From the sketch, we had a feeling Gabrielle Union’s first wedding dress would be stunning — and we couldn’t wait to see the second one. Now the star has given us a glimpse at both, and they certainly don’t disappoint.
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Union, 41, first shared a look at the crystal-and-pearl-embellished strapless, backless gown Dennis Basso designed for her big entrance (above right). “Literally, she looks like a living doll — her waist is extraordinarily tiny in this gown!” he told PEOPLE of the dress (for which he shared a sketch). “Gabrielle was all about creating a fashion moment.” For her part, Union captioned the photo of herself in the sparkling creation, “Thank you thank you thank you @DennisBasso for helping me design THE most perfect gowns for the most special night of my life… So grateful… So happy 💞”
But because she was marrying a “groomzilla” — fashion plate and basketball star Dwyane Wade — we had a feeling one dress wouldn’t be enough for the festivities. And we were right. Basso had given a glimpse at Gown No. 2 on his own Instagram, but Union shared the full look on her own (as well as a shot of her handsome groom and his equally well-dressed sons and nephew). “#thewadeunion” she wrote on the photo (the night’s official hashtag). The bodice had a similar shape to her first dress, but was ruched instead of beaded, and her second gown had a full skirt instead of a slim, high-slit skirt.
Wade, 32, topped his bride’s wardrobe change record, wearing three very distinctive looks for their big day, he told the New York Times. Dean and Dan Caten created three DSquared2 looks for Wade: the double-breasted shawl-collar tux he wore to the ceremony, the black-and-white jacquard one-button dinner jacket her wore with a gold bow tie to the reception, and the “white poplin boxer shorts to the knee, a black-on-black camouflage silk lamé jacket, small collar shirt, narrow tie and black gladiator trainers with a silver shield on the tongue” he wore to the afterparty.
Guests at the wedding also had a dress code: The women wore white, while the men wore black tuxes and The Tie Bar bowties chosen for them by the groom (who also wore its ties throughout his big day — appropriate, as he has his own line with the brand).
What do you think about Union’s two gowns? How badly do you want to see Wade’s afterparty outfit? Tell us in the comments.
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