Celebrity bridesmaids; the A-list stars who supported their friends on the big day

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We laugh with them in interviews, we see their holiday pics on Instagram and we watch them on the big screen - sometimes it feels like we're best friends with our favourite A-listers.

But imagine if your best friend actually was one of the world's biggest stars?

For these brides, their bridesmaids were not only a big part of their lives but they are some of the most recognisable faces in showbiz, from Jennifer Lawrence to Lady Gaga.

But like every good bridesmaid, these stars stepped up to their duties and stepped out of the limelight. From providing emotional support to physically picking up the bride's dress, we take a look at the stars at their best friends' weddings...

(Words: Sejal Kapadia)

  • Taylor Swift

    The singer was the maid of honour for her childhood friend, Brit Maack, when she got married in Pennsylvania.

    Both Taylor and Brit wore dresses by Reem Acra for the day, with Taylor wearing a gown with an embellished top and long, peach skirt and Brit opting for a beautiful, lace design.

  • Emma Roberts

    The actress was one of ten bridesmaids at the wedding of fashion designer Kara Smith (also co-founder of Los Angeles brand Elkin) and photographer Nick Walker. 

    "What a heaven weekend celebrating my love @kakeykake," she wrote on Instagram. "Couldn't be happier for them."

    Image: Instagram

  • Emma Roberts

    Each bridesmaid matched the bride - who wore a tiered Houghton dress - in ivory-coloured maxi dresses with varying necklines. 

    They held white and green bouquets as they walked down the aisle at the outdoor nuptials in Santa Ynez, California.

    Image: Instagram

  • Beyonce and Solange Knowles

    When your daughters are two of the world's coolest women, you can be sure that your wedding will have a heavy dose of glamour. And so it was for Tina Knowles, third from left, whose daughters Solange and Beyonce played bridesmaid on her special day. Tina married Richard Lawson in a Californian ceremony in April 2015, and the star studded bash saw guests including Kelly Rowland (left) celebrate the big day. Beyonce can be seen in an elegant lace dress with a flower crown while effortlessly cool sister Solange is clad in a white asymetric tunic. 

  • Rihanna

    The singer (second from left) jetted off to Hawaii over the weekend for her assistant and friend Jennifer Rosales' wedding. She wore a low back lavender Badgley Mischka gown to match the other bridesmaids dressed in a various shades of purple. 

    Image: Instagram

  • Rihanna

    The star was front and centre of the festivities, walking down the aisle alongside her fellow bridesmaids and adding her bad ass style to the wedding photographs on the beach.

    Image: Instagram

  • Rihanna

    She was no doubt the life of the party. We don't blame her for throwing off her shoes and crashing on the lawn...

    Image: Instagram

  • Sarah Jessica Parker

    The actress (second bridesmaid from right, accompanied by husband Matthew Broderick) served as a bridesmaid at friend Melinda Relyea's wedding to James Kearns in Greenwich, Connecticut on 16 August 2014. Parker shared images of the festivities on Instagram, writing "My bridesmaid dress, stretching, releasing wrinkles and then a quick disco nap before heading towards church and a very joyous day and night" ahead of the ceremony.

    Parker and Relyea (who wore a black-and-white wedding gown) have been friends for years, where Relyea was the star's assistant during her Sex and the City days, was an associate producer on both of the SATC films, and has been the vice president of SJP's Pretty Matches production company for more than 12 years.

    Image: colleen_oneill/Instagram

  • Lena Dunham

    Girls director and actress has known friend, Isabel, her whole life. "Watching her take this step was a crazy honor," wrote Dunham on the recent nuptials. "Getting ready for my best friend's wedding. Potent, emotional, feel someone should make a movie about it. Called "Wedding Of My Best Friend," added the star on Twitter.

    Image: Lena Dunham/ Instagram

  • Lena Dunham

    Along with a group of bridesmaids, Dunham (third from left) wore a cap sleeved grey dress which featured a low-back. "For those asking, our bridesmaid dresses were from @reformation and I found them charming, breathable and stylish," wrote the 28-yea-old on Instagram. "We can thank the beautiful bride, Isabel Bramlette Halley, for her good taste."

    Image: Lena Dunham/ Instagram

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    The Hunger Games star (far right) stood among 11 other bridesmaids on the cover of Martha Stewart Weddings, when the magazine featured the wedding of Lawrence's brother Blaine to Carson Massler in April 2014. The bridesmaids wore coordinating cream-colored J.Crew gowns to the October ceremony, while Lawrence, 23, opted for the strapless version.

    Image: Martha Stewart Weddings

  • Naomi Watts

    Naomi Watts, 45, (left) was maid of honour at old friend and film publicist Emma Cooper's wedding in Sydney in December 2010. The actress wore a knee-length cream lace dress and her husband Liev Schreiber, 43, gave the third reading at the ceremony.

    Image: Rex Features

  • Keira Knightley

    The British actress was a bridesmaid at her brothers wedding in April 2011, wearing an a-line frock to complement bride Kerry Nixon's long-sleeved midi dress.

    Image: Rex Features

  • Beyoncé

    When Kelly Rowland reportedly married her fiance Tim Witherspoon in May 2014, Beyoncé posted this image on Instagram captioned "GoodMorning". The 32-year-old worked a side-swept up-do and one-shoulder organza dress sparking rumours that the star was a bridesmaid at the nuptials.

    Image: Beyonce/ Instagram

  • Lady Gaga

    The pop artist (bottom right) stripped herself of extreme make-up and outrageous costumes for the wedding of Bo O'Connor, whom she's been friends with since high school. The ceremony took place in June 2013 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

    Image: Instagram

  • Lady Gaga

    The 28-year-old was also on duty at at O'Connor's dress fitting. "It's my best friends wedding she made us try on dresses! BRIDESMAIDS VERA Baby," wrote Gaga.

    Image: Lady Gaga/Instagram

  • Kate Bosworth

    Hollywood star Kate Bosworth,31, jetted to Sydney to be one of three bridemaids at her friend Jacqui Louez's wedding in March 2008. Almost a hundred guests watched over the waterfront wedding in the exclusive suburb of Mosman. The bridal party moved onto the beach suburb of Balmoral for wedding pictures before the reception kicked off that night.

    Image: Rex Features

  • Jessica Biel

    American actress Jessica Biel, 32, was one of seven bridesmaids at her 7th Heaven co-star Lucy Camden's wedding in the small town of Ravello, Italy. The bride wore a strapless Melissa Sweet gown while her bridesmaids, including Jessica, wore similar strapless dresses. Biel was accompanied by Justin Timberlake, having holidayed together in Rome prior to the event.

    Images: Rex Features

  • Eva Longoria

    The 39-year-old American actress wore a blush pink gown along with five other bridesmaids at friend Bonnie Rodezno's Los Angeles wedding in June 2014. Longoria, 39, held the hand of the ring bearer, who carried the sign reading "Here Comes the Bride." Rodezno was a bridesmaid in Longoria's wedding to Tony Parker in 2007.

    Image: Eva Longoria/ Instagram

  • Victoria Beckham

    At eight years old, Victoria Beckham (nee Adams) was a bridesmaid in blue at the wedding of Ian Ellery in Hertfordshire in 1982.

    Image: Rex Features

  • Georgia May Jagger

    The wedding of Leah Wood - daughter of Rolling Stone's Ronnie Wood - to television producer Jack MacDonald, was a star-studded affair. The bridesmaids, consisting of Georgia May Jagger, 22, wore lilac dresses to compliment the bride's pre-Raphaelite-inspired vintage gown.

    Image: Rex Features

  • Brooklyn Decker

    American model and actress Brooklyn Decker, 27, (far left) got goofy in a group snap during her pal's wedding in April 2014.

    Image: Brooklyn Decker/ Instagram

  • Ashley Greene

    Twilight actress Ashley Greene, 27, stepped into bridesmaid duties for her friend's wedding in 2013.

    Image: makeupqueennyc/ Instagram

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Sejal Kapadia Pocha

Sejal Kapadia Pocha covers stories about everything from women’s issues to cult foods. She describes herself as a balance between Hermione and Luna Lovegood.