Our first wedding of September kicked off on 03rd September when YouTube “Superstar” Tanya Burr married fellow Vlogger and childhood sweetheart Jim Chapman. The adorable couple cemented their celebrity credentials by tying the knot at a-list favourite, Babington House, in Somerset (where non other than Eddie Redmayne said “I do”). While there are those that dispute vloggers as “celebrities” there’s certainly no denying the reach and influence these guys have – between the couple and their fellow vlogging guests, they tallied up more than 11 million Twitter followers. It’s no wonder the announcement of their wedding (#jimandtanyagetmarried) trended on Twitter! As to be expected from a couple in the social media spotlight, every detail of their wedding was Pinterest and Instagram perfect and no element more so than Tanya’s classic full-skirted Phillipa Lepley gown complete with lace detailing, cap sleeves and a pool train. Gorgeous!
On 19th September, Girls star Allison Williams married her fiancé Ricky Van Veen. The wedding took place at the spectacular Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming, and was attended by around 200 guests, including her Girls co-star Lena Dunham, and friends like Katy Perry, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen and Diane Von Furstenberg. We even read a report that non other than Tom Hanks officiated the ceremony! Allison wore a beautiful couture A-line gown by Oscar de la Renta that featured an intricate lace detail across the skirt and the same lace motif detail across the sleeves and sheer neckline. Her look was completed with a tulle cathedral-length veil striking the perfect balance of ‘traditional with a modern twist’.
While not “technically” a recent wedding, September was the month that Gabrielle Union chose to share the first-ever shot of her Dennis Basso gown to mark her one year anniversary. The Bring it On star (gotta love that movie… “spirit fingers”..) looked breathtaking in her strapless sweetheart neckline and full skirt.
On the 24th September, model Bar Refaeli married her fiancé Adi Ezra at the Carmel Forest Spa Resort in Haifa, Israel. Reportedly the wedding is said to have cost $330,000 and took place in the open air. The Bride shared her excitement on Instagram ahead of the wedding with one post saying, “This time tomorrow…I’ll be dancing in white!!”… And that ‘white’ was a Chloe dress. We’re obsessed with the relaxed sheer skirt and tassel detail, very folky, very boho, very now (what else do you expect from a supermodel!)
With the exception of Bar Refaeli, we couldn’t help but notice a return to traditional wedding dress shapes (A-line and full skirts) amongst the celebrity brides this month and look forward to seeing if this continues throughout the year.