March 24, 2011 / Leave a Comment
Hollywood legend and style icon Elizabeth Taylor passed away yesterday at the age of 79. Taylor lived a larger-than-life life that included 50 movies, two Oscar wins and eight marriages. Despite numerous rocky romances and heartbreaks, it’s safe to say the woman knew a thing or two about throwing a wedding.
LIFE is currently featuring a slideshow of Elizabeth Taylor’s wedding photos from her first, second and fifth marriage…
Elizabeth Taylor, 18, weds hotel heir Conrad “Nicky” Hilton–her first husband–in 1950. She wore a $1,500 satin wedding gown.
Elizabeth and Conrad
See more of Taylor’s wedding photos here.
Taylor’s bridal style ranged from opulent and fairy tale-like for her first wedding to chic and subdued for her fifth wedding. For a modern take on Taylor’s wedding looks, channel ball gowns, organdy bridesmaid dresses and baby’s breath bouquets.
Reem Acra satin ball gown
Baby’s Breath bouquet
And for even more inspiration, check out Elizabeth Taylor in the original 1950 Father of the Bride movie.
We’ll miss you Liz!