Elizabeth Taylors yellow wedding dress Richard Burton 1960s

When Elizabeth Taylor married Richard Burton for the first time after a tumultuous affair on the set of Cleopatra she chose as her wedding gown a canary yellow chiffon dress.

Designed by Cleopatra costume designer Irene Sharaff, Taylor paired the dress with hyacinths and lilies of the valley woven into her hair, which was plaited into a chunky braid down her back and dotted with yellow ribbon bows to match the colour of the dress.

You can read the full story of Taylor ad Burton’s love affair and the worldwide scandal it caused here.

Being Elizabeth Taylor she of course had to add some beautiful jewellery, and wore a large Bulgari emerald and diamond brooch (18.61 carats no less) which was a proposal present from Burton.

Taylor married eight times (including twice to Richard Burton), and this was wedding number 5.

You can see more photos of Taylor’s many beautiful wedding dresses in my Pinterest gallery below!

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