Wedding dupes to make your big day unforgettable
Shopping around for your wedding wish-list can be a daunting task for any couple. If you’ve taken inspiration from the rich and famous, you could find yourself struggling to match the celebrity budget – but you shouldn’t give up hope! There has been a rise in the popularity of wedding “dupes” in recent years. Wedding dupes are replicas of iconic pieces at a fraction of the original price. Angelic Diamonds jewellery have assembled this list of star-studded wedding day replicas to get you started:
A diamond glow: Beyonce Knowles and Shawn Carter (Jay-Z)
Shawn Carter, known in the music industry as Jay-Z, took heed from his partner Beyoncé Knowles hit Single Ladies in 2007, when he finally “put a ring on it” – and he certainly chose well. Not every man would feel comfortable heading into the jewellers and finding the perfect engagement ring for their partner, but Jay-Z picked a stunning Lorraine Schwartz 18-karat platinum ring with a price tag of $5 million. If you’re looking to convey the same luxury look for a split shank band, and in terms of style emerald cut, diamond engagement rings are the best bet.
Effortless elegance: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
When the royal couple tied the knot back in 2018, The Duchess of Sussex wore the stunning yet simplistic Cartier 18-karat white gold and diamond galanterie stud earrings, and they complemented the timeless elegance of her fitted gown. The earrings were a perfect statement in line with her overall wedding day look, understated and simply ethereal. If you’re still in awe of these beauties, then head to the online retailer Etsy where you’ll find an extraordinarily similar pair for around £17 – a notable saving when compared to the Cartier price tag of $16,500 (£13,500).
Blooming lovely: Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West
Looking to get your photographs exactly right? A statement backdrop could be the way to go, taking some inspiration from the music mogul Kanye West and businesswoman Kim Kardashian West. The couple marked their first moments of married life by posing in front of a decadent wall of flowers, and the delicate toned blooms added to the ethereal ambience of their special day. While not all of us can stretch our budgets enough to accommodate such aggrandised features, there are a few alternative ways to recreate this, and it will look just as gorgeous in your pictures. Consider adding some flower-lined arches, or look at lining the walls of your venue with some paper flower creations, for a quirkier, less pricy option.
Unique desserts: Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting
Despite having the potential to become a serious hazard – especially if you’ve invited children to your ceremony, there’s no denying that Kayley Cuoco’s wedding cake was a spectacular creation. The tiers were assembled upside down, finished with an extravagant chandelier suspended on top. While most bakers might not want to brave such a daring design, The Butter End Cakery took Kayley’s cake dreams and made them into a reality. Want to give your own wedding cake an a-list makeover? Ask your baker to let their creativity run wild with suspended tiers which can wrap around your wedding cake, adding a unique touch.
All day radiance: Whitney Port and Tim Rosenman
Everyone wants to look flawless on their wedding day. Celebrities are bound to have a whole host of products at their disposal, but there are plenty of high street beauty brands to scout out ahead of your big day, ensuring that you nail that wedding glow! Whitney Port is famed for her girl next door style beauty, and when she wed husband Tim Rosenman in 2015 she looked ethereal. Her make-up artist Phoebe Organ revealed one of the secrets to achieving her look, and it is a must-have for brides. She praised the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer for keeping Whitney looking flawless all day long – from the aisle to the dancefloor. For a budget friendly alternative, opt for the NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand or Maybelline FIT ME! Concealer, to keep you looking radiant long into the evening reception.
If you’ve got your eyes on something that you’ve spotted in a glossy magazine or on your favourite celebrities Instagram feed, then it’s worthwhile shopping around because more often than not, you’ll find a brilliant dupe.
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