Iconic Wedding Dresses: Chelsea Clinton

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 16, 2013

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Rivini, Jasmine Couture, Enzoani, and Sottero and Midgely 

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton wore not one but two Vera Wang wedding gowns for her July 2010 wedding to Marc Mezvinksy at Astor Courts Estate in Rhinebeck, N.Y. At her interfaith ceremony, almost 400 guests watched her walk down the aisle next to father, Bill, wearing an ivory strapless gown with a raw-edge silk organza skirt and embellished belt, and following, she slipped on a silk tulle cross-back Grecian gown before she took the floor with her hubby for a choreographed dance to Etta James’ “At Last.” Her bridesmaids also wore Vera Wang, strapless bias-cut lavender chiffon dresses with a side draped bow, but her mother, Hillary, chose not too. Instead, she wore an off-the-shoulder Oscar de la Renta fuchsia ombre gown. Check out our favorite look-a-likes above.

Whose iconic wedding dress inspires you? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rich in religious and historic traditions and customs, a Jewish wedding often calls for the couple and their families to consult a wedding officiate when planning their ceremony.

Judiasm has many varied approaches and interpretations of Jewish law and religious observances. Whether a Reformed, Conservative and Orthodox Jew, the guidelines for a ceremony will be most likely be set according to a set of standards.

Within each religious group, there is a myriad of expected wedding traditions that are part of the ceremony. In addition, the bride and groom will add their family traditions to enhance the wedding, and the events before and after the event.

Eat Pray Love! A Bridal Version

Posted by mmaxfield on Aug 10, 2010

Photo: Julia Roberts, "Eat Pray Love," New York Times, Sunday, August 8, 2010

Yesterday’s New York Times Arts & Leisure Section, front page, reminded us that “Eat Pray Love” will debut this Friday, and romantic notions of love, travel, adventure and the possibilities they invoke, make us pause for a moment. Is not a wedding all of the above? Is it worth our while to sit up, serve ourselves a fresh summertime beverage, chocolate whatever, and let the romance of it all take us up and away.

There are three imposing similarities to Eat Pray Love in your wedding life. Yes, for most bride, sixteen months is the wedding lifetime, unless you surprise even yourself and head with the love of your life in tow for Portifino, Positano, or the Venetian in Vegas for a short nuptial ceremony and a lingering honeymoon.

Chelsea Clinton and her groom Marc Mezvinsky were finally wed this past weekend in Rhinebeck, New York, 100 miles north of NYC, in upstate New York.

Beside being the hands-down winner of the Wedding of Summer 2010, it has earned a more important distinction: it was a true marriage of different wedding traditions played out on a beautiful mid-summer’s night.

As members of the former first family and friends made their way to Chelsea and Marc’s wedding day, we should glance over our shoulders and make a few notes for ourselves. Our assignment? How to break, or blend traditions on the wedding day.