Bella’s wedding dress

Stunning!

Bella Swan wedding dress

By now, most Twi-hards have already seen Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) stroll down the aisle in her highly anticipated wedding to Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson).

But, what they may not have seen are these fresh images of Bella’s wedding dress (along with a few fun facts about the gown to boot).

The wedding dress, custom fitted for Stewart, was created out of crepe satin and French Chantilly Lace by famed designer Carolina Herrera, who has fashioned wedding dresses for the likes of Renee Zellweger, Mariska Hargitay and Christina Hendricks.

And Twilight novel series scribe, Stephenie Meyer, personally selected Herrera for the job.

“My favorite designer, Carolina Herrera, did the wedding dress,” Meyer said. “I wanted the dress to be something special, not something that you’re going to see every day. I love what Carolina did with it, she came up with a stunning concept. It’s similar to what I envisioned, but with added elements.”
But that’s not all.

sighhhhhhh


Its intricate design included 152 buttons along the back of the dress and 17 buttons along each sleeve.
Needless to say, the dress didn’t come cheap.
While Twilight-loving fashionistas can scoop up a replica at Alfred Angelo bridal dress company for $799, the real wedding gown, which took four seamstresses and six months to complete, has an estimated value of $35,000.
For those willing to spend big bucks for the real thing, however, Herrera is planning to include the design in her 2012 collection via her CHNY boutiques next year.
Oh, we think she might sell a few of those.

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