Old Hollywood weddings: Weren’t they just the best?

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  • From Marilyn Monroe to Audrey Hepburn, the old Hollywood wedding photos really are the best...

    Weren’t the old Hollywood weddings the best? No offence to Kimye, Brangelina, and all the new celebrity power couples, but we’d paw over these pictures of Marilyn and Joe, or Elvis and Priscilla, any day.

    The vintage dresses are, naturally, the focus of our fascination. Actress-turned-Princess Grace Kelly set records with her XXL train when she married Prince Rainer III of Monaco in 1956, while the bridal ensemble that Audrey Hepburn chose when she married Dr Dotti in 1969 was sooo Sixties it will forever be in our hearts.

    Some stars opted to break boundaries with their bridal looks – take Elizabeth Taylor who, for her marriage to Richard Burton chose a canary yellow dress coat, or Marilyn Monroe who wore a smart and simple brown suit with a contrasting peter pan collar when she wed Joe DiMaggio.

    Grace Kelly aside (she was about to become royalty, after all) the stars generally opted for more low key weddings, choosing meaningful chapels and intimate audiences over the PR juggernauts packed with product endorsements that a lot of A-listers run with today.

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