

    Shirley Temple and Sergeant Jack Agar

    At age 17, the most famous child star of them all, Shirley Temple, married 24-year-old Air Force Sergeant John Agar. The reception for 500 guests was held at the Brentwood home of Shirley’s parents on 19 September 1945.

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  • Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli

    Judy Garland and Vincente M…

    Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli were married… More details

    Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli

    Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli

    Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli were married on 15 June 1945 at the home of Judy’s mother. Garland wore a simple grey jersey dress with pink beading and carried a large bouquet, typical of the period.

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  • Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart

    Lauren Bacall and Humphrey …

    Nineteen-year-old ingénue Lauren Bacall was… More details

    Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart

    Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart

    Nineteen-year-old ingénue Lauren Bacall was introduced to 44-year-old Hollywood star Humphrey Bogart in October 1944 by Howard Hawks on the set of his film Passage to Marseille. Their wedding was on May 21, 1945 and they remained married until Bogart's death from cancer in 1957.

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  • Rita Hayworth and Orson Wells

    Rita Hayworth and Orson Wells

    Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles aged 28 and 25… More details

    Rita Hayworth and Orson Wells

    Rita Hayworth and Orson Wells

    Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles aged 28 and 25 respectively when they married, both for the second time, on 7 September 1943 at Santa Monica City Hall. The couple had told no-one of their intentions until the day before.

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  • Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman

    Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman

    Actor, and future 40th President of the United… More details

    Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman

    Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman

    Actor, and future 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan admires his three-tiered wedding cake with first wife Jane Wyman on 25 January 1940. Wyman wore a long-sleeved satin jacket and skirt, and a matching fur muff and hat. They remained married for nine years and had three children together.

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  • Fred Astaire and Phyllis Livingston Potter

    Fred Astaire and Phyllis Li…

    Astaire marries New York socialite Phyllis… More details

    Fred Astaire and Phyllis Livingston Potter

    Fred Astaire and Phyllis Livingston Potter

    Astaire marries New York socialite Phyllis Livingston Potter on 12 July 1933. They were married in the chambers of Justice Selah B. Strong in Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Nat King Cole and Maria Ellington

    Nat King Cole and Maria Ell…

    American jazz singers Nat King Cole and Maria… More details

    Nat King Cole and Maria Ellington

    Nat King Cole and Maria Ellington

    American jazz singers Nat King Cole and Maria Ellington share a kiss while dancing at their wedding reception in Harlem, New York on 28 March 1948. Cole and Ellington’s wedding ceremony was held on Easter Sunday at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church.

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  • John Wayne and Josephine Saenz

    John Wayne and Josephine Saenz

    John Wayne marries Josephine Saenz, daughter of… More details

    John Wayne and Josephine Saenz

    John Wayne and Josephine Saenz

    John Wayne marries Josephine Saenz, daughter of the Latin American Consul, on 24 June 1933. They were married in a garden ceremony at actress Loretta Young’s home who was also the Maid of Honour.

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  • Sammy Davis Jr and May Britt

    Sammy Davis Jr and May Britt

    Sammy Davis Jr and May Britt were married on 13… More details

    Sammy Davis Jr and May Britt

    Sammy Davis Jr and May Britt

    Sammy Davis Jr and May Britt were married on 13 November 1960. The wedding was held in Sammy’s Hollywood home and attended by an intimate circle of friends and family

    © 1978 David Sutton / mptvimages.com

  • Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra

    Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner pose on their… More details

    Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra

    Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner pose on their wedding day, 7 November 1951. Described by People magazine as one of the ‘Romances of the Century’, Ava and Frank found in each other qualities that had been missing in their other relationships: a truly equal partner in passion and drive.

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  • Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow

    Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow

    Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow first met on the set… More details

    Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow

    Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow

    Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow first met on the set of Von Ryan’s Express in 1964. This unlikely couple were married two years later on 19 July 1966 at the home of Sands Hotel owner Jack Entratter. Sinatra was 50 and Farrow was 21.

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  • Bob Hope and Jayne Mansfield

    Bob Hope and Jayne Mansfield

    Bob Hope with Jayne Mansfield, who is wearing a… More details

    Bob Hope and Jayne Mansfield

    Bob Hope and Jayne Mansfield

    Bob Hope with Jayne Mansfield, who is wearing a close-replica of the wedding dress she wore at her marriage to Mickey Hargitay on 13 January 1958. Hope and Mansfield were close friends and had toured together with the USO (United Service Organizations) entertaining troops abroad.

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