While we love Chrissy Teigen and John Legend for their adorable social media banter and growing family, we will never get over their 2013 wedding in Italy. The couple jetted to idyllic Lake Como, Italy for their destination "I dos" on September 14, 2013 and in honor of their seventh anniversary in 2020, we're looking back at the dreamy day.
Teigen and Legend turned to Villa Pizzo to host the star-studded nuptials. With a gorgeous view of Lake Como behind them, the pair exchanged vows surrounded by blush-colored florals. At the reception, guests danced to live performances by Stever Wonder and the groom itself, and dined on a four-tier naked carrot cake. Of course, no celebrity wedding would be complete without a steller bridal gown and Teigen wore three!
To see each of Teigen's Vera Wang gowns, their romantic wedding décor and more, read on for all the details from the couple's big day!
The couple met in 2007 on the set of Legend's music video "Stereo." After a long courtship—and a lot of playing it cool on Teigen's end—Legend finally popped the question on Christmas 2011 in the Maldives. The singer went all out for the fairytale proposal on the beach. "There was no big grand speech or anything, it was just very lovely and sweet," the model shared on her talk show, FABLife.
The fabulous cushion-cut diamond engagement ring (set between not one but two eternity bands) almost ruined Legend's proposal. TSA almost spoiled the singer's surprise as they headed through security. "It was in my carry-on bag going through the airport security, and security wanted to look through my bag and they wanted to look in that particular box," Legend told Oprah. Thankfully TSA let him pass and Teigen got the surprise of a lifetime.
The Wedding Day
The rocking couple took a page from George Clooney's book and set their sights on a Lake Como, Italy wedding at Villa Pizzo (planned by event designer Lisa Vorce). The couple reportedly fell in love while on vacation in the area, so it felt like a natural fit for their nuptials.
After the "I dos," Legend and Teigen made their way back up the aisle while being showered by cream-colored rose petals.
At the reception, guests including a Kim Kardashian-less Kanye West feasted on a four-tiered carrot cake layered with cream cheese frosting—we would expect nothing less from major foodie Teigen. Of course, this is John Legend we're talking about, so naturally, the crooner serenaded his new bride with his hit song "All of Me." Stevie Wonder also took the stage for a live rendition of "Ribbons in the Sky," and guests got on the dance floor with songs spun by famed-DJ Biz Markie.
As any supermodel would, Teigen went all out when it came to the wedding dress—or should we say, wedding dresses! The Victoria's Secret stunner chose not one but three Vera Wang creations for her big day.
For the ceremony, Teigen clad herself in a dress made for a princess—a daring princess, of course! The ivory strapless open back tulle skirted ball gown made her look straight out of a real-life fairytale.
Next, she switched things up to a mermaid gown with a micro-pleated bodice and sheared organza full skirt for the reception.
It was another mermaid gown to keep the after-party going all night, except this one was in a gorgeous shade of crimson. Talk about a lady in red! Teigen's bridesmaids, including fellow model Brooklyn Decker, were clad in blush Amsale gowns.
Ever since 2013, Teigen and Legend have been giving us major #MarriageGoals ever since and we seriously can't get enough of them. In the years since, they've welcomed a daughter, Luna, and son, Miles. The duo even has a third baby on the way!