Cynthia Nixon wanted statement wedding dress

Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon was told she needed a wedding dress with "a capital D".

The actress married long-time partner Christine Marinoni in New York City in May. Cynthia wore a pale-green custom-made Carolina Herrera gown to the civil ceremony, and says the designer pushed for a statement ensemble.

"I knew I wanted Carolina Herrera, because I’ve had so much luck wearing them in the past and they know my body so well. With a same-sex marriage, it’s different. There isn’t the archetype of the demure bride, the strapping groom, and the big ol’ white dress," she explained in an interview with Elle magazine.

"She said, 'You need to get a dress with a capital D. So even if it’s not poufy or white, there’s a certain level of ceremony.'"

Cynthia is famed for playing lawyer Miranda in Sex and the City. The star looked to her years on the hit TV comedy show when opting to choose the daring colour for her big day.

"Maybe it was also years of playing red-headed Miranda: Even though in real life my hair is blonde, green has become my go-to," she said.

"And this particular shade - so light it borders on yellow - was especially apt, since it’s the colour of early spring, and no matter how long you’ve been together, a wedding is a certain kind of beginning."

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