Kat Graham On Her Upcoming Wedding Dress: 'I Wanted Something Different'

12/09/2013 at 12:30 PM ET

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Forget bridal magazines. Kat Graham got inspiration for her wedding dress via social media.

“I was literally on Instagram, and I was looking at photos of wedding dresses and stuff like that and I saw this one and it was like it was made for me,” she told PEOPLE at Details magazine’s 2013 Hollywood Mavericks event. “The designer is Inbal Dror. She’s Israeli. I’m really excited to work with her because we’re all Israeli Jews in our family so we’re going to Israel, and I’m going to be able to see it in person.”

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And The Vampire Diaries star is so excited for her upcoming wedding to fiancé Cottrell Guidry, she continued to gush about her gown: “I wanted something different. I didn’t want to go totally out of my comfort zone, but we picked something that is light, but still sexy and fun. I’m really excited.”

But don’t expect her to pull a Shenae Grimes and got for a non-white wedding dress: “I’ve never been married before, so I deserve to go white.”

Graham also maintained that she’s not a bridezilla at all — and her fiancé has been involved every step of the way.

“We’re really low-maintenance people,” she shared. “It doesn’t look like I’m low maintenance but I actually am … I’m like, ‘This’ll work. This is great. Why not?’ I’m a quick decision maker. So we basically did everything in a matter of two weeks. We just hunkered down and did it. It’s really exciting.”

Are you excited to see Graham’s wedding dress? Do you get dress inspiration from Instagram? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico

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rachel on

i did not know she was engaged

SoNotHollywood on

I’m pretty sure I’m quick to criticize so bring on the hate.

The tradition of a white dress is from the notion the bride is virginal until her wedding night. Not from the notion one has not been previously married. It’s nice to be informed.

Hater’s — go!

Kat on

I just read her Wiki profile. Sounds like a very hard working young woman, certainly deserves all the success.
One of the reasons I quit watching VD was because all the “dark/evil” witches are black people while the “hot/sexy/cool” vampires are all white. When they start playing into stereotypes, I check out!

Pam on

SoNotHollywood well at some point it turned into the bride shouldn’t wear a white dress if she’s been married before. Probably because not many people wait til marriage to have sex these days.


She is one hot chick. Good for her!

Ann on

Knowing Kat’s style, I’m sure her dress will be interesting. Congrats to her and Cottrell.

Layla on

Lucky her that she gets to visit Israel. Meanwhile my Palestinian family along with others never get to visit Palestine.

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