2016 was the year of It girl weddings! From Solenn Heussaff tying the knot in a French castle to Isabelle Daza walking down the aisle in the Italian countryside, these ladies were all about destination weddings. Meanwhile, Karel Marquez and Kaye Abad kicked off December by marrying their respective significant others—what better way to cap off the year, right?
Here’s a rundown of all the gorgeous gowns and dresses this year’s crop of celebrity brides wore:
Cristine wed Ali Khatibi in a beachside ceremony in Balesin. She definitely earns top honors for being one low-key bride—she paired her wedding dress with nude flip flops!
For her and Vic Sotto’s January wedding, Pauleen turned to Francis Libiran to create this dramatic cap-sleeved gown. We love the intricate neckline!
Monique Lhuillier’s dreamy designs never fail to impress, and Georgina’s beaded blush gown was no exception. We love every detail, from the sweeping cape to embroidered hem.
We played a guessing game about Solenn’s wedding dress designer when we found out she flew to Israel for gown fittings. As it turned out, her romantic off-shoulder lace gown is by Lihi Hod.
We all swooned when we saw Belle’s strapless ball gown—it felt like something out of a movie. Thankfully, designer Vera Wang just opened her boutique in Manila to help future brides achieve the same timeless look!
Israeli designers are definitely a popular choice for brides who can afford to spend a bit more. For her Lake Como wedding, Cristalle stunned in a plunging lace number by Inbal Dror.
Bare shoulders really blew up in 2016, and Karel’s elaborate Mak Tumang gown echoed that. Needless to say, a sweetheart neckline definitely feels more special than a straight one.
Francis Libiran is a bride’s favorite for a reason! This elaborate gown actually features a detachable skirt, which Kaye removed once it was time for the reception.
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