• Emily Blanchard

Small Details to Reinvent a Celebrity Wedding

When we looked at celebrity weddings from 2015 to 2018, we found some small refined details that you can recreate and personalize to add to your perfect day. Money was not an issue for these brides, but you can still reinvent these details with a real world budget. Kate Upton, Julianna Hough, Pippa Middleton and Kelsea Ballerini’s wedding, all included something special that made it their own. And so we reveal our wedding inspirations from celebrity brides.

Kelsea Ballerini is Barefoot with Tequila

Right after Kelsea said ‘I do’ in Cabo San Lucas, servers began handing out tequila shots to guests. What a memorable, fun way to commemorate how the couple first met. The guests won't forget that wedding. For the bride and groom, it's a pretty cheap way to make a big impact and engage your guests right from the ceremony. Talk about making a statement.

BTW...Kelsea was barefoot for the entire ceremony and looked amazing!

Who doesn't love the idea of a tequila shot? You can ask for a "taste" of tequila (1/2 shot) at your wedding venue. It's cheaper than you think - $500

If your groom is taller than you, indulge and go barefoot. Chances are your dress is long, so nobody can see your legs anyway!

Pippa Defines Grace

The guest list alone is reason to follow this wedding. Kate Middleton is the sister of the bride, ensuring some serious headlines.


Traditional bridal attire looked elegant and natural on Pippa , as she donned a classic white gown with high neckline, cap sleeves, and sparkly headpiece. Lace from start to finish was perfectly altered to fit Pippa's petite shape and it truly showcased how beautiful she is.

Light pink, white, and gold stole the show when it came to the bridal party. Kate Middleton’s children were in the wedding, wearing traditional English attire. Looking for details to borrow? Consider using their color palette for a neutral yet elegant backdrop. Additionally, incorporate more family into your special day by having more than one child serve as flower girl and ring bearer!

The children of the wedding made headlines with their old school England attire, the gold and cream while matched perfectly with the blush pink bridesmaids gowns and cream white wedding gown.

Julianna Hough’s Backyard Feel

Dress change after dress change, Julianna Hough’s wedding was picture perfect. Pink made another appearance at a celebrity wedding, and twinkle lights gave the reception a back yard feel. The wedding was hosted on Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho, where she married NHL star Brooke Laich.

Flowers stole the show at this celebrity wedding; nearly 2,000 blooms were used to create all the floral arrangements. Including 100 flower boxes and 200 garden roses for the reception centerpieces. And to top it all off, as the happy couple said ‘I do’ confetti cannons exploded to celebrate.

Not one but two dresses, Hough wore a tradition strapless gown to her ceremony with a beautiful white veil. But when it came time for the reception, she changed into a three-piece jumpsuit to hit the dance floor.

Are you a bridesmaid? Hough's bridesmaids choreographed a dance to kick off the reception, a simple and fun way to show the bride how fun it was to be apart of her special day!

Kate Upton Hit a Homerun

Its safe to say that Kate Upton is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, but she almost missed her own wedding! She married the Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, instead of being on route to their dream wedding that was held in Tuscany, Verlander was in Los Angeles playing the Dodgers. But he won the World Series, so no one could really blame him!

Having a destination wedding was always in the cards for this couple, they had always vacationed in Italy so when it came time to pick a wedding location, Tuscany was the perfect place! Thinking of a destination wedding? The couple wanted their wedding to feel like they were back on vacation, but this time with all of their friends and family.

​​Who doesn’t love a party theme? For the rehearsal dinner the couple asked all the guests to wear red, they wanted everyone to feel apart of the event. When it came time for Upton to choose her gown, lace was a must, Valentino offered to designed her one of a kind gown for her special day, how do you say no to that?

​​ Pink stole the show in the form of bridesmaids once again. Meanwhile, Upton also slipped into a more “realistic gown for her reception, wanting something she could have fun in. The dress was a dusty rose color. Fireworks went off as the couple cut their cake and Michael Buble’s “Everything” played as the couple had their first dance.

Menounos’s New Years Eve Wedding

Bring in the New Year with the love of your life, Maria Menounos was presented with this idea and immediately shot it down. Then she thought about it more, and it took so much of the pressure off. She could only invite her immediately family so the guest list was trimmed by the hundreds. She always envisioned a private and intimate ceremony, so this was the exact opposite which she thought was kinda fun!

Her now husband was her partner for nearly 20 years, Keven Undergaro was just simply happy to finally be able to call her his wife, its been girlfriend way to long. When it came time for the gown, Menounos went very classic, the weather could have had a lot to do with the decision for lace long sleeves but all and all she was stunning saying ‘I do’ live in Time Square during the New Years celebration.

Its important to get the inside scoop on where these celebrities get all of these great ideas, Menounos went straight to the basics - Pinterest! She immediately starting searching for winter weather dresses and how to make a very public ceremony feel private and intimate. Pinterest is definitely a girls best friend when it comes to wedding ideas, whether its for finding a schedule to follow to keep the planning on track, wedding dress inspirations, wedding favors, speciality cocktail ideas, or even song ideas. Pinterest has helped hundreds of brides make their special day come to life.

Sofia Vergara - "You had me at Hola"

The Modern Family star tied the knot back in 2015 to her fiance and now husband Joe Mangoriello and their wedding is resurfacing due to the resent release of some never seen before wedding photos. Featuring her one of a kind Zuhair Murad gown. To recap their special day, they had a "small" 400 person wedding that they shared with their friends and closest friends. They were wed at the Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida and every small detail of this wedding weekend was put together perfectly.

The weekend kicked off with a private pool party for the bride, groom, and all of their guests featuring live entertainment, extravagant dinners, and complimented with custom napkins that read "You had me at Hola," bringing the couple back to the moment they first met. Consider customizing your napkins to commemorate your love with how you first met, or simply your names. And who could forget the white blossoms? The room where Vergara said 'I do' was covered with white blossoms from ceiling to floor, surely making a statement!

We all have our favorite celebrity wedding, and we all have duplicated some of their extravagant details on our own wedding days. If you need help with putting together your special day while throwing in some celebrity wedding features, let us help!

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