After a four-year courtship, Anne Hathaway married actor fiancé Adam Shulman in Big Sur, Calif. on Sept. 29. The bride wore an ultra feminine Valentino gown, which was custom made by Valentino Garavani himself. The off-the-shoulder dress came with a voluminous tulle skirt, and Hathaway wore a tulle headpiece and veil to match. We’re accustomed to seeing her in form-fitting, body-hugging numbers on the red carpet, so the princess-style gown was somewhat unexpected.
The gown’s designer, however, was not. Hathaway and Valentino have a close relationship and a long history—she made a splash at the 2006 Oscars in a black-and-white Valentino gown. Since then, she’s worn Valentino on numerous occasions, perhaps most famously on the red carpet of the 2011 Academy Awards, which she co-hosted with actor James Franco. Just over a week before her wedding, Hathaway attended the New York City Ballet’s fall gala in a floral gown by Valentino, who was honored at the event (he designed costumes for the evening’s performances). “She’s a very good friend of mine,” Valentino said at the gala. “She’s like my daughter!” How proud, then, Valentino must have felt to see Hathaway walk down the aisle—or dirt path, rather—in his creation.