Nicole Richie’s Wedding Dress Inspired by Grace Kelly

Nicole Richie wore a custom-designed Marchesa wedding dress when she married Joel Madden on December 11. The gown was inspired by fashion icon Grace Kelly‘s lace wedding dress from her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier. According to Richie’s dress featured a ball-gown skirt crafted from more than 100 yards of hand-draped silk organza and tulle petals.

Grace Kelly Wedding

Grace Kelly’s wedding dress was designed by MGM seamstress Helen Rose. The gown featured antique Valenciennes rose point lace, 25-yards of silk taffeta and 98-yards of tulle. Kelly’s wedding dress was also the inspiration for Ivanka Trump’s Vera Wang designed wedding dress.

If you love the look of a vintage wedding dress like Grace Kelly’s, here are some similar options:
Grace Kelly Inspired Wedding Dresses

Left to Right: Atelier Aimee, Sophia Tolli, Vogue Bridal

1. Atelier Aimee – The “Grace” gown features a high-neck, lace sleeves and ball gown skirt.

2. Sophia Tolli – The “Fabiana” has a taffeta and lace jacket with buttons down the back and lace appliqués on the ball gown skirt.

3. Vogue Bridal – Have your dress made with Vogue’s pattern 2979, a replica of Grace Kelly’s iconic dress.

Categories Wedding Dresses
Tags Grace Kelly, Marchesa, Nicole Richie

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