The weddings of the rich and famous have always captivated the public (as the nuptials of a certain Prince and his bride have recently reminded us), so we thought we'd revisit some of the most iconic and romantic A-list weddings. Whether you're looking for inspiration for your own wedding dress, or just want to escape into a Hollywood fantasy for a moment, click through the gallery below and let us know which your favourite dress is in the comments section.
Bar Rafaeli and Adi Ezra married in a top secret ceremony in Israel. The model took to Instagram to share the happy news alongside a photo of her stunning, custom-made Chloe dress. Designed by Clare Waight Keller, the flowing cream gown featured ruffles and lace inserts.
In a breathtaking Oscar de la Renta gown and a floor-length veil, Allison Williams looked the picture of elegance as she and entrepreneur Ricky Van Veen tied the knot at a Wyoming ranch.
On their 13th anniversary, Sarah Michelle Gellar shared an unseen photo from her and Freddie Prinze Jr's destination wedding in Mexico.
Gellar wore a strapless layered Vera Wang gown, beachy flip-flops and a low chignon.
In her Instagram post, the actress wrote: “13 years #happyanniversary. I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.”
Official photos from The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder and Twilight actress Nikki Reed's surprise wedding (guests thought they were attending a housewarming party) were unveiled in the October/November 2015 issue of Brides magazine.
Reed wore a sleeved lace wedding dress designed by Claire Pettibone for the intimate ceremony at Topanga Canyon in California, which guests were transported to using a shuttle bus.
“We really wanted our wedding to be small, intimate, and about the two of us,” they said.
Actress Gabrielle Union, married her basketball-playing beau, Dwayne Wade, in 2014. The bride wore this stunning custom-made sweetheart-necked number by Dennis Basso. Union posted this photograph to her Instagram account, saying:
"When you're a bride but also a Superhero and you gotta save the day... #TheWadeUnion #flashbackfriday," she wrote.
The Bring it On star posted never-before-seen pictures of her wedding day to celebrate her one year anniversary with husband, Dwayne Wade.
"Racing to the alter... #flashbackfriday #TheWadeUnion"
Declan Donnelly, better known as one half of Ant and Dec, wed his long-term girlfriend Ali Astall in his hometown of Newcastle on 1st August.
Ali looked beautiful in an elegant white gown with a classic boat neck and full, pleated skirt by couture designer Phillipa Lepley.
Almost one year after tying the knot, American actor, musician and son of Diana Ross, Evan Ross, shared photos of his wedding to Ashlee Simpson, revealing her whimsical two-piece wedding ensemble.
The singer opted for a long-sleeved lace crop top paired with a matching A-line skirt and lengthy train by Houghton Bride. Ashlee also wore a custom silk tulle veil, trimmed with a hand-sewn scalloped lace edge.
With the birth of their first child due imminently, Ross found himself flicking through their wedding album once more and decided to share a few intimate snaps from the event on Instagram.
"#reflections of such a beautiful wedding. Me and my amazing wife @ashleesimpsonross. At my mothers house in Greenwich Connecticut! And now I can't wait to meet my little baby girl," he wrote alongside one of the photos.
Nicky Hilton married James Rothschild in July 2015, and celebrated her one-week wedding anniversary by sharing this snap of her impressive Valentino princess-style haute couture gown, in ivory, silver and crystal and reported to have cost in the region of £50,000.
Paris Hilton also uploaded this pretty shot of her sister in her bridal outfit, which featured lace sleeves, a cinched waist and a floor-length veil. Nicky, who had been dating James since 2011, also wore Christian Louboutin heels that had been customised to read 'Mrs Rothschild'.
Jewellery designer Sabine Ghanem's Rome wedding to Joseph Getty in June 2015 made headlines for a royal guest in the form of Princess Beatrice, and Sabine's incredible hooded cape. Her dress - the first of three bridal outfits - was specially made by Schiaparelli and featured a cape with a huge train, adorned with hand-embroidered sun designs by French embroidery house Lesage.
Stunning Victoria's Secrets model Arlenis Sosa looked incredible as she married basketball player Donnie McGrath in June 2015. Her fitted white Reem Acra dress featured a lace bodice top and a flowing veil.
Glee star Heather Morris married Taylor Hubell in May 2015. She wore a lace dress with open back, embellished belt and bow detail, and released a series of cute wedding pictures shortly after the big day in California
Bey and Solange's mum Tina Knowles proved during her April 2015 wedding that she's just as fashion forward as her famous daughters, opting for a sleek belted Romona Keveza gown. The ceremony took place on board a yacht in California, and the entire wedding party wore white.
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Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and former model Sofia Hellqvist married in the Royal Palace in Stockholm in June 2015. The dress was by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt, with intricate lace detail and a long train in three shades of white. Princess Sofia complemented her gown with a diamond and emerald crown befitting the newly royal.
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Former Gucci creative director, Frida Giannini, opted for a dusty pink lace gown for her June 2015 wedding in Rome.
The 43-year-old turned to her friends at Valentino, creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, to design her gown which features a high lace neckline and sheer panel running from shoulder-to-shoulder.
The designer complemented the feminine look with a delicate milkmaid braid and floral headband.
The couple's toddler daughter, Greta, matched her mother in a pink lace dress also designed by Valentino.
Giannini, who has worked in fashion for more than two decades, met di Marco while he was CEO of Gucci. They both left the company earlier this year.
She'll always be Ginger Spice - clad in a Union Jack mini-dress - to us, but Geri Halliwell looked more like a Disney princess when she wed F1 team boss Christian Horner in a lavish ceremony in Woburn, Bedfordshire.
The singer called on designed Phillipa Lepley to design her ivory lace gown, and beamed with delight as she made her way into the church where her marriage was witnessed by a many guests including her Spice Girl pals.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and his long-term girlfriend Kim Sears got married in Andy's hometown Dunblane on Saturday 11th April. The bride wore a flowing Jenny Packham gown with a bejeweled head band, and the groom wore a traditional kilt. The couple had been together for almost a decade until Andy proposed in November 2014.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian tied the knot in Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, on May 10 of this year. This picture, which was shared on Instagram, was liked over two million times, making it the most-liked image on the social networking site of all-time. The bride wore a custom-made Givenchy gown in white lace, and the groom wore a custom-made Givenchy tux. Kim's bridesmaids included all of her sisters; Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall and Kylie. However, brother Rob decided not to attend in the end as it was thought he didn't want to be photographed. Overall the wedding is thought to have cost around $12 million (£7 million), with Kim's wedding dress alone costing $500,000 (£320,000).
While everyone knew that their favourite fashionista and her model fiancé were engaged, no-one was really sure when they would be tying the knot. The couple surprised everyone by having a small ceremony on 28 June with just a few close friends and family. True to her chic style, Olivia wore a cream jumper with ostrich feathers, a white tulle skirt and matching shorts all by Carolina Herrera, adding cobalt Manolo Blahniks for her 'something blue'.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie managed to fool everyone and got married in secret back in August. The couple married at their property in France in Chateau Miraval, at a small chapel, in a ceremony that was attended by family and friends. The bride wore a white silk satin frock featuring a fitted bodice with simple thin straps and some ruching at the bust. It also had a plain cinched-in waist but kicked out to a full flowing skirt. At the back there was an elongated train, with illustrations by her children embroidered onto the silk veil. Master tailor Luigi Massi hand-sewed a number of the children's designs onto both the back of the dress and the full-length veil. Recently, Angelina revealed that they forgot to get a cake for their big day so their son, Pax, made one.
Solange Knowles married her video director partner Alan Ferguson in a ceremony in New Orleans on 16 November 2014. The cool couple decided to wear a few outfits throughout the day, with Solange showcasing no less than four looks. Her main wedding dress (pictured) was created by Humberto Leon for Kenzo, and comprised a floor-length gown with a fitted cape. She accessorised with gold cuffs from Lady Grey and kept her hair natural.
George Clooney and his fiancée Amal Alamuddin married in Venice. The ceremony took place on Saturday 27 September in the seven-star Aman Canal Grande Hotel in Venice, with a star-studded guest list including Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. The bride wore many different outfits but it was this Oscar de la Renta gown that was her main wedding dress
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter married on Valentine's day this year in a private ceremony at the 12th century St Peter & St Paul Church, near Brighstone on the Isle of Wight. The bride wore a couture Valentino gown, and was photographed by Annie Leibovitz in this picture for Vogue magazine.
When you can count Karl Lagerfeld as a close family friend, you know that you can call on him to rejig one of his dresses for your wedding. Which is exactly what model Poppy Delevingne did when she married long-term love James Cook in London on May 16. The Chanel gown had originally been worn by none other than Blake Lively on the red carpet back in 2011 but Poppy chose to wear it for her nuptials in May last year.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake tied the knot in the Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia, Italy. The pair sold their pictures to People, and told the magazine the day was "magical". Jessica wore a pink dress by Giambattista Valli to the ceremony.
Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman on a private estate in front of 100 guests in Big Sur, California. Anne wore a beautiful Valentino gown with pink accents.
After dating The Kills guitarist for four years, Moss married Jamie Hince on 1 July 2011 at St Peter's Church, Gloucestershire. The man behind the embellished wedding dress is none other than John Galliano. The groom went for a rock'n'roll double breasted suit by French house, YSL.
Read more about the most rock'n'roll ceremony and after party of the decade here.
Lily Allen married Sam Cooper at James the Great Church in Gloucestershire, on June 11, 2011. The young expecting couple broke the news in front of friends and family after the British singer showed off a small bump in her Delphine Manivet wedding dress.
Read more about The Fear singer's wedding here.
People all around the world gathered to watch Prince William and Catherine Elizabeth Middleton as they exchanged their vows in the wonderful decor of Westminster Abbey, on April 29, 2011. The Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge have since then enjoyed married life as the heirs of the throne of England.
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise were married in a Scientology at Odescalchi Castle in Italy on November, 18th, 2006. The couple had welcomed their first daughter, Suri, into the world earlier that same year.
Primal Scream frontman, Bobby Gillespie married stylist, Katy England at St Margaret's Church on July 29th, 2006. The bride opted for a candy stripe dress whereas the groom sported a white suit with red rose details. This is what we call a rock'n'roll wedding.
Renee Zellweger married Kenny Chesney on the island of St. John in the Caribbean's Virgin Islands on May 9, 2005. However, it wasn't long until the actress filed for an annulment of the marriage, citing "fraud". The annulment was eventually granted the following December.
Gwen Stefani met Bush guitarist and lead singer Gavin Rossdale when No Doubt opened for the aleternative rock band, back in 1995. They married on September 14, 2002 in St Paul's, Covent Garden, before holding a second wedding in Los Angeles two weeks later. Stefani later said it was so she could wear her custom-designed John Galliano wedding dress twice.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick smile on their wedding day, 19 May 1997. The couple were married in secret with many of their 100 guests thinking they were coming to a party, only to find out it was a wedding once they arrived. The ceremony was held in the Angel Orensanz Foundation Center (formerly a synagogue) in New York.
Michelle and Barack's wedding ceremony took place on October 3, 1992 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois. Twenty years later, the couple are as happy as ever and Michelle is lauded as one of the most stylist first ladies of all time.
Despite meeting three years before while shooting The Expert, Kelly Preston and John Travolta did not start dating until 1990. After wedding plans proved to be too stressful, the young couple eloped to Paris where they were married on September 12, 1991 in a midnight ceremony at the Hotel De Crillon, before eventually holding a second ceremony in Beverly Hills.
Michael Douglas and Diandra Luker on cut their three-tiered wedding cake on 21 March 1977. They had only been dating for six weeks when Douglas proposed, but the marriage lasted twenty-three years.
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Fawcett shows off her wedding ring as she cuts the cake with husband Lee Majors on 28 July 1973. The ‘Golden Couple’ were married on the fifth anniversary of their first date in the garden of the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles.
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On 8 January 1973, British actor Michael Caine married Indian model Shakira Baksh at the Little Chapel on the Green in Las Vegas, Nevada. Caine famously fell in love at first sight with Shakira when he saw her by chance in a TV advertisement for Maxwell House coffee.
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Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, and his new bride, Nicaraguan model Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias, leaving the Chapel of Saint Anne, St. Tropez, France following their wedding service on 12 May 1971.
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On 20 March 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono flew by private jet to Gibraltar. They were married at the British Consulate in a ten-minute ceremony performed by the registrar, Cecil Wheeler.
Audrey Hepburn married Italian psychiatrist, Andrea Dotti on 18 January 1969. They had one child together, Luca, who was born in 1970. The marriage lasted thirteen years and ended in divorce in 1982 because of Dotti's multiple affairs.
On 12 March 1969, Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman were married in a civil ceremony at Marylebone Register Office in London. This was followed by a blessing in the Parish church of St. John’s Wood.
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On 1 May 1967, Elvis Presley and Priscilla Ann Beaulieu were married by the Nevada Supreme Court Justice David Zenoff in the Milton Prell suite at the Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas.
French film star Catherine Deneuve and British photographer David Bailey celebrating their marriage in London on 19 August 1965. The pair had been introduced two months earlier by director Roman Polanski who was making the film Repulsion with Deneuve at the time.
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Elizabeth Taylor on the day of her wedding to Richard Burton in the bridal suite of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Montreal on 15 March 1964, ten days after Taylor’s divorce from Eddie Fisher was finalized.
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Marlon Brando marries his first wife, actress Anna Kashfi, on 11 October 1957. They were married at the home of Brando’s aunt, Mrs. Betty Lindmeyer, in Eagle Rock, California and the bride wore an off-shoulder sari
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer photographed after their wedding in Monaco in 1956. Princess Grace's wedding dress, which was designed by MGM's Academy Award–winning costume designer Helen Rose - has been an inspiration for countless bridal gowns since - including that of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
A radiantly happy Marilyn Monroe and a clearly devoted Arthur Miller pose for the press outside Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains, New York on 29 June 1956 moments after their civil wedding service. According to contemporary news reports the ceremony lasted less than five minutes and took place at 7.21 p.m.
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Hungarian-American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor married actor George Sanders in Las Vegas, Nevada on 2 April 1949. Gabor married a total of nine times and Sanders was her third husband. The couple were together for exactly five years, divorcing on their anniversary in 1954.
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The marriage of Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer took place in Burgenstock, Switzerland, where they made their home. They married at a private civil ceremony on 24 September 1954 attended by close friends and family, followed by a service at the local Protestant chapel the following day.
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A demure-looking 18-year-old brunette Brigitte Bardot with her father Charles, known to his family as Pilou, moments before her religious marriage ceremony to 24-year-old Roger Vadim at the Église de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce of Passy, Paris, 20 December 1952.
Joan Collins had just turned 19 and recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts when she married fellow British actor Maxwell Reed in London on 25 May 1952. Her wedding dress featured an unusual high-necked collar, which she accessorized with a leaf-shaped fascinator in her hair
Bette Davis and third husband William Grant Sherry, a sailor on leave from San Diego, met at a weekend party in Laguna Beach, and impulsively married just five weeks later on 30 November 1945. The ceremony took place in the chapel of the Mission Inn, Riverside, California.
At age 17, the most famous child star of them all, Shirley Temple, married 24-year-old Air Force Sergeant John Agar. The reception for 500 guests was held at the Brentwood home of Shirley’s parents on 19 September 1945.
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Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli were married on 15 June 1945 at the home of Judy’s mother. Garland wore a simple grey jersey dress with pink beading and carried a large bouquet, typical of the period.
Nineteen-year-old ingénue Lauren Bacall was introduced to 44-year-old Hollywood star Humphrey Bogart in October 1944 by Howard Hawks on the set of his film Passage to Marseille. Their wedding was on May 21, 1945 and they remained married until Bogart's death from cancer in 1957.
Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles aged 28 and 25 respectively when they married, both for the second time, on 7 September 1943 at Santa Monica City Hall. The couple had told no-one of their intentions until the day before.
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Actor, and future 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan admires his three-tiered wedding cake with first wife Jane Wyman on 25 January 1940. Wyman wore a long-sleeved satin jacket and skirt, and a matching fur muff and hat. They remained married for nine years and had three children together.
Astaire marries New York socialite Phyllis Livingston Potter on 12 July 1933. They were married in the chambers of Justice Selah B. Strong in Brooklyn, New York.
American jazz singers Nat King Cole and Maria Ellington share a kiss while dancing at their wedding reception in Harlem, New York on 28 March 1948. Cole and Ellington’s wedding ceremony was held on Easter Sunday at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church.
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John Wayne marries Josephine Saenz, daughter of the Latin American Consul, on 24 June 1933. They were married in a garden ceremony at actress Loretta Young’s home who was also the Maid of Honour.
Sammy Davis Jr and May Britt were married on 13 November 1960. The wedding was held in Sammy’s Hollywood home and attended by an intimate circle of friends and family
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Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner pose on their wedding day, 7 November 1951. Described by People magazine as one of the ‘Romances of the Century’, Ava and Frank found in each other qualities that had been missing in their other relationships: a truly equal partner in passion and drive.
Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow first met on the set of Von Ryan’s Express in 1964. This unlikely couple were married two years later on 19 July 1966 at the home of Sands Hotel owner Jack Entratter. Sinatra was 50 and Farrow was 21.
Bob Hope with Jayne Mansfield, who is wearing a close-replica of the wedding dress she wore at her marriage to Mickey Hargitay on 13 January 1958. Hope and Mansfield were close friends and had toured together with the USO (United Service Organizations) entertaining troops abroad.