There isn’t any designer extra synonymous with movie star weddings than Vera Wang.

Over the previous three a long time, the style fixture has created one-of-a-kind bridal kinds for the likes of Victoria Beckham, Hailey Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Alicia Keys — and all of it started with a Kennedy.

Victoria [Strauss] married Bobby Kennedy’s son, Max. So a Kennedy wedding was my first wedding,” Wang tells Web page Six Model, reflecting on the 1991 nuptials.

“I keep in mind the gown was heavenly. And I do not forget that after all of the work we put into it, inside 10 minutes of the ceremony, Victoria and Max had been enjoying soccer. Typical of the Kennedys — very sporty — she was out in that extraordinary gown we labored on for six months, getting grass stains!”

Within the years since, Wang’s not solely turn into the go-to for A-listers in want of a big-day gown, but additionally expanded her model to incorporate perfume, jewellery, residence items — and most not too long ago, a wedding stationery assortment for The Knot, comprised of 14 coordinating wedding invitation and paper suites in kinds starting from classic to trendy.

Vera Wang stationeryVera Wang’s stationery assortment for The Knot launched Monday.The Knot

“In terms of invites, it is the primary time {that a} couple is making a public joint assertion about not solely their emotions for one another, however their style, their fashion, their creativity and a peek into how they intend to have fun,” the the designer says.

“It units the tone — and the time of yr, the form of wedding, all of this stuff are encapsulated within the invitation. And I simply suppose it is such a artistic, enjoyable undertaking for a pair.”

It is also the best warm-up for choosing the right wedding gown, a course of Wang is aware of properly. However consider it or not, the New York native —who spent almost 20 years as a Vogue editor earlier than launching her label — did not have a background in bridal apparel.

Vera Wang and Ariana Grande at the Met Gala Vera Wang poses with Ariana Grande — one in every of her many movie star brides — on the 2018 Met Gala.WireImage

“It actually wasn’t till I obtained engaged on the ripe previous age of 39 that I noticed there was little or no on the market,” she recollects.

“I actually found there was this market that did not contain a lot vogue. I wished to supply girls alternatives to go a special route — to discover their very own creativity, their very own physique varieties, their very own methods of celebrating, their very own methods of dressing.”

Beneath, Wang seems to be again at three of her most iconic wedding creations for Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey.

Gwen Stefani (2021)

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton on their wedding day.Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton on their wedding day.gwenstefani/Instagram

“Gwen is aware of garments. Many performers at that stage, they’re very savvy about how they appear finest — most girls are, however when your livelihood is about efficiency, it is much more [so], I occur to know Gwen, and I knew quite a bit concerning the wedding when it comes to how they had been going to have fun.

She took some inspiration from one of many collections I did, however however, [this gown] had a lot of Gwen’s persona. There was this type of attraction and this type of cool and somewhat little bit of a Western vibe, and was simply excellent for them.

Gwen Stefani wearing a wedding dressStefani kicks up her heels in her reception look.gwenstefani/Instagram

After which she converted to the mini model for the social gathering — and with cowboy boots! The exuberance and pleasure and happiness of this couple was infectious. And that all the time impacts the collaboration, whether or not you are doing somebody for the Oscars or for his or her wedding. It is very a lot what you consider as a designer if you’re collaborating.”

Ariana Grande (2021)

Ariana Grande wearing her wedding dressAriana Grande channeled Audrey Hepburn on her large day.arianagrande/Instagram

“She actually went in opposition to sort; she did not need to put on something that had extra quantity, and wished one thing extraordinarily physique [-conscious] and lith. It is extra of a ’30s form of vibe; it is slender, it is bias [-cut]and I believe there is a sure grace and sensuality to that form of form.

I beloved all of the equipment as properly — the bow, the veil. They had been very, very Ariana; the youth, the attraction.”

Mariah Carey (1993)

Mariah Carey wearing her wedding dressMariah Carey introduced the drama together with her bridal look.Ron Galella Assortment by way of Getty

“This was the period of Princess Diana, and she or he was very moved and influenced by that wedding. I additionally knew Mariah and I knew her husband on the time, Tommy Mottola, they usually wished to actually have fun and [go] all out.

I believe the practice was one thing like 22 toes; it was very very like Diana at Westminster Abbey. She wished that stage of pomp and circumstance and romance and quantity. She actually wished a princess look, and it was simply a type of weddings that was really a fairytale within the sense of scale — and I do not imply simply the gown, however the celebration, the dinner afterwards and every thing else. It was rock ‘n’ roll … or rock ‘n’ royalty.”

Vera Wang on three of her most iconic celebrity wedding dresses

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