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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LeeAnn on

Who can afford a Vera Wang gown – alone two gowns (one for the wedding and another for the reception)? In this economy – not many. While Chelsea looked radiant on her wedding day, she has a trust fund, of course, her new hubby lives in a 4 million dollar apartment in NYC, and she’s not working – back in school for another degree. This is not your average wedding by any means. I would think, at 30 years of age, in this time of life, a smaller, more humble wedding would have been appropriate – 400 guests..come on. I’m not a Bill or Hillary fan, but less is classier.

L on

rieme- if you had that money you would spend it too, dont act like you wouldnt. plus, people are throwing cost amounts out like they actually know. who knows how much was spent, and that is their own business.

S Wilson on

Does it sound at all reasonable that Chelsea would demand her father lose weight? Chelsea has stood solid with both parents through EVERY family drama. It seems far-fetched Chelsea would make such a demand (telling dad to drop weight). She is certainly proven herself to not be high-maintenance. She is elegant and her dress was beautiful.

The Clintons are far from my favorite politicians, but they have always shown their love for Chelsea. They did a tremendous job of raising a brilliant, decent daughter and citizen. That is extremely difficult to do with ANY child regardless of finances. Chelsea had unusual opportunities, instead of partying she took full advantage and has done something with her life. Great Job Clintons!

DLewis on

Her dress is beautiful. All the best to the new couple.

Selene on

For those of you who think Bill is sick or too thin-on the news they showed him walking through Rhineback at lunchtime on Saturday-he was in a polo shirt and looked very fit, healthy and happy. When told that Chelsea was going to look beautiful he said that she looks beautiful all the time to him. I think he is just nervous in the picture when he is walking her down the aisle (I have a picture of my friend’s father walking her down the aisle with a similar look on his face).

They haven’t released any more pictures yet!

kristie on

Not crazy about the flowers but absolutely love the dress. She made a very pretty bride.

HM on

How come this wedding was all about the Clinton’s
I have read alot and not once does anyone mention Marc’s parent at the wedding????

Jenn on

To HM:
Don’t you know that weddings are always about the bride? The groom is a bit player and his parents…well they pay for the rehearsal dinner and then sit back and quietly blend into the crowd! I am the mother of two boys. I oughta know! Chelsea looks fantastic and while Bill looks thin, I do think he was trying to hold back tears and be stoic. The snap of the camera at that precise second doesn’t show us his look right before or right after. I did, however, want to see the second dress and can’t find a picture. People, if you’re gonna report on the dress, show it!! :)

JustMe on

maybe the statement about her asking him to lose weight was to cover up a sickness . . . he doesn’t look like he just dropped 15 pounds, he does look like he’s been/is sick. i hope not, too, but . . .

ponymom on

Bill looks very thin-his suit just hangs on him
also why did Hilary wear a caftan to the reharsal-
was she trying to hid her figure? Something a little form fitting would’ve been a better choice.

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