Sophia Bush’s bee-print wedding dress honors husband Grant Hughes

  • Sophia Bush married her partner Grant Hughes in Tulsa, Oklahoma in June.
  • Vogue shared photos of Bush’s dress, which paid tribute to the couple’s love story.
  • She changed into two different dresses for the reception and the after party.

Sophia Bush married her partner Grant Hughes in a designer dress with a floral and bee print of special meaning. The custom-made dress was one of three dresses she wore for the June celebration.

The “Good Sam” actress and Hughes, an entrepreneur, tied the knot at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 11 after getting engaged in August, Vogue’s Alexandra Macon reported Thursday .

Vogue also published a series of photos of Bush’s dress, designed by Monique Lhuillier, in an Instagram post on Thursday.

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The pictures were taken by bridal photography company Norman and Blake, who wrote in an Instagram story on Thursday that the company was honored to photograph the wedding.

Bush told Vogue that she wanted Lhuillier to design the dress from the moment they got engaged as she had the idea of ​​having floral prints that represented her and Hughes’ legacy.

“I had seen a photo of a Monique Lhuillier dress taken on Lake Como and I had a vision to create a personalized version of it, in a print that I have always referred to as a heritage print: a print with Flowers from California, Oklahoma, and Italy to honor our families’ heritage — where we come from and how we all come together to define where we’re going,” Bush told Vogue.

The dress featured peachy Oklahoma tea roses, deep orange California poppies, warm green and deep inky Italian olives and butterfly buttercups. It also included scanned images of the couple’s bees between the flower prints, since creating a shared beehive was Bush and Hughes’ first project as a couple, Bush told the publication.

“Sophia and I have a friendship that spans several decades,” Lhuillier wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday.

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“I’m honored to have been asked to design her wedding dress! When she asked me if it was possible to create a custom print to tell her love story, I exclaimed, ‘Of course!’” she added.

Working with her stylist Kevin Michael Ericson, Bush completed the look with a pair of floral diamond earrings by Briony Raymond New York and a pair of heels by Monique Lhuillier, Vogue reports.

Bush also explained her decision to host the wedding in Oklahoma, where her husband is from. She told the publication that she wanted to “create the privilege of attention” with her wedding coverage and turn the ceremony into an event to showcase Tulsa and the progressive justice work that’s currently taking place there.

Vogue reports that the couple hosted welcome drinks at the Lowood restaurant on the Thursday before the wedding to introduce guests to Tulsa’s history. They let Dr. Crutcher of the Terence Crutcher Foundation lead their guests in prayer. The foundation was established to create communities free from racial violence and harm through political engagement, community development, education and more.

They also organized a walking tour of Tulsa’s Reconciliation Park and Greenwood Rising Museum for their guests.

Bush changed into two different dresses for the reception and the after party

Bush told Vogue that she wore two extra dresses because her ceremony dress wasn’t suitable for dancing. Photos of both were taken by Norman and Blake and shared on Instagram by Kevin Michael Ericson on Thursday.

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The first dress, designed by Emilia Wickstead, was an ivory strapless ensemble with a cape, Bush added.

She completed the look with a pair of Jimmy Choo heels, which Bush said were dyed to match the color of the dress, and two Beladora Jewelry brooches, which were sewn on by Hughes’ best man.

After the reception, the newlyweds hosted an after-party at Leon Russell’s Church Studio. Bush donned her third outfit of the night, a Cristina Ottaviano mini dress, which she paired with ivory and silver cowboy boots, Vogue reports.

Representatives from Sophia Bush, Vogue, Monique Lhuillie, Norman and Blake, Emilia Wickstead, Cristina Ottaviano and Kevin Michael Ericson did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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