Over-the-top weddings are a fantastic source of inspiration for your own ceremony and reception! These lavish events were magical and original and I just love them.
Instead of hiring a conventional wedding planner, swimwear designer Leslie Cohen went a completely different route. She asked a fashion show production team to plan her wedding. La Mode en Images, who have produced shows for Chanel, Valentino and Givenchy organized the extravagant three-day wedding event. It began with a dinner party held at Café de Flore with a “Studio 54” dress code. The next day: a garden party at Musée Rodin complete with fair booths, food trucks and a photo booth.
Guests were allowed to check out the museum, which was closed off to the public and privy only to wedding guests. And the wedding itself was held at Palace of Versailles in Paris. After the official wedding ceremony, a mock court of Versailles nobles in period costume parading around the palace. The bride and groom rode in on horses. The wedding gown was custom made and designed by one of my favorite designers Giambattista Valli.
For the full story, visit Vogue.
Fashion blogger Feiping Chang also had a three-day extravaganza. She and her husband Lincoln Li were the first (and maybe the only ones) to marry at the Villa Lysis in Capri Italy. The historical monument was built by poet Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen in 1905, who 'dedicated to the youth of love.’
'The government has never allowed a wedding to be done [at Villa Lysis]. It took a lot of work, but we're so happy that we were able to help and refurbish this historical monument,' Chang told Hong Kong Tatler. 'We actually built an entire bridge to link the grounds of the villa to the rooftop.'
Their ceremony overlooked an over-the-top (literally,) gorgeous view.
For the three-day wedding, the bride wore three wedding gowns: two by designer Giambattista Valli, including the biggest one Valli has ever made. The bridal party took over the villa and I mean that. They even changed some of the street and restaurant signs nearby into their own names. Best of all, the wedding featured an entire room dedicated to desserts.
Mumford & Sons banjoist Winston Marshall and his wife Dianna Agron, of Glee fame, wed in Morocco. Her gown alone cost $20,000. It was a sheer, nude-colored Valentino dress featured on the fall/winter 2016/17 runway. So many runway dresses are fit for a queen, why not wear one when you tie the knot? Instead of a veil, she opted for tiny stars on her head. Marshall wore a silk turban. Together, they rode on the backs of camels for their wedding.
For more on their wedding, visit Daily Mail.
When Swarovski crystal heiress Victoria Swarovski married entrepreneur Werner Mürz, she was unsurprisingly sparkly. In fact, her wedding gown was adorned with half a million Swarovski crystals. The gown, designed by Michael Cinco of Dubai, was reportedly worth over a million dollars. If featured a 8-meter veil and train. Earlier on in the three-day event, which took place in Portopiccolo, Italy, the heiress sported a red crystal gown made, also made by Cinco, for a per-ceremony party.
For more on their wedding, visit Business Insider.