A glimpse into Ariana Grande’s at-home wedding

By: News Desk      Published: 03:42 PM, 27 May, 2021
A glimpse into Ariana Grande’s at-home wedding
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In mid-May, Ariana Grande channelled Audrey Hepburn’s timeless elegance when she walked down the aisle wearing Vera Wang Haute to marry real estate agent Dalton Gomez at her home in Montecito, California. 

At the Met gala a few years ago, Ariana and Vera had made a very important pact: On fashion’s biggest night, Vera promised that when the time came, she would create Ariana’s wedding-day look and the iconic designer delivered. The end result a custom lily white, silk charmeuse, empire-waist column gown accented with a sculpted neckline and a plunging back was befitting of the pop star on her big day. 

The dress was accessorized with a shoulder-length hand-pleated bubble veil with a sweet satin bow at the very top. Altogether, the ensemble, styled to perfection by Mimi Cuttrell, was reminiscent of the look Jo Stockton so famously wore in Funny Face.

Pearl and diamond earrings by Lorraine Schwartz were chosen to match the bride’s engagement ring with one upside down (a nod to her aesthetic that started during the Sweetener era) and the other right side up.

The meaning behind this is significant to Ariana, as it represents appreciating the lowest or the “upside down” moments in her life and how they have contributed to where and who she is now. 

Her polished half-up hair and soft curls were the work of Josh Liu, and her natural makeup, with sculpted brows and a pretty winged liner, were done by Ash K Holm. 

The ceremony was an intimate affair with less than 20 close friends and family gathered to watch the couple who started dating back in January of 2020 and got engaged the following December say “I do” in a room aglow in candlelight. 

As the lyrics of “Thank U, Next” predicted (“One day I’ll walk down the aisle / Holding hands with my mama”), Ariana’s mother, Joan Grande, gave her away although in real life she did so alongside Ariana's father, Ed Butera, which was a personal high point and one of the most special moments for the bride. 

Dalton, wearing a Tom Ford suit, waited beneath flowers suspended from the ceiling then the couple said their vows, committing to happily ever after, in love forever.