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How to find your celebrity bridal style

Famous brides can provide great inspiration when it comes to your own wedding - but which famous bride is the right one to inspire you? Read the following descriptions to find your best match, and then look to your closest celebrity bride for great ideas.

THE CLASSIC BRIDE - You have a style and beauty that are absolutely timeless, so it makes sense that your wedding would reflect that same style. Take a cue from classic celebrity brides such as Nicole Kidman and Grace Kelly, and focus on traditional details that will stand the test of time. An all-white bouquet featuring peonies, gardenias, and stephanotis in your bouquet (a la Nicole) is a timeless choice, as is incorporating antique lace into your wedding ensemble (per Grace Kelly). Other traditional elements you can take from these classic brides include reciting traditional vows, marrying in a church, and wearing a long, classic veil.

THE REBEL BRIDE - Although you may respect the traditional, you love to put your own twist on things. Gwen Stefani is the perfect example of The Rebel Bride, from the pink incorporated into her John Galliano gown, to the collar of flowers around her dog Winston's neck. Speaking of pink, the singer Pink pulled off a beautiful wedding with a classic-meets-rock-and-roll look. The bride wore a black sash in her curly updo that matched the sash on her formal gown, and she and her groom were both barefoot on the sand at their ceremony. Both brides had destination weddings and incorporated their own style into very formal affairs, elements that we highly recommend you consider.

THE RETRO BRIDE - You favor the ultraglam look inspired by past eras - a look that's not quite timeless, but utterly unforgettable. Christina Aguilera is the ultimate example of The Retro Bride, with her platinum, finger-waved hair and vivid red lips - a bold and beautiful bridal style that can be toned up or down for your own wedding. Christina's stark white Christian Lacroix gown was set off by a single red rose that she carried in lieu of a bouquet, and her updo was accented by jeweled hair clips (very 1930s). To expand upon a retro style, incorporate music from a bygone era, replace floral centerpieces with ornate candelabras, and consider a crisp black-and-white color scheme.

THE RED-CARPET BRIDE - You relish attention and living life in the spotlight, and brides such as Eva Longoria and Catherine Zeta-Jones share your love for the red carpet. Professional hair and makeup artists are a must to make you ready for your close-ups, and no style detail should be overlooked. Consider a separate gown for the reception for maximum star-power like Eva, and coordinating jewelry will provide proper sparkle. The Red-Carpet Bride loves dramatic details, from a towering wedding cake (Catherine's was four feet tall), to fireworks (Eva's reception featured a stunning display), so don't be shy about going all out for your Big Day.

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