Were you swept away on a cloud of romance by Beauty and the Beast? Here’s how to find your perfect Belle inspired wedding dress in London to match your perfect romantic fairytale wedding.
Last year, the release of the live-action retelling of the 1991 Disney film Beauty and the Beast sent Disney enthusiasts and romance lovers everywhere into a complete tizzy.
The gorgeous sets, stunning music and beautiful costumes were enough for many brides-to-be to get swept away in the fairytale. Last November, Serena Williams had a Beauty and the Beast themed wedding. Her Beauty and the Beast wedding dress fitted perfectly and the band played ‘Be Our Guest’ as the first-dance song.
If you’re dreaming of a Beauty and the Beast wedding dress like Serena, then you’ve come to the right place! We’re here to give you a nudge in the right direction. After all, who better to recreate a Belle-inspired wedding than Belle Bridal? At our wedding dress shop in North London, we’ll turn you into the Belle of the ball.
Creating Belle’s Wedding Dress in Beauty and The Beast
The gorgeous wardrobe of Beauty and the Beast was created by Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran. Part of her challenge was working with Emma Watson, who plays the role of Belle, to give more fluidity to Belle’s renowned yellow ball gown and give the costumes a more modern, emancipated feel. This involved ditching the corsets and the ballet shoes to create an outfit Watson could move in.
The iconic yellow dress required a huge amount of work. It took 12,000 hours to complete, 180 feet of satin organza, 3000 feet of thread and 2,160 Swarovski crystals. Unfortunately, you may not be able to recreate the amount of material and hours in your own wedding dress!
Finding a Belle Inspired Wedding Dress
Belle’s costume in Beauty and the Beast was based on 18th-century French fashion, but with a modern twist. The iconic Beauty and the Beast wedding dress is yellow, though this colour is not favourable for all brides.
Thankfully, ball gown wedding dresses are easy to find and a wonderful way to have a Belle-inspired wedding dress. Princess wedding dresses come in a variety of designs and can make a bride feel like a true Belle for the day. At Belle Bridal, we have an array of dresses for all budgets, so you’re bound to find one which can fit in with a Beauty and the Beast theme.
Emma’s wardrobe also had a slight Indian feel, owing to the embroidery on the dress in the final scene which was stitched by two brothers. When looking for your wedding dress in London, if you feel like straying away from pure white, look for wedding dresses with coloured embroidery, to give a country feel.
You could also opt for a more modest wedding dress with unique additions. The yellow dress had Swarovski crystals sewn into it, so replicating this in your own dress will give it a beautiful sheen.
Now… Where to Wear Your Wedding Dress in London?
Once you find your perfect Belle-inspired wedding dress having visited our boutique wedding dress shop in London, it’s time to hunt for the perfect wedding location to match. Unfortunately, the castle in the film was the inside of a studio, but that’s not to say you can’t channel the Gothic feeling.
The UK has many splendid Gothic wedding locations to search through. If you’re feeling grand, opt for a castle with plenty of turrets, but if that’s not your scene or budget, you can choose a smaller Gothic location like an old house or castle ruins.
Wherever you choose and whatever Beauty and the Beast wedding dress you settle on, don’t forget your candelabras and talking teapots. Take dancing lessons for your first dance together as man and wife, so you can waltz away the evening. Then, you’ll be all set to achieve your own fairytale happy ending.