You've Come a Long Way, Baby

Pictures of Nicole Richie's wedding dress are finally beginning to surface. And she. Looks. Stunning.

Nicole wore a giant cotton ball of a gown by Marchesa, featuring layers and layers of tulle  and organza with a sexy but subtle keyhole cut-out for her wedding to Joel Madden on Saturday. Usually I'm not really a fan of Marchesa and their princess/fairy/grecian confections that are all but ubiquitous on the red carpet, but this dress suits Nicole perfectly. She's developed a really strong style over the years and this wedding dress is sort of her crowning moment.

Richie was inspired by screen and fashion icon Grace Kelly's wedding dress, from her marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956:

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Her gown was just one of three Marchesa dresses she wore on her special day.

Le sigh. Now I'm getting all nostalgic. Remember when she was just Paris' funny, kind of sloppy bff? And then when she was Lindsay's unhealthily skinny, bitchy bff?  Now, look at her. A mother? A wife? A...dear I say...a lady? I can just see papa Lionel dancing on the ceiling from joy. Probably in some unfortunate spandex pants but let's not have that ruin the moment.

Too much.

Photo: Fashionista

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