Chanel Iman, Sterling Shepard

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While Chanel Iman's wedding dress quite literally took our breath away, it wasn't exactly what the model had in mind. 

"I never really envisioned wearing something like that for my wedding," she told Brides exclusively of her Zuhair Murad gown embellished with floral appliqués and a cape accent. "But the moment we put it on, we all loved it! It was so chic and unusual but also felt a little vintage." 

"The fact that it was gorgeous and interesting from the back was something that I really loved as guests tend to have that view for a portion of the service, something I think often gets overlooked," she noted to the magazine. 

 

Chanel Iman, Sterling Shepard

Brides

Chanel Iman, Sterling Shepard

Brides

After walking down the aisle and saying "I do" to her now-husband, New York Giants' Sterling Shepard, Iman had one more dress up her sleeve—another Zuhair Murad creation with blush accents. 

"The pink in the gown and the deep V-neckline really appealed to my more girly side," she told Brides.

Once vows were exchanged, the new Mr. and Mrs. and their celebrity guests—among them Chrissy Teigen, Gabrielle Union, Joan Smalls, Odell Beckham Jr., Shanina Shaik and Jourdan Dunn—came together inside the Beverly Hills Hotel to get their party on in a sea of classic decor. 

"I wanted a design that I can look back on in 20 years and not be wondering what I was thinking!" she told the magazine of the romantic decor. As such, she kept to white satin linens, low centerpieces with white and blush roses and rose gold chairs.

"I'm loving rose gold right now," she noted. 

Well, this wedding was certainly golden! Congratulations to the new husband and wife!

For more photos from inside Iman's special day, check out Brides' exclusive photo album here

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