The Complete Guide to ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ Wedding
“Twi-Hards” or not, Bella and Edward’s wedding in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ is one of the most anticipated movie weddings of all time. On-screen and real life sweethearts Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson tie the knot in a highly emotional and awe-inspiring scene which sees Bella become a member of the Cullen’s vampire family. The “Midsummer Night’s Dream” style affair is set in a beautiful forest where garlands of white blossoms are strung from trees and the ground is carpeted with petals. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” hits theaters November 18, so here is everything you need to know about the wedding.
The Ring: Bella’s gold engagement ring is a long oval, set with slanting rows of glittering round stones that create a fragile web around the diamonds. Here is a style similar to Bella’s engagement ring.
Invitation: Bella and Edward’s silver embossed wedding invitation is printed on card stock and has a shimmery silver border. Made by New York-based Connor Fine Engraver and Stationer, the wording requests the presence of guests on August 13, 2011 at 5 p.m.
Venue: Although the wedding takes place in Forks, Washington in the book, the wedding scene was filmed over several days along the Shannon River in Squamish, British Columbia. Set in a forest along the banks of the river, white blossoms were hung in garlands from the trees and rows of wooden benches sat guests from the Cullen and Swan families. Shrouded in secrecy, boats patrolled the water to make sure that onlookers could not get close while filming took place.
Bella’s Wedding Dress: Designed by Carolina Herrera, Bella’s $35,000 satin crepe wedding dress is a long-sleeved white gown with a boat-neck and belted waist. The cut out back is flanked by a French Chantilly lace frame and has 152 buttons. Alfred Angelo’s official replica of Bella’s wedding dress retails for $799.
Bridal Shoes: Designed by Manolo Blahnik, Bella’s wedding shoes, appropriately named “The Swan,” are white satin pumps adorned with crystal-beaded vine applique. They retail for $1295 at Neiman Marcus.
Accessories: Bella wears Grandma Swan’s diamond and sapphire hair comb with her veil attached underneath. The family heirloom is Bella’s something old and something blue. Created by jewelery design studio The Gilded Lily, replicas of the piece are available for $199-$399.
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alice Cullen wears a lavender flapper style beaded and fringe dress with a silvery striped pattern. “We wanted to have all the bridesmaids fit together and also have their own identity,” Greene tells People.com. “So, we took a little bit of Alice’s past and put it into her dress.”
Bridal Hair: Bella’s hair is done by Rosalie who makes two braids at the side of her head and then gathers them into a bun with long whispy strands left out to frame her face. “I want it intricate,” Bella says of her hairstyle in the book.
Makeup: Bella’s wedding makeup includes charcoal gray eye shadow with a smoky liquid liner along the top lid. Her ivory complexion is complemented by peachy pink lips and rosy cheeks.
The Music: Bella walks down the aisle to “Sleeping at Last” by Turning Page. Later in the evening, the couple share their first dance as husband and wife to “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” by Iron & Wine, the same song they danced to at the prom.
The Vows: The couple recite traditional vows, taking turns making the promise to “love and to cherish one another as long as we both shall live.”
The Wedding Cake: Bella and Edward’s wedding cake is a five-tiered round white cake with fondant pearls around the base of each layer and fresh flowers cascading down the sides.
Honeymoon: The newlyweds honeymoon at the Cullen family’s private island, Isle Esme, off the coast of Brazil. Some exterior honeymoon scenes were filmed in St. Thomas and cast stayed at the Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas Resort. While in Brazil, filming took place at Casa Dino, an 11,000 square foot house only accessible by boat or helicopter. The couple’s honeymoon bed, the PCHseries canopy bed is available for $4,400.