Bella and Edward’s romance may be fictitious, but you can recreate their movie wedding into your own modern day fairytale!
Their wedding was one of the most anticipated weddings on the big screen.
Fans were eager to get a sneak peek of what wedding designer Tammy Polatsek created for this momentous scene.
With flowers cascading from the trees above, wooden benches for guests to sit, this was the ultimate romantic wedding scene.
Use these tips to copy Bella and Edward’s lush wedding style…
1. Flowers galore
Skip the roses, you won’t want them here.
Instead, use a variety of white flowers and lots of leafy greenery like ferns and touches of moss.
For the movie they used delphiniums, viburnums, white lilacs, ranunculus, and sweet pea, plus stones, ferns, and moss.
“We didn’t want the typical rose/hydrangea combination.
That was too arranged,” said Polatsek according to Bridal Guide.
The key to your wedding reception centerpieces is to make them appear to be growing out from the table.
Add moss and ferns to the base of your floral arrangements to hide any vases used.
2. Wooden everything
Wooden tables, wooden dessert displays, vintage wooden chairs and benches, wooden archway, etc.
Did I mention you should use wood?
With Edward’s family’s long existence, they would have quite a number of vintage wooden tables and chairs that they would want to use for such an exciting celebration.
So be sure to rent vintage tables and chairs, and don’t be afraid to mix and match!
This tablescape below was featured on Style Me Pretty, and inspired by the Breaking Dawn wedding.
They chose a simple table runner instead of a full table cloth, so the natural wooden table and chairs were the main star.
Don’t forget the most important piece, the archway!
Either buy or construct this yourself, but be sure to use an abundance of fresh flowers.
3. Natural Color Palette
Stick with a natural color palette revolving around the color green with accents of white and brown.
If you want to replicate the look, choose a moss green table cloth, preferably with texture.
You can rent the very same linens from the movie from Wildflower Linen, the style is called Lily Pad Moss.
4. Vintage style wedding gown
The wedding gown in the movie was designed by Carolina Hererra.
This is a replica from Alfred Angelo.
While you can’t find this in stores any longer, the key to achieving Bella’s flawless look is to find a classic, but skin hugging floor length gown.
The dress is simple and sleek with just a touch of lace, but otherwise unadorned.
Let the dress speak for itself, and keep your jewelry at a minimum.
5. Jewelry and Accessories
Bella’s engagement ring is as unique as it gets.
While you have an engagement ring to call your own, you can purchase a replica to adorn your right hand.
Infinite Jewelry Co. has produced a line of replica jewelry approved by the author Stephanie Meyer, including this ring.
Hair Piece and Veil
You can find plenty of replicas for Bella’s hair piece.
I recommend buying a vintage hairpiece and veil from an antique shop or Etsy.
This can also be your “something old!”
Dying for a pair of Bella’s wedding shoes to call your own?
These crystal beaded satin shoes were designed by Manolo Blanik, and come with a hefty price tag of $1,295.
Get the look for a whole lot less by purchasing a moderately priced pair of white satin pumps, and buy shoe clips to add the ornate detail.
If you don’t live next to a forest, you can recreate the wedding at a private estate that oozes with romance.
You’ll want to find something classical with plenty of trees.
The Valentino Estate in San Diego has willow trees surrounding a private lake.
The weeping willow branches emulate the cascading flowers found in the scene.
7. Hair & Makeup
Bella’s hair was soft and subtle with braids leading into a low bun.
This tutorial will give you an idea of how to recreate the look.
Bella’s makeup from the film was created by makeup artist Stacey Panepinto.
According to Stacey, she focused on creating a soft smokey eye and had the rest of Bella’s makeup complement that.
The makeup artist gave a tutorial on Bella Sugar, which you can find out more on how to copy the look for yourself.
Will you be incorporating any Twilight inspired elements into your own wedding? What other movie weddings are you influenced by?
About the Author
Claire is the Director of Client Relations for Estate Weddings and Events and will often be the first person to greet you and answer any questions you may have about planning your estate event. In her free time, she loves to make succulent arrangements, homebrew craft beers and put her love of crafts to work! You can follow her here Linkedin or Google+.