On May 15, 2021, Grammy Award winner Ariana Grande and a luxe real estate agent Dalton Gomez exchanged vows in her glamorous new $6.75 million home in Montecito. There were only 20 guests present to admire the bride’s Vera Wang gown: a backless floor-length sheath of white silk charmeuse that fit her slender figure like a glove.
The fashion-savvy couple were married in front of a white stone fireplace decorated with candles and dangling flower garlands. Unfortunately, they decided to separate just five months later.
Read on to find out how Dalton Gomez became part of Ariana Grand’s inner circle and about how Vera Wang’s promise to create Ariana Grande’s dream wedding dress, two years before the nuptials, became a reality.
The Story of Ariana and Dalton’s Short but Sweet Marriage
After her broken engagement to SNL comic Pete Davidson, Ariana declared her love life “closed for renovation until further notice.” That was until she linked up with Dalton. The romance was kept secret, possibly because he was still with Cazzie David (Larry David’s daughter) until TMZ.com caught Ariana and Dalton on camera kissing in a San Fernando Bar in February 2020.
On March 25th, 2020, Ariana told the New York Post that the couple were quarantined together and that they were in a relationship. By mid-May, Dalton was a familiar face on her Instagram account, and appeared in her “Stuck With You” (2020) video.
Ariana Thought Dalton Was “The One”
Although the couple officially met during a Saturday Night Live broadcast in 2014, both were in relationships. Dalton was with writer Cazzie David and Ariana with stand-up comic Pete Davidson. After first meeting with Dalton after a SNL airing, Ariana told her tour manager that she was 100% per sure she would marry him one day.
Ariana’s hunch about her future groom turned out to be correct, every though their official first date was not until the Met Gala in New York on May 7, 2020. Soon after, she was seen wearing a $93,000 3-carat pear-shaped diamond and pearl ring designed by luxe jewelry designer Greg Yuna.
Designer Vera Wang’s Promise to Ariana Grande
Vera Wang, a former fashion editor for Vogue now known for her bridal and Red Carpet couture, and Ariana Grande who is dubbed Queen of the Hot 100 Number 1 Debuts with hits like “Thank You, Next” made a special pact after the Met Gala in 2019.
Vera designed Ariana a special chiffon and silk dress printed with a Sistine Chapel graphic for the Met Gala. The dress was such a hit on social media hit that Vera promised Arianna that she would design her wedding dress one day.
What Was Ariana Grande’s Wedding Dress Worth?
A dress from Vera Wang can’t be had for less than $7,000 and the couture wedding dresses she designs for celebrities cost $100,000 or more. No exact price is available but it is estimated by Capital F that the dress, along with the hand pleated veil with a satin bow, may have cost between $100,000 and $150,000.
The Inspiration for Arianna’s Elegant, Yet Daring Wedding Dress
When Ariana’s wedding day arrived on May 15th the resulting Vera Wang wedding gown was a real work of art. It was reminiscent of the glamorous Hollywood gowns that were designed for silent film stars by Italian-born Elsa Shiaperelli (1890-1973). The shoulder-length bubble bridal veil with the satin bow headband imitated the one Audrey Hepburn wore as Jo Stockton in Funny Face (1957).
The pearls on her diamond ring and her set of dangling earrings represented her birthstone and were worn as a tribute to her grandfather. The drop-earrings designed by Lorraine Schwartz matched the Yuna engagement ring.
What Did Ariana Grande’s Wedding Dress Look Like?
Ariana’s wedding dress fit her so well, she looked like she was wrapped in the shining white petals of a budding Calla Lilly. The strapless dress with a highly structured stiff bodice showed off the singer’s lovely shoulders. The empire-style waist draped to a cowl that left her back bare right to her tailbone.
Ariana wore 7-inch Giuseppe Zanotti heels that elevated her 5’3 height to 5’10, and a bubble veil suspended from a satin hair band. The groom wore a black Tom Ford suit exquisitely tailored to fit his tall, lanky frame.
The floor-length dress also had a pronounced back slit that showed off her bare legs. She wore one of her pearl and diamond earrings upside down to symbolize how fortunes in life can reverse with no warning.
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Buy Similar Dresses
Here are some dresses that share the most stunning feature of Ariana Grande’s Vera Wang dress: the exposed back with a low draped cowl resting at the hips.
- Realtix offers an ankle-length, strapless polyester-satin tube dress with a low-draped cowl exposing the back in the colors White or Champagne for $46.99
- Caracilia offers an ankle-length polyester spandex strapless tube dress with a low-draped cowl exposing the back in the color Champagne for just $47.99.
- Zezica offers an ankle-length polyester spandex strapless tube dressed with a low-draped cowl in the back in the color Ivory for $47.99.
- Anna October offers a white satin maxi dress with a cowl neckline and low-cut cowl back for $198.00
- Danielle Frenca offers a luxe bias-cut wool silk gown with a boat neck, three-foot trailing hem, and a daring cowl that exposes the back in Cream for $3,990.00
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