Celebrity wedding inspiration: Kim Kardashian's wedding.I have to admit: I love celebrity weddings (I'm a little obsessed with celebrities in general), and and now that the dust has settled a bit from Kim Kardashian's wedding to NBA-er, Kris Humphries, I thought it'd be nice to kick some back up into the air again.The wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries certainly qualifies as one of the biggest and best celebrity weddings of 2011. (At the very least, Kim Kardashian's wedding was the celebrity wedding of the year in the U.S., only surpassed in media attention and general hullabaloo by the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton.)
Recreate Kim Kardashian’s wedding looks – without breaking the bank.Ever the glamazon, Kim K. chose to wear multiple designer wedding dresses on her big day, all of which were designed just for her, by longtime Kardashian family friend, Vera Wang. Wearing wedding reception dresses in a different style from the gown worn during the wedding ceremony has become increasingly popular for today's on-trend wedding planning brides. Most brides looking for wedding reception dresses choose a dress with a shorter hemline than their ceremony gown out of practicality, as they are much easier to relax and dance in… But not Kim Kardashian! On Kim's, sorry, Kim & Kris' big day, our girl Kimmy wore exactly three (yes, THREE!) designer wedding dresses - one style for the ceremony, and two reception dresses (one for the couple's first dance, and the other for the rest of the night's festivities). Kim's wedding was filmed for a special episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians … and if I were planning a wedding that was going to air on national TV, I would wear no fewer than five designer wedding dresses. (Just kidding.) For those of you who, like me, love celebrity weddings and wouldn't mind borrowing a bit of celebrity style inspiration for your own wedding planning, I've picked out a few designer wedding dresses and accessories, which will have you looking like a superstar on your big day. (And with the affordable bridal gowns at Wedding Shoppe, Inc., you'll look glam without giving up an arm and a gam!)
Kim Kardashian Wedding Dress #1:For her walk down the aisle, Kim Kardashian's wedding dress featured a ball gown silhouette, basque waist, modified sweetheart strapless neckline, and gorgeous Chantilly lace appliqués throughout the bodice and train. If you love fairytale wedding dresses, and see yourself as a "Princess Bride" (and I'm not talking about the movie), the first of Kim Kardashian's wedding dresses is a perfect style for you! The ball gown silhouette is the most formal wedding dress silhouette, and it is also the most traditional. Perhaps Kim K. chose this style for her ceremony wedding dress, because deep in her heart of hearts, she is a traditional bride. Who knew? I certainly wouldn't have guessed! If you want to recreate the first of Kim Kardashian's wedding dress styles for your own wedding day, here are my top picks:
With gorgeous Chantilly lace appliqués covering the bodice, a dramatic tulle ball gown skirt, modified sweetheart neckline, and figure-flattering basque waist, Pronovias Bridal Gown Barroco perfectly embodies princess fairytale wedding dresses, and just happens to look a lot like Kim Kardashian's wedding dress. (I actually like this dress more than Kim's!)
With its sweetheart neckline, tulle ball gown skirt, and lace appliqués along the hem, Moonlight Bridal Gown H1164 is another great option for bride's who fell in love with the fairytale princess style of Kim Kardashian's wedding dress.
Bridal Gown: Casablanca 1992 is another one of the designer wedding dresses from Wedding Shoppe Inc. that displays the classic design elements that Vera Wang used in her design for Kim Kardashian's wedding dress. Best of all, the affordable bridal gowns from Casablanca Bridal are completely wedding budget friendly!
For brides looking for fabulous plus size bridal gowns, Sincerity Bridal Gown 4533 is a great style, featuring the slimming & elongating basque waistline, flattering sweetheart neckline, and full tulle ball gown skirt. It even has detachable cap sleeves!
Kim Kardashian's Wedding Accessories:On her wedding day, Kim Kardashian was positively dripping in diamonds. (She reportedly wore close to $15 million in diamonds throughout the night, and counted the jewels as her "something borrowed"). To accessorize the first of her three designer wedding dresses, Kim wore a diamond headpiece, diamond drop earrings, and a cathedral length, lace-trimmed veil. Fabulous!
Kim Kardashian's Headpiece:Kim's headpiece was a whopping 65-carat diamond headband, worth about $2.5 million. For a headpiece like the one worn with Kim Kardashian's wedding dress, I picked out these much more affordable wedding accessories:
Kim's Earrings:Kim Kardashian wore a pair of $5 million, 28-carat diamond drop earrings….
The Mariell Wedding Jewelry E660 look just as fabulous as Kim's earrings, without the crazy-expensive pricetag:
The Kim Kardashian Wedding Veil:
Kim Kardashian's wedding veil was a traditional style, lace edge cathedral veil.
If you adore dramatically long, lace wedding veils, then you'll love J.L. Johnson V4837 Wedding Veil:
Kim Kardashian Wedding Dress #2:For Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' first dance, Kim wore a wedding dress with a curve-flaunting mermaid silhouette, Chantilly lace appliqués on the bodice, straps to support , and a skirt made of organza petals mixed with Chantilly lace and organza sprig embroidery. Kim said this was her favorite dress of the night, and I would definitely agree, as it perfectly flaunted Kim's famous curves. The following designer wedding dresses from Wedding Shoppe Inc. are fabulous, and great styles for brides who want to recreate the second of Kim Kardashian's wedding looks.
Kim Kardashian Wedding Dress #3:For her third and final wedding dress, Kim said she "was going for an Old Hollywood look". Thus, perhaps in an effort to channel the classic beauty of Marilyn Monroe, the last of Kim Kardashian's wedding dress styles was a simple, elegant, satin, vintage style circle dress finished with a sexy v-neck. The following styles are fabulous options for recreating Kim's final wedding day look (and I think these affordable bridal gowns look even better than the vintage style circle dress that Kim Kardashian wore!)
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