Chelsea Clinton's Bridal Quick Change: Two Vera Wang Wedding Dresses!

08/02/2010 at 10:25 AM ET

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Following in the tradition of other star brides like Carrie Underwood, Chelsea Clinton had not only one, but two gorgeous wedding dresses from designer (and wedding guest) Vera Wang! The bride swapped out her strapless ivory gown with a swirling ballgown skirt of laser cut organza that she walked down in the aisle for a tulle Grecian-inspired gown with a black ribbon belt and a criss-cross back for the reception. No word on whether her bridesmaids changed out of their own Vera Wang strapless lavender chiffon gowns with plum bows for the party portion of the night. Wang was thrilled to have been a part of the wedding, saying in a release that “It was an honor and a privilege to dress Chelsea on her wedding day.” –Melissa Liebling-Goldberg


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Joy on

Sorry….I wish her much happiness, and glad she had a beautiful wedding…..but, please, 2 wedding gowns?! Some brides can’t even affort 1 second-hand gown. I hope she at least is planning to donate one to charity so that some sweet bride can have a dream come true. Pres. Clinton does look a little gaunt. Hope he’s okay!

Arlene on

Chelsea looks fabulous in her gown.
President Clinton had bypass surgery back in 2004 and was very thin after that, due to healthy eating.
So, losing 15 pounds can only be healthy for him. He looks great too.

Blah, blah to the naysayers. Why do you even bother posting. Trolls get on the dendrite of my last nerve.

Kelly on

Dress, what dress? All I saw was a beautiful smile on a an amazing girl. Go Chelsea~

Amy on

From what I’ve read about her over the past 15+ years, the words “spoiled brat” and Chelsea Clinton to not belong in the same sentence.

Is this the first time many of you have heard of a bride changing into a less formal, easier-to-wear gown for her reception? It’s not that uncommon, even at weddings where those funding don’t have the kind of money the Clinton’s have.

She looks beautiful, he looks like he’s trying not to cry walking down the aisle.

HM on

To Jenn
I dont agree with you They could have at least mentioned that they were there or showed one pic of them
I have 2 boys also and no way did they put me in the background.

ccane on

If you’d seen the picture of Bill Clinton the day before you would’ve seen that he’s not all skin and bones. And I read somewhere that he was told by his doctors to lost the weight, not his daughter. Get real people.

Debra B. on

Jeesh…is it just me, or does Bill resemble Jimmy Carter???

aria on

1st gown is gorgeous!!! Where is the 2nd one?

Dana on

I don’t understand why people think if you have money you are not entititled to spend it the way you want to. They donate millions of hours and dollars every year to many charities and have devoted their lives to public service, they can have any sort of wedding they like. Do you know how many people were put to work on a wedding like this? Even if the wedding was a million dollars, that is a million dollars that helped businesses hire people, pay wages, hotel rooms were booked with guests for the weekend, people ate in restaurants, plane tickets were purchased, rental cars were rented, clothes were purchased, gifts were purchased, etc.

Christy on

I’m getting married in the fall and the big trend in weddings is to do 2 dresses, one big one for the ceremony and another simpler dress for dancing and the reception. The sales woman at the bridal shop told me last week that it’s very common right now and if you look the bridal magazines, they are pushing the same thing. One bridal chain has a line of dresses called “Little White Dress” for the reception or rehearsal.

I’m not doing it for my wedding, but it’s not that uncommon.

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