Color red, chocolate, roses of various colors, and sometimes surprises like engagement rings...... In order to celebrate the coming St. Valentine, we'd like to take a look together some of the most elegant wedding dresses.
On 12 September 1953, Jacqueline Bouvier marrried John F. Kennedy in a wedding gown designed by African-American fashion designer Ann Lowe, who never received credit for it during her lifetime.
The bridal gown, of ivory-colored silk taffeta, featured a portrait neckline and huge round skirt. The skirt featured interwoven tucking bands and tiny wax flowers. Jacqueline's lace veil had belonged to her grandmother; a lace-and-orange-blossom tiara tied the veil to her hair. Her bridal bouquet was made of white and pink gardenias and orchids.
Jacqueline wore little jewelry with the dress, but what she did wear had personal significance. The single-strand pearl necklace was a family heirloom; she also wore a diamond pin from her parents and diamond bracelet from her groom, John F.
1956: Grace Kelly
On 18 April 1956, Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in a civil ceremony held in the Baroque Throne Room of the Royal Palace. Grace wore a two piece Alençon lace ensemble designed by Helen Rose, a costume designer of MGM.
Then on the following day, Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco were married in the religious ceremony, and she wore a peau de soie satin and Valenciennes lace gown which was also designed by Helen Rose.
1996: Carolyn Bessette
On September 21, 1996, Carolyn Bessette married John F. KennedyJr. in an intimate ceremony on a secluded island Cumberland Island off the coast of Georgia. Only 35 guests were invited and only two photos were taken of the wedding and wedding dress of Carolyn, both by photographer Denis Reggie.
The simple slip style wedding dress was designed by Narciso Rodriguez.
2004: Mary Donaldson
On 14 May 2004, Mary Donaldson married Crown Prince Frederik of Copenhagen in Cathedral of Denmark. Her wedding gown was designed by Danish designer Uffe Frank, which was made of ivory duchesse satin featuring deep scoop neckline with flared sleeve and flowing skirt lined with 31 meters of tulle.
2004: Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano
On 22 May 2004, Letizia Ortiz was married to Prince Felipe VI of Asturias in Almudena Cathedral in Madrid.
Letizia wore an ivory silk satin wedding gown designed by Manuel Pertegaz. It featured fitted bodice with upturned high collar and long flared sleeve, and A line skirt with round shaped train.
2018: Megan Markle
On 19 May 2018, Megan Markle was married to Prince Harry in St George's Chapel in a Givenchy gown designed by its current creative director Clare Waight Keller, which featured bateau neckline and bracelet sleeves in A line silhouette.
On the same day, she also wore a second wedding dress for the evening of white silk crepe with halter neck designed by Stella McCartney.