When we read about the Givenchy haute couture wedding dress that Christina Ricci wore to marry James Heerdegen last weekend, we knew we were in for a treat.
According to reports, her long-sleeved, white silk tulle gown featured satin piping with delicate micro pearls and Chantilly lace appliqués, while her matching white tulle veil had those same romantic Chantilly lace appliqués. It reminded us a lot of the high-fashion gowns Parisian brides often wear down the aisle.
The gown was even better than what we dreamed! Ricci shared some stunning behind-the-scenes snaps of her custom wedding dress on Twitter, and we can't help but swoon. The dramatic train and high neckline are classic touches while the bouquet and veil complement the look perfectly. We saw 3/4-length sleeves on many Fall 2014 bridal runways, but we love how the sultry cut-outs on these lend a modern hand to the otherwise traditional gown. The best part? The creation fits the star like a glove and her confident poses show she knows it!
Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci designed the form-fitting gown for Ricci, while photographer Anthony Vazquez snapped both the wedding and her poses.
A body-hugging gown is an inspired choice for a city wedding like Ricci's or a sophisticated, retro-style soiree. Just add a veil-friendly sleek updo, you'll acheive a timeless, celebrity-worthy wedding-day look.