A fairy tale wedding fit for a princess! Carrie Underwood‘s phenominal wedding to Canadian hockey player Mike Fisher could not be understated and required that two dresses be custom-created by designer Monique Lhuillier. For Carrie’s trip down the aisle, Lhuillier designed a one-of-a-kind, drop waist, custom ballgown–complete with a corseted bodice made of Chantilly lace and covered in silk flowers and crystals. “The gown took over 400 hours to create,” according to Lhuillier, and the gown was cinched with a blush pink sash and topped with a circular veil encrusted with clear and pink crystals.
Underwood said, “for the party she wanted to dance and have fun,” “so I saw she had gorgeous legs and thought why not show them off,” says Lhuillier, who put the debutante in a strapless, corseted, jeweled-bodice cocktail dress with a luxe, delicate frayed organza skirt.
The extravagance didn’t stop with Carrie. Lhuillier created four different silk chiffon gowns fit for a goddess, make that eight goddesses for Carrie’s bridemaids. Topping off their looks, Carrie generously gave her bridesmaids an assortment of Swarovski jewelry including a pendant cross necklace, crystal earrings, and bracelets.
Carrie also had a dynamic combination of perfect hair and makeup, Lhuillier says, “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.”