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Just when you thought Disney’s Frozen mania had run its course with the prediction that Queen Elsa would be the most popular Halloween costume this year, the universe finally unveils the Frozen inspired wedding gown, complete with matching mini flower girl dress! Let it go? Not a chance!
Remember the sketches that were released last month? Well now we can see the gown in all its Frozen glory, as it stole the show on Wednesday at Bridal Fashion Week in NYC. And I wish I could muster up enough annoyance for even a slight eye-roll, but I have to say the runway show made me love it even more! Considering how popular the movie has proven to be, it was only a matter of time before fashion designers caught on and of all the princesses, Queen Elsa’s high-earning potential is clearly not done yet. In all honestly, the gown really is quite beautiful — but it was the reveal of the mini Anna inspired flower girl dress that stole the runway show. And I predict is set to steal many a bride’s spotlight come next wedding season!
Created by wedding gown designer Alfred Angelo, in partnership with the Disney franchise, the gown is a nod toward the movie character’s snow queen transformation. Seeing it on the runway is proof that it’s possible to dazzle us with Disney, without heading into tacky costume territory. No easy feat, so good on you Alfred! Though the beaded Elsa dress in “ice blue” turned out to be quite periwinkle, I’d love to see the ivory version that’s available for the more traditional bride. As traditional a bride could be, while wearing a Disney princess inspired wedding dress of course.
Last week we discussed photos of the 8 Disney Princess wedding gowns your inner child would love, and seeing them in real life on the runways during Bridal Fashion Week confirmed our obsession that much more! Of course all the dresses in Angelo’s 2015 Disney Fairytale Weddings Bridal Collection are gorgeous, but the clear favorite is the Frozen inspired gown and was the one we were waiting to see in all it’s ice-blue glory!
Overall, I have to say I’m impressed! Not so much so that I’d go back and re-do my own wedding to wear one, because a Disney princess I most certainly am not, but I can’t ignore that each gown sort of feels like the princess without actually looking like her. So, though I know we were all secretly hoping we’d seen the last of Frozen mania, the fashionista in me can recognize a job well done when she sees one.