Canadian 90210 star Shenae Grimes joined the bridal black list on Friday, May 11, wearing a black Vera Wang wedding dress to marry British musician Josh Beech. The v-neck halter ballgown retails for $4,900 US.
“Thanking all of my fans endlessly for the beautiful well wishes on our recent wedding!” the Toronto-born actress announced Sunday on Twitter, where she is now known as “Shenae Beech.” “Big hugs to all of you for your constant support!”
Mr. Beech matched his bride in a classic black suit and vest from Heidi Slimane’s Saint Laurent. The 26-year-old British rock star began dating 23-year-old Grimes early last year and proposed in December.
Beyond the black gown, the Beeches made the day their own by hosting the non-religious ceremony in a Tudor manor and walking down the aisle to, um, house music (maybe you had to be there?). Guests included Grimes’ 90210 co-star AnnaLynne McCord.
Grimes has always been a fashion fan. While playing Darcy Edwards on Degrassi: The Next Generation, she interned on Fashion Television, then moved to New York to intern at Teen Vogue. At last year’s MuchMusic Video Awards, she pushed the boundaries of the Angelina leg in a provocative black Amanda Lew Kee dress with a high-rise slit on each leg.
Could Grimes be ushering in the year of the black wedding dress? Probably not. The statement-making style just never reads as wedding, or else it reads as ghoulish Tim Burton-movie wedding. I would say black wedding dresses are for second weddings, or starter weddings, or publicity-stunt weddings.
The series finale of 90210 airs tonight.