Nicole Kidman Wears Balenciaga Wedding Gown

Posted on June 26, 2006

Nicole Kidman married Keith Urban on Sunday in a fairytale wedding in Sydney.
For her nuptials to Keith Urban, she chose an ivory, one-shouldered, puff-sleeved gown by leading French designer Nicolas Ghesquiere, the creative director of Paris fashion house Balenciaga.

In a nod to tradition she wore a delicate silk tulle veil, as well as pearl drop earrings, her hair out in soft, romantic curls and she carried a posy of simple white roses. Her shoes were by another top French fashion name, Christian Louboutin.

But not only, as per speculation, did Kidman wear Balenciaga, so did all in the bride's party � her sister Antonia, daughter Isabella and niece Lucia. They wore a series of ruffled and embroidered silk organza dresses, some with Victorian-look, ruffled lace collars, apparently variations of Ghesquiere's spring/summer ready-to-wear 2006 collection shown in Paris last October.

Although not an official French haute-couture maison, Balenciaga would have custom-made the four dresses specifically for Kidman, with an accompanying price tag of at least $A100,000.
Nicolas Ghesquiere really outdid himself for Nicole and her wedding party: the dress is absolutely gorgeous. The Sydney Herald Sun reports:
Wedding bells chimed at 6.25pm signalling the glamour couple had been married at a chapel on St Patrick's Estate. The estate was also host to a black-tie reception, held under a white marquee. Jazz music played as guests were served hors d'oeuvres and champagne. At 7.10pm a huge cheer went up from the crowd after Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were introduced to the guests as husband and wife. The reception, which was catered for by John Wilson caterers, is believed to have had a Moulin Rouge-style theme.

Guests were served tuna as part of entree, a choice of Tasmanian atlantic salmon or lamb for main with baby carrots and a celeriac and potato mash on the side. And the dessert was a raspberry and mascarpone creation. Decorative flowers included freesias, gardenias, gumnuts, green goddess lilies, hellebores and orchids, and were later donated to the Sydney Children's Hospital.

In lieu of presents, Urban and Kidman asked that charitable donations be made. Longtime family friend and Jesuit priest Father Paul Coleman conducted the wedding ceremony. He said this week he had a good feeling about their chances. "You've got to rely on their maturity and knowledge of each other and I'm impressed." Asked what advice he would give the couple, Father Coleman said: "Make time for each other, do romantic things together and never part without kissing."
Nicole carried a bouquet of white roses. At the reception, an entire wall was covered in red roses, while the ceiling was covered in carnations which sounds absolutely gorgeous. Carnations have been quite out of favor for decades: perhaps Nicole will single-handedly bring them back.

The ceremony sounds like it was elegant and refined, just like Nicole herself. What a difference this wedding was from her first one to Tom Cruise: that was a Scientology ceremony in Colorado with very few people present. Now that she's had her fairytale wedding, we wish them a fairytale marriage to go with it!