14 Wedding Dresses We Love

What makes a bride unforgettable?

It’s usually the first peek of a bride in her gown that delivers the most memorable moment for her groom and guests, a lasting impression that lingers long after her walk down the aisle.

Celebrity brides aren’t any different – really! They just have more pressure to please a global audience of curious onlookers (and perhaps some A-List wedding guests!) We polled our PreOwned team of experienced wedding dress enthusiasts and came up with a strictly modern list of gowns we recently gushed over, all for different reasons.

One thing all the brides have in common, however?  They chose the dress of their dreams – and it shows.

Image via Celebrity Bride Guide

Romance done right!  We loved the romance of this Ines Di Santo lace overlay gown with and gorgeous off the shoulder neckline.

There was plenty of fabric in this custom, vintage-inspired Valentino tulle gown, but instead of overwhelming the actress it made her look ethereal.

It’s not just due to our personal connection (Kim purchased her gown directly from PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com) that this Baracci dress made our list: we love how the exquisitely detailed gown perfectly complimented the reality star’s big personality.

An impeccable figure helps, but Eva Amurri’s Lela Rose dress was a sexy yet sophisticated standout thanks to its stunning lace neckline and back detailing.

Image via Celebrity Bride Guide

Mrs. Lachey’s two-piece Monique Lhuillier gown showed how well two contrasts – an embellished lace corset combined with a hand tuffed silk skirt – could look paired together.

Every bride wants to be a rockstar on her wedding day – now what if you were marrying one? Model Lily Aldridge wed her ‘Kings of Leon’ fiance in a simple yet beautiful strapless Vera Wang mermaid dress, perfectly complimenting her classic beauty.

Obtaining ‘blushing bride’ status is easy, if you are marrying in a blush coloured Monique Lhuillier bodice constructed with Chantilly lace and completed with a tulle- draped skirt.

Hand cut bias flanges made of organza gave this former first daughters’ skirt such pretty movement, and we love how the unexpected touch of an embellished belt brings it all together. Bravo!

Donald’s daughter made a strong yet sentimental statement with her beautiful Grace-Kelly-inspired gown by Vera Wang.

Image via Celebrity Bride Guide

Backless, pink, and tutu might sound like three design elements you may not want to mix together, but Zac Posen’s dress for Portia de Rossi stunned with its modern fairy-tale glamour.

Image via People.com

Adornments are always eye-catching, but when a bride knows what she wants – in this case, perfectly simple for a beachfront wedding- it works

Jessica Simpson just beamed in this custom Vera Wang beaded gown, which complimented her curves and her all-American appeal.

Being the daughter of a designer has to have perks, like a custom Ralph Lauren dress that was part whimsy, part elegance and part fantasy and entirely breathtaking.

Image: In Style

Tradition always has its time and place, but when dresses take a detour from typically expected style, a bride can really soar (literally in this case!) We loved this Missoni dress with its pop of blue beading on the bodice.

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What Goes Around Comes Around. Beyonce’s Baracci Is For Sale!

A dress is just a dress until a bride dons it and brings it to life. But some gowns have a glory all their own, like the beautiful Baracci dress worn by Beyonce in her memorable music video “Best Thing I Never Had” and recently listed for sale on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.

This Baracci dress exudes custom luxury, as is fitting for its prominent role in a video made by one of the world’s reigning music stars. Off-white with flecks of gold, the ballgown silhouette is hand-draped double silk. It features a sweetheart neckline and is embroidered with French Lace and generously covered with shimmering hand-sewn Swarovski pendants and crystals.

Beyonce reportedly stumbled on the dress while walking by the wedding designer’s boutique in Beverly Hills and asked to wear it in her video, but she isn’t the first celebrity to select Baracci for a prominent press moment. Nor is this the first time PreOwnedWedding Dresses.com has been connected with a celebrity wedding dress. Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak purchased a gorgeous Baracci wedding gown for her 2011 wedding through our listing service.

Like the woman who wears it, every wedding dress has a story to tell.  We hope someday to hear more from the bride who ultimately brings this Baracci gown, (with an amazing Queen B backstory) to real life!

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Top 5 Celebrity Wedding Dresses of 2012

It’s every girl’s dream.  A wedding dress search that’s uninhibited by price.  And complete with stylists offering suggestions and designers creating custom gowns.  Really, it’s a wedding dress search that’s all about the bride’s vision, with no compromises required.

With that exquisite luxury in mind, it’s no wonder celebrity wedding gowns are so jaw-droppingly beautiful.

We’ve looked back at 2012 and picked our favorite celebrity wedding gowns.  Which is yours?

Anne Hathaway
Featuring an elegant off-the-shoulder neckline and a voluminous tulle skirt, Anne Hathaway’s Valentino gown was definitely one of the most memorable of 2012.  With just a hint of pink at the hemline the dress is both modern and classic at the same time.  And the gorgeous lace headband and veil were the perfect accessories.

Images via Vogue

Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel surprised everyone with her romantic petal pink Giambattista Valli strapless ball gown.  The gown was equal part whimsy and drama and the perfect choice for her Italian nuptials.  We love how her veil included pearls from her grandmother’s wedding tiara.  Such a sweet tribute.

Images via Hello

Courtney Mazza
Courtney Mazza wore a ultra romantic Ines Di Santo gown for her Mexican wedding to Mario Lopez.  The off the shoulder fit-and-flare gown had a pink underlay and a dramatic bow at the back.  Courtney’s two year old daughter, adorably, also wore Ines Di Santo for the big day.

Images via Us Magazine

Camila Alves
Camila wore a gorgeous long sleeved lace gown with delicate beading.  The romantic dress was created by Brazilian designer Ducarmo Catelo Branco and made with only one fitting.  A diamond headpiece and lace mantilla completed Camila’s elegant look.

Images via People

Hilaria Thomas
Hilaria Thomas chose her Spring 2013 Amsale gown in a single visit.  The dress’ chic simplicity was the perfect compliment to Hilaria’s down to earth personality.  Her gorgeous mantilla was the perfect accessory and a tribute to her Spanish roots.

Images via People


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Celebrity Wedding Style (At a Fraction of the Cost)

Inspired by your favorite celebrity bride?  When you buy PreOwned, you can look like a celebrity – without the price tag!  Just check out these gorgeous gowns currently listed for sale.

You can snag the same romantic Claire Pettibone dress and veil that Priscilla Chan wore. And save $1,700!

Love the look of Kim Kardashian’s first Vera Wang?  It’s very similar the the “Bride Wars” gown Kate Hudson’s  character wore. You can currently find four of these gowns available PreOwned, starting at $3,465.

Hilary Duff wore Vera Wang Gemma to her nuptials.  You can find eighteen of these popular gowns available PreOwned, starting at $3,500.

Khloe Kardashian wore Vera Wang Ethel on her wedding day.  There are currently thirteen Ethel gowns available PreOwned, starting at $2,400. (There is even one available in black)!

Inspired by Chelsea Clinton’s wedding day style? Find ten Vera Wang Diana gowns starting at $3,500.

Does your heart skip a beat looking at Sara Rue’s dramatic Amsale Dahlia gown?  You’ll find six Dahlia’s currently available PreOwned starting at $3,000.

Do you want a show-stopping gown like Kim Zolciak’s Baracci.  A similar Baracci gown is currently listed at $35,000 (a savings of $13,000)!

Looking for more celeb gowns?  Find America Ferrera’s Christos J’Adore,  Christine Baumgartner’s Monique Lhuillier Camelot, Kellie Pickler’s Badgley Mischka Mallory and Jewel’s Monique Lhuillier Fabiana all available at a fraction of the cost.

Budget fashionistas, rejoice!

Celebrity images via: People (Priscilla Chan, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Chelsea Clinton, Sara Rue), OK! (Hilary Duff), Life & Style (Kim Zolciak).
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