Carolina Herrera Talks Kristen’s Wedding Dress Fitting

We knew the gown Carolina Herrera created specifically for the Breaking Dawn wedding took six months to design and that it left Robert Pattinson floored, but in the new issue of Town & Country Weddings, the designer reveals Kristen Stewart‘s very personal reaction.

“We did three fittings. When she initially put on the dress and looked over her shoulder into the mirror, she was very moved,” Herrera tells the mag, on stands Wednesday. “In that moment she was not an actress or a character in a film but instead a bride, and a happy one at that.”

The dress seen in the sketch (above) is what the designer calls a “union between Stephenie [Meyer's] description in the book and the Herrera bridal aesthetic” — something she has been perfecting for 25 years.

“I took into consideration the character of Bella and Kristen’s portrayal of her, and what this fantasy character would choose to wear for the most important day of her life,” she explains of the masterpiece, which retails for $35,000. “It’s made of a crepe satin with two inserts on the front and beautiful silk thread topstitching. The neckline is a slight V, just enough to see the collarbones. The back is oval-shaped, with a Chantilly lace border veiled in tulle. It’s very romantic, and when all the details come together, it creates a vision specific to Bella’s style and personality.”


BFD Friday

Today, we take a look back at some of Robsten’s adorable on set moments from the Twilight saga! These are some of my favorites and I hope I included some of yours!

Because I’m always late to the party, this footage of Robsten filming Breaking Dawn in Lapa, Brazil completely 100% sold me that Robsten were real. I am one of those people who needs hard-core evidence even though I suspect they are together. Well, folks, I think handholding off-camera is certainly evidence enough!

How cute is this? Rehearsing their scene, Kristen lets her hands linger Rob’s back a little bit longer than a non-romantic couple would. ;)

This is new to me…Rob and Kristen rehearsing another scene from New Moon:

Short but sweet…Rob screws up the scene in New Moon and grabs onto Kristen’s waist:

I love this. Rob and Kristen talk to each other and Chris Weitz in between takes, and Kristen takes care of Rob’s face when she sees something on it – always have each other’s back. ;)

Robsten laughing while filming New Moon:

Breaking Dawn brought us lots and lots of BTS goodies including Rob and Kristen leaning on each other, laughing, lots of little touches, kisses, and adorable moments on set!

Rob tucks Kristen’s hair (wig) behind her ear while filming Eclipse.  Plus, the inevitable chemistry that ignites when two people are meant to be….

Rob and Kristen, *cough* I mean Edward and Bella making out in the ocean in the Virgin Islands filming Breaking Dawn. Getting hot and heavy in between takes:

Other clips that won’t embed, but are totally adorable and must be watched immediately:
Rob and Kristen bonding while walking to lunch during Twilight filming

Rob making Kristen laugh in between takes near the greenhouse during Twilight filming

New/Old Pic of Robert With Ayanna Berkshire From ‘Twilight’ + Cute Story Meeting His Parents

PP: Your scene in the movie did not involve Robert Pattinson, but did you see him on set at all during the filming of the movie? Were you familiar with him before this movie? 

AB: I was aware of Robert from Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire and from a small role in Vanity Fair. I met him on set at lunch one day, because he was shooting another scene right after us and we all ended up having lunch together. He was funny, charming and incredibly friendly, really very normal, which comes as no surprise.

Inside story: Two days after that lunch I was back to work at my part time job, I worked in an eyeglass shop in Portland named Visage Eyewear. While I was there, an absolutely adorable British couple came in. We INSTANTLY bonded and I ended up talking with them for close to two hours. About an hour in, I finally asked what brought them to Portland and they told me that they were visiting their son, who was working in town. I asked them what he did for work and they told me he was an actor! “REALLY”, I said. (I get really excited for fellow actors, especially since I know every last one in town), “I’m an actor too!! What’s his name? Is he working on anything at the moment?” That’s when they both got a little quiet, “Oh, he’s working on a movie here…” I took a look at both of them again, took in their accents and it suddenly dawned on me. “Is your son Rob?” I asked. They both got this wide-eyed look on their face like they weren’t sure if they should say yes or no. “I JUST worked with him two days ago!” I said, “I loved him, what a great guy!” They both seemed completely relieved that they could tell their secret without having to say anything. After that, we had an even better time and if I remember correctly, they even brought me ice cream from the ice cream shop across the street. For the record, Robert Pattinson has awesome parents!

During the Wrap party for Twilight, a friend of mine (he played one of the frat boys), Rob and I were all standing around talking. I wanted to do an impromptu photo shoot, where either I was about to bite Rob, or vice versa… it ended in a total fail as neither one of us knew who was supposed to bite who. I hope I’ll be forgiven for sharing this less than flattering pic.*

PP: Did you have any idea, being in the first of a five movie series, that Twilight would become so big and that Robert Pattinson would go on to become as famous as he did?

AB: I think that the success of the movies came as a surprise to everyone. I’d had an idea that they were going to be huge just because EVERYONE seemed to be reading the books!

I think that anyone who played the role of Edward was going to experience mega fandom. Edward, of all the characters was the most untouchable, the most mysterious and the sexiest. To watch that type of character brought to real life by an actor (especially an actor like Robert who is fun, approachable and handsome, but who was still sort of a mystery himself), it becomes this instant gratification. The character was written with such passion that as a reader, you want that passion for yourself. It also didn’t hurt that Robert was coming from Harry Potter and had a built in audience who were already excited to see him in something new.