Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hilary Duff's Celebrity Wedding


In Hollywood, a first anniversary is something to celebrate. So on the occasion of Hilary Duff’s wedding, it seems only fitting to take a look back to remember that spectacular wedding, one of the classiest and most beautiful Hollywood weddings in years.  

It all started with the engagement ring. Pro hockey player Mike Comrie surprised the actress and former teen star at the Four Seasons Hotel in Maui, Hawaii, with a 14-carat princess cut diamond worth a reported $1 million! After all, as a center for the Edmonton Oilers, Comrie knows a little something about ice! And although Comrie no doubts pulls in a nice paycheck for his hockey playing, he is also the heir to a Canadian furniture company. Duff wore the spectacular engagement ring solo for only seven months until it was joined with a wedding band at her August wedding last year.


Clad in a stunning Vera Wang gown, with her hair pulled into an elegant and on-trend bun, Hilary Duff wed Mike Comrie at a private home in Santa Barbara. Surrounding the happy couple were a small group of their closest family and friends, including Duff’s sister Haylie, who was the maid of honor. Duff’s dress, a unique combination of body-conscious modern glamour and classic princess bride, has since been imitated by brides around the world. The narrow, slim-fitting silhouette gives way to a cascade of soft tulle at the very bottom of the dress. The bride complemented the dramatic dress with an equally eye-catching hairstyle, simple drop earrings and of course, the attention-grabbing diamond engagement ring.  

As Duff confessed to Ellen Degeneres a few months after the wedding, the big day nearly met with a bridal-beauty disaster. On the morning of the wedding, one of Duff’s teeth fell out. Worried that all her wedding pictures would be marred by a gap-toothed grin, Duff hurried to a dentist for an emergency procedure.


And although the former child star is only 22 years old, and her new husband only 29, the couple has just announced that they are expecting their first child together. Although the busy young actress has plenty on her plate already—she has launched perfume and clothing lines, written books such as the NY Times bestselling Elixir, appeared on hit TV shows such as Gossip Girl and Community—motherhood will be the next role this talented young woman will tackle. In the meantime, she can practice by taking good care of her diamond engagement ring.

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