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During the Covid pandemic, bridal coulples the world over had to put plans on hold. Coming out of it (end May 2021) Ariana Grande was one of the first to finally get hitched.

We are still awaiting Katie Perry's wedding to Orlando Bloom ahich had to be postponed in 2020 last year (also due to Covid-19),


Disclaimer:  In this popular library of more than 140 celebrity and royal gowns, you will find actual wedding dresses of celebrities who have not been designed, nor styled by us.   However:  those shown with an asterisk (*) are "Proudly Simon Rademan" designed.


Celebrity weddings that have inspired, and continue to inspire...


The Style Bible is an easy-to-read guide on style for women, click read moreBe it expensive, OTT, long-lasting, or cheap and quick...  We have been entertained by celebrity weddings for as long as we can remember.  They inspire us ...and sometimes disgust us, but boy, they sure can be original!  Maybe it the media that are to blame for some part of the addiction, ...or should we thank them for the fantastic platform of ideas and inspiration?


There are some commonly asked questions about wedding gowns: and, although I might not always have the answer that a prospective client wants to hear, I thought it wise to devote this page as a pictorial of those who inspired bridal fashion over the years.

Royal celebrity bride - Lady Diana SpencerWhy are weddings so expensive? 

Lady Diana Spencer had by far the most expensive wedding ever recorded at a whopping 52 million pounds!  when where what




Royal clebrity bride - Queen Victoria

Do gowns have to be white?    

The extravagant ceremony of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840 has become the archetype of the traditional wedding of today.  Victoria was the first to wear white and inspired generations of women to wear white on their special day.  when where what



Celebrity bride - Elizabeth TaylorWhy the "pomp and circumstance"?  

"Because they can..." said Me Elizabeth Taylor.  While Me Taylor – Hilton – Wilding – Todd – Fisher – Burton – Burton – Warner – Fortensky had 8 walks down the isle, Me ZAZA Gabor did so NINE times.  Neither of them opted to wear any of their gowns a second time.  when where what


Celebrity bride - Yoko OnoCan I use the gown again?   

Yoko Ono, who became famous when she married John Lennon, had a ceremony that lasted only 3 minutes, and she made sure that no-one could wear her gown again. She had audience members who slowly cut off bits of the garment until she was naked.  when where what


Images found googling

So,   It remains up to the individual to live their dream.  Enjoy spotting your favourite celebrity... or contact us to have your dream gown designed and specially made for you.


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These articles are protected by copyright: Simon Rademan Fashion Design Studio CC  Media request for an interview   Disclaimer:  Although bridal wear is my specialty, I do not proclaim to be an authority on any of the other subjects I write about.  I merely share my experiences with those who wish to learn from it, or just read about it.  Please contact us should you have additional information or information that proves otherwise. I am not the designer of any of the gowns that are published on this page, nor have I made them, or photographed them,  I, like so many others before and after me only draw inspiration from the beauty of life.____


Designers from all over the world were inspired! 

The following gowns have been suggested by leading designers from all corners of the world, as the design for HRH Princess William of Wales, Catherine (Kate) Middleton.  The honour went to... Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.     

Alberta Ferretti   -   Alex Perry   -   Alice Temperly    -   Amsale   -   Ashley Isham   -   Augusta Jones   -   Badgley Mishka   -   Ben de Lisi   -   Bruce Oldfield   -   Carlylyn   -   Chris Benz   -   Christian Siriano   -   Elizabeth Emanuel   -   Gucci   -   Henry Roth   -   Jason Wu   -   Karen Willes   -   Karl Lagerfeld   -   Lea Rose   -   Max Azria   -   Melissa Sweet   -   Monique Lhuillier   -   Nanette Lepore   -   Nicole Miller   -   Nina Ricci   -   Pamella Rolland   -   Prabal   -   Priscilla of Boston   -   Pucci   -   Rachel Roy   -   Ralph Russo   -   Reem Acra   -   Sara Burton for Alexander McQueen   -   Sassy Holford   -   Simon Rademan   -   Steven Khalil   -   Tory Burch   -   Suzanne Neville   -   Suzanne Zuckerman   -   Tommy Hillfiger   -   Uffe Frank   -   Valentino   -   Vera Wang
















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celebrity gowns:

Alicia Silverstone Jarecki, 

Alyssa Milano Bugliari, 

Amal Alamuddin Clooney,

Anel van Schalkwyk Louw,  *

Anelle Bester Ludik,  *

Angelina Jolie Pitt

Angie Harmon Sehorn, 

Anna Paquin Moyer,

Anne Hathaway Shulman,

Anneke Erasmus le Roux,  *

Ariana Grande Gomez,

Ashlee Simpson Wentz, 

Audrey Hepburn Ferrer, 

Avril Lavigne Whibley,

Barbra Streisand Brolin,

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z, 

Bianca Rosa Perez Moreno Jagger, 

Blake Lively Reynolds,

Britney Spears Federline,

Britney Spears Trawick, 

Brooke Shields Agassi,

Brooke Shields Hency,

Cameron Diaz Madden

Camila Alves McConaughey,

Camilla Parker Bowles, R

Carmen Electra Navarro,

Carolyn Besette Kennedy,

Carrie Bradshaw Mr Big,

Carrie Underwood Fisher,

Catherine Zeta Jones Douglas,

Catherine Middleton Windsor, R

Celine Dion Angelil,

Chante Hinds Moller,  *

Chante Hinds Zimelka,  *

Charlene Wittstock Grimaldi, R

Chelsea Clinton Mezvinsky,

Christina Aguilera Bratman,

Christina Applegate Scheach,

Christina Ricci Heerdegen

Christy Turlington Burns,

Cindy Crawford Gerber,

Courteney Cox Arquette,

Courtney Ford Routh,

Crystal Harris Heffner,

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, R

Demi Moore Kutcher,

Desiré Manthey Gardner,  *

Drew Barrymore Kopelman,

Elin Nordegren Woods,

Elizabeth Hurley Nayar,

Elizabeth Taylor Hilton,

Ellen de Generes de Rossi,

Erica Baxter Packer,

Eva Langoria Parker,

Eva Langoria Baston

Fergie Duhamel,

Franscilla Kruger Escorcio,  *

Gisele Bundchen Brady,

Grace Kelly Prince Rainier, R

Guiliana DePandi Rancic,

Gwen Stefani Rossdale,

Gwynneth Paltrow Martin,

NEW Gwyneth Paltrow, Falchuk

Heather Mills McCartney,

NEW Hailey Baldwin Bieber,

Heidi Klum Seal,

NEW Heidi Klum Kaulitz

Heidi Montag Pratt,

Helenè Bester Theron,  *

Hestrie Cloete Els,  *

Ivanka Trump Kushner,

Jackie Titone Sandler,

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy,

Jada Pinkett Smith,

Jaime King Newman,

Jamie-Lynn Sigler Discala,

Janie Liszewski van Halen,

Jenna Bush Hager,

Jennifer Aniston Pitt,

Jennifer Aniston Theroux,

Jennifer Garner Affleck,

NEW Jennifer Lawrence Maroney,

Jennifer Lopez Marc Anthony,

Jerry Hall Murdoch,

Jessica Biel Timberlake,

Jessica Simpson Lachey,

Jessica Simpson Johnson,

Jetsun Pema Namgyel Wangchuck R

Joan Collins Gibson,

Joan Ramagoshi Madibeng,  *

Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison

Julia Roberts Moder,

Kate Beckinsale Wiseman, 

Kate Middleton HRH Princess William, R

Kate Hudson Robinson,

Kate Moss Hince

Katherine Heigl Kelly,

NEW Kathy Griffin Bick

Katie Holmes Cruise,

Keely Shaye Smith Brosnan,

Keira Knightley Righton,

Kelly Rowland Witherspoon,

Kendra Wilkinson Baskett,

Khloe Kardashian Odom,

Kim Kardashian Huphries,

Kim Kardashian West, 

Kim Sears Murray,

Lady Diana Spencer Prince Charles, R

NEW Lauren Hashian Johnson,

Lindie van Eeden Strydom,  *

Lily Allen Cooper, 

Lisa Ling Song,

Lisa Rinna Hamlin,

Liv Tyler Langdon,

Liza Minelli Gest,

Luciana Bozan Damon,

Luisana Lopilato Bublé,

Madonna Ritchie,

Mandi du Plooy Baard,  *

Marcia Cross Mahoney,

Mariah Carey Cannon,

Marilyn Monroe Dimaggio,

Mary Donaldson Prince Frederik,

Megan Fox Green,

Meghan Markle Windsor, R

Melania Knauss Trump,

Michelle Robinson Obama,

Mila Kunis Kutcher,

Milla Jovovich Anderson,

Nancy Shevell McCartney,

Natalie Portman Millepied,

Natasha Sutherland Hofmeyr,  *

Nicole Kidman Urban,

Nicole Richie Madden,

Oluchi,  *

Pamela Anderson Rock,

Penélope Cruz Bardem

Portia Modise Carpede,  *

Portia de Rossi de Generes,

NEW Princess Beatrice, R

NEW Princess Eugenie, R

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, R

Queen Elizabeth Prince Phillip, R

Queen Victoria Prince Albert, R

Rachel Weisz Craig,

Rebecca Romijn O'Connell,

Reese Witherspoon Toth,

Renee Zellweger Chesney,

Rhea Durham Whalberg,

Ronel Ruthven Esterhuizen,  *

Salma Hayek Pinault,

Sandra Bullock James,

NEW Serena Williams Ohanian,

Shannon Tweed Simmons, 

Shania Twain Thiebaud,

Shauna Chine Wilcox,

Sofia Vergara Manganiello, 

NEW Sophie Turner Jonas,

Star Jones Reynolds,

Surina Larson Knott-Craig,  *

Tameka Foster Raymond,

Thalia Mottola,

Tori Spelling Shanian,

Tori Spelling McDermott,

Trista Rehn Sutter,

Sharon Stone (?), 

Vanessa Minnillo Lachey, 

Victoria Adams Beckham,

Yoko Ono Lennon,

Zara Phillips Tindall,  R

NEW Zoë Kravitz Glusman

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