In the Mood for… A Summer Wedding

Wedding Inspiration

It girls and street style personalities like Helena Bordon and Giovanna Battaglia have gotten married in grand style this summer — for Bordon, a church ceremony in São Paulo and a beachfront wedding in St. Barth’s, and for Battaglia, a blowout three-day party in Capri. Their non-stop marriage celebrations have got us dreaming of veils and couture gowns and decadent rings; here, a look back at the best wedding inspiration from the W archives.


The creamy tones of this Valentino couture creation make the decadent jewelry truly pop.

Jessica Chastain in “The New Guard,” photographed by Paolo Roversi, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine May 2012.


No matter the context, white lace immediately reads bridal.

Jennifer Lawrence photographed by Juergen Teller, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine February 2014.


Rick Owens’s trademark neutral palette might not be the first thing to come to mind when you think “wedding,” but, as Carine Roitfeld proves, it’s the perfect gown when paired with a sage-green shawl.

Carine Roitfeld in “The One and Only,” photographed by Paolo Roversi; W magazine October 2011.


A towering ‘do balances out a revealing strapless silhouette.

Anne Hathaway photographed by Mario Sorrenti, styled by Camilla Nickerson; W magazine October 2008.


Kate Moss shows off her angelic side in a lace confection.

“Good Kate, Bad Kate,” photographed by Steven Klein; W magazine March 2012.


A full-body veil is just as good as a dress, right? Kate Moss seems to think so.

Kate Moss in “Painted Lady,” photographed by Paolo Roversi, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine April 2015.


When it comes to head pieces, bigger is definitely better.

Katie Holmes photographed by Michael Thompson; W magazine August 2005.


And then, on the other side, there’s “Domestic Bliss” — or some form of it — à la Brad and Angie.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in “Domestic Bliss,” photographed by Steven Klein; W magazine July 2005.


Forego accessories and instead opt for a face-framing wreath of tulle à la Giambattista Valli.

Backstage at Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring 2016. Photo by Isabel Martinez.


And, of course, don’t forget the rings.

“Bling Rings,” photographed by Ben Hassett, styled by Ethel Park; W magazine May 2016.