Photos (clockwise from top left): Mark Zunino, Heidi Elnora, Austin Scarlett, and Oscar de la Renta
Punk pop star Gwen Stefani surprised us all when she walked down the aisle wearing an off-the-shoulder silk faille wedding dress complete with an ombre train at her September 2002 wedding to Gavin Rossdale in London’s Covent Garden. The custom dress and antique lace veil were both created by former Christian Dior designer John Galliano and donated to the Victoria & Albert Museum after the wedding. “But it’s a work of art,” said Stefani in Elle UK magazine. “It needed to be seen.” It’s safe to say she started the pink wedding dress trend we’ve seen other celebrities wear on their big day, including Jessica Biel, Reese Witherspoon, and Anne Hathaway. Check out our favorite look-a-likes above.
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Photo: Heidi Elnora
Have you ever wondered what you can do with your once-worn gown after the big day? A tactic that’s become popular among budget-conscious brides these days is selling their designer dress before their wedding. On various wedding web sites, brides can inform potential buyers when their never-worn wedding gowns will be available at a discounted price.
“The economy is still not where we’d all like it to be,” Tracy DiNunzio, CEO and founder of RecycledBride.com said in a Today article. “If you find your dream gown and you know it’s a little bit out of your budget, you can guarantee you’ll make some of your money back even before you wear it.”
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