The Inside Story on the Wedding Dress from Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn Marriage Scene

Breaking Dawn Marriage Scene

If you have a pulse and if haven’t been living under a rock for the past year then you know of the big marriage scene in the latest Twilight series Breaking Dawn. With the exception of Kate Middleton’s big to-do, watching Bella officially chooses the vampire over the werewolf has been the most anticipated moment of the year for giddy 14 year old girls across the country.  So what does one wear when marrying a 100+ year old vampire in front of his vampire family?  A $35,000 dress  of course, designed by Carolina Herrera, wedding designer to the stars (and according to the next movie in the series, would-be vampires).

In a recent article published by Town & Country, Carolina state that lead actress Kristen Stewart was “visually emotional” when trying on the dress for the first time.  Whether this was due to her getting caught up in the thought of someday wearing a wedding a dress equally as beautiful on her big day or simply getting into character is left to our imaginations.

twilight breaking dawn wedding dress

Breaking Dawn Wedding Dress Detail

The gown Carolina exclusively crafted for the latest Twilight Saga features an open backed design adorned with lace as well as 1/4 length laced sleeves which give the gown a vintage glamor feel.  After Carolina finished the dress she presented it to the production team where it got the nod of approval from Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer. “It’s such an interesting mix,” Meyer told USA Today. “It has a vintage feel, but at the same time, there’s an edge to it. It’s really beautiful. And then on Kristen — oh, she looks amazing in clothes — and in that dress she’s so lithe and unbelievable.”

Carolina is no newcomer in the fashion world having created timeless pieces for the likes of Christina Hendricks and Kathleen Turner.  In Carolina’s own, and always elegantly, words she said:

“We did three fittings. When she initially put on the dress and looked over her shoulder into the mirror, she was very moved. In that moment she was not an actress or a character in a film but instead a bride, and a happy one at that.”

What would it cost the Twilight producer for a wedding gown cleaning and preservation?  “Just $189.95 for the celebrity treatment”, says Leah McCoy, the owner of “All our brides get the same celebrity treatment and yes, we’ve preserved many wedding dresses for well known celebrities”.  Will they be getting this particular dress cleaned or preserved?  “Probably not” says Leah, “We’re certain every little spec of dirt or sweat mark will be cherished forever by the star-struck fan lucky enough to attain the dress in the event it is auctioned off”.

Those mere mortals who aren’t terribly interested in cherishing their own sweat marks and dirt stains are welcomed to visit for a cleaning and preservation.  You might not be a celebrity yourself but you can treat dress like a one with a premium preservation from their team of experts.

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