New York, NY/ Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) February 22, 2012
Leading bridalwear designer, Henry Roth, today announced its time to re-romance celebrity weddings in a look back to the most famous celebrity nuptials and style of all time. From the dresses to the leading ladies—and grooms—here, Roth looks back on some of weddings’ greatest starry moments.
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco – '50s Inspiration for Brides
Paving the way for the celebrity brides who would walk down aisles in her wake, Hollywood golden girl Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956, in a wedding befitting the legendary fairytale romance. Her silk and lace dress started a trend for the full wedding dress, and continues to inspire bridalwear to this day.
Henry says: “Grace Kelly was the first celebrity bride who made women everywhere think that maybe their prince might indeed come. Her dress was absolute perfection and more than 50 years on, is still so timeless in its elegance and beauty.”
Victoria Adams and David Beckham – 21st Century Princess Re-born
On July 4th, 1999 Spice Girl, Victoria Adams, married heartthrob footballer, David Beckham, in a romantic ceremony at Luttrelstown Castle in Dublin, Ireland. Victoria wore a Vera Wang wedding dress and an eighteen carat gold crown for the service. At the wedding reception, the newlyweds requested that all the guests wore black and white and the bride and groom changed in to matching purple outfits.
Henry says: “The party was a little bit footballers wife, considering the elegance and good taste now modeled by Victoria—from the thrones to the crowns! But the ceremony was its antedote with a romantic fairytale setting. And her dress? Perfection!”
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale – The Blushing Bride is Avant Garde
In September 2002 Gwen Stefani married Gavin Rossdale in London's Covent Garden. The bride chose a breathtaking wedding dress designed by her close friend—and now disgraced designer--John Galliano for Dior. The dress, dip-dyed in pink, caused a sensation. She carried orchids and her grandmother’s prayer book.
Henry says: “When Gwen revealed her dress back in 2002, we drew gasps. The perfect marriage of fairytale and rockstar… Just like her own relationship with Gavin Rossdale.”
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise – The Hollywood Glamour Bride
Following a whirlwind romance that became one of Hollywood's most talked about couplings of all time, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes wed in 2006 in a decadent ceremony at an Italian castle. Guests included Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez, the bride and groom both wore Armani and music came courtesy of Mark Ronson.
Henry says: “It started with jumping on couches, but there was nothing loud or brash about Katie and Tom’s wedding. Classy, romantic and elegant—from the bias-cut Armani gown, to the intimate Italian setting.”
Kate Middleton and Prince William – The Ultimate Classic Bride Revisited
Last Spring, Kate Middleton made every girl believe in fairytales, when she married England’s Prince William in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown. The wedding, watched by billions, was part pomp and circumstance and part intimate celebration—perfectly befitting of the world’s new favorite couple. The wedding dress drew global gasps as absolute perfection for the bride as she became Britain's new princess.
Henry says: “The perfect ‘and they lived happily ever after’ moment. From the gown to the setting… This Royal wedding restored faith in a nation and in romance.”
About Henry Roth
Henry Roth creates stunning, chic and affordable couture wedding dresses and gowns that combine international style with exceptional pricing. With nearly 60 years of dressing women for their most beloved special occasions, Henry Roth is a global leader in the bridal market, known for its exclusive designs, exceptional one-on-one service, and creating personal connections with each and every customer. Featuring studios in both Sydney, Australia and New York City, the studio’s work is available at an exclusive and highly selective number of retail stores, in the US, Canada, and Australia. For more information, please visit http://www.henryroth.com.
Henry Roth is also an internationally renowned fashion commentator and TV host. His work includes: Style Court Judge (Style Network, US); the original mentor on Project Runway Australia (seasons 1 and 2); Beauty and the Geek (Australia). Henry is also the Today Show (Australia) Fashion Editor.