Sarah Hyland’s wedding dress was one of two Vera Wang designs that Hyland wore to marry Wells Adams on August 20, 2022. The dress she wore to the altar was a bright white off-the-shoulder A-line complimented by a cathedral veil with macrame trim. For the reception, she changed into a light ivory silk off-the-shoulder gown with chiffon puffs and a mermaid tail.
The beautiful 31-year-old “Modern Family” star married the handsome 38-year-old radio host in an outdoor ceremony at t the Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez, Calif. Aside from being a broadcaster, Wells is also known for being the bartender on the reality television show “Bachelor In Paradise.”
Continue reading to find out more about Sarah Hyland’s daring Vera Wang wedding dress, the television stars that attended the ceremony, and how this loving couple waited for Covid restrictions to end before they could say “I do” to each other.
The Long Wait to Get Married Was Worth It
Sarah and Wells first got to know each other on social media after he first appeared as a candidate to woo Jo Fletcher on the 2016 season of “The Bachelorette.” Wells did not win Jo’s heart but he most certainly got the attention of Sarah, who kept posting about how cute he was on Twitter. That might have been a factor in the subsequent roles he had on reality television.
After trading some flirtatious tweets, Wells sent Sarah a message and asked her out. Their first date was at a taco stand. The two went on to have some zany times, dressing up in costumes and posing together on Instagram. On November 8, 2017, Wells confirmed in a podcast, that he was in a relationship with the actress. By July 2018, he had moved from his hometown of Nashville to move into her Los Angeles home.
Wells’ Pops the Question
Wells finally proposed to Sarah while they were on holiday in Fiji in July 2019. Wells waited for the sun to set and then got on one knee in the sand. He presented a huge oval-shaped diamond, which she immediately showed off to their fans on Instagram. Sarah likened the proposal to “hitting the ball out of the ballpark.”
Wells immediately posted a slide-show of his proposal on the beach on Instagram, along with The Neighbors’ song “I’ll Be Johnny, You Be June.”
A Star-Studded Outdoor Wedding
Sarah’s TV uncle on Modern Family, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, was the official who conducted the service as the couple said their vows. Social media influencer Clara Robinson served as maid of honor. DJ GG Magree and singer Vanessa Hudgens were bridesmaids. Cast members and crew from both “Bachelor’s Paradise” and “Modern Family” also attended including Sofia Vergara, Nolan Gould, and Julie Bowen.
The event was a bit of a fashion show with the bride putting on the second Vera Wang bridal for the reception and then donning another four informal looks from famous designers before the evening was over.
Sarah’s Regencycore Dress Inspiration
Sarah worked with her stylist Brad Goreski, who is a celeb stylist and judge on Canada’s Drag Race, to create a look that was on point with the trend of Regencycore fashion. Sarah was a big fan of the historical Netflix program Bridgerton (2020) which featured sometimes outlandish, but always sexy period costumes. The fashion trend was to wear less dramatic versions of these turn-of-the-century costumes but with a sexy twist, such as a low cleavage or side slit.
Sarah’s white formal A-line gown had many traditional details such as a silk bodice and full ball-gown skirt. However the silk-boned bodice also had exposed clasps, and the skirt had a slit up to her hip that exposed her bare legs and jeweled Jimmy Choo shoes. It was this mix of traditional and daring that characterized this style of dress known as Regencycore.
Sarah also worked with Brad to create the rest of her look, which included a cathedral-length veil with a macrame lace border. She wore her brown tresses in a low bun along with diamond drop earrings, a single strand of pearls, and a diamond tennis bracelet.
Brad also helped her put together her second Vera Wang Regencycore look for the reception, which was a white Italian crepe gown, with enormous puffy off-the-shoulder sleeves that shirred down her forearms to an over-the-cuff sleeve.
What Is Sarah Hyland’s Wedding Dress Worth?
The Wedding Scoop’s estimated cost of Sarah Hyland’s Haute Vera Wang wedding dress is $60,000. Her Jimmy Choo Teja pumps would be in the range of $1400 – $1500.
A Closer Look at the Wedding Dress Details
Sarah’s Haute Vera Wang ball gown was very traditional with a sweetheart bodice made of hand-pleated silk. The French tulle sleeves floated delicately just off of her bare shoulders. The bodice was also very fitted and boned, helping to support it.
The floor-length veil was completely hand-done and hung from her low bun by a comb. It trailed across her wedding dress train that trailed in a fan shape about four feet behind her. Her Jimmy Choo shoes were adorned with crystal trim and could be seen through the hip-high slit in her dress
Shop for Sarah Hyland’s Wedding Dress
We are happy to report that are many traditional wedding dresses that resemble Sarah Hyland’s wedding dress for sale. Many boast the sweetheart bodice, off-the-shoulder cuffs, and full skirt with the slit up the side. Here are some choices.
The Homdor Strapless Wedding Dress in White features a bodice and full skirt made of satin. The dress has a four-foot train and a thigh-high slit. It also comes in Champagne and sells for $89.00.
The Dexinyuan Luxury Beaded Wedding Gown in White features a lacy V-neck bodice with off-shoulder draped sleeves and a full-tulle skirt with a thigh-high slit. It sells for $113.99-$129.99.
The Light In The Box A-Line Gown in White Lurex features a sweetheart neckline with draped off-the-shoulder sleeves. It features a full skirt and thigh-high side slit for $145.39.
The JJ. House Sheath Dress With Sweep Train is a crepe wedding dress with a sweetheart bodice and off-the-shoulder sleeves. The dress is mermaid style but with a slit up the side to the upper thigh. It sells for $186.00.
The Willoughby Spencer High Slit Wedding Gown is available in ivory and features a sleeveless lace bodice with a V-neck. The A-line tulle skirt features a slit up the high waist of the skirt. It sells for $1,464.00.
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