Hilary Duff’s Wedding Dress Is ‘What Dreams Are Made Of’, but She Almost Didn’t Get It in Time

Hey now, hey now…this is what dreams are made of! Hilary Duff officially married on December 21, 2019, and her wedding dress is something out of a movie. The Lizzie McGuire actress tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at her home in Los Angeles, California. The 32-year-old married her now-husband, Matthew Koma, who is a well-known songwriter and producer. The pair also share a 14-month-old daughter, Banks, together. In true Duff fashion, the wedding was full of style and her wedding dress was no exception. But, her custom gown almost didn’t make it in time for the wedding.

Hilary Duff dishes on wedding dress
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Prior to her wedding, Duff filmed a special video for Vogue giving intimate details about her wedding dress and Koma’s proposal. The Younger actress also shared a short video on her Instagram page. “Really enjoyed filming this with @voguemagazine 👰🏼 ♥️ so fun to talk about my beautiful dress and how it came to be!” the “Come Clean” singer shared excitedly.

How Hilary Duff chose the designer for her wedding dress

In the video, Duff reminisces about how she came to chose Jenny Packham as the lucky designer for her stunning wedding gown. “I sat down with my stylist, Jessica Paster, and we went through many designers and looked at their aesthetics, and together we settled on Jenny. Her work is so beautiful,” Duff gushed in the video, complimenting the designer who has also designed custom pieces for Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.

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For months, Duff, Paster, and Packham exchanged ideas and sketches back and forth in order to come up with the perfect dress for Duff’s wedding to Koma. Duff and Packham hadn’t worked together before, but that didn’t stop the designer from working tirelessly to create a wedding gown that the actress would adore. The finished product was a stunningly unique ivory gown made with stretch crepe for an extremely elegant, yet comfortable fit. Though the design is more simple in nature, it has several details that make it a showstopper. Some of those details include over 100 buttons as well as saddle shoulder pads and a fishtail skirt.

The actress wouldn’t want to have gotten married in anything else

The end result was a dress that was simple yet structured and exactly what Duff envisioned for herself even if it was unexpected to her fans. “I think when a lot of us think of Hilary Duff we probably would imagine she’s going to wear a real enormous fairytale dress, and she wears a lot of strapless things as well. So I think this dress is quite a statement of her doing something surprising and unexpected,” Packham shared about the wedding dress.

How Duff chose to honor her husband

Duff also mentioned that she kept her husband in mind when she was helping to design her perfect wedding dress. “Matthew is very simple, and I really wanted to honor that. I really want to feel like myself, but also how I envisioned he would see me. The end result of what we came up with, with Jenny, is exactly how I wanted him to see me. I think it’s how he would envision what I would look like as a bride. It’s really special,” the Lizzie McGuire Movie star added.

The dress almost didn’t make it in time for the wedding

But, even though Duff was able to wear her dream dress on her wedding day, she almost went looking for something else. Unfortunately, the dress, which was made in London, was stuck in customs for quite some time. In fact, it was overseas for so long, the Duff began wondering if it would make it there in time for the wedding. “My dress was stuck in London and I’m laughing like ‘Jess should we go dress shopping, or is it gonna be here?’ She was like ‘You shut your mouth. It’s gonna be here,'” Duff joked. Fortunately, for all parties involved, the gown arrived safe and sound along with a custom dress for her daughter. We extend our congrats to Duff, Koma, and their kids and wish them all the best.