Who’s excited for the DVD release of Breaking Dawn tomorrow at midnight?! To get the inside scoop on the beautiful wedding scene that’s sure to inspire tons of upcoming weddings, we caught up with wedding designer Tammy Polatsek, the woman behind all of the amazing design aspects of Edward and Bella’s wedding.
Where did Polatsek get her inspiration for the scene? “Since the wedding took place in a forest, we wanted to mimic the life that a forest can give you,” she said. “We drew inspiration from the surrounding trees, stones, ferns, and everything else that grows in a forest.”
Wisteria cascading from the trees, hand-strung by a group of 20 people, created an intimate feel at the ceremony.
“My absolute favorite was the ceremony!” said Polatsek. “So dreamy and worth the hard work. The flowers that fall from the trees as she walks down; just a dream!”
The biggest challenge? The weather! “It was freezing, and the flowers had to be replaced on an hourly basis at times.” And, much like Forks, it rains “500 days a year,” said Polatsek.
“We had the nightmare wedding all done—custom white stage, stunning, all ready to go, and—boom—rain!” said Polatsek. “We covered everything and planned to shoot the following day, but when we came back, I thought I was going to have a heart attack. An animal went from the mud to the stage that was so nicely painted and made foot prints all over it!”
At the reception, the goal was to make the centerpieces “grow out of the tables.” The centerpieces used delphiniums, viburnums, white lilacs, ranunculus, and sweet pea, plus stones, ferns, and moss. “We didn’t want the typical rose/hydrangea combination. That was too arranged,” said Polatsek.
Polatsek custom-crafted the dishes used in the movie, and you can even get your own set here.
The whole wedding scene took almost four weeks to create. While Bella and Edward’s wedding décor would’ve cost about $300,000 by Polatsek’s estimate, you can get the look and feel of the Cullen wedding for less.
“Anything earthy and real to nature will bring in that look,” said Polatsek. “Use a green, white, and brown combination, and keep it simple. Nature is beautiful; you don’t need to overwork it! No tall vases; things don’t grow in glass filled with crystals.”
The folks over at Twilight Lexicon have been Tweeting some great pics from the Twi-Tour! Below are some new ones of Christian Carmargo (aka Eleazar), Booboo Stewart (aka Seth Clearwater ) and Peter Fainelli & Elizabeth Reaser as Esme and Carlisle from the wedding!
We knew the wedding scene was shot in cold rainy weather but we had no clue just how awful the conditions were — especially for Kristen, Ashley and Nikki!
Kristen Stewart‘s wedding day wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows it seems. HollywoodLife.com spoke with Twilight star Kellan Lutz at the Solstice Sunglass Boutique Summer Soiree on June 21 in NYC and he revealed that there was more than just a little bit of mud and rain on the highly anticipated day! We’ve always heard that rain on your wedding day is good luck, but it’s definitely not fun!“Very cold. Very wet,” Kellan tells us of the wedding day. “Very miserable for the females who didn’t have heaters by them. But it was beautiful. It was beautiful; the set designer did an amazing job. The fans will really enjoy seeing it.”
But even though the Twilight saga has almost come to an end, Kellan says it’s bittersweet.
“No, I’m not really sad. This last movie was 7 months of pretty tough work,” Kellan says. “And we are all very blessed to be a part of it, but I don’t think it’s really going to sink in that it’s over till the last premiere, then we’ll still have a couple years for it to really sink in.”