Weddings

15 stunning celebrity brides who didn’t wear white on their wedding days

These gorgeous ladies chose to throw tradition out the window!
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For centuries, it’s been tradition for brides to walk down the aisle wearing white.

The colour symbolised virginity and purity, two values most modern, feminist brides would say absolutely do not apply to them.

So for many women about to walk down the aisle, wearing white can feel like an oddly backward fashion choice.

There are plenty of brides who choose to shun tradition and pick a colourful dress for their big day, reflecting the more modern values of their relationship.

Sometimes, it’s their second wedding, so white feels like an inappropriate choice. Other times, they just want their dress to represent their fun, vivacious personalities.

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So if you’re a bride-to-be looking for some left-of-field inspiration, or simply want to gawk at some pretty dresses, keep scrolling for photos of 15 gorgeous celebrity brides who decided not to wear white on their wedding day.

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David and Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

When Posh Spice married her man David Beckham in 1999, she donned not only a traditional white gown for the ceremony. At their reception, however, the fashion-forward duo wore these glorious matching purple outfits at their reception.

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Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese

The gorgeous burlesque dancer has never been one to do things by the book, and her 2005 wedding to ex-husband Marilyn Manson was no different.



Dita wore this stunning purple Vivienne Westwood dress and matching hat by milliner Philip Treacy at their wedding in an Irish castle.



But the relationship was short-lived. The couple were married for just over a year, before they split in 2006.

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Dita’s Vivienne Westwood dress on display at the “Wedding Dresses 1775-2014” exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 2014.

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Emily Ratajkowski

When model and actress Emily Ratajkowski married her partner Sebastian Bear-McClard in February at a wonderfully casual courthouse wedding in New York City in 2018, she chose to wear this awesome mustard suit from Zara.



She paired the look with a black wide-brimmed hat with a pretty veil attached.

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Em Rata’s Zara suit cost just $179 – a total bargain for a wedding outfit!

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Elizabeth Taylor

At her wedding to actor Richard Burton in 1964, the iconic actress wore a yellow chiffon dress, with a matching bouquet of yellow flowers and a white floral headdress.

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The happy couple embracing on their wedding day. You can see the cute yellow bow Liz styled in her hair to match her yellow wedding dress.

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Gwen Stefani

For her wedding, to Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale in 2002, Gwen Stefani chose a gorgeous white and pink ombré gown by John Galliano for Christian Dior, which was custom dip-dyed and hand-painted.

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The gorgeous bride arriving at her wedding with her father. Just look at that train!

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Jessica Biel

The gorgeous actress married singer Justin Timberlake in 2012, and this stunning frothy pink Giambattista Valli wedding dress served as the perfect accompaniment to the Italian location.

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Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan

Do you recognise Channing Tatum’s ex-wife Jenna Dewan in this photo? The pair met on the set of the movie Step Up in 2006 and were married three years later in 2009. While it might look as though Jenna’s dress is white on top, the train is actually a beautiful dusty pink.

The couple have a daughter together Everly, but split in 2018 after nearly nine years of marriage.

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Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco

The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco wore this incredible pink Vera Wang gown to her 2018 wedding to equestrian Karl Cook. She looks absolutely stunning!

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Kat Von D

Kat Von D

Makeup mogul and tattoo artist Kat Von D wore this extra AF red gown when she married her husband Rafael Reyes in February 2018, complete with a red headdress and a giant red tulle veil.

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Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore

During her 2015 nuptials to Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith, the This is Us actress wore a glorious pink frothy gown and a matching pink veil. Stunning!

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SJP and Matthew Broderick

Sarah-Jessica Parker

When SJP married her own real life Mr Big, actor Matthew Broderick, in 1997, she kept it low-key in this simple black dress.

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Zosia Mamet

Zosia Mamet

The Girls actress, famous for playing the hilarious Shoshana on the hit HBO show, wore an unexpected tight black dress with a deep V-neck by Givenchy during her wedding to fellow actor Evan Jonigkeit in 2016.

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Zosia Mamet

“The minute [the dress] went over my head, both my friends gasped,” Zosia told Vogue of her choice to wear black.

“It definitely wasn’t the most epic in terms of the dress’s power on its own, but it fit me like a glove in every way, and I knew, without a doubt, that it was my dress.”

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Lily Allen

Lily Allen

Lily was a Covid bride for her Las Vegas wedding to Stranger Things actor David Harbour. The unique ceremony called for a nontraditional dress, and Lily opted for a vintage sixties-style light pink Dior dress.

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Anne Hathaway

While there is no official photo’s from Anne’s Big Sur, California wedding photographers were able to capture a glimpse of her tulle dress. Anne married Adan Shulman in a custom made Valentino gown, which featured a dusty pink accent on the bottom of the creation.

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Keira Knightly

Keira Knightly

The internet lost its mind when Keira married musician James Righton in a pink Chanel mini dress that she already owned and had worn to an event. She paired the dress with a tweed jacket also from Chanel, sunglasses and a petit flower crown, proving that she made the coolest bride.

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