Marie Osmond's Wedding Dress: Then and Now

05/04/2011 at 06:45 PM ET

Marie Osmond Wedding Dress
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When Marie Osmond remarried first husband Stephen Craig on Wednesday, it wasn’t hard to find her something old: she simply reused her original wedding dress. The singing star pulled the Ret Turner gown — long-sleeved with a full skirt (so Catherine Middleton!) — out of her archives, updating it with a simpler veil and chunky pearls. The move wasn’t her original plan — a dress she’d had specially designed for the occasion wasn’t “right,” she tells ET — but it worked out perfectly. “I was cleaning out my garage and all of a sudden this box showed up in this pile of stuff … and it was this dress and it was five days ago. I’m not kidding,” she says. “I can’t breathe, but I’m in it.” Turner, a renowned Hollywood costume designer, actually clothed Osmond in her earlier years while he was working on Donny and Marie in 1977. An Emmy winner several times over, he also served as costume designer on programs like The Sonny and Cher Show and Mama’s Family, and won the Costume Designers’ Guild Award for lifetime achievement — presented by Osmond — in 2002. While Osmond didn’t end up requiring a wardrobe change for her private Las Vegas nuptials, groom Craig, for his part, did swap tuxes; when the couple first married in 1982, he wore white. —Kate Hogan


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Momnextdoor on

I think they both look much more attractive now.

Lucy on

That’s so great for Marie and Steve! My very first boyfriend (from high school) and I are back together after more than two decades and we are very happy! Sometimes, if your lucky, you get a second chance! Best wishes to the happy couple!

Jana on

Why boo on hair color Lark? Grey hair on women is not nearly as attractive as it is on men except when it’s that all-over luminous white. I think her choice of dress is brilliant! How many people could still wear their almost 30 year old wedding dress? They both look incredible.

jody on

Sorry but I give it 6-8 months. They are just grieving and found each other, they will wake up to themselves. But if it lasts, well done/congratulations!

Jessica on

she looks great..i think she looks better in the more recent picture..and that’s 30 years later!

Denise on

It is so pleasing to read of a marriage of success for a change. Marie looks gorgeous.

erika on

she looks even better now than she did at her first wedding! is she ageing in reverse? she looks amazing! how cool to use the same dress!

jaya on

as a girl who is 37 and has never been married, i am so happy for marie. i know what it’s like to be single and yearn for a companion. i hope they life a happy and fulfilling life together. she deserves it!! :)

Sally on

Wishing you so much happiness. Marie, you are a very special woman. With all that has happened in your life, as well as being in the limelight constantly, you have made it through with such poised, confident, and composed behavior. You are a beauty and show your love to the people that love you back. You and your brother, Donny have a special place in the heart of so many people. I have watched you from your show, my daughters loved you and keep as special as you are. Hoping to see your show one of these days, but will praise you always!

Jo on

OMG, I’m soo happy for her!! And them!! Wow, it’s been such a long time but just goes to show that love never dies, even when you cast it aside! The power of love prevails and I wish them all the best in happiness & health!

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