This Star Got It Wrong With a Lavender Wedding Dress


lavender wedding dressThere was another wedding this weekend. This is crazy! Everyone's gettin' hitched. This time it was Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola and hottie Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars. It's a match made in indie heaven!

The wedding itself sounded ridiculously, fantastically, tragically beautiful. I would actually go as far as to say it was "my dream wedding" -- and I've never uttered those words before. It was an intimate 80-person affair on the Coppola family's Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy, where guests dined on "cheeses, figs, salads, pasta, fish, and pork, washed down with wine from the family’s farm." Sigh. Heaven.

The bride's dress, though? That's another story.

When I first saw what Sofia said "I do" in, I was stopped in my tracks. I thought it was beautiful. Different. Couldn't be more perfect for her. The dress was a custom-made gauzy lavender-print Azzedine Alaïa. And it was stunning.

See, I'm a fan of non-white wedding dresses. I actually wanted to wear one myself. But after days -- weeks -- of arguing with my mother, I finally said, "You know what? This just isn't worth it," and purchased an ivory J.Crew gown. (Yes, Mom, I'm glad I wore it. You win again.)

So, the lavender-ness of the dress wasn't my problem. My problem is that it also happened to be short.

Now, again, by no means am I against short wedding dresses. I actually find them quite sweet. And for a small (second) wedding like Sofia and Thomas's -- it would have been perfect. But lavender and short? She may as well have been at a film premiere. It was so casual.

Although Sofia looked positively gorgeous on her wedding day -- really, she was glowing -- I'm a little bummed out that she opted for such a non-wedding wedding dress. I wouldn't have expected her to wear something traditional (a lavender gown would have been perfect), but it would have been nice if she couldn't have been mistaken for a guest.

Do you like non-white wedding dresses? Let's discuss what you wore on your special day. And ... go!


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twins... twinsurromommy

Why is it wrong?  If she loved it, then it was perfect.

Chalon Jones the author does not get invited to many events.  Who the hell cares what she is wearing as long as she liked it.  Sorry the weddings I have been to were the bride is in jeans, have been the most fun weddings.  I am glad I am not inviting you to my 2,000 wedding.  Would hate to see the crap you would talk about that.

jonellg jonellg

Mine was a champange color I loved it.

nonmember avatar Jen DC

(1) CIVIL ceremony. A/K/A They went to what would amount to a Justice of the Peace. If they had had a church wedding, I might have more of an issue.

(2) They have two children already and have been together for a while - at least 5 years or so.

(3) She's 40 years old and on her second marriage.

She looks like she wanted to have a party and make it official and that's about it. With an 80-person ceremony/party, why dress in anything for any length of time with which you are not comfortable or going to use again? I think you are cuckoo.

organ... organicyogalove

she obviously felt amazing in it, thats all that matters. Why the hell do you care what someone else wears to their wedding?!? seriously the stir needs to hire new writers 

Anast... Anastazia975

Last time I checked, the wedding wasn't about the dress or the colour, or the length. It was about two people. In love, sharing their joy with a privileged few. And, not everyone wants to wear white. Seriously, grow up.

Ataem... Ataemommy

HOLY. EFfing. SHIT. Does this author EVER write a post not acting totally jealous of someone's personal style or wedding?

A challenge, Nicole: Write ANY post that is not you being a jealous, catty bitch of someone else's personal style, their looks, or a huge advertisement of your crappy self-esteem. This is officially out of control.

L1558 L1558

She could have worn a clown outfit, unicycled down the aisle, and done a cartwheel after the event, if it made her happy. She could have worn a tutu, feather boa, and fishnet stockings, and had Hot Pockets for appetizers. Because it's her wedding. She's the bride, it's up to her.

My first wedding, I wore a floor-length scarlet dress off the rack, and it was just close family near home.

My second wedding, we eloped at the beach, and I wore a SHORT, white linen sundress my mom picked out for me at JCPenney :o)

People overdo their weddings all the time and it becomes a stressed-out event. I'd rather invest in my marriage than my wedding. 

A side note: I really think in a wedding of 80 people, that most would be able to recognize the bride...even if she didn't wear a floor-length dress. ;o)

Kristy Hinojosa

Wow so those people that get married underwater or in jeans because that's what they want to wear are just not up to your standards.  I think the point should be that it's really none of your buisness what someone wears to their wedding although you are certainly entitled to your opinion, most people don't care.

alisa... alisabethjaimes

I love Phoenix and am happy to hear about this! They have two beautiful daughters together and are very happy. Who cares what she wore? As long as they're happy!

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