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‘Girls’ Star Zosia Mamet Wore a Black, Off-The-Rack Wedding Dress

KAMAS, UT - JANUARY 21: Actors Zosia Mamet and Evan Jonigkeit attend An Artist at the Table: cocktails and dinner program benefit during 2016 Sundance Film Festival at the DeJoria Center on January 21, 2016 in Kamas, Utah. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)

Unconventional girl! HBO actress Zosia Mamet, who’s played one of the four main characters in Girls since 2012, married husband Evan Jonigkeit last month in black.

The typically-private couple revealed photos from their rustic, upstate New York wedding to Vogue this week, and the star’s wedding dress was surprisingly atypical. Mamet told the magazine that she found the piece while shopping with a group of friends. The bride supposedly tried on dozens of dresses—40 to be exact—before selecting an off-the-rack option by Givenchy.

“I felt a bit like a little girl sneaking into my mother’s closet,” she recalled. “I wanted something comfortable, and I didn’t really want to wear white. The dress I ultimately chose was by Givenchy, and it was the last one I tried on—the minute it went over my head, both my friends gasped. It definitely wasn’t the most epic in terms of the dress’s power on its own, but it fit me like a glove in every way, and I knew, without a doubt, that it was my dress. That was it, I bought it off the rack.”

Mamet opted for an elegant, long-sleeved gown featuring a plunging, deep-V neckline that was accessorized with layers of jewelry. The star’s “something borrowed” was a beautiful pair of diamond earrings, lent to the star by the heiress of William Goldberg. She opted for Brother Vellies flats—“they make simple, but beautiful shoes,” she explained—and asked two close friends to handle her hair and makeup.

Beyond her own aesthetic, Mamet didn’t have an exact vision in mind for her own nuptials. “I’ve never really dreamt of my wedding day,” she claimed. “I’ve only dreamt of finding a person who I’d want to have a wedding day with — so I was starting from scratch.”

The pair fortuitously found Cedar Lake Estate in New York’s scenic Hudson Valley. “One night soon after Evan proposed I went down a Google rabbit hole,” she shared. “It was my only conceivable bridezilla moment. When I emerged after about five solid hours, I had found Cedar Lakes Estate. We called, and they happened to have an opening for a visit the following day, my birthday. So we drove there, and the second we entered the property, we fell in love.”

Typically, the venue is booked during the fall season. However, a couple had canceled on October 1. “It all just seemed too serendipitous to say no,” she mused. “So we said yes.”

The day after her wedding, Mamet surprised fans on Instagram with a photo of two rubber ducks. “@evanj550 my best friend, my soulmate, my HUSBAND, I love you,” she shared. “Here’s to forever and a day.”

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.