What type of wedding would you have if money was no object and an array of fashion designers were falling over themselves to create your gown?
Would you go for a quick ceremony at a registry office with a reception at your Surrey bungalow, like Patti Boyd did – in Mary Quant – when she married George Harrison at the height of Beatlemania?
Or, would you employ a recently-scandalised couture genius, pulling him out of professional no-man’s land, as Kate Moss did when she asked John Galliano to create the dress for her wedding to The Kills frontman Jamie Hince?
From Stella Tennant‘s wild Scottish ceremony to Jerry Hall‘s Balinese matrimonial, here are the world’s most beautiful model brides.
Kate Moss married Jamie Hince in the village of Southrop, Gloucester, wearing a custom-designed John Galliano gown.
Rhea Durham married Mark Wahlberg in Beverly Hills after eight years of dating. Her dress was designed by Marchesa.
Bette Frank maried Ilja Cornelisz, a researcher in economics and education, in September 2013. The bride wore a simple mid-length lace dress with long sleeves and posted this adorable image on her own Instagram account.
Kendra Spears became a Princess when she married the eldest son of the Aga Khan, Prince Rahim. The couple married in a traditional Muslim ceremony – attended by just family and close friends – at Château de Bellerive, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The bride wore a sari in ivory and gold, teamed with delicate jewellery, nude sandals, and a soft chignon.
Margherita Missoni married racing-driver Eugenio Amos at the church of Santa Maria Annunciata in her hometown, Brunello. The bride turned to her friend Giambattista Valli to advise on the long-sleeved gown – which was made using Missoni silk and organza, and embellished with embroideries and flower applications.
Caroline Trentini married Fabio Bartelt in a traditional ceremony at a church in their homeland of Brazil. Trentini, who announced her engagement in November 2011, wore an Olivier Theyskens-designed lace and silk gown with a deep-V neckline. The bride Tweeted that day: “And the big day is here.:)))))))))))) Im a bride today – couldn’t be happier #lovelovelove” – before posting a picture of her new husband and her clutching personalised flip-flops as they headed to their honeymoon in Bora Bora.
Jacquetta Wheeler wore a custom-made gown by her friend Alice Temperley to marry her groom, Jamie Allsopp, in Kent.
Lauren Bush married Ralph Lauren heir David in a rodeo-themed wedding in Colorado. The bride wore a gown designed by the groom’s father and later described: “Any experience of a girl picking out her wedding dress is amazing, but I have to say it was really special to work with David’s dad, to see him in action with his team.”
Patti Boyd married George Harrison in a Mary Quant dress at Epsom registry office, after meeting him on the set of A Hard Day’s Night
. They divorced in 1977 (she went on to marry Eric Clapton), although she said in her autobiography,Wonderful Tonight
, that she always regretted not trying to make the relationship work.
Josephine De La Baume wore a Zac Posen dress for her wedding to Mark Ronson in the South of France. Ronson wore a bespoke candy-striped suit by Richard James.
Lily Aldridge married Kings Of Leon frontman Caleb Followill at luxury hotel San Ysidro Ranch in California. The Victoria’s Secret model wore a custom-made strapless Vera Wang dress with Chantilly lace detailing and a small train to the back. The groom chose a grey Gucci suit.