In Remembrance: Actress Elizabeth Taylor and Her Many Wedding Styles

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

Elizabeth’s bridesmaids, dressed in yellow organdy, at her first and most lavish wedding

Marriage number two: Elizabeth prepares to wed British actor Michael Wilding

Elizabeth and new hubby Michael Wilding after their civil ceremony in London – love the baby’s breath bouquet!

Elizabeth Taylor, wearing yellow chiffon and a floral headdress, wed actor Richard Burton, her fifth (and later sixth) husband in 1964 (just days after her split from fourth hubby Eddie Fisher)

Burton and Taylor with best man Jim Benton on their (first) wedding day.

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

After Six yellow organdy bridesmaid dress

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!

{Image credits: Elizabeth Taylor wedding photos: LIFE; Reem Acra gown: Martha Stewart Weddings; After Six bridesmaid dress: Dessy; Baby’s Breath bouquet: Intimate Weddings}

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