Surprise! Keira Knightley Threw a Secret Second Wedding

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Jun 032014
 
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Just when you thought you knew all about her wedding, Keira Knightley recently revealed that she threw a secret second wedding celebration for friends following her May 2013 nuptials to James Righton.

In the new issue of Elle U.K., Knightley opens up about her hush-hush nuptials — and dishes on her second wedding dress. Though the actress wore her knee-length blush Chanel wedding dress on multiple occasions after her big day, the trendsetter decided to get a new gown for her follow-up bash.

According to Knightley, she wore a custom Valentino gown covered in pink roses. "I wore it for the ceremony we had just for our friends, in a wood, because you have to have flowers on a dress in a wood," Knightley tells the fashion magazine of her second dress.

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Like many celebs, Knightley seems to be a fan of non-white wedding dresses: Her short tulle number by Karl Lagerfeld that we're familiar with was blush, while the Valentino sounds super romantic with its rose exterior — perfect for the daintily feminine star.

In the magazine, the actress also hilariously opens up about meeting the legendary Chanel designer for the first time. Taken completely off guard, the British beauty was only wearing jeans, a hat, and, according to Knightley, was having a bad-skin day.

"I didn't know I was meeting him, and I was so jet-lagged I didn't know what was going on," Knightley says. "I was in jeans and had acne — you know the kind where nothing is going to cover it — so I put a hat on. I remember somebody making a [negative] comment about it and I just thought [whispers], 'I'm wearing a hat because I've got acne.'"

It seems like despite her initial fashion flub, the Begin Again star made quite an impression on Lagerfeld, seeing that she's now the Chanel spokesperson.

Now, if only we could see a picture of that secret Valentino stunner ...

Keira Knightley Wore Her Wedding Dress How Many Times on the Red Carpet?

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Dec 042013
 
Keira Knightley Rewears Chanel Wedding Dress

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Keira Knightley has never been one to shy away from making a sartorial statement. As she constantly evolves her personal style, we adore every single darling dress she's donned on both the red carpet and in the period pieces in which she's starred (Anna Karenina was worth watching for the wardrobe alone). Of course, we also can't forget her famous feathered wedding dress in Love Actually.

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So to say that she shocked us when she stepped out in London last night in the adorable tulle knee-length Chanel number she wore to her wedding in May is understatement. Especially because this isn't the first time she's reworn the most important gown of her life—it's the third!

Keira Knightley Chanel Wedding Dress Comparison

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She revitalized the powder pink haute couture gown for the SeriousFun gala last night in London. The last time she wore the fashionable frock was at her Mazan, France nuptials, where she paired the pretty little thing with custom Chanel flats and a Chanel jacket (see comparison, above). But, like we said, this is the third time she's donned her specially-made by Karl Lagerfeld ruched dress. The first time she wore the gown wasn't even for her wedding! E! reports the first time she broke out this bespoke gown was for Finch & Partners' pre-BAFTA bash in 2008.

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Unlike her wedding and the 2008 iteration of this ensemble, this time, Knightley covered up with an ever-so-sheer illusion sleeve that featured lace embroidery (talk about wedding-worthy!). Of course, her most attractive accessory was her husband, James Righton, who looked equally dashing in a slim-fitting suit and bow-tie. They could have renewed their vows right then and there on the red carpet!

If anyone could re-wear her wedding dress, we think Keira Knightley certainly could. Plus, she proves to us all that wedding dresses aren't an elaborate expense for a once-in-a-lifetime event—you can recycle your wedding day look and make it look as refreshed as ever! Take a cue from Knightley and consider a cute coat or an added sleeve to avoid looking too bridal the next time you slip on your dress.

—Lauren Frankfort

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May 062013
 
Keira Knightley pink wedding dress photo

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Ever since her infamous wedding scene in Love Actually—who can forget the spontaneous "All You Need is Love" performance?—we've been dying to see the kind of wedding dress Keira Knightley would wear on her real-life big day. Her movie look was youthful, ethereal, and totally unique, just like Keira. Which is why weren't totally shocked when she donned this knee-length, blush pink dress, complete with a Chanel jacket, Chanel flats, and a flower crown. Though the Coco Mademoiselle spokeswoman's wedding-day style wasn't completely out of the blue, it did feature some pleasant, fashionable surprises worth borrowing from for your big day.

Knightley's blush dress was eau-so on-trend for celebrity brides. Both Anne Hathaway and Jessica Biel have said "I do" in pink-hued dresses in the past year. Several designers took cues from these well-dressed celebs for their Spring 2014 collections. One of our favorites include this short frock by Theia (below).

Theia blush wedding dress

Photo: Thomas Iannacone

This Lela Rose confection has the same delicate pink shade as Keira's, as well as a similarly flattering strapless bodice. We love how this floor-length dress has a more formal feel without sacrificing playfulness.

Lela Rose blush wedding dress

Photo: John Aquino

If blush and tulle don't match your wedding dress dreams, the look is also perfect for bridesmaid dresses. This Alvina Valenta marries (no pun intended) the strapless, dreamy look of Keira's wedding dress with a pretty shade of pink.

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Photo: Robert Mitra

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