As I am wrapping up my search for my perfect wedding dress, I decided to take a peak at what a few famous women did when they took their turns down the aisle at 40.

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Marcia Cross who was 44 at the time she married in 2006, wore a custom Reem Acra gown and accessorized it with a cathedral-length veil and Neil Lane platinum-and-diamond jewelry.

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Molly Sims was 38 back in 2011 when she walked down the aisle in  this beautiful dress by Marchesa and jewels by Lorraine Schwartz.


At 40, when Nicole Kidman walked down the aisle for her second wedding, she wore a romantic, short-sleeve, lace one-shoulder gown by Balenciaga with a long veil.


Mariska Hargitay walked down the aisle at 40 in a pale pink Carolina Herrera strapless gown. As a special detail, she had the groom’s initials and wedding date sewn in side of the dress.


When 44 year old financial and investment executive Mellody Hodson wed film director George Lucas this past summer, she glided down the aisle in a dress a classic bridal gown with off-the-shoulder straps and an intricately beaded bodice by Peter Soronen.


And finally we can’t forget our favorite fictional single gal, Carrie, who finally weds Mr. Big at 42 in a “dress by no one” but chose a satin pump by Manolo Blahnik for her something blue.