After the forced break due to the pandemic experienced in 2020 and with few and few weddings, if not almost none, this 2021 is the thing promised and so it has been. Some links were postponed, others on a date and with the most spectacular brides of recent times. We are talking about royal figures, celebrities, influencers, and the jet set, women who have finally seen their dream of celebrating a wedding in style fulfilled, and where their dresses have been the main protagonists.
From Lady Kitty Spencer to Paris Hilton through national brides such as Claudia Osborne, Lucía Bárcena, or Belén Corsini, haute couture, with unique designs and faithful to the style of each bride, we collect the 12 most spectacular costumes in the weddings of 2021. The best? We have been ahead of some of the big bridal trends for 2022.
Lady Kitty Spencer
Lady Kitty Spencer, in her Dolce & Gabbana dress. (Instagram @kitty.spencer)
Lady Di’s niece did not disappoint and for her link in Rome on July 24 with millionaire Michael Lewis, she wore a design by Dolce & Gabbana. In honor of the truth, we must remember that there were nothing more or nothing less than five bridal looks (all from the Italian house) that she wore in the celebrations, but we were left with the one she chose to kick off the wedding. White lace, with the neck raised, the shoulders bulging, tight silhouette on the body, very wide skirt and tulle cancan, her suit created by a couple of designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will go down in the history of brides as one of the most romantic and leaves us a message in code: the return of princess dresses.
Carlos Fitz-James Stuart and Solís and Belén Corsini. (EFE/Alejandra Ortiz)
In May, specifically on the 22nd, all the aristocracy and High Spanish Society met at the Liria Palace in Madrid to witness how Carlos Fitz-James Stuart, son of the Duke of Alba, and Belén Corsini married and became Counts of Osorno. As usual, the bride’s dress was the center of attention. Devised by Navascues, a benchmark in the bridal sector of the capital, it is surprised by its unique details. Of empire silhouette, it was made of natural silk georgette with a double skirt and satin petticoat, neckline in peak, semi-transparent bulging sleeves, and the most special, a long and sophisticated tail made of plummeting tulle with flowers embroidered to contrast. Conclusion? Brides in 2022 will say yes to romantic details.
Alejandra Ruiz de Rato
Alejandra Ruiz de Rato. (EFE/Antonio Terrón)
In Seville and on May 8, the place and date chosen by Alejandra Ruiz de Rato, daughter of Juan Antonio Ruiz Espartaco and Patricia Rato, and the businessman Ernesto de Novales. A country link in style celebrated in the heart of the family farm, Majavieja, which left us another great dress signed by the Pronovias house for the archive. Simple and elegant, there were many experts who compared her suit with that of one of the most influential royal brides of recent times, Meghan Markle. Similarities on one side, Alejandra Ruiz highlighted her natural beauty with a crepe design with bare shoulders, tight body and voluminous skirt to which she added a lace blanket, a piece of heritage.
Actress Lily Collins. (Instagram @lilyjcollins)
Secretly and wearing a stunning romantic dress by Ralph Lauren, actress Lily Collins also pronounced the famous ‘I do this 2021. A wedding celebrated in the strictest privacy at the beginning of September in Colorado and in which the daughter of musician Phil Collins fulfilled her desire to marry film director Charlie McDowell. Made entirely of vintage lace fabric, Ralph Lauren managed to recreate the fairytale dress that Lily Collins had imagined so many times: mermaid cut, long sleeves, strass inlays and a cape with hood and tail as a veil. Similar designs are already part of the bridal collections for this year.
The influencer Lucía Bárcena. (Instagram @luciabarcena)
At the end of July, the bulk of top influencers in our country traveled to Pontevedra to attend the wedding between Lucía Bárcena and Marco Juncadella, son of Princess Cristina de Hohenlohe. The bride did not disappoint and, between a sober and Victorian style with winks to the great divas of old Hollywood, we fell in love with her Jorge Acuña dress. Made of a fluid fabric, the upper part of the suit attracted special attention: high collar adorned with a rhinestone bow, bombacho body with drapery, and long sleeves with mini-barrels lined. A simple creation that made the bride shine.
Nina Flohr, accompanied by her father. (EFE/Alexandros Beltes)
After getting married in a civil bond in December 2020 in St. Moritz (Switzerland), the royal couple formed by Philippos of Greece and Nina Flohr decided to celebrate it in style this October. To pass through the altar the daughter of the tycoon Thomas Flohr again trusted Chanel, her fetish fashion house, and from her Parisian workshop came this stunning and striking suit with a ‘V-shaped boat collar and an XL ornament under the chest simulating a flower. A long tail with floral embroidery made of silver thread accompanied by an even longer tulle veil completed the royal look of Chanel that in red has also worn Penelope Cruz.
Lucía Martín Mayor
Lucía Martín Alcalde and Santiago Benjumea. (Limited Pictures)
Back in our country, there were many familiar faces who gathered in September at the doors of the church of the Holy Spirit in Madrid to see Lucía Martín Alcalde and Santiago Benjumea, two guys from the Madrid jet set. She, sister of the bridal designer Inés Martín Alcalde and creator of her suit, embroidered a sublime staging with a wedding dress decorated with embroidery. Made from different layers of bambula in organza and satin, and designed to enhance its silhouette thanks to the sash effect cut that incorporates the waist, in addition to the trimmings, it adds very light semi-transparent sleeves. The final result was wonderful and we are overtaken by a new current: the shirt style.
Claudia Osborne and her father. (Genres)
Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) was the setting chosen by Claudia Osbone to celebrate her link with José Entrecanales on October 2. Precisely in a local workshop, she shaped her wedding dress. The work of the firm T.ba, the daughter of Bertín Osborne managed to dazzle thanks to a simple suit with a straight pattern but made with a delicate fabric curdled by small pearls and applications. From the sleeves emerged a beautiful cape, the star piece for 2022, which created the effect of a light coat and extended into a long tail.
Amelia Millán and Felipe Cortina. (Limited Pictures)
With the permission of Tamara Falcó and Marta Ortega, two of the exclusive guests who attended the link between the architect Amelia Millán and the businessman Felipe Cortina during the month of September in Ciudad Real, the bride managed to demonstrate that the minimalist style is still synonymous with a sophisticated, classy and timeless bridal outfit. Amelia Millán chose the most elementary model of the Jantaminiau Couture collection and precisely in that impeccable simplicity hid her secret to get it right and inspire us for this 2022.
Paola Eulalia Saracino Fendi
Paola Eulalia Saracino Fendi, at her wedding. (Instagram @paola_eulalia)
The fashionista wedding of the season was in summer in Ibiza. Paola Saracino Fendi, the granddaughter of Paola Fendi and niece of the current heiress of the Italian firm, Silvia Venturini Fendi, married on the island of Pitiusa with her partner, the businessman Aram Ahmed. Expert in contemporary art and associate vice president of the auction house Christie’s, the bride, and how could it be otherwise, was the great protagonist with her bridal dress. A creation for which he did not resort to Fendi, but to the needle friend of Pier Paolo Piccioli, designer of the Maison Valentino. Made with antique remnants of lace, classic cut, and armed structure, Paola Saracino Fendi left everyone present speechless.
Carla Vega-Penichet, on her father’s arm. (Genres)
Again, the Spanish high society gathered in Jerez de la Frontera, this time for the link between Carlos Cortina and Carla Vega-Penichet. She, a lawyer by profession, broke the mold with her dress designed by Sole Alonso, an institution in the sector. Their traits? A halter neckline (yes, it is back also for brides), stepped body formed from small delicate ruffles, straight silhouette with the low evasé, tail, and tulle veil crowning its natural semi-collected.
Paris Hilton and her wedding dress. (Instagram @parishilton)
On November 11, 2021 (11 of the 11), the world came to a standstill to witness the long-awaited wedding between the extravagant heiress Paris Hilton and the successful businessman Carter Reum. The bride had been preparing her big day for months and to sweep in style she wore five different looks. The official dress, to call it in some way, that of the ceremony, was in charge of Oscar de la Renta. Embroidered with pressed flowers and tulle skirt, other details to highlight were the raised neck, the semi-transparencies, and the veil decorated with those same flowers that dotted the skirt.
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