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American Idol: Carrie Underwood’s Two Wedding Dresses

July 19, 2010 11:00 AM by Nancy Floyd

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It wasn’t enough for Carrie Underwood to have one custom-designed wedding gown for her wedding to hockey pro, Mike Fisher. Instead, she needed two! For her lavish Southern wedding, the American Idol season four champ donned a beautiful ball gown for the ceremony and another designer dress for the reception. Keep reading for all the details on Carrie Underwood’s two wedding dresses…

In a wedding fit for a princess, Carrie Underwood tied the knot with her professional hockey player beau, Mike Fisher. For the ceremony, held at a lavish resort in Georgia, the American Idol season four champ donned a stunning, one-of-a-kind designer gown custom made by Monique Lhuillier. Later, when she was ready to party, Carrie Underwood traded in the extravagant gown for a fun and flirty cocktail dress, also made by the designer.

“[Carrie] wanted something grand and magical. She wears evening gowns all the time but this had to be really special,” Monique Lhuillier tells People magazine about Carrie Underwood’s wedding dress. For the nuptials, the celebrity designer crafted a strapless gown with a corseted bodice topped with Chantilly lace and silk flowers and crystals. A blush colored sash tied around the drop waist. The stunning dress took over 400 hours to create and was complemented with a crystal-encrusted veil.

After the wedding, Carrie Underwood changed into something a little more casual and fun for the reception. ”The wedding dress was huge,” Carrie Underwood said. ”I wanted to get my boogie on, so I had to change.”

Monique Lhuillier designed a second dress for the American Idol star to wear at the reception. “For the party, she said ‘I want to dance and have fun’. I saw she had gorgeous legs so I thought why not show them off?” Monique Lhuillier says. The strapless cocktail dress also had a corseted bodice, complete with crystals, and a flowy organza skirt.

“I thought she looked like one of the most gorgeous brides I ever worked with–she has this spark in her eyes and a confidence, she owned that look,” Monique Lhuillier says.

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