We never expected to see so many images—of the getting-ready process, her wedding dress, reception, and more—from the singer's intimate mid-May celebration.
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Her wedding dress, the ceremony, the reception—Ariana Grande just shared virtually every element of her and Dalton Gomez's big day with the world. The singer's Instagram grid is full of photos of the May 15, 2021, celebration that took place at her home in Montecito, California; the couple tied the knot in the living room, surrounded by just 20 guests.

The very first photo series begins with an aerial shot of the newlyweds in the ceremony space. The minimal room, bare of all furniture barring an expansive white rug, was lined with flickering candles; overhead, draped flowers were hung from the ceiling, blending in with the glass-covered light fixtures. Shots deeper into the carousel reveal Grande's Audrey Hepburn-inspired wedding dress, which was created by Vera Wang and styled by Mimi Cuttrell, per Vogue. Her custom strapless column gown, composed of creamy silk charmeuse, featured a curved neckline, exposed bra strap, and draped low back. The garment was apparently in the works for quite some time, explained the outlet; Wang promised to make Grande her big-day gown years ago, on the red carpet of the Met Gala. A shoulder-length veil, pressed perfectly into the pop star's signature high ponytail, and pearl-and-diamond drop earrings (to match her engagement ring!) were the bride's finishing touches.

The images also show off Gomez's structured Tom Ford suit and many moments behind the scenes, during the bride's getting-ready process; her hair was arranged by Josh Liu, while Ash Kohlm—who gave the singer an eye-centric bridal look, winged eyeliner and all—handled her makeup, notes Vogue.

She shared more details about the event itself with the publication, including that she was walked down the aisle by both of her parents, Joan Grande and Ed Butera. Additional images on Vogue show the newlyweds' reception, which appears to have taken place in a draped or tented area outside. Minimalist tables were topped with cream linens, taupe chargers, simple stemware, and wooden cutlery; small faux fur rugs were draped on some of the matte black wishbone chairs. Florals, placed in ceramic vessels, were kept low and organic with just a few pops of color throughout (yellow, pink, and blue tones made an appearance). Sand-hued taper candles completed the scene.

Best of all, though, are the photos that show the couple together, basking in fresh newlywed bliss. Grande and the real estate agent tied the knot after a one-and-a-half year courtship, just five months after announcing their engagement in December 2020. News of their wedding broke two days after it happened: "They got married," Grande's representative told People. "It was tiny and intimate—less than 20 people. The room was so happy and full of love. The couple and both families couldn't be happier."


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