Weddings are very exciting and afford the bride an opportunity to go on a spending spree. Every bride feels very special like a princess and wants to look her best in a stunning creation on the big day of her life. As all eyes are focused upon the bride as she walks down the church aisle, a beautiful and lovely wedding dress becomes the foremost priority. Nowadays there is an array of wedding dresses to suit one’s needs and budget and there are some very special and grand wedding dresses designed for the extravagantly rich and wealthy people of the world.
These ostentatiously lavish affairs literally take one’s breath away. Here are some of the most expensive and beautiful bridal gowns in the world.
White Gold Diamond Dress by Yumi Katsura
Yumi Katsura a Japanese desidgner, is widely acclaimed as one of the most exceptional and talented bridal designers. She is famous for creating the most ravishing and extravagant bridal wear. Her white gold diamond dress is decked with an unusual five carat yellow diamond, an 8.8 carat emerald and one thousand pearls of the finest quality.
This uniquely elegant gown is made of silk and satin and is embroidered all over with delicate zari work. The bride who wants to create a sensation in this dazzling and spectacular wedding gown will have to shell out 8.5 million USD.
Alexander McQueen Gown by Sarah Burton
This expensive gown took many skilled workers and several months to finish. The ivory satin and lace Alexander McQueen bridal dress is every girl’s dream come true. It transforms one into a veritable princess with its nine foot long train. It is made out of the most delicate, expensive and luxurious fabrics like satin gazar, English Cluny lace and French Chantilly lace.
These extremely fragile and intricately hand woven laces lend the gown an overpowering and charming look. The bodice is embellished with hand stitched English and French Chantilly lace roses, thistles, Shamrocks and daffodils. The appliqué work is done by the Royal School of Needlework in Britain. The cost of this gown is $400,000.
Diamond Wedding Gown by Renee Strauss and Martin Katz
This scintillating bridal gown valued at $ 12 million USD is the most expensive wedding gown in the world. It carries one hundred and fifty carats of excellent quality diamonds. The flashing diamonds, laced throughout the dress, make it gleam, glitter and sparkle. The shimmering veil though it does not have any diamonds, is full of pretty rhinestones. This dress is not yet sold and whoever buys it will have a high resale value because of the precious diamonds.
Mauro Adami Wedding Dress
This astounding platinum wedding gown is designed by Italian designer Mauro Adami and is part of the Domo Adami collection. This stylish elegant and luxurious dress is made out of forty meters of fabric spun from silk and platinum thread. This gorgeous gown is every bride’s desire and joy. Unlike other expensive wedding gowns, this gown priced at $380,000 USD carries with it an investment value.
Melania Knauss Wedding Dress
The wedding dress, model Melania Knauss wore on her wedding day cost a stupendous $100000 USD. This lovely gown was as heavy as its price tag. Designed by Christian Dior, exclusively for Melania Knauss, this remarkable gown was made out of three hundred feet of tulle and more than fifteen hundred rhinestones which made it glitter and sparkle.
Its train was thirteen feet long and the veil was about sixteen feet. This sensational wedding gown is numbered among the most expensive wedding dresses in the world.
Princess Diana Wedding Dress
The Victorian style wedding dress that Princess Diana wore has become something of a legend. This dress was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel. It was made out of two hundred and fifty yards of handmade lace, tulle and ivory woven silk taffeta. It was decorated all over with sequins, pearls and delicate hand embroidery. The dress was also trimmed with antique hand-made Carrickmacross lace and was twenty feet long. This grandiose dress is matchless and priceless.
Danasha Luxury Gown
This gown exudes stylishness combined with unparalleled elegance. With seventy five carats of handpicked Belgium diamonds and two hundred and fifty grams of eighteen carat gold this wedding dress carries a price tag of $1.5 million USD.
Peacock Wedding Dress
This unusual and unique wedding dress painstakingly crafted by eight artisans for more than two months became the chief attraction of a wedding expo held in Nanjing, China. Made out of 2009 peacock feathers, hand stitched together, this amazing creation has a grand and royal appeal. Added to the feathers are some very expensive heavy diamonds and eighteen carat gold. Priced at $ 1.5 million USD this gorgeous and stunning bridal wear is certainly not within everyone’s means.
Catherine Zeta Jones Wedding Dress
Catherine Zeta Jones one of the loveliest faces of Hollywood wore one of the most elegant and expensive wedding gowns on her wedding day. The dress was designed by Christian Lacroix. It was a V-neck, sleeveless dress made out of ivory beaded satin sheath with diamonds stitched on it with silk thread. Its six foot long Chantilly lace train looked very elegant and created a stir among the beholders.
The veil was tucked into a diamond tiara. Catherine Zeta Jones presented a picture of grace, loveliness and alluring charm in this dream like wedding dress,the estimated cost of which is $140,000 USD.
Imperial Pearl Syndicate Wedding Dress
This dress has an exorbitant price as well as an exobitant weight. It cost $100000 USD and is owned by the Imperial Pearl Syndicate. This fabulous gown weighs almost twenty seven pounds and has more than 100000 cultured pearls sewed into it. A ballerina skirt of pearls with a satin sash and permanently pleated ruffle which extends down on each side sits over a strapless white satin and silk net gown. There is also a pearl bolero jacket to complete the ensemble.
It took more than fifteen years to collect the pre-war cultured pearls. Eight dressmakers worked on it day and night for than two months to finish this glamorous gown. The pearls make it one of the most beautiful, precious and attractive wedding gowns.