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Celebrity Designer Custom Wedding Gowns You Will Fall In Love With

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When celebrities get married, it’s often with a lavish and over-the top ceremony that we might only dream of.

Celebrity weddings are often larger than life celebrations that make headlines around the world for their extravagance. We read the news and are fascinated by how much money is being spent - no expense spared!

Celebrity wedding dresses have been a popular inspiration for brides-to be and social media has made it easy to seek these designer styles as inspiration. While most marriages in Hollywood end up short lived, celebrity wedding gowns continue to make news and become iconic inspirations.

We rounded up 15 of the most beautiful, elaborate, romantic celebrity wedding dresses to serve as your inspiration for your own custom wedding dress.

1. Paris Hilton

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Designer: Oscar De La Renta

Did you know Paris had initially planned to wear 10 wedding dresses during her 3-day wedding festivities but ended up wearing just 6 of them?

Paris walked down the aisle in a custom-made Oscar De La Renta wedding gown, inspired by Grace Kelly’s wedding gown she wore in 1956 – a conservative but incredibly elegant lace bridal gown with a high neck and long sleeves.

“Paris is a very visual person," said stylist Sammy K.

“I decided to print out over 300 images for her. She grabbed a Sharpie, circled what she liked and didn’t like. After extensive meetings going through it all, we started narrowing down what would make sense for every event and what would be functional. For the ceremony, we wanted something long, beautiful, and inspired by all the classic wedding inspiration that we’d compiled.”

"Paris has always wanted to look like a princess, but we wanted to make sure we added a grand touch to it with the pressed flowers and a dramatic veil—and when it all came together, it very much felt angelic." – Fernando Garcia, Oscar de la Renta creative director

Paris’s custom wedding gown was a masterpiece – a high neck with long sleeves which was intricately embroidered with pressed flower sewed perfectly. The embroidered bodice progressively withered into a full princess ball gown skirt which comprise of 20 layers of tulle over a crinoline petticoat.

To finish off the incredible look, a long and dramatic veil which featured matching floral embroidery work at the hem of the veil and scattered throughout for a truly romantic look.

"I wanted something that was timeless, elegant, chic, and iconic, and I was so happy." Said Paris in an interview with Vogue. "I love how it turned out. I wanted something that was timeless, elegant, chic, and iconic, and I am so happy,"

Price tag: The price of Paris’s gown has not been publicly disclosed but it is reported to be estimated upwards of $25,000.

Of course, fit for an heiress included 3 more bridal gown changes during her lavish wedding celebrations.

After the ceremony for her first dance with her husband – Carter Reum, Paris changed into a gorgeous Gahlia Lahav off the shoulder with a semi sheer corset bodice flowing down to a full A line skirt with shimmery tulle. The specific tulle fabric was selected to ensure it reflected light and create a dazzling shimmer.

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Another dress change included a custom-made Pamella Roland gown which featured a plunge neckline, sequin and pearl embroidery and a sheer embellished cape in a sheath silhouette.

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2. Ariana Grande

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Designer: Vera Wang

Ariana’s custom-made haute couture wedding dress by Vera Wang is the modern take for a chic, minimalist and sophisticated bride. The dress was silk charmeuse strapless style with a feature sculpted sweetheart neckline, exposed bra strap closure with a plunging back in a sheath silhouette.

The angelic bridal look was finished off with a hand pleated shoulder length veil with a satin bow at the top.

Vera Wang's designs are sought after by many celebrity brides with gowns in their luxe collection starting from $7,000. However, Vera Wang Haute custom gown’s prices increase exponentially to $100,000 USD (approximately $143,000 AUD) or more.

Price tag: $150,000 USD (approximately $215,500 AUD)

3. Priyanka Chopra

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Designer: Ralph Lauren

Priyanka’s wedding to Nick Jonas in 2018 is the ultimate combination of traditional and modern wedding celebrations.

The bride opted for two dresses to represent the cultural celebrations – she wore a traditional lehenga red gown to honour her Indian background and a stunning custom design and made white wedding gown to celebrate the Western culture.

Ralph Lauren created a work of art in Priyanka’s wedding dress which had 15 skilled craftsmans and estimated 1,826 hours to complete the gown.

The dress was hand beaded and hand embroidered which included;

  • 135 satin covered buttons
  • 11,632 Swarovski crystals
  • 5,600 pearl seed beads
  • 24 million high lustre sequins sewn into the bodice

The finishing touch to the gorgeous gown was a 23-meter-long tulle veil.

Fun fact: Priyanka chose Ralph Lauren as the designer for her wedding dress because she heard that he has only ever created 3 wedding gowns in his 50-year career as a designer; his daughter, his daughter in law and his niece.

Price tag: A whopping $2 million USD (approximately $2.87 million AUD).

4. Hilary Duff

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Designer: Jenny Packham

Hilary Duff tied the knot with Matthew Koma in 2019 in an intimate wedding at Hilary’s home wearing a custom-made wedding gown by British designer Jenny Packham. The sleek, chic minimalistic style that is nothing short of ravishing features statement shoulders, cape like sleeves and an open back with 100 buttons flowing down the back and made from ivory georgette.

How did Hilary envision her wedding gown?

Hilary spoke to Vogue; “I sat down with my stylist, Jessica Paster, and we went through many designers and looked at their aesthetics, and together we settled on Jenny.”

“There’s a very modern shoulder. When we were coming up with eh design, it was important to me that it was striking but simple I couldn’t imagine wearing a big fluffy dress.”

Price tag: Undisclosed.

5. Nicky Hilton

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Designer: Valentino

Hotel heiress Paris Hilton’s younger sister – Nicky Hilton married English banking heir James Rothschild at Kensington Palace in 2015.

Valentino described Nick’s wedding gown on the brand’s Instagram that the gown “was composed with three different tones of ivory and silver guipure richly embellished with crystals. The high neck bodice stitched to a precious balloon skirt ending with a three-meter-long train. Covered with a long veil is enriched all around the edge with a precious vintage lace.”

Price tag: $100,000 USD (approximately $142,000 AUD)

6. Ciara Wilson


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Designer: Roberto Cavalli

For Ciara’s wedding to Russell Wilson the bride chose designer Peter Dundas at Roberto Cavalli.

Ciara’s wedding ceremony was held at an English castle - Peckforton Castle in the UK and the dress was designed based around what the singer envisioned for her wedding. Ciara wanted to get married in a castle with the vision of a fairy-tale wedding.

Her signature style is edgy and sexy but for her wedding, Ciara didn’t want to be too provocative.

Ciara’s custom made Cavalli Couture custom made wedding gown featured a long sleeve with a deep V neckline comprising of white tulle, fully embroidered with floral patterns throughout the dress, glass beading and finished with Chantilly lace appliques.

Price tag: Not disclosed.

7. Kim Kardashian-West

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Designer: Givenchy

Kim Kardashian’s wedding dress that she wore when she walked down the aisle to marry Kanye West in 2014 is a memorable celebrity gown. Kim’s custom-made wedding gown was designed and made for her by her close friend, Ricardo Tisci at Givenchy.

In true Kim style, the dress was a figure-hugging style that accentuated her shapely figure, long lace sleeves a sheer back with sheer panelling on the waist with a train and finished off with a cathedral length veil.

Price tag: $500,000 USD (approximately $705,000 AUD)

8. Kate Middleton

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Designer: Alexander McQueen

Kate Middleton’s 2011 wedding to Prince Williams made headlines around the world and has become an iconic design serving inspiration for many brides-to-be.

Kate wanted her wedding dress to be a combination of traditional and modern which she believed Alexander McQueen could deliver her vision into her gown.

Kate’s dress – specifically the bodice was inspired by the Victoria practice of corsetry – pulling in at the waist and padded slightly below the mid-section.

The dress comprised of;

  • 58 gazar and organza covered buttons on the back of the dress
  • The lace appliques on bodice and skirt of the dress were handmade by the Royal School of Needlework which the dressmakers used the Carrickmacross lace making technique.
  • Hand-cut lace flowers, including roses, thistle, daffodils, and shamrocks, were created individually, and added onto ivory silk tulle.
  • The bodice, skirt, and underskirt trim were created out of an English and French Chantilly lace. The French Chantilly lace was the only fabric not sourced or supplied by a British company.

Price tag: $434,000 USD (approximately $623,000 AUD)

Kate also had a second wedding gown for after the ceremony wear – a custom designed and made minimalistic style that featured a sweetheart neckline, an A line silhouette with a jewelled waistline detailing.

This gown was also another of Alexander McQueen’s creations. This reception dress ensured a more comfortable fit and easy to move around in. This gown was much less elaborate than her first dress but none the less just as beautiful.

9. Meghan Markle

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Designer: Givenchy

Megan Markle’s 2018 wedding to Prince Harry saw the Duchess of Sussex enlist Claire Waight Keller at Givenchy to design her custom-made wedding gown.

The gown was designed and made in just 5 months and in absolute secrecy.

Minimalistic and modest, Megan’s dress was a 3/4 sleeved, a bateau (or “boat” neckline) neckline to show off her decolletage in a floor length sweeping style.

Whilst many raved about how classic and elegant this bridal gown choice was, some weren’t so impressed and pinned the reason being that the dress was ill fitted to Meghan’s body.

Many people questioned why; a royal bride would have a wedding dress that didn’t fit her body properly.

Apparently, there’s a good reason behind it.

Mehalia Chang, writer for Harper’s Bazaar wrote that the fabric selected by Meghan and the dress’s designer, Claire was “extremely thick” and the cut of the dress was to “let the bride move and breathe in the dress more comfortably.”

So, there you go, the dress was loose intentionally – so that Meghan could be a bit more comfortable on her wedding day.

Following in sister-in-law’s bridal footsteps, Meghan had a second dress – designed by Stella McCartney. This dress was a sleeker and chicer version of a bridal gown which featured a high halter neck showing off her shoulders and arms, following down to a relaxed mermaid fit with a sweeping train.

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Price tag:

Meghan’s ceremony wedding dress cost around $265,000 USD (approximately $375,000 AUD).

Meghan’s reception wedding dress cost around $157,000 USD (approximately $222,000 AUD).

10. Lily Collins

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Designer: Ralph Lauren

Another of Ralph Lauren’s brides which the brand has made a custom wedding dress for is Lily Collins.

Lily walked down the aisle in a custom-made Ralph Lauren wedding dress made from French Calais Caudry lace that featured a turtleneck neckline, long sleeves, Swarovski beaded flowers and silk organza petals which took more than 200 hours to be completed.

Instead of a veil, the bride chose a unique lace cloak style hood in cathedral length making her bridal aura incredibly ethereal and romantic.

Price tag: Undisclosed.

11. Miranda Kerr

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Designer: Dior

Being a supermodel, Miranda can pick just about any bridal gown style imaginable and she’d knock the look out of the park – from super minimalist to over-the-top princess styles, she selected a design that was the best from both bridal worlds.

The custom-made wedding gown was designed by Miranda herself together with Dior’s creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuiri and drawing inspiration from Grace Kelly’s wedding dress which Miranda have said to be one of her biggest fashion influences.

The dress featured long sleeves, a high neck and a voluminous skirt that extended to a grand train in a cream-coloured satin fabric. Having drawn inspiration from Grace Kelly’s gown the key difference is Miranda’s dress was appliqued with lilies of the valley.

For a bride that’s known to the world for her incredible body and an asset to generate her millions in her career, why did she opt for a gown that was more modest rather than something that was showier?

“A dress that fully covers you creates a sense of purity and mystery,” she told Vogue. “I’ve had a lot of fun with fashion, and I used to be more wild, free, bohemian. But in this period of my life, my style is more pulled back. My greatest sources of inspiration have always been Grace, Audrey Hepburn, and my grandmother, who at 80 has an effortless chic: a nice pant, a white blouse, a scarf, a little heel.”

Price tag: Undisclosed.

12. Hayley Bieber

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Designer: Off-White

Hayley Bieber’s often splashed in the news media in up to the minute outfits showing off her slender figure and enlisted Italian label Off White to design her a custom wedding gown. Virgil Abloh and his team created an incredible bridal piece fitting for the socialite to showcase a superbly stunning wedding dress.

Hayley oozes a cool, chic, and sophisticated vibe with many of her looks. She opted for long off the shoulder sleeves which is becoming hugely popular with brides everywhere.

The off-shoulder style with long sleeves and a sweetheart neckline showed off the bride’s decolletage that radiated subtle sexy while still being chic and modest.

The low back is a perfect way to add allure to a more modest style with intricate beading throughout the lace gown.

The designer label is known for it’s streetwear styles and it did a magical job in a traditional and feminine gown as Hayley’s wedding dress.

The bride finished off her look with a stunning veil with “Till death do us part” that was embroidered on the hemline of the veil. This touch was so extra and so freshly modern – just like her bride herself.

Price tag: Undisclosed.

13. Nicola Peltz

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Designer: Valentino

Nicola Peltz married Brooklyn Beckham in a lavish ceremony in April 2022 and hailed as one of the celebrity weddings of the year.

The bride’s haute couture Valentino wedding gown was kept under wraps for some time and until the big day which unveiled the gorgeous wedding dress in all it’s glory.

Nicola’s bespoke wedding dress was a modern and minimalist style which exuded a modern chic princess bride with a square neckline and minimalist touches with no beading, embellishments, or embroidery with a cathedral length train. The bride was the epitome of chic bridal simplicity yet incredibly beautiful. The simplicity of the dress was enhanced with dramatic lace elbow length gloves with a stunning French tulle and lace veil.

Price tag: Undisclosed.

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