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A Closer Look At Marian Rivera's Wedding Dress

Here comes the bride, shrouded in Swarovski and lace so white.
A Closer Look At Marian Rivera's Wedding Dress Here comes the bride, shrouded in Swarovski and lace so white.

2014-12-31Long before she stepped out of the back seat of a 1976 Mercedes-Benz—the same car in which her husband, Dingdong Dantes, learned to drive in—people have been anxiously waiting to see Marian Rivera’s fantasy wedding unfold. A crucial element in bringing this (or any) fantasy wedding to life would be none other than the bridal dress.

In Preview’s December-January issue, readers and fans got to see a variety of looks that displayed Marian’s many facets: minimalist, androgynous, rebellious, bohemian, and Filipinana. But come the day of the wedding, she finally settled with a dress that married the aesthetics of haute couture and romanticism.

 A sketch of what would become Marian's wedding dress

The dress—pure yet full of drama—summed up everything there is to Marian as it mirrored the grandeur of the milestone she is to experience. Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco had fashioned for her an off-shoulder ecru-colored gown in French lace, studded with Swarovski crystals, cinched at the waist, and with a ball skirt with a cathedral train cascading behind her, which reportedly cost around two million pesos.

A crown fit for a queen

On her head, he designed a mother of pearl crown that strikes a resemblance to the original design of Queen Elizabeth’s Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara (popularly worn by Princess Diana.) This served as the anchor for her veil of scalloped tulle and lace. Completing the look, she had on her feet a pair of Swarovski embellished Fifi heels by Christian Louboutin.

The bride dazzled from head to toe, literally

With each detail to her look finally set in place, Marian made her way to the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral and emerged from Dong’s old Benz as a blushing bride. Truly it is magical how the desires of a young lady are enabled by a creative mind who understands how fashion heightens a specific moment.

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See the celebrities who graced the grand wedding here. 

And see a complete lowdown of the wedding of the year here. 

Photos from @jayweehair on Instagram and Marian Rivera's official Facebook page