First Images From “Breaking Dawn” Wedding
In the 15-second promo from Breaking Dawn: Part 1, Bella is seen from behind walking down the aisle in the middle of the forest as Edward waits at the altar under a stunning arch of flowers.
Bella’s wedding dress appears to be long-sleeved and fitted at the top; blue and white crystals adorn the top of her veil.
When it came to the dress, Stewart said she had little say. “It’s such a big deal. “It’s such a big decision. I have a little hand in having a decision–or having an opinion more–but I think it’s pretty much up to Stephenie [Meyer],” author of the best-selling book series.
In the book, Bella’s dress is described as old-fashioned with a contemporary twist. “You look like you just stepped out of an Austen movie,” Bella’s mother tells her in one passage.
Stewart said she had no doubt the dress would be “beautiful.”
The wedding scene “was like a real wedding, in that it was stressful,” co-star Elizabeth Reaser – who plays vampire matriarch Esme Cullen. “It took a lot of planning, a lot of organization. That was stuff we were all dealing with [and it was like] you were planning a real wedding.”
“And the nerves … I mean, there was an added element of nervousness when we were shooting it, maybe because there were helicopters and people jumping out of trees with cameras, but it was definitely a heightened couple of days on set,” she continued, referring to the paparazzi who were trying to snap photos. “It took several days to shoot, and at a certain point you don’t want to be in a corset anymore.”
Nevertheless, Reaser said: “It was really magical, and vampires aren’t supposed to cry, and that created a real obstacle for all of us vampires. Seeing Kristen walk down with aisle with [her movie dad] Billy Burke. I mean, seeing Billy Burke killed me. I understood in that moment what it’s like to be a parent and seeing Kristen and see her really be nervous and see Rob really, really be nervous, and the two of them [together with] the families coming together; it was an emotional day for real.”
A longer clip will be played during the MTV Movie Awards, which airs Sunday, June 5 at 8 p.m. The Twilight franchise is up for eight awards, including Best Movie, Best Fight and Best Kiss.
Breaking Dawn: Part 1 hits theaters Nov. 18. Part 2 is slated for theaters on Nov. 16, 2012. It will be the last big-screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s vampire saga series.