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Did Celine Dion’s Wedding Dress Get A Competitor? An Indonesian’s Garment Has Tens Of Thousands Likes

Date June 5, 2019 11:19

A bride's choice of a wedding dress is not only guided by traditions, but also by her budget and preferences. Every woman dreams to be irresistible on their special day, and some choose outfits so extravagant that they go down in the history of bridal fashion.

Did Celine Dion’s Wedding Dress Get A Competitor? An Indonesian’s Garment Has Tens Of Thousands LikesSergii Sobolevskyi / Shutterstock.com

It’s been more than a dozen years since the wedding of Celine Dion and René Angélil. But the singer’s dress is still considered one of the most splendid and unique in modern history. It took more than 1,000 hours to make. Back then, the cost of Italian silk and French lace was estimated at US$25,000, not to mention over 2,000 luxurious Austrian crystals used to decorate the 7-pound tiara.

However, in 2017, judging by the reaction of Instagram users, this dress got competition. The wedding of Indonesians Intan Azzahra and Zendhy Zaen was not inferior to the royal one by scale, and the photos of the celebration have collected tens of thousands of likes in total.

The girl’s dress was probably inspired by the Cinderella fairy tale. The local designer Ivan Gunawan created a magnificent pearl-embroidered dress decorated with the most delicate cascading tulle.

The long sleeves and bodice were decorated with intricate beading that made the image of the charming bride even more magic.

Ivan Gunawan has long been fond of ethnic culture and has been creating works of art for Muslim women.

It is noteworthy that the designer does not have specialized education. Everything that made him one of the most promising and recognized designers in his region, he learned on his own.

Ivan boldly combines colors and textures, experiments with embellishments, and has launched several fashion labels, including an exclusive evening wear brand.

Indonesia is a big melting pot of a multitude of ethnic groups and, as a result, a diversity of traditions. Wedding garments are made mostly of batik and look like a kebaya, a traditional long shirt with buckles on the front.

Unlike most European countries, where brides prefer white or ivory dresses, Indonesia offers many more options. Ladies are free to walk down the aisle wearing any shade they like, as well as the amount and style of decorative elements. Perhaps the only general requirement for the wedding dress is to observe Muslim traditions.

It is noteworthy that in Intan’s dress, Ivan managed to combine more modern western trends and those that have been relevant in Indonesia for centuries. Perhaps, in an effort to have one of the most extravagant weddings, the bride and groom decided not to limit themselves to only one chic bridal outfit. At the end of the day, Intan changed into a no less magnificent red dress, which may well be deemed even better than the first.

Every bride is gorgeous at her own wedding. It doesn’t depend on the price tag on her dress, whether it is custom made or not, because it is not a fashion show. Anyway, how do you rate Intan's bridal garment? Has she managed to outshine the most gorgeous wedding dresses that have gone down in history?