Disney Fairy Tale Weddings New Rapunzel Gown by Alfred Angelo

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Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo will unveil the exciting new Rapunzel wedding gown to press at its upcoming annual bridal fashion show on Friday April 8, 2011 at EZ studios in New York. Rapunzel’s gown is the latest addition to the celebrated Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo collection of seven Disney Princess-inspired wedding gowns that launched earlier this year.

Following the box office success and upcoming DVD release of the movie, Tangled, Rapunzel is becoming her own classic Disney character loved by fans around the world. As a result, Michael Shettel, designer for Alfred Angelo, created a Rapunzel inspired bridal gown that reflects the character’s confident, unconventional approach to style. The gown’s one shoulder dropped waist, pleated bodice represents the unique, artistic vision that Rapunzel brides bring to everything they do. The delicate three-dimensional satin petals on the skirt pay homage to the natural things Rapunzel longs for, and expresses through her artistry. These petals are adorned with light-catching crystals and twinkling sequins to represent the lanterns she views every year on her birthday from her tower.

Also gracing the runway at the press preview on April 8, is the new Cinderella Platinum wedding gown. The gown, which was presented at a special Walt Disney World® Resort event last month, was created to commemorate the 20th (Platinum) Anniversary of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings and Honeymoons in Orlando, Florida. Shettel’s special edition design includes a multitude of asymmetric tulle layers paired with a head-turning bejeweled bodice. This special gown not only celebrates the fairy tale that inspired it, but incorporates nostalgic and modern elements that span the 20 years of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.

Disney fans and wedding industry bloggers were invited for the first glimpse of the Cinderella Platinum wedding gown, and selected brides-to-be were given the opportunity to try it on before it was released publicly.

“I was immediately transformed into a princess,” commented Amanda Day, the first bride-to-be to slip into the style. “I didn’t want to take it off! And it took my mother’s breath away to see me in that dress. It was amazing.”

“We are excited to continue to offer brides new Disney Princess-inspired styles that allow them to look and feel like a princess on their magical day too,” said Robert Oberschelp, Director Disney Collections. “Look for Disney Consumer Products and Alfred Angelo to continue to unveil more special edition bridal gowns and accessories soon.”

The Rapunzel bridal gown and Cinderella Platinum anniversary gown from Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo will be available for retail in Alfred Angelo Signature Stores and bridal shops worldwide in late summer 2011. For more information please visit: www.disneybridal.com, www.alfredangelo.com/Disney or www.alfredangelo.com/Blogger

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