Reese Witherspoon’s wedding dress

3/31/2010 – Update…Reese Witherspoon wore a PINK wedding dress, can’t wait to discover photos of this one.  I don’t think the designer has even ever made a pink one in her past.

Reese Witherspoons pink wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier
Reese Witherspoons pink wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

After all of these weddings in movies Reese finally broke down and did the real deal this past weekend.  Jim Toth, 40 & Reese Witherspoon, 35, who became engaged in December, tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony at Witherspoon’s ranch estate in Ojai, Calif.   Wish I had a private estate for times like this 🙂

A pre-wedding cocktail hour took place before the 20-minute ceremony, which started a bit late, as most celebrity weddings do. Witherspoon walked down the aisle to “Here Comes the Bride.” Monique Lhuillier designed Reese Witherspoon’s wedding dress as seen below.

Reese Witherspoons wedding dress
Reese Witherspoons wedding dress - except in white

Those in attendance included Witherspoon’s children (with her first husband Ryan Phillippe), Ava, 11 and Deacon, 7, as well as 120 guests — including Renee Zellweger, Isla Fisher, Matthew McConaughey and other stars — looked on as Witherspoon swapped vows with CAA agent Toth, 40, in a 20-minute ceremony in front of her rustic country home. A few photographers were blinded by her 4 carat engagment ring during the ceremony (just kidding).  Her Jimmy Choo wedding shoes I’m sure wowed the crowd as you can see below:

Reese Witherspoon wedding shoes by Jimmy Choo
Reese Witherspoon wedding shoes by Jimmy Choo

A bluegrass band played during the service. Decor details of the country-themed soiree: Lanterns and chandeliers hanging from trees, mismatched antique chairs and distressed benches set throughout the property, a wood plank dance floor, antique leather sofas, jute rugs, wago wheels and Turkish textile pillows.

After the meal, guests boogied on the dance floor to DJ-spun tunes. When it was time to call it a night, drunken wedding goers departed clutching gift bags with pecan currant scones from a local baker.  I doubt the scones were as good as the ones from our local church….of course they only cost about 50 cents. You can’t beat 50 cent scones that are fresh.

Here’s a possible inspiration for Reese Witherspoon’s wedding dress from Monique Lhuillier? Is it close to the real one?

Reese Witherspoon wedding dress  by monique lhuillier
Reese Witherspoon wedding dress by monique lhuillier

About Monique Lhullier –

While searching for a gown for her wedding in 1995, Monique was surprised by the lack of fashion-infused bridal options. Having had an affinity for evening gowns and bridal while at FIDM, Monique launched her first bridal collection in 1996. The collection received great acclaim from both editors and buyers alike. Tom joined the company as CEO, to turn Monique’s vision to establish a couture design house into reality.

Monique Lhuillier has become a celebrity favorite for both wedding and red carpet gowns. Her list of clientele has included Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Stewart, Drew Barrymore, Hilary Swank, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

At present, the Monique Lhuillier collections encompass ready-to-wear, evening gowns, bridal, bridesmaids, linens, tableware, fine paper and home fragrances.

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I Love Scrubs – did you see the Wedding episode?

I recently was browsing some episodes of Scrubs and ran into the wedding episode.  I love the part where JD remembers making out with a “short” girl or… maybe was on her knees.  Turk reminds him she was a midget…. It was great stuff.  Anyone know who designed the wedding dress that his wife wore for that episode, it was beautiful.

Turk gets married - Scrubs wedding episode
Turk dancing during his wedding on Scrubs

Of course Scrubs always has the characters wearing different nursing uniforms.  Of course the janitor has the best uniform…. even at this wedding he wears his standard janitor attire.

Has JD ever dreamed of wearing prison style burnt orange scrubs, like the ones correctional inmates have to wear.  I think it would b a good color for him.  The only episode he did in prison he just kicked and beat some people in a normal blue collar shirt…. not as much fun as it could have been.

I’m really surmised Turk didn’t wear a white cotton lab coat or something, just to be a pain to his boss on this episode.  It’s so hard for me to believe the show is gone and no new episodes will ever air again. On May 14, 2010, it was announced the show was officially canceled. The season nine finale, titled “Our Thanks”, aired March 17, 2010.  I remember that show… I teared up….. but not as much as this wedding episode.

Can you use your wedding dress for fundraising?

I was thinking about this the other day when I ran across an article about a lady that climbed mountains for cancer charities in her wedding dress. Most of us have heard of typical fundraising oppurtunities but this one was new to me.  In Anne-Marie hopes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in a dress, but it seems that that is currently prohibited in their guidelines for safe climbs.

Of course that isn’t as strange as what principal do for their kids at school once they reach a fundraising goal. See below.

wedding dress man kissing pig
Who doesn't want their first kiss to be a pig?

This was the deal, if his students made $15,000 in sales, Gerard Lotz would don a wedding dress and Principal Denise Bourgeois would wear a tuxedo, naturally, to be the groom. When administrators asked the students to pick a goal for the deal, the odd wedding scene was tops. Teachers joined in the merriment and dressed in an array of gaudy bridesmaid dresses.  Hopefully when doing Continue reading

A wedding planning blog that gives some free tips and trends for 2010

Was browsing around yesterday looking for the coming trends in 2010 and ran across a wedding coordinator website titled “Planning Elegance”.  These guys are one of many San Francisco Wedding Planners but they seem to not just sell their services.  Great tips and advice can be found throughout their website and coordinated Wedding Blog. They had a great article on the top 5 wedding dress trends for 2010.  My favorite one mentioned was wedding dresses that offer a hint of color in red.  What a great way to highlight a favorite color of the brides or bring in that special something to help make your wedding more memorable?

Here’s a wedding dress with a hint of red to it.  What do you think?  Do you think the editorial staff at Brides.com would feature it in their spread?

wedding dress red color accent
Wedding Dress - red color accent

After finding this dress I was inspired to find a nice matching wedding planning board in red & white.  The first theme that pops up with these colors is naturally Christmas, Valentine’s, even 4th of July BUT you can find many other ways to integrate a red hint of color in your wedding without it feeling like a holiday festival.  It took me about 15 minutes to find a red wedding inspiration board that didn’t involve a holiday so I hope the following board inspires you. Continue reading

What would you do if your wedding dress was stolen?

It was your typical day in Rapid City, Michigan for bride to be, Teoni Taylor.  She went in to a local grocery store to grab some last minute produce for dinner that night and thought it would be OK to leave her car running since it was so cold.  She thought she locked the keys with her remote but found out when she returned she must not have.  Small mistake, USUALLY,but  not only was her car stolen, but the wedding dress too.  In her words. “”Two bridesmaids’ dresses, a wedding dress, purse, car seat, wallet, toys.”   I guess they don’t teach you everything in hair stylist school.

bridezilla
Would this bring out your bridezilla?

It is a story that would cause just about any bride to have a nervous breakdown. Taylor said she cried a lot, but had to get over it. With just nine days until the wedding, she had little time to waste. “I was pretty nervous,” said Taylor. “I know it’s just a dress. I was just Continue reading

Kelly Ripa in a wedding dress designed by Project Runway winner Irina Shabayeva

Poor Irina Shabayeve only had 3 days to complete this fabulous wedding dress. Talk about a trial by fire for any wedding event planner in the area if this was a real wedding with only 3 days left to get a custom wedding dress. This dress was featured on the show “Live with Regis & Kelly” live from the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas during the week of November 23-27.  Since then Shavayeva has been getting a flury of calls for custom wedding dresses.

Kelly Ripa wedding gown
Kelly Ripa wedding gown

Just when Project Runway winner Irina Shabayeva thought the challenges were over, she got a new one from Regis and Kelly! The New York designer helped the show Continue reading

How did these lucky ladies get a free wedding dress?

Have you heard about the Brides Across America event for Veterans Day? Trust me, those that have flocked to stores that participated around the country to get a free wedding dress.

brides across america free wedding dresses
Brides Across America provides free wedding dresses

75 lucky military brides scored a generous gift this Veterans Da in Norfolk, VA. Margaret Hasty is one of the lucky ones. Hasty spent the night camped out in front of Maya Couture in Norfolk. Along with dozens of other brides-to-be, she waited in line for the chance to snag the ultimate wedding gift, a free dress!

“Yeah, I have a bad habit of smiling if I like something,” Hasty said. Continue reading