The Best Celebrity Wedding Dresses In 2014

by Tyler Atwood

2014 has been quite the festive year based on the sheer volume of celebrity nuptials — and, therefore, celebrity wedding gowns. George Clooney finally renounced his bachelordom for Amal Alamuddin, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie succumbed to the peer pressure of their children and made their relationship official, and The Hangover star Justin Bartha followed in his character's footsteps by taking the plunge with Lia Smith. Each of these jubilant affairs yielded a one-of-a-kind wedding gown catered to the bride's unique taste and style.

With 2014 being an incredibly liberated year for fashion, celebrity bridal style was far from monotonous. Full ball gowns were favored by the likes of Casey Wilson and Gabrielle Union, but Nell Diamond's nearly infinite train left the realm of traditionalism, and Angelina Jolie's doodle-emblazoned gown threw paparazzi and fans for a loop. And based on the abundance of multiple costume change celebrity brides, I imagine 2015 may see the trend proliferate. However, when it comes to bridal gowns the effect is only truly arresting when the bride is blissful, and the year has seen some especially exultant couples. Here are 2014's most exquisite bridal gowns, part two. (Check out my first installment for even more inspiration.)

1. Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy wed love Donnie Wahlberg in true bombshell fashion, sporting a strapless sweetheart Ines Di Santo design with rosettes scattered along the train.

2. Amber Stevens

22 Jump Street star Amber Stevens sauntered down the aisle in a tiered lace CB Couture wedding gown.

3. Lacey Chabert

Mean Girls alum Lacey Chabert married in an embellished tulle a-line gown. A quick change before the reception yielded a beaded mermaid gown which perfectly fit the occasion’s celebratory vibe.

4. Nell Diamond

Hello, best dressed! Nell Diamond feted her Hotel du Cap Eden Roc nuptials in a cascading white satin gown by Olivier Theyskens.

5. Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union said her I-dos to Dwyane Wade in an intricately beaded, strapless Dennis Basso ball gown… followed by a second full-length gown and a third party-ready number.

6. Candice Accola

Vampire Diaries star Candice Accola wed Joe King in New Orleans wearing a romantic, strapless lace Monique Lhuillier gown.

7. Eve

An Alice Temperley gown with a mock neck and embellished lace perfectly suited Eve’s seaside Ibiza wedding.

8. Casey Wilson

Marry Me star Casey Wilson selected a Grace Kelly-worthy a-line gown with lace overlay by Monique Lhuillier for her Ojai nuptials to David Caspe.

9. Lia Smith

Justin Bartha’s blushing bride Lia Smith sported a delicately draped wedding gown with an illusion neckline at the couple’s Hawaii wedding.

10. Amal Alamuddin

The impeccably-outfitted lawyer selected an ethereal Chantilly lace and tulle Oscar de la Renta gown for her Venetian ceremony, followed by a streamlined ivory and navy Stella McCartney pantsuit for her civil ceremony.

11. Angelina Jolie

Mrs. Brad Pitt selected a simple Atelier Versace gown for her long-anticipated union with Brad Pitt, and shocked her public by debuting the gown’s surprise design feature: scribbles by her children.

12. Ashley Tisdale

The former Disney star donned a frothy tulle gown with simple cap sleeves for her September nuptials.

13. Lauren Conrad

Designer and blogger Lauren Conrad aided in the design of her lace Badgley Mischka gown.

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