The Twilight movies have that polarizing effect — you can either LOVE them or HATE them, but good luck ignoring them. I’m in the LOVE camp… mainly I think because I don’t watch the movies expecting Oscar-worthy performances. I expect cotton candy entertainment, and that’s exactly what I get. Woot! And, if you’re wondering, Edward. I like the brooding type.
So, when I went last weekend to see Breaking Dawn Part 1, I left delighted. Not only was I thoroughly entertained, but the Twilight wedding delivered even more than I expected. It was downright classy, elegant, modern and outstandingly gorgeous. I’ve been a little bit obsessed with it since. My obsession has been fed since I read that you can actually get an authorized knock-off of Bella’s dress for a mere $800! So here’s a rundown of details and my thoughts…
1- Those white trees that look like they’re straight out of Avatar? I’m almost positive they are White Weeping Cherry trees. They’re definitely not weeping willows, as they don’t do the white flowers. Granted, it was a movie set, so I don’t know where you’ll find a grove of them nestled in the forest.
2 – Bella’s dress was designed by Carolina Herrera specifically for Kristen Stewart to wear down the Twilight isle. However, Alfredo Angelo’s replica is now available in stores. For a more original experience, Carolina Herrera will be adding the dress to her line next season. This dress is super elegant with its crepe satin v-neck and lacy long sleeves. The back of the dress is really the best part though, featuring 152 buttons going down the open lace back. Rawr!
3 – The graphic designer in me drooled just a bit when Edward and Bella’s wedding invitation flashed on the giant movie theater screen. It is, like everything else connected to this wedding, elegant, modern and lovely. Designed by Connor Fine Engraver & Stationer, based out of New York City, the invitations were engraved by hand onto a steel plate, then stamped. Clean white and shimmery silver… yum.
I did notice the lack of photographer at the wedding… was that because vampires don’t photograph well? Or because you don’t need photographers in fairy tales? Hmmm… well, that’s all I’ve got for now… though if I figure anything else out, like how they made those benches with the branchy backs, I’ll let you know.