The month of June has seen two high-profile celebrity weddings (so far): the union of Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman and the pairing of Matthew McConaughey and long-time girlfriend Camila Alves.
Both brides looked absolutely ecstatic, as any bride should look on their wedding day, but for me personally, only one bride's dress truly stood out: Camila Alves came out on top with her custom made Edwardian lace gown.
Alves's ivory dress was cloaked in a delicate lace overlay which itself was encrusted with tiny silver crystals. The gown was tasteful and very elegant, but still managed to hug every curve of her body. The bride accessorized with a beaded crystal headband and a long lace-trimmed veil. Her hair was pulled back off her face in a classic chighon, keeping her bridal look clean and effortless with very minimal upkeep needed throughout the long day.
Drew Barrymore arguably had the tougher task in selecting a gown for her nuptials with boyfriend Wil Kopelman: she is heavily pregnant with her first child.
Kopelman's father is the former CEO of Chanel (yes, that Chanel), so it came as absolutely no surprise when it was revealed that Barrymore had enlisted Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld to design a wedding dress for her big day.
Lagerfeld's creation was odd, to say the least. I'm sure Barrymore had a lot of say as to what went into the design of the dress, but the finished product looks so disjointed to me. The lines of the dress are unflattering and the collar looks like what appears to be a giant, adult-sized bib (you know, just in case she's struck by morning sickness whilst walking down the aisle). If you look closely, you will see panelled ribbing that imitates the look of Venetian window blinds on Barrymore's chest. Why that detail was approved, I shall never know. Lastly, the thick black ribbon that Lagerfeld used as a belt would have looked better in a more subdued shade. The black is too harsh, making Barrymore's swollen belly look larger than it probably actually is. It even appears to cut her waist off at the wrong height. Perhaps an empire waist would have been more suitable.
Having said all this, Barrymore certainly had a say in the design of her wedding gown, so if she wasn't happy with it's progression, I'm sure she would have requested alterations. She looked extremely happy and in love on the day, so I'm sure she enjoyed wearing her dress immensely.