I’m currently loving all the Kate Moss wedding photos that are being featured on Vogue.com. The accompanying article is great as well…if you haven’t read it yet, you should. It gives a fun glimpse into Kate Moss’s wedding day, and all the beautiful yet simple details that went into it.
Kate Moss was my favorite of the supermodels. She always managed to look effortlessly cool and comfortable no matter what she was wearing, and she was gorgeous without a stitch of makeup. Plus, she used to date Johnny Depp. They were like that painfully beautiful and mysterious couple in high school that everybody wished they could hang out with (or date). I think we should all take a moment to reflect upon Kate +Johhny and what used to be. It’s like a yearbook photo!
Now, Kate’s married to The Kill’s Jamie Hince. I guess he’ll have to do.
Moss and Hince tied the knot on July 1 in the Cotswold region of England, alongside guests such as Jack White, Karen Elson, Naomi Campell, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, and Lucinda Williams. Click here to see all the pictures and read about the Friday afternoon wedding. (She switched it from Saturday to accommodate famed photographer Mario Testino’s schedule. That’s a no-brainer.)
The beauty of the wedding was that it looks like something you could easily take inspiration from without breaking the bank. Kate Moss enlisted the help of fashion show designer Sam Gainsbury and partner Anna Whiting to design and plan the event. “Sam is a genius,” Kate told Vogue, “but this is the first and last wedding she said she’s ever doing!”
I love how Kate and her team didn’t go overboard with the details…it looks like something that was thoughtfully put together without a visual overload. The flowers were simple and so were the colors. With that many beautiful people in a room, you don’t need much!
Below is a collection of details from Kate Moss’s wedding, and my ideas for how you can recreate the look and feel of her big day on a non-supermodel budget.
Kate’s dress was designed by John Galliano, who said he was inspired by Jazz Age photographs of Zelda Fitzgerald.
I think one of the best wedding dress designers who successfully captures that vintage style is Claire Pettibone.
Kate wore a 1920′s inspired cap veil…
A designer named Johanna Johnson has some AMAZING veils, but they will set you back about $800. Instead, trying doing a Google search for “cap veil.” I found this antique 1920′s veil below for $129.
The flower girls each wore a flower head garland, and delphiniums, daisies, and scabious lined the garden…
I found a similar flower garland on Etsy.com for $11.
The tables had small bunches of apricot and lilac roses, Victorian chandeliars, bentwood bistro chairs, and vintage stemware…
Classic Party Rentals has locations throughout the U.S., and they have a fruitwood or black bentwood chair available in select locations (prices vary). Party Rental Ltd. also has locations throughout the U.S., and has the brown bentwood chair available that most closely matches the one at Kate’s wedding.
You can rent vintage glassware from companies such as Small Masterpiece, or if you’re having a smaller wedding, you can incorporate your own pieces. A search for “1920′s glassware” on Etsy can yield some fun results, such as this set of 12 1920′s glasses for $65, below.
London’s Peggy Porschen designed the wedding cake, which was a tier of six different cakes, each of which were a different flavor, with droplets of icing-sugar lily-of-the-valley blossoms. If you like to bake, Peggy’s website offers her tools of the trade…
Believe it or not, but Publix actually has a great selection of cakes. If you don’t see what you want, they can also copy pretty much any cake style you want. Their prices average between $350-$500 depending on size and style. The “Simply Devoted” style from Publix, below, can be decorated with roses like Kate’s cake, and you can also add more tiers.
Other fab details from Kate Moss’s wedding include:
- She wore blue-soled Manolo Blahnik’s
- At the ceremony, choristers from the Gloucester Cathedral sang The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
- Bar Hemingway from the Ritz Paris provided the drinks, including a signature drink called Kate 76: a combo of vodka, champagne, crushed ice, and sugar
- The Palm Court jazz band provided the cocktail music
- Chef Daniel de la Falaise served a dinner which included toro tartare with caviar, Longhorn veal with grilled peaches, and strawberry granita dusted with gold leaf, accompanied by Sesti and champagne.
- Bryan Ferry sang their first-dance song, “If There Is Something”
“I don’t know how people do it. I’ve had big birthday parties, and I’ve thrown parties for other people, but this is a completely different thing. It’s the Met Ball! Because you have to look at every piece of cutlery; the details are intense. And then you wake up thinking about the ballet shoes for the girls; is the satin ribbon right? I’ve gone mental. Jamie thinks I’m mad, asking, ‘Are you gonna be all right? After the wedding, I’m hoping you’ll get back to normal!’”
It somehow feels good that even celebs have wedding freak outs…
What do you think of her wedding style? Love it/hate it?