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Celebrity Brides Who Didn’t Wear White

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Many brides wear traditional white on their wedding day — but others would rather wear anything but. Here you’ll see celebrities who stepped outside the bridal box and donned gowns in colors like green, red, purple, black, and even camouflage.

Jessica Biel

Color: Petal Pink



For her October 2012 wedding to Justin Timberlake in Italy, Biel wore a pink Giambattista Valli haute-couture gown custom-made just for her — and said she actually “surprised herself” when she chose it.


Amber Tamblyn

Color: Yellow



When the actress married ‘Arrested Development’ star David Cross in 2012, she chose an unusual color that set off her red hair perfectly. “It was marigold, and it had a train in the back that was cream,” Tamblyn later said, adding, “There’s nothing really traditional about me.”


Marilyn Monroe

Color: Brown



The screen icon wore a dark brown suit with a mink collar and rhinestone buttons when she took the plunge with baseball legend Joe DiMaggio at San Francisco City Hall in 1954. While she only paid $225 for the ensemble, it sold for $33,000 at a 1999 auction.


Melissa Gilbert

Color: Red



The erstwhile Laura Ingalls wore a gorgeous crimson gown when she swapped vows with actor Timothy Busfield in April of 2013. “The color spoke volumes,” she later remarked. “Passion, fire, love: Red says all of those things to me.”



Shenae Grimes

Color: Black



The ‘90210’ star certainly had people talking when she donned a black tulle Vera Wang gown for her 2012 walk down the aisle with British model Josh Beech. But it didn’t dampen her joy — afterwards, she tweeted out the photo below along with the caption, “I now pronounce us Mr. and Mrs. Beech!”



Reese Witherspoon

Color: Blush Pink



To tie the knot with agent Jim Toth in 2011, the Oscar-winning actress chose a custom-designed Monique Lhuillier blush-pink gown featuring a full tulle A-line skirt and a Chantilly lace corset bodice. “[Reese] wowed,” a wedding guest reported. “She took your breath away.”


Tina Turner

Color: Dark Green



When the ageless singer wed longtime partner Erwin Bach at their home in Switzerland in 2013, she flipped tradition: She wore an emerald and black Armani gown, and asked her female guests to wear white.


Elizabeth Taylor

Color: Yellow



Serial bride Liz took her fifth trip down the aisle in 1964, marrying Richard Burton (the first time) in a yellow dress with flowers woven into her hair.

Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Mama June

Color: Camouflage



What else would the ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ matriarch wear but camo and hunting-vest orange? Mama June was just a fancier version of herself for her 2013 ceremony with Sugar Bear — who wore a lookalike outfit.

Pacific Coast News
Pacific Coast News

Dita Von Teese

Color: Purple



In 2005, the curvy burlesque dancer wore a sweeping iridescent purple Vivienne Westwood gown to swap vows with shock rocker Marilyn Manson (at an Irish castle, of course). The marriage didn’t last, but the dress became the stuff of bridal couture legend.

Charley Gallay, Getty Images
Charley Gallay, Getty Images

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