Top 10 Iconic Wedding Dresses

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6. Kristen Stewart (2012)

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart wore a Carolina Herrera gown for the Twilight on-screen wedding where her character Bella married vampire Edward. It took its designer and four seamstresses over six months to make and was custom-made specifically for Stewart.

The rear of the dress features a sheer panel with delicate scrolled embroidery and was designed by Carolina to be a ‘romantic’ surprise.

Stephenie Meyer and the Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon selected the final design out of ten sketches that were submitted by wedding dress designer.

 

7. Genie Francis:

Genie Francis

The wedding of Luke and Laura was one of the biggest – if not the biggest scenes on General Hospital and in all of soap opera history. After the summer adventures of Love on the Run, fans awaited the nuptials of their favorite couple. On November 16, 1981, Luke and Laura were finally married outdoors in front of 30 million viewers watching this event! Today, soap operas are lucky if they can get 1 million viewers.

Over the years, a lot has happened to this supercouple: two children, Lucky and Lulu, a divorce, a remarriage, and Laura’s institutionalization and emergence from a catatonic state with the help of an experimental drug. The drug’s good effects were short-lived, however. Knowing this, Luke went through with a re-marriage ceremony, though at the time, he was  married to Tracy Quartermaine – Polygamy. A catatonic Laura returned to the institution to seek further treatment.

On January 8, 2013, executive producer Frank Valentini and Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Francis would again return to General Hospital[8] She first aired on February 11.

 

8. Empress of Iran (1951)

Empress of Iran

The Shah and Empress of Iran at their 1951 wedding. She wore a custom Christian Dior gown for the occasion. The wedding did not last long. On 21 March 1958, the Iranian New Year’s Day, a crying Shah announced his divorce to the Iranian people in a speech that was broadcast on radio and television. He  also said that he would not remarry in haste; although, he did. get remarried.

9.  Carolyn Bassette (1996)

Carolyn Bassette

The sleek and sexiness of Carolyn’s bias-cut, Narciso Rodriguez gown resulted in the launch of his career and then solidified her as a style icon.

Carolyn Bessette and John F. Kennedy Jr. were married in a secret ceremony on Cumberland Island, off the coast of Georgia, on September 21, 1996. The ceremony took place in a small Brack Chapel of the First African Baptist Church.  40 guests attended, including Ted KennedyCaroline Kennedy and her husband Edwin Schlossberg. The wedding was planned by Gogo Ferguson, a Cumberland Island resident who also designed the couple’s wedding bands.

The bride walked down the aisle in a $40,000 pearl-colored silk crepe floor-length gown, hand-rolled tulle silk veil and long silk gloves by Narcisco Rodriguez. She also wore beaded satin Manolo Blahnik sandals. Her hair was pulled back away from her face and styled by George Kyriakos. A bun at the nape of her neck was pinned with a clip belonging to Jackie Kennedy. She clutched a lily of the valley bouquet, arranged by Rachel “Bunny” Melon, the same woman who designed the White House rose garden.

Carolyn died on July 16, 1999, along with her husband and older sister Lauren, when the Piper Saratoga II HP Kennedy was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Martha’s Vineyard. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the probable cause of the crash was: JFK Jr. failure to maintain control of the airplane during a descent over water at night, which was a result of his spatial disorientation.

 

10. Gwen Stefani:

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani’s Custom Dip-Dyed Gown by Dior This Dior dip-dyed silk faille gown was custom-created for the pop star’s 2002 wedding. We love this ombre look.

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were dating for 6 years before Rossdale finally popped the question on New Year’s Day 2002. On September 14th of 2002, modern music’s most famous front-woman and her British beau exchanged vows in a traditional Anglican service at St. Paul’s Covent Garden in London. The bride (Stefani of course) arrived an hour late for the ceremony, but for the groom she was well worth the wait. “God bless Gwen,” Rossdale stated.

Following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Stefani donated $1 million to Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake–Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund. Stefani also ran an auction on eBay from April 11 to April 25, 2011, allowing participants to bid on vintage clothing items from her personal wardrobe and custom T-shirts designed and signed by her, with all  proceeds from the auction going to Save the Children’s relief effort.

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