It is common to find a girl who is hardly into her teenage years dreaming about how her wedding day will be. But it might be harder to find a man, even one who is in a serious relationship, thinking about his wedding day.
If you come across a man thinking deeply about his wedding, then he is probably thinking just how expensive his fiancée's gown is, how far the honeymoon destination might be, or about any other ridiculously expensive aspect in the wedding. Furthermore, men usually have their sights on the wedding night and the fact that they're beginning a new life with the women of their dreams. On the other hand, every woman wants her wedding day to be perfect, and this means that everything from the weather to the service providers has to be exactly as she has always imagined. Her makeup artist and her tailor are arguably the service providers under the most pressure, because everyone, her included, expects the bride to be flawless.
Most women are afraid of holding their weddings when they're pregnant, mainly because of the changes their wedding gowns will have to go through and the challenges of going through such a strenuous day when they're pregnant. However, judging from history, so many women have beaten the odds and said "I do" while a human being was already growing inside them. Here's a list of 15 celebrity women who soldiered through their wedding days while they were pregnant. Their ceremonies, at least the ones we got to see images of, were every bit amazing.
15 Jennifer Garner
46-year-old actress Jennifer Garner married actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck back in June 2005. The duo first crossed paths on the set of the film Pearl Habour and then later in the film Daredevil. The ceremony was held in the Turks and Caicos Islands with only two guests. Since she was still in her first trimester, her wedding gown did not reveal much.
The couple announced they were expecting a baby thereafter and on December 1, 2005, the duo welcomed their daughter Violet into the world. They had two more kids before calling it quits in June 2015. The two settled their divorce on August 2018 and have agreed to a joint custody.
14 Savannah Guthrie
Television journalist Savannah Guthrie started dating political consultant Michael Feldman back in 2009. He proposed in March 2013 while the two were on vacation on Turks and Caicos. The duo later tied the knot the following year in March while she was four months pregnant. She wore a sleeveless A-line lace gown with a loose belt to accommodate her growing bump.
The wedding was a secret ceremony held in Tucson where she announced to her guest she was expecting. She said she bought her wedding dress before she knew she was pregnant and was just praying it fits on her big day. She gave birth to her daughter Vale Guthrie Feldman in August the same year. The couple had a son Charles Max two years later.
13 Teresa Palmer
Australian actress Teresa Palmer's wedding day was on 21st December 2013 to actor and director Mark Webber in Mexico. The two started dating a year before they met on Twitter when Teresa reached out to Mark about a film trailer of a movie he had directed.
On her wedding day, Teresa wore a custom lace Pallas Couture gown that showed off her growing baby bump. She said she never thought she would be a pregnant bride but she loved that her son was part of their special day. Their baby boy was born in February 2014. The couple announced they were expecting their second son in December 2016.
12 Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore an actress and director married art consultant, Will Kopelman the son of former Chanel CEO on June 2012 in a private ceremony. They tied the knot at her ranch in Montecito, California. Drew was glowing in her pleated muslin and organza Chanel gown with a black satin belt that showed off her blooming baby bump.
A few days after, their wedding photo was featured on the cover of People magazine. They welcomed their daughter Olive Barrymore Kopelman three months later. Their second daughter was born in 2014 and after four years of marriage, the two announced they were separating and finally divorced on August 2016.
11 Camila Alves
Back in 2012, Camila Alves a model and designer from Brazil got married to the famous actor and director Matthew McConaughey after dating for almost six years. Camila who was expectant got married at a private ceremony in their home in Austin, Texas that lasted three days. The couple had around 120 guests at their ceremony.
Camila wore a hand-stitched gown by her favorite Brazilian designer Ducarmo Castelo. She was in her first trimester and her baby bump was still not visible. Their two children, Levi and Vida, attended the ceremony, and their third child, Livingston, was born six months after their wedding.
10 Miranda Kerr
Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr walked down the aisle to her first husband Orlando Bloom while she was pregnant in 2010. Fans were wondering why their wedding was rushed just a month after they announced their engagement, but little did they know she was pregnant. She even canceled her appearances in Australia last minute for her wedding.
Her bump was not visible then but six months later, she gave birth to her son Flynn Christopher Bloom in January 2011. The duo announced their separation on October 2013. Miranda is currently married to Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel and the two have a son.
9 Lily Allen
Singer and actress Lily Allen wore two gowns at her wedding to Sam Cooper in 2011. She wore a lace vintage dress for her wedding ceremony, which showed her little bulging tummy and later changed into a Chanel dress. The couple announced at their wedding that they were expecting their first child.
Lily later revealed that she had temporarily lost her Chanel Couture wedding dress, which was worth £200,000, but later found it. She gave birth to her daughter Ethel in 2011 and then to her second daughter in 2013. She announced her divorce from Cooper in June 2018 and the two were granted joint custody of their children.
8 Celina Jaitley
Model Celina Jaitley married hotelier Peter Haag at a secretive ceremony back in July 2011. They had a court wedding in a monastery in Austria where she wore a beautiful Vintage royalty inspired chiffon sari for the occasion. Only close family members were in attendance.
Celina denied she was pregnant with twins on her wedding day, but fans speculated that the duo was expectant hence the reason they had an impromptu wedding ceremony. The twin boys were born in March the following year and the couple welcomed another set of twins on September 2017 but one passed on due to a heart defect.
7 Alicia Keys
Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys tied the knot with music producer Swizz Beatz on July 2010. They announced their engagement and that they were expecting their first child a few months before the wedding.
The ceremony was held at a private home on the Mediterranean Sea attended by just family and close friends. Alicia wore a one-shoulder Vera Wang gown, which covered, up her blooming baby bump while Swizz was in a Tom Ford Tux. They welcomed their son, Egypt Daud Dean, in October 2010. The two have another son together and are enjoying life together as a married couple.
6 Bethenny Frankel
Friends and family gathered to celebrate the marriage of television personality Bethenny Frankel and pharmaceutical sales executive Jason Hoppy at the Four Seasons hotel in New York City. Bethenny, who was seven months pregnant on her big day, wore a mermaid style Amsale Aberra gown, which gave attention to her baby bump.
She said she did not want to cover her bump and instead chose to embrace it. Their ceremony was featured in their spinoff television show Bethenny’s Getting Married. She gave birth to her daughter in May 2010. The two filed for divorce in January 2013 and after a long legal battle, it was finalized four years later.
5 Kendra Wilkinson
Television personality Kendra Wilkinson tied the knot to wide receiver Hank Baskett in June 2009. The couple announced they were expecting their first child two weeks before their wedding. Kendra co-designed her duchess silk wedding gown with designer Armine Ohanessian.
Friends and family surrounded the couple on their beautiful day. Their day-to-day life thereafter was featured in the spinoff reality show Kendra on Top. Their son, Hank Basket IV, was born in December the same year they got married. The couple had another child, Alijah Mary Baskett, before they decided to part ways in April 2018.
4 Ashlee Simpson
Close family and friends attended a private ceremony to witness the marriage between singer and actress Ashlee Simpson and musician Peter Wentz on May 17, 2008. The ceremony was held at her parents’ home in Los Angeles, where her dad was the officiating minister. They had an Alice in Wonderland themed reception, which was Ashlee’s dream.
With no baby bump yet, she wore an ivory lace fitting wedding gown. Two weeks later, they announced they were expecting their first child. She gave birth to her son Bronx Mowgli in November the same year. On February 2011, the duo filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.
3 Jessica Alba
Prominent actress Jessica Alba’s wedding to business mogul Cash Warren was a low-key ceremony in a courthouse in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles on May 2008. The glowing bride had previously announced their engagement and pregnancy months before their wedding.
The duo who met on the set of the Fantastic four film welcomed their daughter Honor Marie Warren a few months after the wedding. Six months later, the couple celebrated their wedding reception with close friends and family at their home. They have two more children, Haven and Hayes, and earlier this year, they celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary with a spa day.
2 Julianna Margulies
Former Good Wife star Julianna Margulies' wedding to attorney Keith Lieberthal was nothing short of a very beautiful and quiet ceremony in Lenox, Massachusetts. Her wedding gown was designed by Narciso Rodriguez and accommodated her seven-month growing baby bump. The gown had sheer cap sleeves and she accentuated it with over-the-elbow gloves.
The two did not go for a honeymoon as Julianna was working on a new television series Canterbury’s Law. Three months later the pair welcomed their son Kieran Lindsay on January 17, 2008. The couple is still happily married and is set to celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary later this year.
1 Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow had a private wedding ceremony with musician Christopher Martin back in December 2003 at a hotel in Santa Barbara, California. The couple had announced days before that they were expecting their first baby. They tied the knot with no family in attendance at a county courthouse.
On May the following year, they welcomed their baby girl Apple Blythe Alison Martin. They later had a son Moses, but the duo separated after 10 years of marriage. The two left on good terms and are still friends. They have agreed on co-parent their kids and have moved on with their lives.