Heidi Klum

Here Comes The (Pregnant) Bride

Here Comes The (Pregnant) Bride

What do Gwyneth Paltrow, Amanda Peet, Ashlee Simpson, and my cousin Channie have in common? They all were pregnant brides.

If you Google “maternity wedding dresses,” at least 12 sites pop up. You can learn that model Heidi Klum, who was five months pregnant when she married Seal in Mexico in 2005, wore a Vera Wang dress as did Alicia Keyes at her wedding to Swizz Beatz last year.

“There are definitely pop cultural references,” said Tim Devlin, operating manager of Bridal Trousseau On Main in Branford (www.bridaltrousseau.net). He often has heard customers in his shop refer to a...