Bella’s wedding dress can be yours for $799. If only it came with an Edward…

Since this blog wasn’t around at the time of the Royal Wedding to gush over Kate Middleton’s dress, this is as close as we’re going to get. Although I guess in the vamp to human, fictional marriage world, Bella and Edward could be considered royalty. And even though they are fictional characters having a fictional wedding, Bella’s wedding dress in Breaking Dawn was highly anticipated. Must be those millions of crazed fans, myself included, each with their own vision of the wedding and the dress.

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The dress, designed by Carolina Herrera and custom fit for Kristen Stewart, is made out of crepe satin and French Chantilly lace. The design of the back seems to have been inspired by Pippa Middleton’smaid of honor gown with its 152 buttons going from neckline to hemline. There are also 17 buttons on each sleeve. The back of the dress also features a sheer panel with delicate scrolled embroidery and was designed by Herrera to be a “romantic’ surprise.” Author Stephenie Meyer and director Bill Condon selected the final design out of ten sketches that Carolina submitted, and it took Ms. Herrera and four seamstresses six months to complete.

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“This dress had to be very special,” Herrera says. “It’s from the past, so I sought inspiration a little bit from the ’20s. But it has to be for now, because she’s wearing it now. It’s a film, which is a cultural phenomenon – you have to realize that millions of people are going to watch it and it had to be very precise.”

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The estimated value of Bella’s wedding dress is $35,000. Ms. Herrera plans to include the dress in her 2012 collection, to be available at her CHNY boutiques next year. But if you don’t have $35k to drop on a dress, don’t worry, Alfred Angelo is selling a replica of the dress in select stores, priced at $799. The bridal retailer, under a strict confidentiality agreement, began working with Summit to replicate the wedding dress in time for the film’s premiere. And even though pictures of the honeymoon leaked online months in advance, the dress seemed to survive the paparazzi, and was a complete mystery. Although, I enjoyed the pics of the honeymoon more than the dress anyways!

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{ Photos courtesy of Summit and Alfred Angelo }

One response to Bella’s wedding dress can be yours for $799. If only it came with an Edward…

  • mommysmenu

    posted on 12.13.11 at 11:36 pm

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    It truly is absolutely a gorgeous dress…and you are dead on about it being even better if it came with an Edward…ahh..swooning now.

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