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Celebrity weddings are often luxurious and over-the-top, but that doesn’t mean the average bride can’t emulate her favorite starlet’s wedding style. There are plenty of ways to get the celebrity look without breaking the bank. And if you’re anything like us, you probably swooned over the wedding of One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush. Her wedding style was epic, and we’re sharing all the details to help you score her look for less!
About the happy couple: Sophia Bush & Grant Hughes
Actor and producer Sophia Bush met entrepreneur and real estate investor Grant Hughes on a New Year’s trip to Nicaragua almost 10 years ago. They only saw each other a few times a year because of their busy schedules, but at the start of the pandemic, the two began sharing books, articles, and philanthropic initiatives. That segued into long FaceTime sessions and, eventually, dating. The couple got engaged in August of 2021 on Lake Como in Italy.
The couple tied the knot on June 11, 2022, at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “Tulsa is a place where so much progressive justice work is happening, so much deep history has been uncovered and is at long last being honored, and so many people are building a deeply inspiring future,” Sophia says. “When thinking about the purpose of our wedding, we wanted our community that pours into us to pour into a community at large that we love and that deserves all our attention.”
About Sophia’s Wedding Day Looks
Sophia got married in three specially made gowns. The ceremony dress was an off-the-shoulder gown with long puff sleeves and an orange, peach, and green floral pattern with bees taken from California, Oklahoma, and Italy to honor the heritage of their families in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“On this day, I wanted to represent us. Where we come from. Where we are going. Oklahoma tea roses for my husband and his family. Italian olives and branches for mine, and for what their offering signifies. California poppies for our home together. And our sweet, chunky bees, that we have cultivated together for years now,” Bush said.
The theme for the night was elevated cowboy. Her second dress was a Roksanda Ilincic gown, a strapless ivory column gown with a detachable train lined in floral brocade, including a cape to the ensemble.
Finally, she swapped her floor-length gowns for a mini dress inspired by a disco ball, by Cristina Ottaviano, for the after-party at Leon Russell’s Church Studio.
If you’ve got your heart set on a designer gown, don’t sweat it! Don’t be afraid to splurge on key elements like the dress– after all, you can always sell your wedding dress after the big day to recoup some of the cost.
How to Get Sophia Bush’s Wedding Looks for Less
Vendela BG Wedding Dress
Azazie • $499
A dramatic ball gown made of pleated tulle, the Vendela accentuates the chest with lace embellishment and a wrap-around off-the-shoulder sleeve design. Sophia’s gown had pleats at the waist, draping to the floor naturally.
Mila’s Ruffle Chiffon Gown
Jenny Yoo • $108
For the more simplistic yet different bride, this dress is the one. The floral print makes for a unique style. The off-the-shoulder adds elegance, similar to Sophia’s gown. The v-neck adds to the feminine silhouette, with draping to the floor.
Vow’d Weddings • $1,500
A gown with light boning to keep everything in line adds structure to this off-the-shoulder gown. The florals on the skirt add detail, like Sophia’s gown. The straps are embroidered lace, matching the bodice. There is a long train to dramatize the overall look.
Gown and Cape Modest Wedding Gown
DelizaBridal • $890
A modest gown with an elegant cape to go with the simple or designed wedding gown. Easily detachable for a two-look dress. Sophia chose a gown like this for her western theme, a two-look style. The gown is a mermaid fit with a long train and sweetheart neckline.
Long Chiffon Bridal Cape
EllieHouse • $34
A cape adds drama to every gown. They can add elegance and class to upscale the bridal look. The train is three meters long, giving elements of a cathedral wedding look. Sophia used her cape to add a show-shopping look.
Get Sophia’s Reception Getaway Dress Look
Check out these mini dresses that will give you a similar look to Sophia Bush in her little white dress at her wedding reception!
White Sequin Dress
Lulu’s • $45
A disco ball-inspired dress, like Sophia’s, for her afterparty. Stretch-mesh, covered in light-catching sequins and beads, shapes a strapless sweetheart neckline, fitted waist, and a bodycon silhouette atop a mini skirt. Any accessory will fit this eye-catching piece, with extra room to dance in.
Sasha Mini Dress
Revolve • $74
A non-slip silhouette neckline is a perfect touch to this symmetrical mini dress. Sophia paired hers with a pearl necklace, keeping it classy. There is a surplice front with ruched detailing in the bust, adding detail to a simple white dress.
Likely • $228
A coveted fabric dress like this one will form your body. The off-the-shoulder straps show femininity with a straight neckline. Sophia wore a form-fitting dress to hug her in the right places. A tiny slit in the front adds to the style, creating a unique dress.
Get the Bridal Style of Sophia Bush on Your Wedding Day!
We hope you find Sophia Bush’s wedding style inspiring and that these picks help you snag her looks for less!
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