Finding Serena van der Woodsen’s version was easy, given the Barbie-like Georges Chakra couture wedding gown she wore in the final episode of Gossip Girl is forever burned into my hardcore fan-girl memory.

But anything beyond that has been quite the challenge.

Despite the fact we’ve seen celebrities married in everything from bikinis to cocktail dresses to cashmere jumpers (ala GRAZIA cover girl Olivia Palermo) and even bright pink (Jessica Biel, we didn’t think you had it in you), finding a star who’s donned a gold wedding outfit IRL has proven near impossible.

But chances are, that’s about to change. Big time.

Blake Lively, as bride Serena van der Woodsen, wore gold couture for the wedding scene in Gossip Girl’s final episode.

According to Pinterest, the standout bridal query on its platform at the end of 2018 was for gold wedding dresses. Use of the search phrase jumped a phenomenal 1552 percent increase from 2017, suggesting there’s likely to be a tidal wave of gold-clad brides, Gossip Girl Serena-style this year.

And rightly so, if you think about it. Gold can feel far more special than cream or white – a fact any Hollywood starlet who’s walked a red carpet can attest – and tends to be far more flattering on all skin tones, too.

Vera Wang Bridal Fall 2019

Clearly, the world’s biggest wedding dress and haute couture designers have been onto this changing colour tide for a while now. Vera Wang’s current Fall 2019 bridal collection is themed entirely around gold hues.

At this point, I need make confession. I did find one celebrity who chose gold tulle for her second wedding in 2015 – Jessica Simpson – but given I’d prefer to stick with Serena VDW as today’s salient celebrity reference. If you’re dying to see, watch Simpson’s official wedding video here.



What are the other big wedding trends Pinterest has predicted for 2019 after analysing its search data? Back yard weddings, neon signage, flower garlands, and donut (as in, edible) décor. Getting married has never had such a high-voltage potential.

Read on for GRAZIA’s edit the most on-trend gold wedding dresses to fuel your 2019 bridal fantasies.

shop the look

Rachel Gilbert, fluted embellished tulle gown, now $990 (from $1980) at The Outnet.

Grace loves lace, Marloe wedding dress, $2900.

Zac Posen, Butterfly jacquard gown, $12,465 at Moda Operandi.

Monique Lhuillier, $6490 at Moda Operandi.

Needle and thread, pearlescent tiered embellished tulle gown, $2317 at net-a-porter.

Oleg Cassini, all over lace applique halter ball gown, $1499.

We are kindred, Aurelie lotus dress, $649.

Hussein Zhang, brocade silk dress, now $1287 from $3219 at my theresa.

Tile image: Georgia dress from One Day Bridal. See here for details