7 Fearless Celebrity Brides Who Wore Non-Traditional Dresses On Their Wedding Day
White dreamy veils and ball gowns made of lace and tulle aren’t always in every woman’s fairytale dream wedding. Others would much rather don a polo shirt, a Jacquemus hat, or even a mustard pantsuit in their big day. True story.
Weddings are special because they’re shared between two partners declaring their commitment and love—and while the spotlight’s on the couple, it’s also their chance to show off their unique personality and style. Below, seven fearless celebrity brides who ditched the traditional white wedding dress for an outfit that screams—my wedding day, my rules!
1. Pam Quiñones
In 2017, celebrity stylist and founder of Qurator Studio Pam Quiñones changed the bridal dress game with a see-through backless gown made of lace. The Rajo Laurel and Norman Rene Devera collaboration featured bell sleeves—a chic touch to this modern creation.
2. Angelina Jolie
In 2014, back when the Hollywood actress and humanitarian was still together with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie walked the aisle in a beautiful Versace dress. Designed by Luigi Massi, the elegant dress was made even more beautiful—and sentimental—for the bride: her children’s drawings were sewn onto the back of her dress and her veil.
3. Emily Ratajkowski
Who says women can’t wear the pants in this house? Model and Gone Girl actress Emily Ratajkowski donned a power suit on her wedding day last February—and not just any pantsuit. It’s a mustard ensemble from Zara! “I never loved the idea of wearing white for a wedding because I'm not a pure woman. I'm a woman with a lot of character and experience and life,” Emily tells Vanity Fair. “I also just loved the idea of a suit, especially at City Hall because it's like you're taking care of business. I really wanted to wear red actually, initially... and then I just loved mustard yellow and just knew it was the one.”
4. Lolita Jacobs
White button-down shirts are so underrated—who knew you can wear one to your wedding? Creative director and stylist Lolita Jacobs recently tied the knot in a cotton Azzedine Alaïa shirt. According to Vogue, she chose to wear red Manolo Blahnik flats as tribute to her parents, who married in red. Later on, she changed into a plain white dress, also by Alaïa.
5. Emma Rosenzweig
Nothing says untraditional like an oversized hat. Cool bride Emma Rosenzweig bid adieu to the feminine white veil, sporting an edgy (but chic!) Jacquemus hat instead. She paired this with a loose-fitting lace gown, dainty lilac underwear peeking underneath. Unforgettable.
6. Divine Lee Go
A colored bridal dress? Why not! Host and blogger Divine Lee Go said I Do in a golden Rajo Laurel creation plucked out of a fairytale story. “When we started planning for a dress, I refused to fit kasi, hello, memorize na naman ni Rajo size ko,” shared the society personality on Instagram. “Kaya they call me #BriDEADMA. I only tried it once and everything was perfect. We decided not to do a white gown coz I would wear bridal gowns to events. We decided to go for gold. Tricky but we pulled it off!”
When we started planning for a dress. I refused to fit kasi, hello, memorize na naman ni @rajolaurel size ko. Kaya they call me #BriDEADMA. I only tried it once and everything was perfect. We decided not to do a white gown coz I would wear bridal gowns to events. We decided to go for gold ?? tricky but we pulled it off! Kung na harness nyo sana ako. Apparition talaga! ?? #finalleeshesaidgo
7. Solange Knowles
Brides-to-be who aren’t so keen on wearing dainty, tiered dresses will fall in love with Solange Knowles’ wedding OOTDs. Yes, plural form. The singer-songwriter (aka Beyonce’s ultra-talented sister) sported not one, not two, but six outfits on her wedding day—just like a true blooded Knowles! Two Solange-approved outfits that have become iconic for modern brides are the Stéphane Rolland jumpsuit and the cape dress that Humberto Leon designed for Kenzo.
Lead photos via @loljacobs and @jacquemus