Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera are TV superstars from the Philippines. In 2014 they were married at the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral in Quezon City in a ceremony fit for royalty.
(This was way better than Kim Kardashian marrying Kris Humphries. Plus their marriage already lasted longer than her marriage to Kris so…yeah. Her wedding doesn’t even count anymore).
Okay, so I ran across this beautiful event while searching for ‘huge wedding cakes,’ which I plan to blog about real soon. That search brought me to this photo:
When I saw this cake I was like, “Wow! Who is this couple? They must be rich. Look how beautiful!”
As it turns out, this was the wedding of a power couple in another country. To give you an idea of just how extravagant this was, let’s begin with mass. The mass was celebrated by eight bishops and seven priests. The guests included several celebrities. The wedding party consisted of 18 bridesmaids, 18 groomsmen AND the president of their country was the groom’s best man! (President Benigno Aquino III was the president at the time).
Marian’s romantic wedding gown was designed by Dubai-based international designer, Michael Cinco. The ballgown featured embroidered French lace embellished with Swarovski crystals, a cinched waistline, and a cathedral train.
On top her head Marian wore a crown inspired by Queen Elizabeth’s Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara.
I have provided a short Youtube video of the “Royal Wedding” below. Followed by photos of the wedding taken by www.niceprintphoto.com. It looks like the perfect wedding. Amazing! You have to watch the video.
Vintage weddings are extremely popular right now. You can find a host of websites that not only sell vintage gowns and accessories, but also give advice on creating the ultimate vintage wedding.
To look for inspiration, I find it extremely helpful to look up the weddings of actresses from the 1950s and 1960s. Audrey Hepburn, Diahann Carroll, Catherine Deneuve, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren and Bridget Bardot all had amazing style. Just looking at their old photos can give you inspiration.
Etsy is one of my favorite places for Vintage accessories and gowns. There are so many beautiful pieces. Here are a few that I really like:
I absolutely love this gown. I like the lace, and the length. I think it’s a very classy and elegant bridal look.
This is another lace wedding dress that I like. I love the back. The tiers are really pretty and add a nice touch to this already lovely gown.
This is my favorite dress right now 🙂 It’s just gorgeous! I love the sheer sleeves, and chiffon overlay. It has a sweetheart neckline and a silk satin waistline. Check out Dainty Rascal’s page on Etsy to see more photos of this gown. It really is beautiful, (link below).
Fabulous Vintage Accessories
Mariah Carey always looks beautiful, but I absolutely love how beautiful she looked when she married Tommy Mottola in 1993. She wore a $25,000 Vera Wang Gown with a 27-foot-long train. Her huge bouquet worked well with her big dress. Her tiara was a nice touch and she looked much more like royalty than Kim Kardashian ever will.
Big Beautiful Gowns: