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Red Carpet vs. Down The Aisle

Award season is the time when celebrities pull out all the stops and go for the fashion gold.  Strutting down a red carpet in designer duds is always a huge deal but at the Oscars, the king of award shows, who you’re wearing becomes even more important.  From sleek and sophisticated to modern and fresh, the red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards was home to some major fashion statements.  Fortunately for brides-to-be, you don’t have to be famous to wear a stunning gown to a very special celebration.

Whether you hope to exude the confidence of Halle Berry or the grace of Natalie Portman, there is a dress that will make you look as wonderful walking down the aisle as they do gliding across the red carpet.  If emulating a certain celebrity style icon’s Oscar look is what you wish for, then it’s easy to make that wish come true.

When you see a fabulous gown on the red carpet, think simple!  Don’t try to find an exact dupe of the gown in white.  Instead, choose a few of the most important details, or simply the ones you find most striking, such as a neckline, embellishment, or silhouette, and use those as inspirational guidelines throughout your search for that perfect dress.  In the slideshow here, I’ve found some stunning bridal gowns that echo the red carpet style of some of the best dressed celebs at this year’s Academy Awards.

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Pretty in Pink, Pt. I – Carrie & Mike Get Married

Celebrity Wedding Profile:  Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher

Who:  Carrie Underwood, darling songstress of the country music scene, and Mike Fisher, center for the NHL’s Ottawa Senators

What:  A wedding celebration tickled with pink

When: July 10, 2010

Where: Georgia’s Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation Resort – ceremony in a white tent on the lawn, reception in the ballroom

Why:  “We could not feel more blessed to have found each other.” – Carrie & Mike, as told to People Magazine

 

The Newlyweds -- photo courtesy of People Magazine

Ever since she found success on American Idol’s stage, I have been a big Carrie Underwood fan.  From her catchy music to her trademark rhinestone-studded microphone, everything about her screams sheer femininity and Southern charm.  Carrie is the kind of celebrity everyone roots for, so, when it was announced that she and Canadian hockey star, Mike Fisher, were to wed, I immediately looked forward to the celebration!  After checking out the recap of the event, which was held on the tenth of July, I was not disappointed.   This has been one of my favorite celebrity weddings of late!

For such a high-profile celebrity as Carrie, the wedding itself had a humble charm despite the reported 5,000 crystals that were present in the decor.  While surely expensive, the ceremony and following reception were stunning and elegant without being over-the-top and tacky as many celeb weddings so often are.  The affair was dotted with a number of personal details that illustrated the love between Carrie and Mike – things like painted hockey pucks that served as name cards with table assignments and the reading of favorite biblical passages during the ceremony itself.

Escort cards accompanied by painted hockey pucks -- image courtesy of People Magazine

Carrie wore a Monique Lhuillier gown for the ceremony that most definitely suited her soft, girlie style.  While the dress was a little too frilly and reminiscent of a cupcake for my tastes, Carrie most definitely wore it well and it reflected her personality quite accordingly.  Despite my lack of excitement about the gown itself, I love, love, loved the party dress which was another Monique Lhuillier confection.  This number was flirty, feminine, and perfect for dancing the night away.  To complement Carrie’s wedding wardrobe, bridesmaids were clad in floor length blush colored gowns.

Carrie's Ceremony Dress -- courtesy of People Magazine

Carrie's Party Dress -- courtesy of People Magazine

Carrie's sisters, Shanna & Stephanie, in their bridesmaid dresses -- courtesy of People Magazine

Other details of the wedding reception included a beautiful tiara that Mike gave Carrie as a wedding present, a ballroom swathed in crystals and the color pink, a cupcake tower as opposed to a traditional cake, and my favorite detail of all: Ace, Carrie’s Miniature Pinscher, who walked down the aisle clad in a pink tux adorned with Swarovski crystals.

Carrie's tiara -- courtesy of People Magazine

Cupcakes furnished by IveyCake Bakery in Tennessee -- courtesy of People Magazine

Ace all dressed up for the wedding -- courtesy of People Magazine