2017 has seen some show-stopping weddings so far, and the year is just half over! From royalty to celebrity to business brilliance, some very important individuals have been tying the knot this year. And when it comes to fantastic wedding ideas, these couples did everything perfectly.
Here are a few unique and memorable wedding ideas that may inspire you for your own wedding day!
Princess Kate’s younger sister, Brit socialite Pippa Middleton, married financier James Matthews on May 20th of this year. Pippa decided to wear a chic updo, a sparkly yet small tiara, and a simple veil. This stylish grouping of simple wedding hair choices worked beautifully. When it comes to weddings, there’s a lot of temptation to go big with everything. This is why so many brides end up looking too overdone, with an excess of jewelry, makeup, and hair accessories. Pippa was the picture of stylish simplicity, and she looked absolutely perfect. The tiara is still there—it’s just demure!
More royalty, and more simplicity. Prince Ernst August of Hanover married fashion designer Ekaterina Malysheva on July 8th, following their civil ceremony which had taken place earlier in the week. While Ekaterina’s wedding dress is beautiful and elegant, it’s not “too much”. It looks almost vintage, with its full skirt, floor-length hem, trailing veil, and…those puffy sleeves! Harkening back to the 1970s and 1980s, the bride’s statement sleeves featured rhinestone embellishments and gorgeous lace. Quite the fairy tale look, indeed!
What happens when the children of mega-rich Russian business tycoons get married? A $10 million dollar wedding, that’s what! The incredibly expensive wedding of Lolita Osmanova and Gaspar Avdolyan took place in Hollywood’s Dolby Theater on July 2nd, with the flowers alone reported to have cost $500,000. Speaking of the flowers, Lolita’s giant white bouquet was one of many standout elements of the wedding. With so many giant floral archways, floral centerpieces, and floral cake décor, the bride’s wedding bouquet could have been easy to miss—but it wasn’t. Its oversized beauty was perfect for such a lavish event. Be on the lookout for copycat bouquets from brides this year!
Oscar-winning actress Jessica Chastain married her longtime boyfriend, Italian count Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo on June 10th in the city of Treviso, Italy. The event was a star-studded affair, with A-list celebrities flying in to celebrate. While Jessica’s stunning Alexander McQueen-designed wedding dress was elegant and fit for a princess, it was her siren-red rehearsal dinner dress that people really responded to. The bride paired the short, chic, embellished red dress with Louboutins, creating a fabulous pre-wedding look. Expect brides to follow Jessica’s lead and wear short, bright party dresses for their rehearsal dinners this wedding season!
Daughter of Tommy Hilfiger, Ally, married photographer Steve Hash on a private Caribbean island on June 24th. Ally’s famous father helped her design her own wedding dress, which was white silk with blue floral touches. The dress featured a hooded lace cape, which added to the fairy tale atmosphere of the beachside wedding. We all know that Tommy Hilfiger was a major trend-setting clothing mogul, and it won’t be surprising if bridal capes begin making more and more appearances on 2017 brides. Ally’s lovely cape added an element of romantic whimsy to her ensemble.
Gorgeous Australian model Miranda Kerr married Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel on May 27th at a small, intimate wedding ceremony with less than 50 guests at their own home. Guests were raving about the tasteful, sweet string quartet. There’s just something so traditional and romantic about having a string quartet play at your wedding ceremony, don’t you agree? With all the DJs and big bands available, sometimes a simple string quartet can get overlooked. However, it’s the perfect choice for a small, sweet wedding such as this.
Hopefully these wedding ideas give you some inspiration for your own big day! If you’re currently in the midst of wedding planning and you’re looking for a beautiful Los Angeles wedding venue that’s just right, take a moment to look over the our photo gallery. At Platinum Banquet Hall, we have hosted stunning weddings for years. Please feel free to check our availability, or contact us with any questions you have!