The 42-year-old actress showed off a few more angles of her beautiful Dennis Basso gown in the flashback photos Friday from her Miami ceremony last August.
“When you’re a bride but also a Superhero and you gotta save the day… #TheWadeUnion #flashbackfriday #fiercebridalshowdown,” she captioned the snapshot. For her big day, she teamed the one-of-a-kind gown with an elegant updo, dazzling diamond stud earrings and a beautiful, glowy complexion.
When Union was first shopping around for her dream dress(es), she visited designer Dennis Basso with her stylist Jason Bolden at NYC’s Kleinfeld bridal salon to create two custom creations with the designer. The first was a fitted, sexy beaded gown with a high slit; the second, which she’s showcasing on Insta, was a more traditional, princess-y silhouette with a full skirt and sweetheart neckline.
“Dennis, Jason and I worked together to choose the perfect fabric, silhouettes and finishing details for not just one, but two gowns,” she told PEOPLE. The two looks are near opposites and play off one another — Dennis Basso was able to capture both my unassuming and womanly sides through his sketches.”
Basso said when the actress came in to brainstorm her dream dress, all ideas went out the window once she began test-driving the gowns in the store.
“Like most brides to be, Gabrielle came in with her stylist Jason Bolden with a clear vision,” Basso told PEOPLE. “But everything changed when she tried on gowns! Together [we all] decided that she wanted to be surprising. She came in wanting sexy, and to accentuate her amazing figure, but that evolved.”
Unlike most brides, though, Union wanted to be sure to be on the same style level as her super fashion-forward groom. “She talked about Dwayne being so fashionable and really wanting to parallel that with her gown,” Basso said. “We looked at swatches, took measurements, even considered what flowers she would carry. It was an amazing collaboration.”
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