See Every Angle of Nicky Hilton's Stunning Valentino Couture Wedding Dress!
And the bride wore... the most gorgeous Valentino couture wedding dress we've ever seen! Heiress and designer Nicky Hilton and British banking heir James Rothschild wed on July 10 at Kensington Palace in London in a truly regal wedding, just like we predicted.
Before the couple wed in Kensington Gardens' Orangery venue (which is just a hop and a skip from where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge live) in front of guests like Chelsea Clinton and Kate Beckinsale, Hilton had her own Kate Middleton moment when she arrived at the Palace wearing the long-sleeved, high-necked guipure lace creation. She carried a small bouquet of white florals and wore her hair in an elegant updo paired with a natural, fresh beauty look -- plus, we're loving her small diamond drop earrings that are just the right amount of simplicity and glamour.
Describing it won't do it justice, so here's the bride's drop-the-mic-worthy custom wedding dress and cathedral-length lace veil from every angle:
The gown is made from "three different tones of ivory and silver guipure richly embellished with crystals," according to a release from Valentino via People.
And let's not forget to focus on the back. The skirt is described as a "precious balloon skirt ending with a three meter long train." Three meters = 10 feet!
The veil is cathedral-length and "enriched all around the edge with a precious vintage lace." Which means it's not so great that it got caught under the wheel of a Bentley right before she rode off to the ceremony. But Hilton took it all in stride -- you've got to laugh about something on your wedding day, right? Even if it's Valentino-crafted vintage lace?
Hilton also told Harper's Bazaar that she's known who would design her wedding dress from the start. "Ever since I was a little girl I wanted Valentino to design my wedding dress. Valentino is the definition of timeless elegance, I don't think there's another couture house like it... I went through every look from their collections over the last 10 years. I studied the archives, and I just sent notes about details I liked—a certain sleeve, a high neckline."
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And Hilton's "something blue" came in the form of her maid of honor, big sis Paris Hilton, and her mother, Kathy Hilton. The two color-coordinated with gorgeous gowns in soft shades of powder blue and accessorized with white, diamond and pearl accents.
Congratulations to Nicky and James!