It's been the winter of celebrity engagements. That means there will be lots of celebrity style to look forward to in 2011. Here's what WeddingChannel.com is looking forward to.
By Amy Eisinger for WeddingChannel.com
Who's Getting Hitched? Kate Middleton and Prince William
After watching an eight-year romance blossom, the world is ready for the wedding of the century.
Her Style: Classic, tailored, chic. Kate often sticks to basics and then adds something fun, like an oversize fascinator, to complete her look.
Their Wedding: Though Kate's known for being a bargain shopper, we're guessing the young royal couple won't spare any expense when it comes to this wedding. Look for over-the-top grandeur for the ceremony and the processional from Westminster Abbey. As for the reception? Though we likely won't get to see it, we're thinking a seven-course meal, a cake with several tiers, and splashes of gold and red throughout the elegant decor.
Who's Getting Hitched? Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
Once deemed "unlucky-in-love" by the press, Jessica Simpson surprised just about everyone when she announced her engagement to former NFL tight end Eric Johnson.
Her Style: With her own line of shoes, handbags and clothing, Jessica has built a reputation for liking girlie but fabulous designs.
Their Wedding: Though she went hyper-feminine for her first wedding to Nick Lachey (remember all those pink roses and candles?), from the moment she slipped on that ruby engagement ring, Jessica made one thing clear: This won't be like the last one. It's a second wedding for both, so we expect they'll opt for a toned-down affair. We can totally see Jessica in an A-line gown in ivory or nude, amid rustic decor and even in a ranch setting, since she's made it clear she's a country girl at heart.
Who's Getting Hitched? Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
On the set of her psycho-thriller, Black Swan, Natalie fell for choreographer Benjamin. Just a few months later, they announced they're expecting their first baby together and plan to tie the knot.
Her Style: Natalie's red carpet M.O. seems to be flowy dresses that still show off her svelte frame; but when she's not in the spotlight, she's not afraid to be seen without makeup. (Remember: This is the girl who actually shaved her head for V for Vendetta.)
Their Wedding: They've managed to keep their lives pretty private, so we're guessing the wedding will be the same way. Our prediction? A secluded destination beach wedding with Natalie in a long Grecian-inspired gossamer dress carrying a bouquet of small white orchids, and Benjamin in a pale linen suit.
Who's Getting Hitched? LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian
It's the relationship that shocked Hollywood: LeAnn and Eddie left their spouses to be together. Still, despite the initial outcries, they seem to be rock-solid now.
Her Style: This country crooner's low-key style has gotten a recent makeover thanks in part to a cover shoot with Shape magazine in which LeAnn showed off her sculpted abs. Since then, it's been all swimsuits and skinny jeans for this diva.
Their Wedding: Eddie and LeAnn aren't shy, so we're hoping to actually see the photos from inside this wedding. LeAnn would be a knockout in a figure-hugging mermaid- style gown, and let's face it: Eddie's the kind of guy who can pull off a tux. A sophisticated ballroom wedding that overlooks the ocean would be perfect for these two.
Who's Getting Hitched? Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally
The View cohost Sherri announced her engagement to television writer Lamar in early January. The couple has been dating for over a year and set a wedding date for August 2011.
Her Style: As a comedian, Sherri's known for being larger-than-life and a little outrageous -- but thankfully, her fashion sense seems totally under control.
Their Wedding: The two have already announced that the wedding will be held in Chicago, so we're thinking a high-end location, like the Four Seasons or The Drake. Sherri would look stunning in a pure white gown, maybe with a bateau neckline or even a halter style.
Who's Getting Hitched? Crystal Harris and Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner's engagement to Crystal Harris (who's 60 years his junior) may not have surprised anyone quite as much as it did Holly Madison -- Hef's former chief girlfriend who broke up with him because he refused to put a ring on it.
Her Style: Well, um, we know she's not afraid to show a little skin. Aside from photos of the former Playmate in risque costumes, we don't have much to go on, but we're willing to bet she doesn't leave the house without a little makeup.
Their Wedding: Let's hope it happens in the Playboy mansion grotto.
Who's Getting Hitched? Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
She might be the closest thing we have to an "America's sweetheart," and we have to admit that her romance with agent Jim is kinda cute. The two announced their engagement in December, and friends say Reese is "so in love."
Her Style: Reese maintains a freshly scrubbed girl-next-door look, even when she's walking the red carpet. She's always fashionable, but in a classic Gap ad kind of way.
Their Wedding: Three words: Classic. American. Prep. We're thinking a late-summer wedding in Martha's Vineyard, with Reese wearing a gown of understated elegance (maybe something by Amsale) and lots of rich green hues for the reception decor.
Who's Getting Hitched? Vivica A. Fox and Omar "Slim" White
Club promoter Omar proposed with an eight-carat engagement ring while the two were in Miami. Vivica, who is 19 years older than Omar, recently gushed that he is a "Southern gentleman."
Her Style: We know that Vivica loves a little -- okay, maybe a lot of -- sparkle, even in her everyday style. From sequined tops to rhinestone-studded earrings, she always stands out.
Their Wedding: Between a club promoter and a girl who likes to shine, we're hoping the two opt for a true Miami wedding: a ceremony on the beach and then a party indoors that doesn't stop. Vivica has a great figure, so a curve-hugging fit-and-flare style would be perfect for the ceremony. Then later she could slip into a shorter dress with jewel-encrusted details for the nightclub reception.
Who's Getting Hitched? Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey
The quiet pair has dated pretty solidly since Nick split with Jessica, and Nick says he's been "basking in the glow" of his engagement since proposing.
Her Style: There's no doubt that Vanessa has a sexy style that turns heads wherever she goes. As a former Miss Teen USA, she has a classic look, with just enough low-cut shirts thrown in for good measure.
Their Wedding: Nick has already said that he wants the wedding to be "all about her," so it might be the Jessica nuptials all over again. Think: soft pinks, peonies, garden roses and a sweetheart-cut wedding dress with a jewel-encrusted belt for Vanessa.
Who's Getting Hitched? Lily Allen and Sam Cooper
The 25-year-old British songstress reportedly burst into tears of joy when beau Sam proposed on Christmas Day while they were in Bali.
Her Style: Lily's retro-girlie looks have occasionally gotten her in trouble for being too risque (she's got a serious aversion to bras), but overall, we love the envelope-pushing statements she makes.
Their Wedding: Expect this one to be totally nontraditional. We'd love to see Lily in a bustier-style tea-length frock, complete with satin ballet slippers, and maybe even her signature oversize hoop earrings. With Sam in a dark suit and a skinny tie, we think a '50s cocktail party with the focus on great music and food would make for an intimate, fun wedding.
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