So it seems bridal fever has finally reached Brangelina Towers – yippee! As Grazia Daily reported on Friday, Brad Pitt has popped the question, proposing to Angelina Jolie with a mega rock that he co-designed with jeweler pal Robert Procop. What a gent he is.
The news has, naturally, got us Graziettes hyperventilating with excitement. Okay, so a date hasn't been set yet and Brad and Ange are more likely to get hitched on a deserted Tibetan mountain than in front of the world’s media a la Kim Kardashian but! This hasn’t stopped us from picturing THE perfect wedding dress (what? who's getting carried away?). Besides, chances are People magazine will bag at least one shot of the Big Brangelina Day – with the bazillion dollar fee going to a suitable charity, of course. So, based on her recent red carpet outings, let's indulge our whims with a look at what Mrs-Pitt-to-be MIGHT wear for her nupitals...
For her biggest all-eyes-on-me moments, Angelina turns to the va-va-voom of Versace. Donatella is the lady behind the magnificent white and red gown that the actress wore to this year’s Golden Globes as well as that black right-leg-popping number for the Oscars, so will she be creating that all-important bridal gown too? We can totes see Ange going Grecian in a drapey dress like the one that graced the Spring Summer 2012 catwalk (above left) - but possibly without the sparkly starfish. Admittedly, Versace’s signature curve-huggers with plunging necklines and thigh-high slits are more suited to the red carpet than the wedding aisle, but we’re sure Donatella could rustle up a minimal version with a gorgeously fitted bodice.
For prettiness with a touch of oomph, Angelina need look no further than the master of feminine frocks, Elie Saab. The actress has already embraced Saab-ian red carpet power – most recently wearing a floaty greige number for the Palm Springs Festival – so we’d love to see her opting for a slim-fitting evening-esque wedding dress like the above left design with slight sparkle to match her bling ring. And considering Disney Princess poufiness has never been Jolie’s cuppa tea, may we suggest the dreamy-yet-understated gown that Arizona Muse showcased on the designer’s Couture catwalk (above right). That mint green hue would work wonderfully with her dark tresses AND it'd make a nice alternative to the customary bridal fare, dontcha think? Because although we’re not expecting vials of blood this time, Angie isn’t the type to go conventional.
...And yet we can’t help but dream of McQueen. For starters, Brad and Angelina are the Hollywood version of our Royal couple and evidence suggests Angelina wants to be Kate Middleton*. Yup, not only has Ange copy-catted those luscious tumbling curls but she’s taken to wearing ladylike lace, sophisticated shifts and near-identical Jenny Packham gowns just like our DoC – wouldn’t it be a treat to see her copying the Duchess’ aisle style too? Kate’s Alexander McQueen dress of Royal Wedding day was classic and romantic with a lace bodice, pleated satin skirt and 9 foot train so although La Jolie may not go QUITE as dramatic or traditional, who better than Sarah Burton to create another highly-anticipated and truly sumptuous bridal gown? One thing’s for sure: Ms Burton knows how to keep schtum.
Speaking of Angelina’s affinity for Jenny Packham, the Brit frock-maker would be an excellent choice. Not only did Ange look divine in the designer’s slinky black gown at this year’s SAG Awards but Packham’s bridal wear offers up more than enough elegant options. Take the beauties above, if you will, which come from JP's latest Spring Summer 2012 collection. While the slinky satin number (left) is oh-so-Jolie, the embellished chiffon dress with an empire waist and demure sheer sleeves (right) would be ideal for a ceremony at the couple’s ginormous Chateau in France, non?
But we want to hear your suggestions! What would YOU like to see from Bride Brangelina? Have your say in the box below…