Anne Hathaway’s wedding dress details: partly pink & all about the headpiece?

Anne Hathaway is a married lady as of this past weekend. She married Adam “Jewelry Designer?” Shulman in Big Sur, reportedly using some of the same wedding-planning people as Natalie Portman. I was pleasantly surprised to find that we had lots of photos of Anne in her wedding gown, although they’re not the best quality or anything. You can make out some of the details, like the fact that it was off-the-shoulder, and that Anne was wearing a huge, controversial headpiece. Well, People Mag has more details on the dress. Did you know the gown was partly pink?

We’re well aware of your feelings on her bridal headpiece, but Anne Hathaway‘s wedding gown was quite a dream. And, surprise — it was partially pink!

The custom Valentino creation — worn for the star’s nuptials to Adam Shulman in Big Sur, Calif., last Saturday — was imagined by the designer himself, and made by seamstresses in the brand’s couture atelier in Rome.

According to a rep for Valentino, the design team created a strapless ivory silk point d’esprit tulle dress, which includes a pink hand-painted shaded train embroidered with satin flowers. The 1920s-inspired veil consists of a lace ribbon with a large flower, adorned with small crystal beads.

“The wedding was lovely and Anne looked gorgeous,” a source tells PEOPLE, adding that the bride skipped jewelry and let the gown and veil take center stage. “She looked very pretty.”

[From People]

You can see Valentino’s sketch of the gown and headpiece here. Thoughts on having pink on your wedding gown? I don’t care for that at all – but I’m probably considered a wedding-gown traditionalist. Whenever my mom makes me watch Say Yes To the Dress, I always end up yelling at the brides who want to look like hookers on their wedding days, with their boobs out and with too-high front slits and everything. Just find a proper, simple, classic, white wedding gown, for the love of God. As for Anne’s headpiece… I bet it wasn’t as bandage-looking in person, up close. It doesn’t look amazing from this distance, but maybe it framed her face in a really great way.

A few more details about the wedding – apparently, the ceremony was conducted by a priest and a rabbi. I think Shulman is Jewish? As for the food, the guests enjoyed a “family-style dinner of locally-grown food on wooden farm tables” while listening to “a jazz performance by Americano Social Club.” And lastly, PETA has sponsored a calf in honor of Anne’s wedding.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Snoopy says:

    They don’t look very happy, do they.

    • Boo says:

      Thinking the exact same thing.

    • Penelope says:

      Sigh. I know that all I’m going to get is backlash for this, but she’s a friend of a close friend, and she’s a lesbian. She’s never been even the littlest bit straight.

      So yeah, you’re spot on because it is a marriage of convenience. I’m pretty sad about the state of affairs we’re in when people believe this is a necessary career move.

      • Fudge you, I'm going to Guam! says:

        Are you serious!?
        What happened with her con ex? Why would he be with Anne when he could have any straight girl? I have heard these rumors about her being lesbian before…hmm…Anything is possible in this messed up world.
        She hasn’t had a lot of boyfriends though right? Because the only one I remember is the con man.
        Didn’t she write President Obama an angry letter about how he hasn’t done enough for the gay community? I thought it was sweet how she wanted equality for her brother who is gay, but now I guess it was also for herself!

      • Penelope says:

        Fudge — the con man guy, like this guy, was a friend. I think a lot of folks in her position have friendship marriages because it just takes care of one level of image management. There’s usually compensation of one sort or another – either it help’s the friend’s own business opportunities or there is a straight settlement.

        I really wish the world wasn’t like this.

  2. Marty says:

    It looks like too much gauzy fabric to me. I would have really loved to see her beautiful short hair instead of that weird head thing.

  3. Quinn Parker says:

    It kind of looks like my 1985 Holiday Barbie dress.

  4. Brown says:

    This mess looks like my wedding dress nightmares materialized.

    • NYC_girl says:

      I think viewing the dress via crappy pap photos takes away from it. It doesn’t look like my thing regardless, but the pics are horrible. Am I wrong for being creeped out by these long-lens pap pics? I don’t like Goop either but I saw the pics of her birthday party on that boat, and that was creepy to me too.

      Separately, I love her trench. I want.

      And, regarding the short hair, I’ve had the short pixie cut for a very long time, and if a man ever says to me “women should have long hair,” I just give him a look that says “go f**k yourself.” I like it, I own it.

  5. brin says:

    Dress is lovely but she still looks like she got clunked on the head and needed bandages.

  6. Birdie says:

    It’s her wedding and her wedding dress/headpiece. If she wanted to wear that and she felt beautiful with it, everything’s fine. I would be heartbroken if I felt great on my day and everyone said it looked like I had a head injury.

  7. Bluedog says:

    I agree with you about those slutty Pnina Tornai gowns on “Say Yes to the Dress”. Those things are horrid! But I like the pink color of AH’s dress.

    • JulieM says:

      Bluedog: I completely agree with your description of Pnina Tornai dresses. They all look like My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. And expensive! Occasionally she will appear on Say Yes, and wow is she stuck up. “Of course my dresses are expensive, I’m Pnina Tornai!”

  8. KellyinSeattle says:

    I wish them well…I got my hair cut short in a pixie cut and a woman came up at the store and said, “I love your hair”, and her husband said, “I don’t. Women should have long hair”. ! I just nodded and moved on.

  9. karen says:

    I like the pink. Princess Graces dress was also a pale pink. The headdress though, no.

    I have a family wedding coming up, and my parents are so traditional, they could not believe me when I said the mom of two bride will probably be in white (or ivory, to them its white). I just had to explain they don’t really sell a lot of dresses anymore that aren’t in the white/whiteish family, and that tradition of white=purity hasn’t been used in decades. It was like I was speaking a foreign language.

    • SamiHami says:

      You might want to explain to your parents, then, that it has NEVER been the tradition that a white dress symbolizes the supposed purity of the bride. It was popularized by Queen Victoria, who happened to choose a white gown for her wedding. That started a fashion trend that has stuck ever since then. That is ALL a white wedding gown is-a fashion trend. It symbolizes absolutely nothing about the state of the body wearing it.

    • Kelly says:

      Wait, really? The MOB is wearing white? I don’t think white was ever about purity in relation to wedding guests/wedding party. You just don’t wear white/near white so you don’t show up the bride. The bride should be the only one in white/near white (unless she chooses otherwise). Obviously, it’s different everywhere, but that’s always been the rule in my area.

  10. ladybert62 says:

    Too much dress but it looks pretty. I dont like off the shoulder things and am dubious about the headpiece. Closer up pictures might change my mind.

  11. Evie says:

    I’m the only one who thinks she warned paps to take pictures of her dress avoiding sending official photos for the press?

    • lori says:

      no you’re not. I think this too. I think a lot more of the “uppity” celebs think they will look tacky by selling their photos… they are leaking info to let a few pap shots get out. Thereby the press is satisfied and they look like they wouldn’t ever stoop so low as too sell their pictures.

  12. lulu says:

    sick of her. LOVE the dress. HATE the hairpiece.

  13. T.C. says:

    Of course there would be pink for the Princess in her own mind. A priest and a rabbi? Good luck with that marriage. Usually best for the couple to decide on one religion guess Anne didn’t want to convert. If she converted her children will automatically be Jewish since the identity follows the mom. So she doesn’t want her children to be Jewish. Interesting and potential trouble down the line.

    • Esti says:

      Wow, that’s awfully close-minded (and just totally untrue). A lot of people have two officiants/two ceremonies because of different religious or cultural traditions, and even more people have inter-faith marriages. The fact that you think that’s a problem says a lot more about you than it does about them.

      And way to question why the woman didn’t convert to her husband’s religion without asking why he didn’t convert to hers. I guess you missed the memo, but marriage no longer carries a default assumption that the woman will give up parts of her identity (her name, her religion).

      • Cazzie says:

        Actually, T.C. has a point. The two officiants things struck me as strange as well – if religion wasn’t important to them, they would have just gotten married by a judge or a friend.

        Having a rabbi and a priest is a strange combination – most rabbis, unless they are reform, will refuse to marry an interfaith couple; the only way that a priest would marry my parents was if my father (a Protestant) signed a document swearing that the children from the marriage would be raised Catholic. Did the groom sign something like that? Better to decide ahead of time which religion the children will be raised in, not just kick that can down the road. It might have had to do with pleasing their parents, though – hard to say from the outside. Does anyone know if the groom’s family are Conservative Jews?

      • Esti says:

        I have a number of friends who’ve done this, it’s becoming more and more common. And it’s not that hard to find officiants who will do it:

        As for kids:

        a) we don’t even know if they want to have children

        b) having two officiants doesn’t mean they haven’t already discussed what religion they would want their children raised in (just because you want both of your backgrounds included in your wedding ceremony doesn’t mean you are both dedicated to practicing your faith long-term, some people have religious ceremonies just to appease their families or because they culturally identify with a religion but don’t practice it in their daily lives)

        c) maybe they don’t plan to assign one religion to their children and have them practice that religion exclusively

        It’s rude and ignorant to assume that having a priest and a rabbi at the wedding means that Anne (of course the woman, not the man) has a problem with the Jewish faith or that religion will be a source of conflict in their marriage. Seriously, lots of people do this. Most people who identify with a religion these days don’t even practice it. The idea that Catholics and Jews can only have good marriages if one of them converts is outdated and ridiculous.

    • Jayna says:

      Not true. I have three sets of friends in interfaith marriages that married like this. Neither side were so entrenched in their religion that their children being their faith would be a dealbreaker.

  14. backwards says:

    The sketch looks gorgeous.

    As long as she felt great, that’s all that counts.

  15. LadyJane says:

    She looks so chic and glamorous. I love that she didn’t do the strapless bodice over a full skirt thing that EVERY brides does these days. YAWN. I bet she was stunning.

  16. Michelle says:

    I had pink on my dress and loved it. I love a bit of colour in wedding dresses. I like Anne’s dress, hate the headpiece though.

  17. Jess says:

    I think with her hair she could have worn a sleek modern dress, rocked her haircut, and forgotten the princess poofy wedding thing. She did not. What she settled on, imo, she may regret in time.

    • chaser says:

      Oh seriously? A girl just can’t settle on a dress she likes, it’s gotta be one that she never regrets? Damn. That’s tough.

      I’m my opinion, it’s probably best that a bride not regret the person she marries – far more important than the dress. And THAT seem like THE most interesting topic on this wedding.

  18. Dhavy says:

    Sorry but she looks like a big cotton candy

  19. Jenna says:

    I think the Valentino sketch is gorgeous; but I’m not too sure that it translated well in real life. And I’m not crazy about the headpiece…it looks a bit too big.

    But congrats to her and all that.

  20. Sweet Dee says:

    I think the dress is fine if she likes it, but it’s horribly inappropriate for the venue. Long, poofy dresses with trains are not for outside. If you’re getting married on the beach or in a park (?) or whatever, outside where grass and/or carpets have not been laid, you’re going to get dirt, leaves, sticks and crap all over your foofy Valentino. That is an indoor bride’s dress.

    On that note I, too, am sick of her.

  21. EscapedConvent says:

    I like the dress & love the off-the-shoulder detail, but I wouldn’t want to be outside at a wooden farm table in it! It’s a bit foofy for all that nature, & looks as though you’d have to watch every step to avoid messing it up.

    But what a gorgeous, romantic place for a wedding–Big Sur.

  22. madpoe says:

    The headpiece looks like a head bandage, maybe its me or maybe its the photo quality. Is that a beach they’re on or landfield IDK.

  23. RobN says:

    That is a LOT of dress. She’s so thin that it completely overwhelms her. Poor guy looks like he can’t get within three feet of her.

  24. JustaGirl says:

    The sketch is breathtakingly gorgeous. I’ll reserve my comments on the actual dress until I can see good pics of it. My opinion doesn’t matter though – it was her wedding day so whatever makes her happy. :)

  25. Amy says:

    Is Adam Shulman jewish? LOL. Oh Kaiser. “Shul” might be one of the top 5 Most Jewish Words ever. Yes, he’s Jewish.

  26. Christina says:

    It is hard to tell in those pics really. I am sure in person, she looked great. I am thinking that maybe she is not happy with her short hair anymore. She cut it for a role. I have had hair that short and it is a bitch to grow in. Maybe she wanted to cover it up with a vintage style veil thingy. Let’s just say with Hollywood marriages, we have all seen worse.

  27. Katie says:

    I sincerely hope the pictures didn’t do that outfit justice because i would hate to think she intentionally got married in that travesty.

  28. JulieM says:

    Guess I’m in the minority. I actually like the head thing and veil. It’s different. It looks better in the Valentino sketch than on her head, though. It’s lighter, more gauzy and see through. In reality, it does look like a bandage.

    Love the dress and the pink touches. Wouldn’t we all love to have Valentino come out of retirement and custom design a wedding dress for us!

  29. Nicolette says:

    Headpiece? Head bandage is more like it.

  30. mercy says:

    I love the top half of the gown. The off the shoulder look is so elegant and looks great on her. The skirt is pretty, but it would look nicer if it wasn’t so poofy. The headpiece would be cute if it was a little smaller, or worn by someone with a larger head, and paired with a simpler gown. The long veil attached is really unnecessary. The whole look seems too formal and frilly for a rustic, outdoor setting.

    Best wishes to them. She’s had to kiss some frogs along the way, and a self described jewelry designer is a much better husband material than a guy who lies about his wealth and ends up doing time.

  31. Seagulls says:

    That whole outfit is a horrific mess, from the soap opera bandages to the gauzy, off the shoulder 1980s prom dress. It’s 1980s soap opera pastiche.

    Really, Valentino himself designed it? Unbelievable as this is on par with Demi Moore’s biker shorts mullet dress.

  32. mln89 says:

    that head piece looks atrocious to me and i LOVE historical fashion, particularly 1920′s fashion. anne almost never wows me with anything she wears, including this wedding dress. blegh!

  33. Andrea says:

    Personally, I fear this is a rebound from the con man. Who marries their rebound? This won’t last I fear!

  34. Flim says:

    Well, his left hand certainly isn’t gay…