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Drew Barrymore Gets Married! Thoughts on the Wedding Dress?

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Pregnant Drew Barrymore marries Will Kopelman | People

Drew Barrymore hasn’t had the easiest life. During her troubled childhood, she was a regular at the famed Studio 54 club, smoked cigarettes at age nine, drank alcohol by the time she was 11, smoked pot at 12, and snorted cocaine at 13, at which time she entered rehab.

A suicide attempt at 14 put her back in rehab, followed by a three-month stay with singer David Crosby and his wife, precipitated, Crosby said, because she “needed to be around some people that were committed to sobriety.” The next year, following a successful juvenile court petition for emancipation, she moved into her own apartment.

Needless to say, she had to learn early on to be self-reliant, avoid falling into the usual Hollywood trappings of fame and fortune, and rely on her own instincts to forge her path. She seems to have done all of the above, and at 37, she’s charming, free-spirited and talented — not to mention married, as of Saturday, June 2, 2012.

The blushing (and pregnant!) bride was featured on the cover of People magazine, with more photos of her wedding to Will Kopelman inside. The two were married at her estate in in Montecito, California, with Drew wearing Chanel jewelry and a custom long, white Chanel dress pleated in muslin and organza, created for her by Karl Lagerfeld.

Accentuated at the waist by a black satin belt, the dress also had flowers embroidered in organza, muslin, tulle and feathers along the skirt of the dress. I admit the dress looks a little old-fashioned (comments on the interwebs range from “grandma dress” to “sweater dress”), but I think it’s the perfect gown for eclectic Drew. After all, it’s HER day. She can wear whatever she wants.

“The day was perfect,” she told People magazine after walking down the aisle. “Everyone we love and care about was there. It was as fun and meaningful as we ever could have hoped.”

There’s something about Drew Barrymore that makes me happy. I’m not sure if it’s her enthusiasm for life, her cheery outlook, or the fact that she’s a self-made woman — something that probably seemed impossible to that troubled young teen so long ago.

Drew Barrymore is an inspiring role model for women everywhere (and I don’t even care that she’s a pregnant bride – it’s the 21st century, people).

Drew Barrymore ties the knot in a Chanel dress designed by Karl Lagerfeld | People


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  1. I don’t know why, but I was totally unaware of Barrymore’s tumultuous background. All the more reason I have respect for both her acting abilities and the path she’s taken in life. Nice dress, while not traditional…it’s very tasteful and “her.”
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  2. Melanie Votaw

    I can’t say I like the dress. I agree that it’s a bit “old lady” looking in the photos. Maybe it looked different in person?

  3. This is one celebrity who I truly think can blame her past problems on her rotten parents, who allowed such behavior at such a young age. I’ve always rooted for her. I must admit when reading the People cover about her finding love, I had to say to myself that’s what she probably said the other two times. Still, I hope this time it lasts. I think everyone wants to see the former little cutie from ET make it in life and truly be happy.

  4. I’d known about Drew’s past, and have really been impressed with how she’s settled down over the years. She manages to stay out of scandals and lead what seems, for Hollywood, an incredibly normal life. But the dress? It wasn’t at all flattering. Granted, we all get bigger when we’re pregnant and there’s nothing wrong with that, but the neckline didn’t do her any favors.

  5. I’ll stay out of the dress debate — and won’t weigh in on the third-time wedding either. Suffice to say, with a childhood like that, it’s a miracle the gal is still here and she deserves whatever happiness she can find.

  6. I think she looks gorgeous! : )

  7. People may say it looked old on her but I don’t see it that way. She looked stunning in her wedding dress! I don’t know if it’s a biased comment since I respect her in her acting career since Charlie’s angels.

  8. she is surely looking cute in white, really love her dress and I am a die heart fan of Charlie’s angels and like her ever since.

  9. I’m not such a big fan of her dress..There are so many beautiful designer dresses here that she could have chosen from. Well for all the brides that still want to get married and look flawless on their wedding way choose from our range of stunning designer dresses….we have a dress for each and every pesonality.
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