Kaley Cuoco’s Reem Acra wedding gown took 400 hours to complete

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So, over the weekend, animal-loving actress Kaley Cuoco married equestrian Karl Cook in a ceremony held at his San Diego horse ranch. There was a romantic ceremony and elaborate reception, but, as with every wedding, its all about the bride (right?) and Kaley was definitely the center of attention in her custom-designed wedding gown by Reem Acra.

The designer told E! News that the gown took 400 hours to create. The lace dress and beaded cape was made of pure silk chiffon and was decorated with handmade floral appliqués and embroidered tulle. A team of ten seamstresses hand embroidered the gown. Wow, said the woman who bought the dress for her second wedding off the rack at a Caché store in the mall (RIP).

Reem Acra released a statement. “It was a joy to create this custom gown for Kaley. She looked wonderful and I wish her and Karl a lifetime of happiness.” Karl, who I guess is going for “strong silent type” said of his new wife’s wedding lewk, “G–d damn that dress was amazing!”

After the ceremony, Kaley changed into a Tadashi Shoji lace, boot cut jumpsuit, which was paired with Louise et Cie heels. I know a lot of you commented that this jumpsuit was on the tacky side (and I tend to agree with you), but you ain’t seen nothing yet – like the matching denim jackets they wore post-ceremony bearing their initials and the wedding theme KCSquared (get it?) Wow, that’s little extra.

E! News spoke with wedding planner Lauren Tatum about Kaley and Karl’s big day. Lauren said that Kaley knew exactly what she wanted, stating that her “vision” had to include “romance, animals, [a] 1920s theme and love.” The animals, the couple’s many horses, were in a barn for the cocktail hour. Kaley’s dogs and Karl’s bulldog, Tank, were also part of the ceremony. The animal motif was carried out at the reception with napkins imprinted with paw prints and horseshoes. The ceremony itself took place in front of a huge floral arrangement in the shape of a horseshoe. The couple wrote their own vows and the whole shebang was officiated by Kaley’s sister, Briana, who joked that she got her license to wed online from a “very questionable website.”

The reception was held in a two-story tent, wart guests dined on hamburgers, with buns “branded” with the couple’s KCSquared logo. Attendees had plenty of pampering as well, with a beauty room, wine room and beer room. After dining, guests went outside and were entertained by aerial acts, a fire-breather, jugglers, a magician and stilt walkers. In keeping with the ’20s theme, there were also cigarette girls (without cigarettes), lots of late night snacks and some potentially embarrassing dance moves. The festivities went on until the wee hours of the morning and, if the photos are any indication, it looks like a splendid time was had by all. Lauren told E! “It was spectacular. I think everyone was happy. I think the family, Kaley and Karl are happy. I had one [guest] say it was the best night of their life.”

Among the guests were Kaley’s Big Bang Theory co-star, Johnny Galecki, who shared a photo from the event to Instagram, captioning it, “Couldn’t be happier for my fake wife @normancook and @mrtankcook whose words brought us all to tears last night.”

I’m not the most sentimental person, I’ll admit it, but it does look like a really nice celebration and it sure looks like everyone had fun. If I had the dough (and a willing beau), I’d throw a huge bash, even though it would be wedding #3 for me. I’d skip the denim jackets though. Congrats, you two.

Ok let’s party!!! #kcsquared 💋 💕

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  1. KNy says:

    I know she makes more money than anyone, but something about her makes clothes look very off the rack and kind of…cheap. It’s the exact same with me – expensive clothes don’t look expensive. Not sure why. One of my sisters – give her clothes from Wal-Mart and it looks like something Givenchy whipped up for Audrey Hepburn.

    • Amanduh says:

      My sister too!! Always looks amazing…
      I had a wise friend once say, “it’s not *who* you wear, it’s *how* you wear it…” and my cheap@ss couldn’t agree more!!!

      • Ophelia says:


        My mom is the same. She has the poise and she actually has an eye on how to mix and match things. Somehow I didn’t get -that- DNA passed down.

        Her wardrobe is an amazing mix of flea market, chain store, up to honest to god couture.
        She wears cheap stuff and they look couture. She wears cz/costume jewelry and the next day the family grapevine was sideeying her for buying a new diamond ring.

        Meanwhile I dared to use my mom’s genuine 50s designer handbag and everyone asked me where I got my “very well made knockoff”.

        Another day, I won a raffle to a very chic restaurant with limo service. I was dressed to the nines and borrowed a really amazing purse from my mom. The maitre d’ asked which customer was I looking for. And when I told him: I’m here to eat, he told me that I looked like a PA or even a passerby who came to deliver a customer’s misplaced purse (‘oh you won’t believe how many customers left their purse at home, in the car, bla bla’)

      • BeanieBean says:

        Oh, Ophelia, what a story! I cannot imagine.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Ophelia, I think I love you.

  2. boredblond says:

    Better a message needled on a jacket than permanently needled all over their bodies..I actually like the dress, but hate the cape..

    • Esmom says:

      Ha, good point. I wonder how often they’ll wear those things?

      The wedding looked amazing, so much attention to detail and very luxe. It would be fun to attend something like that. Wishing them happiness.

    • annie says:

      I bet making the dress took longer than the marriage will last.

  3. Grabbyhands says:

    Well, at least she has been sensible enough so far not to get KC Squared physically tattooed on her body.

  4. Shambles says:

    The dress is fine but I hate the cape. Hate it. She looks like she’s wearing a rain poncho with flowers on it.

    • minx says:

      She and I have the same deal, broad shoulders. The cape accentuates that, not really flattering. Now, the jumpsuit’s deep V is good for her body type, even though the fabric isn’t my favorite.

      • Aurelia says:

        Gad I loved her wedding dress. The reception looked gorgeous! Loved the decor, the soft colours. She can certainly afford a dress that took 400 hours to create.

  5. Clare says:

    I don’t hate it / she earns the $ she should spend it however makes her happy.

    It may be because of her obvious love for animals, I always feel more affection towards people to treat animals like family. Shrug.

  6. Alexandria says:

    It may be her money but we don’t stop gossiping about fashion anyway. I don’t like it, too much lace. I like lace but this is too much. Celebrating love is always good, so congratulations!

  7. jwoolman says:


    I like the denim jackets.

  8. Electric Tuba says:

    Umm.. well I like all the animals a lot! Animals are great!

  9. Eric says:

    The gown took more hours than her marriage will last.

    See you in line citing Irreconcilable Differences soon.

    • MI6A says:

      Unfortunately, yes.
      This chick just likes to get married. She doesn’t like to stay married.

      • SamC says:

        Why? She’s in her early 30’s and been married once. Been with this guy a couple of years before getting married. Hardly JLo territory.

      • Moonpie says:

        She and her husband have something in common and that is good for any marriage: competitive horse riding.
        I wish her all the best.

      • minx says:

        She’s actually been divorced for a few years now, and she took more time with this one.
        Yes, she went overboard with the first guy, marrying him in a minute and gushing over their perfect marriage. But at least she was smart enough to divorce and not bring children into it.
        She and this husband each have money and shared interests, which wasn’t the case with the first one.

    • Nat says:

      She got married too fast just once!!! and this will never be forgiven.

      She was going out with her current husband long enough to have gotten to know one another. They also share all their passions – love for horses/dogs/bunnies etc…and last but not least, her current hubby is not a gold-digger…

      Just give them a chance and they might surprise you.

    • themummy says:

      Huh . Judgy. She’s only been married once before. Yeah, she rushed to the altar that time–she was young. So what? That hardly sets up some sort of pattern. I did the same with my first husband. I was 23 and we were divorced in a year and a half. I got married again and we’ve been together happily for 17 years. She and the Carl have been together for 3 years and she’s older now and probably wiser for her first marriage experience.

      • Nancy says:

        It wasn’t the number of marriages, it was the pap strolls with Superman that got my attention. I was embarrassed for her at first.

    • j says:

      my eye roll over this wedding took 400 hours to complete.

  10. Enn says:

    I spend a LOT of time at weddings for work and I think she looks beautiful in both, although her reception hair looks like she just pulled it into a ponytail in the ladies room. I love a jumpsuit. Best wishes to both of them!

  11. Embee says:

    Awwww, they look happy and it sounds like a great party! I hope she has found her mate!

  12. Dragonlady sakura says:

    I hope this marriage lasts! Not trying to be mean.

  13. Apalapa says:

    I get codependent vibes from her. As in, didn’t she just get divorced? Maybe take a minute to be single. ?

    But at least have a damn good prenup.

    • SamC says:

      His parents are genuine billionaires; guessing his attorneys were more concerned about the pre-nup than hers.

    • themummy says:

      She got divorced a few years ago at this point. She and Carl have been together for about 3 years now.

  14. Julia says:

    I’ll skip the wedding, the dress, the jumpsuit, and the reception… just let me visit with the “new” horse, Sammy…

    • Mira Belle says:

      Julia, same here. I would have spent the entire wedding in the barn, communing with the animals. Maybe grab a glass of chapagne and pit a few braids in some horse manes lol.

  15. Lucy2 says:

    The tables look nice, but that jumpsuit and the jackets are too extra. But I’m not at all surprised, it seems to be her thing.
    Hope it works out for them and they and their animals are happy together for a long time.

  16. Ernestine says:

    They both look very happy and excited. I wish them well.

  17. holly hobby says:

    I like the dress without the Superwoman cape. It’s a big no for me for the jumpsuit (Elvis?) and denim jackets.

    However, congrats KC2.

  18. Abby says:

    All my horsey friends are freaking out about how gorgeous this wedding was. I’m kind of kicking myself I didn’t think to get married in a (REAL) barn but… dust and manure! I love horses though, loved their wedding. It was beautiful. And I hope none of the guests were allergic to horses/hay/dust 🙂

  19. Pandy says:

    Awesome! I hope this is a good marriage for her. I appreciate all she does for animal rights issues and she seems harmless, so no snark. Well … the matching denim was a bit much and her jumpsuit is very Golddigger on a Dean Martin special, but I kind of enjoy that lollll.

  20. Patty says:

    That’s equal to ten weeks (when you consider the average work week is 40 hours), it’s really not that excessive for a custom made wedding dress. That being said, it wasn’t that good of a dress; or maybe the pictures just didn’t do it justice.

  21. SequinedHeart says:

    Agree. I think she was stupid the first time, much much wider for it this time round.
    I think this will stick… longer anyway.
    Side note & totally unrelated to anything sincere about her actual day(because really, it looked beautiful & they look happy), but I can’t stand a pear shaped diamond, which is what she has from this guy.

  22. MoAnne says:

    The matching KC “TOGETHER FOREVER” jackets scream OVERCOMPENSATION to me. No relationship can live up to that kind of “we’re SO perfect for each other” hype and pressure. It’s not going to be rosy all the time.

    Geez, talk about feeding a fantasy. It reminds me of the people who get married at Disneyland in princess outfits, and create some sort of fantasy image of fate and “THE ONE.” They are the people who crash back to reality in a year. And have the bitterest divorces. Because reality just can’t match the fantasy. And, it’s always the other person’s fault.

    Maybe, I’m wrong and it’ll all work out. If not, I hope she has a good therapist on speed dial.

    • Hotsauceinmybag says:

      I agree.

    • Vox says:

      Yeah, I always get that feeling too. Hope it’s not the case because I don’t like seeing people wind up unhappy but it’s hard to live up to that standard for a lifetime.

  23. Babs says:

    Aaaaaw. Bad fashion, but looks like a great party. And I’m dying of envy at her barn and the horses. This is my ultimate dream.

  24. Hotsauceinmybag says:

    She’s extra. So extra. Of course she’d commission a gown only a royal would typically get. At least it’s pretty, and she looks happy. *Sigh*

  25. Littlefishmom says:

    A cigarette girl with no cigarettes? Ummm why?

    • Vox says:

      Because cigarette girls didn’t just hand out cigarettes, but other stuff like candy and programmes. They still have cigarette girls in productions of Rocky Horror, it’s just a relic of the times they wanted to include for the 20’s theme. They’re pretty iconic.

  26. Vox says:

    I mean, I can’t side-eye for marrying fast, I’d only known my husband for just over 2 years when we got married, but I was 31 and had made enough mistakes to know when I found the right thing, I almost made a huge mistake when I was young too. Thank god gay marriage wasn’t legal here then.

    I do always kind of wonder why people getting married their second or third time go all out like that (I mean, my wedding cost under 1k, ceremony, dress, shoes and all so… who am I to judge I guess) but I guess they’re happy and in love and care about celebrating that just as much as the first time and I’m just not a big occasion type person.

    I’m so glad I married a guy who would rather die than wear anything remotely matchy-matchy though, lol.

  27. MerrymerrymonthofMay says:

    The jackets seem a little High School.

  28. Cecilia says:

    I’ve been married, granted… only once (I’m 34). And I can’t help feeling super-weird about doing a huge ceremony and party more than that first time. I mean, ”I promise to love you forever, you’re the only one for me, let God bless this union, forever love” etc… and then what? You invite all the same people 4-5 years later, hire a weddingplanner (again), everybody cries (again), you feel like a princess (again), you promise eternal love and get blessed by God… so weird!! Not the concept of marrying more than once, of course. One can absolutely want that. But… get what I’m saying?