We brought you first photos from singer Ciara and her handsome footballer hubby, Russell Wilson’s wedding at The Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. See here if you missed.
The singer made a beautiful bride in her one-of-a-kind custom Robert Cavalli dress designed by the fashion house’s creative director Peter Dundas while the groom looked equally dashing in Giorgio Armani.
We’ve got more photos from their special day as well as deets on Ciara’s breathtaking gown!
See more photos from the wedding below!
In an interview with W magazine, Peter Dundas talks the inspiration behind the dress, aesthetics, the wedding itself, the bride on her wedding day, and more!
Read excerpts below:
On the inspiration behind the dress…
“She told me wanted to get married in a castle, and that she and Russell were planning a fairytale wedding. That played a lot into the kind of shape we were worked on. She wanted to enjoy wearing the dress as much as possible, so I made it into something that transformed–there was a dress base and then there was a half skirt that went on top of it that we took off after the ceremony so she could move and dance. She looked a little bit like a Velasquez painting, so she just wore a simple cross to go with it”.
Its classic aesthetic…
“Ciara didn’t want it to be too va va va voom. It was heavily, heavily embellished with embroidery, appliques, beads, layers of tulle… I mixed Italian baroque patterns with like flying birds, butterflies, French wheat patterns [a symbol of good luck], and their initials on the back. And it had sleeves. I like sleeves in general, and put them on a lot of my dresses. You don’t always want to have your arms on show, and when you cover them with sleeves, it’s a nice way to allow you to focus more on the neck, the bust, and things like that. But Ciara’s also somebody who absolutely has a very strong faith, so it was a religious wedding and she wanted something that was appropriate for that”.
“It was a great mix between music and sports, with friends and family as well. It was very intimate, and a lot of fun. The ceremony itself was incredible – there was live music, and candles everywhere. I cant remember who performed, but it was a friend of the couple. The pastor—you know, either they talk too long or they don’t talk enough, but I thought what he said was really nice and made you think, and the dinner afterwards was great. It was a really nice event. Earth Wind and Fire performed at the after party.”
The bride on her wedding day …
“Incredibly calm, despite all the mini crises. She was calm, she was laughing, she was positive. At one point before she walked out, she took a breath but apart from that I saw her being calm all the way through the process. That’s the only side of her I’ve ever seen – just really really incredibly professional.”
How long it took to make the dress…
“We spoke about it right after my winter show, like early March? A month later I sent her some sketches and we reworked those a little bit. And then we had our first fitting in May when we were both in New York for the Met Ball. We did a second one in New York and then we did one here in Milan, and one in the UK.”
Read the full feature here.
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