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Just Add Prince
Disney Debuts Fairy Tale Wedding Wear
by Jenny Watkins

Disney's Belle Bridal Gown

Little girls who once dreamed of marrying Prince Charming in a glittering gown can now achieve at least half of that fantasy, thanks to Disney’s new partnership with designer Kirstie Kelly. The inaugural collection, just one of the more upscale consumer avenues the mega-company is beginning to explore, debuted in April at New York’s Bridal Fashion Week. No stranger to the wedding industry, Disney reportedly rakes in $40 billion annually thanks to their Fairy Tale Weddings, a program that recently enlisted famed party planner David Tutera.

Celeb favorite and Parsons grad Kirstie Kelly, the company’s latest fantasy-wedding recruit, is the brain behind the gowns inspired by the stories and costumes of some of Disney’s most recognizable royalty, with styles ranging from sweetly romantic to straight-up sexy. While each of the dresses gives an easily recognizable nod to its character counterpart, don’t expect to see brides marching down the aisle in seashell bras and Crayola-colored capped sleeves; the line features more sophistication than one would expect from a company that began with a talking mouse. More modern brides may shy away from the flowery incarnations of childhood fairy tales, but the dresses are sure to be well-loved by women looking to add a little extra magic to their Happily Ever After.

Boutique Locations:

Kirstie Kelly Couture
131 S. Barrington Place, Studio 100
Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-471-5711
www.kirstiekelly.com

Solutions Bridal Designer House
330 W. Fairbanks Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
Tel:
407-647-8666
www.solutionsbridal.com

Klenfield Bridal
110 W. 20th St.
New York, NY 10011
Tel: 212-229-0293
www.kleinfeldbridal.com

For more information, visit www.disneybridal.com.

Disney's Jasmine Bridal Gown

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