For me Grace Kelly will always be the most perfect bride of all time. She was the Princess Bride. There was something so pure, vulnerable and ethereal about her. She seemed so moved by the whole experience, I think that is what moves us. She seemed thoughtful about the vows she was about to take, about her life which was about to change, the responsibility of becoming Princess Grace , a royal, a wife… a whole new role. All of that is evident in her eyes and it is so beautiful. Every time I see the pictures of her wedding I stop and sigh because it moves me. She is oblivious to the fact that there are so many cameras taking pictures of her … I think that is what it is.. she looks though you, she is so in the moment. Everything about it was pure grace. She was the perfect Princess bride that ever was and ever will be.
Why am i suddenly taking about brides? Because it’s the time of the year for weddings in my part of the world and I wanted to do a post on my favorite wedding fashion. Although I was a somewhat of a conventional bride ( I wore baby pink ) my taste for brides tend to go mostly for the unconventional. So here is a list of my favourite brides of all time.
10) Jessica Biel
I have a soft spot for pink plus it looks like she had such a great time in this dress.
9) Jackie Kennedy Onassis
Although many loved her first wedding dress, when she married JFK, and it was such a beautiful look I prefer the simplicity of this one. There is something very chic and carefree and completely Jackie O about this look.
8) Sofia Coppola
She is her own person that’s what i love about this woman. She has her usual hair and she wore a short feathery blue chiffon dress. Simple. Timeless. Tasteful.
7) Jane Birkin
If you are going to do hippy bride, then you got to go all the way and no one did it better than Jane.
6) Audrey Hepburn
She is my idol and no one is more elegant and beautiful than her and man that smile, sigh! This is from her second wedding, she wore a hot pink dress with a matching scarf.
5) Audrey Hepburn (in ‘Funny Face’)
This look is from her famous movie “Funny Face”. It’s traditional yet so much fun.
4) Caroline Bissette Kennedy
Camelot gone too soon Sigh! There were no other pictures of the wedding dress and I remember frantically scanning all the magazines I could lay my hands on to find out who had created this sheath of brilliance. It was so simple , elegant, sexy and insanely cool.
3) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor wore a floral wreath which reminds me so much of south Indian brides and a yellow baby doll dress to her March 1964 wedding to Richard Burton. Their’s was a turbulent marriage but this captures a somewhat whimsical side of them. Plus when a man gives you a 69.2 carat diamond you marry him twice. That’s the least you can do!
2) Olivia Palermo
Of all the modern day celebrity wedding ensembles this is something that I found really charming. Coming from a woman who is somewhat of a fashion maven this was a pleasant surprise. You could easily go overboard with designers and all that jazz and yet to keep it simple, clean and classy is no mean feat and what a hunk of a man. Sweater, shorts and a tulle skirt. Brilliant.
1) Bianca Jagger
Nothing.. and I mean nothing matches the sophistication, style, boldness and the absolute genius of THIS dress Bianca wore to marry Mick Jagger. When you marry a rock God it is kind of normal to expect something edgy but this is a whole different level of cool altogether. No one has since then been able to come close to this league of stylish modernism. Bianca is truly one of the greatest style icons that ever walked this earth.