If you’re heading down the aisle next year, find bridal inspiration in some the most iconic wedding dresses in music videos. Runaway bride Mariah Carey opted for Vera Wang in We Belong Together, while blushing Taylor Swift reached for Reem Acra in Mine. Whatever your bridal style, one thing is certain: these enchanting dresses have “happily ever after” written all over them. Featuring Beyoncé’s dramatic gown and Madonna’s ‘80s iteration, this edit of the most beautiful wedding dresses in music videos will have you saying, “I do.”
Best Thing I Never Had
The award for most stunning music video bridal gown goes to Beyoncé’s Baracci dress. The singer was a vision in the ornate, champagne, strapless ballgown that featured a crystal embellished basque and ruched details. She completed her look with a glittering Lorraine Schwartz tiara that secured her fingertip-length veil.
We Belong Together
Mariah Carey played a runaway bride while wearing her own Vera Wang bridal gown in the video for We Belong Together. The singer first wore the off-the shoulder, voluminous sleeved wedding dress (complete with 27-foot train) at her wedding to former husband and music executive, Tommy Mottola.
Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram stunned as a bride in the music video to her hit single Lawn Ouyounak. Ajram donned a wedding dress that featured layers of tulle, a sheer bodice with lace details, and a dramatic veil.
Guns N’ Roses
In the nine-minute music video to November Rain, model Stephanie Seymour wore a sultry, bow embellished, asymmetrical dress. The video saw her walk down the aisle towards the groom—her real life boyfriend at the time—Gun N’ Roses lead singer, Axl Rose.
Like A Virgin
The music video to Like A Virgin featured a wedding dress that was just as iconic as the chart topping hit itself. There was no shortage of ‘80s accessories, and Madonna elevated her punk-glam bridal look with pearls, fingerless lace gloves, and an exposed corset.
Colombian-Lebanese singer Shakira emitted boho bride vibes in a sheer, tiered, frothy wedding gown. However, she never made it down the aisle and fled the scene before her dress burst into flames.
Six years ago, when she was still a budding country singer, Taylor Swift released the music video to her single, Mine. For a split second, Swift took on the role of a bride and wore a stunning Reem Acra creation.
Lana Del Rey
One of the most recent music videos to boast a wedding theme was Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence. The singer amped up the retro vibe by wearing a short, off-the-shoulder, eyelet dress complete with lace veil.