FACT: When you think of weddings, you think of Vera Wang. Which is all the more impressive when you realize that Vera has only been designing for brides since the early 1990’s. Now that she’s doing red and black wedding dresses only, it seems like the era of white Vera Wang wedding gowns is coming to an end.
So let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we? Here are 30 A-listers, First Daughters, pop stars, heiresses and reality stars who’ve chosen Vera when it mattered most. From Kim Kardashian’s 3 custom Vera gowns, to Posh Spice’s timeless champagne satin dress for her wedding to David Beckham (blast from the past, much?) Vera’s reach is wide and non-discriminating. Get inspired by her decades of work now.
Khloe wore a form-fitting, strapless Vera Wang gown with a lavender sash when she wed Lamar Odom after a whopping one month of dating.
Ivanka looked stunning when she wed Jared Kushner in 2009 in a Vera Wang gown with a lace illusion neckline and overlay.
10 years ago, Jessica wed Nick Lachey wed traditional church ceremony in Austin, TX. The bride wore a custom, strapless beaded Vera Wang.
People were taken aback when Avril played it classy in a Vera Wang wedding dress at her 2006 wedding to Sum 41 frontman Deryk Whibley.
Mariah Carey wore Vera Wang at her first wedding to Sony Music Mogul Tommy Mottola all the way back in 1993.
Posh Spice chose a timeless champagne satin Vera Wang style for her 1999 nuptials to David Beckham. The very ’90’s spray tan, make-up and hair style? Considerably less timeless.
Actress Ali Larter wore a beautiful Chantilly lace style when she married Hayes MacArthur in 2009.
Alicia Keyes was absolutely radiant when she wed rapper/producer Swiss Beatz in a maternity style one shoulder Vera gown at her wedding at a private home in the Mediterranean.
J-Lo walked down the aisle in Vera Wang when she married Marc Anthony in 2004. Sadly, this is the best pic anyone got of their super secret wedding.
And again for her first dance…
And again for the rest of her reception…
Kim Kardashian was utterly spoiled with not 1, not 2, but 3 Vera Wang wedding dresses when she married Kris Humphries last year. Replicas of her wedding dresses were all released as part of Vera’s line for David’s Bridal in September of 2011 – but by then the couple had already split.
Jennifer Garner was several months pregnant when she wed Ben Affleck in a very private beach ceremony in Turks and Caicos, so she opted for a forgiving empire waist Vera gown with a green sash.
Alyssa wore a lovely custom crumb-catcher Vera Wang gown when she wed Hollywood agent David Bugliari in 2009.
Hilary’s Vera Wang looks suspiciously similar to one of Kim Kardashian’s wedding dresses. The ex-Disney starlet wore this slinky little number when she wed her hockey star beau Mike Comrie in 2010
MTV personality Lala wore a strapless organza Vera gown when she married NBA star Carmelo Anthony in NYC in 2010.
Supermodel Lily Aldridge wore a custom Vera Wang gown when she wed Kings of Leon rocker Caleb Followill in Malibu last year. Some girls have all the luck.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar wore a layered Vera Wang gown with a high-low hem at her 2002 Mexican resort wedding. She paired her designer dress with a pair of flip flops.
Toni wore a 15K Vera Wang princess ballgown at her 1998 ATL wedding to Keri Lewis. Not bad for a gal who had declared herself bankrupt one year prior.
This British heiress wore Vera Wang when she married James Stunt last year at the same Italian castle where Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise were married.
Lady Antebellum frontwoman Hillary Scott wore a custom strapless Vera Wang embellished with crystal and pearl beading when she married Chris Tyrell in an upstate NY ceremony in January of this year.
Vera Wang can’t take all the credit for Dylan Lauren’s stunning couture wedding gown – she simply lent assistance to Dylan’s dad, Ralph.
For her summer 2010 summer wedding to Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton wore a a strapless, raw-edged laser cut silk organza Vera Wang, accented by an embellished belt.
Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley Biden wed Dr. Howard Krein in a secluded Delaware ceremony just last month! She wore a custom Vera Wang mermaid gown with a tulle illusion neckline and an organza petal skirt.
Trekkie fan fave Jeri Ryan wed French chef beau Christoper Eme in the Loire Valley, where the groom grew up.
Andy Roddick’s supermodel bride Brooklyn Decker wore a sexy, ruched, form fitting Vera Wang to their very private wedding in Texas in 2009.
Elin wore a scoop neck Vera Wang with a full skirt and a striped overlay when she wed Tiger Woods in 1.5 million dollar affair in Barbados in 2004.
When Sharon Stone wed the executive editor of the San Francisco Examiner in 1998, she donned a pretty pink, bias-cut Vera Wang gown with matching veil and diamond tiara.
Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi tied the knot with Bret Hedican in a hand-painted silk Vera Wang at her wedding in Hawaii in the summer of 2000.
In 1997, Al Gore’s eldest daughter Karenna wed Drew Schiff in a Vera Wang in front of 300 guests at the Washington National Cathedral, where her parents had married in 1970.
Kate wore a strapless Vera Wang when she married Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson in an NYE ceremony in Aspen, Colorado in 200o.
In 2009, Kara Dioguardi married genearl contractor Mike McCuddy in a strapless Vera Wang gown and 250K worth of Neil Lane diamond jewelry. The couple were wed in Maine, the groom’s home-state.
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