Anyone who loves Disney weddings knows that they can be rustic or whimsical, earthy or glamorous — and any fans of Disney Fairy Tale Weddings will also recognize that one of the most important things in a wedding is the wedding dress! Allure Bridals has consistently been impressing brides with its exclusive Disney Fairy Tale Weddings dress collection; the dress collection has everything from classic Disney princess ballgowns to eyecatching pearl-encrusted sheath dresses or lacy mermaid gowns. It’s a wedding dress collection that is truly unique, and truly in keeping with the entire ethos of a Disney princess wedding, and the collection has only been getting bigger! Since this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast, which features the classic Disney princess Belle, Allure Bridals is also highlighting their very special Belle wedding dresses, three of which were specifically made with this anniversary in mind.
The site’s description on its homepage says “Growing up, you imagined a princess gown and dreamed of the day your special someone would step into your story. Now that day has arrived, and you’re getting ready to begin your own real-life happily ever after. Start the next chapter of your life in a dress beyond your imagination – one with magic in every thread.” The first special-edition Belle dress was apparently “designed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast'”, with “rose motifs [that] ‘dance across the ballgown'” as well as “an embroidered lace overlay [that] tops the tulle gown, finished with an illusion back and a structured hemline to emphasize the beauty of the rose-covered train.”
The rest of the Belle gowns have Disney princess illustrations as well as photos (just like most of the dresses in the collection), and this next dress is a “ballgown with spectacular shimmering brocade featuring a beautiful rose pattern. Soft pickups across the sparkling tulle overlay lend additional texture and draw design inspiration from Belle’s timeless ballgown silhouette,” according to the Allure Bridals website.
This next Belle dress would be perfect for any bride who particularly loves the medieval and French tones from Beauty and the Beast (or is a fan of historical fiction like The Queen’s Choice: Rebel Rose, which places Belle in the French revolution). According to the site, this “Belle-inspired Platinum ballgown is pure glamour. Rose and floral appliques, crystals, and sequins adorn the bodice and trail across the illusion sleeves. A lace-up corset back and crystal buttons add a touch of French flair.”
The final two Belle dresses have been in the collection since the beginning, but they’re still lovely! The first luxurious option is an extravagant dress that “features a dramatic and sumptuous ballgown skirt of tulle and sparkle tulle. Signature to Belle’s gown from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, soft pickups on the skirt create the delicate fall. Blooms of embroidered Venise lace and sparkling seed beads embellish the bodice and an off-the-shoulder neckline makes this classic silhouette feel beautifully modern.”