On Friday, November 18, “Twihard” fans flocked to theaters to view Breaking Dawn, the latest installment in the Twilight saga, complete with its anticipated wedding dress reveal. Today, November 21, fans of Bella and Edward’s love story can do more than watch. Thanks to Alfred Angelo Bridal, brides can now wear a replica of Bella’s wedding gown for their own special wedding days!
For fans who have seen the flick, Alfred Angelo’s gown will be inspired by the Carolina Herrera design that Bella wore for her actual wedding, not the fantasy design from her dream sequence. While we know that sweetheart style for the fantasy gown may have fit modern brides better, the romance of the actual wedding (rather than the nightmare of the fantasy) is what Alfred Angelo chose to create for brides in their dress design. With long sleeves, a form-fitting bodice, and a cut-out back wreathed in lace and satin, Bella’s wedding dress and its replica reflect the Edwardian era of bridal fashion, which we think fits perfectly!
For Breaking Dawn, bridal designer Carolina Herrera told the Associated Press that Bella’s bridal gown embodied the magic of the Swan-Cullen wedding. “There is romance, and there is fantasy and mystery,” Herrera said. “I took all that into consideration.”
While Herrera did not design the Alfred Angelo replica, she did share her design with the Alfred Angelo team to ensure the replica properly reflected the spirit of the original piece. Now, with the wedding dress reveal in the movie and at Alfred Angelo stores, brides and fans alike can see the similarities for themselves.
The Alfred Angelo design is now on sale for $799, available in sizes 0 to 30W, at all Alfred Angelo Bridal Signature Stores. Yes, Las Vegas brides, we have two of these specialty stores in town—one in Henderson near the Galleria Mall and one at N. Rainbow’s Best in the West shopping center. So, brides, book your appointments, and begin to dream of your own real Las Vegas weddings to the man with whom you’ve chosen to spend eternity.
For brides who want to polish off their entire Bella-inspired look, Alfred Angelo also offers accessories. While these additions are not directly Twilight-inspired, the sparkling hair combs, silver jewelry, and lengthy lace veils that Alfred Angelo offers will complement any stylish bride looking to complete her bridal attire.
For brides who prefer a subtle vamp tribute to an entire ensemble, brides can also purchase Bella Swan’s Manolo Blahnik wedding shoes from Neiman Marcus. Unlike the bridal gown, these white wedding shoes are not a knock-off. Labeled “Swan Embellished Satin Pump,” the price tag reaches $1,295 for the pair. But for Twilight fans who want multiple uses, these shoes are also available in a cranberry color or black satin.
Of course, for any bride who wants to include a little Twilight love into her daily look without going vamp on her wedding day, Hot Topic offers an inexpensive Twilight jewelry line ($20-$30) that’s perfect for everyday wear while wedding planning.
Whether a bride wants to embrace Bella’s attire through her shoes, her accessories, or her beautiful wedding gown, Las Vegas provides all the shops where brides can purchase their Twilight fanfare. For more information on Alfred Angelo’s Bella tribute gown, please visit their official website.
Finally, for an additional look at Twilight inspiration for your wedding day, please view additional Twilight-themed articles on Bridal Spectacular’s Las Vegas Wedding Blog.
Author: Allyson Siwajian © 2011
Photographs: Breaking Dawn: Part 1, Alfred Angelo Bridal, Neiman Marcus (as seen on their respective websites)