We all know the classic 1937 version of Snow White: with porcelain features, ruby-red lips, a perfectly-coiffed hairdo, a singing voice like a bell, and a happily ever after, the first official Disney princess captured audiences’ attention and made history. There have been several different portrayals of Snow White since that first animated picture, and the actress who played the original Disney princess in an ironically non-Disney movie has just gotten married! If you hadn’t already seen Lily Collins’ take on Snow White, you most likely were familiar with her father: Phil Collins, the man responsible for the fantastic music on the soundtrack to Disney’s Tarzan. Collins’ version of Snow White was actually called “Mirror Mirror”, and it featured Nathan Lane (known for playing Timon in “The Lion King”) as the ‘huntsman’ (of sorts) and the perennial American sweetheart Julia Roberts as the Evil Stepmother. Armie Hammer, known for movies like “The Lone Ranger” with Johnny Depp, played Snow’s Prince Charming!
While this Snow White adaptation was brightly-colored, self-aware, and featured a (surprising) touch of Bollywood, Lily Collins went with a more understated, vintage look for her rustic wedding. The actress only shared a few pictures online from her wedding to writer and director Chris Mcdowell, but it’s clear that she went with a very different tone for her wedding than her version of ‘Snow’ did! While Mirror Mirror’s Snow White got married in a large blue and orange dress, in a large Taj Mahal-esque palace, with a huge crowd of people and a full-on musical number, Collins herself got married with only a small group of people under a wooden awning in Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado (and we’re fairly certain there were no flash mobs).
The young actress (known for “The Mortal Instruments” and “Emily In Paris”) wore a custom-made Ralph Lauren dress, and the result was her “ultimate dream combination of Western Americana and British Victorian”. The dress took “nearly 200 hours” to make, and “every detail was perfect — from the Calais-Caudry lace to the Swarovski-beaded micro flowers and silk organza petals”. Although Collins had enthusiastically praised her costumes as Snow White in interviews like the one below (and the movie was Oscar-nominated for its costumes), she called her wedding dress “the most beautiful, memorable gown I will ever wear and I couldn’t have imagined it any other way”. However, the actress did wear a cape; perhaps Snow White’s cape in Mirror Mirror introduced her to a love of capes, despite the strict “no capes” rule from Edna in The Incredibles?
“What started as a fairytale, is now my forever reality,” Collins said. She later followed up the romantic comment with “Quick update: marriage is cool”! Since the couple have been together for years, we’re not surprised that the actress and her new husband are living happily ever after–and even though Lily Collins didn’t officially play a ‘Disney’ version of a Disney princess, her wonderfully-delicate dress, natural makeup (which was most likely Lancome, since she’s their ambassador), and the intricate little milkmaid braid in her updo make her bridal look a perfect one for a Disney wedding!