We already knew that actress Rachel Bilson could rock a red carpet gown with the best of them. But who knew how good she'd look sporting a bridesmaid dress? Turns out that the girl can slay the carpet and the aisle with ease. Bilson took on bridesmaid duty at her brother's nupitals yesterday, and her stunning wedding weekend looks would definitely make the O.C.'s designer-duds-loving Summer Roberts proud.
Bilson is the latest to join the club of celebrity bridesmaids — full of Hollywood A-listers who have stepped out of the spotlight to let their BFF bride shine. For example, when Taylor Swift's childhood best friend wed her high school sweetheart, the superstar was right there by her side — in a Reem Acra bridesmaid gown, no less — to hear her BFF say, "You Belong with Me." (A wedding is just too good an opportunity for some T-Swift song references, no?) Lady Gaga also ditched her elaborate costumes and meat dresses for a much more demure bridesmaid frock, when she walked down the aisle at her lifelong bestie's wedding. "Watching your best friend get married, these are the specialist times in my life. Seeing happiness in the lives of all my friends," she captioned an Instagram from the weekend. Wonder if she got some big day inspiration for her own upcoming nupitals...
Bilson is certainly not the only celeb to stand beside a bride, but she is the latest — and definitely in the running for the most stunning! The Hart of Dixie actress posted several photos of the festivities (see below). Bilson started celebrating her big bro's wedding weekend on Thursday, as she gave her fans a sneak peek of the delicious treat she made for her family, tagging the yummy photo brothersweddingweek. Think you could pass along that recipe, Bilson?
Next up after the pre-wedding prep was the rehearsal dinner. For the night before the "I do's" Bilson posted a pic of herself in a chic blue lace sheath from Self-Portrait, with her dad — the father of the groom — popping in for a photobomb!
Finally, on the big day, Bilson slipped into a pale pink chiffon bridesmaid gown for her walk down the aisle. "Countdown brotherswedding," Bilson captioned an Instagram snapshot of herself getting ready with the other 'maids. "Always a bridesmaid," she wrote. Is that a hint that she's looking to tie the knot with her longtime beau Hayden Christensen? The pair was engaged way back in 2008, but never actually tied the knot. But maybe after welcoming their first child, Briar Rose, in 2014, they're finally ready for their own walk down the aisle.
At any rate, we know Bilson will make just as beautiful a bride as she did a bridesmaid!