Wedding Dress Legend Designs a 400 Pound Gown


True, every bride wants to look beautiful in a unique wedding gown on her special day.  However, how far it too far to feel like a princess on her special day? Designed by a woman in Edina, Minn., a 400 pound wedding dress with almost one million beads has seized the prize as the most heavy wedding gown in the world.

Gail Be is the mastermind behind the glamorous gown, having made 30 similar gowns in the past.  Be has never tried to sell one of her gowns. “My purpose for doing this has never been to get rich,” she said. “It was to make one of the great pieces of art for all the world to see.”

The gown  has a 20 foot train and weighs nearly 4oo pounds.  The millions of beads in the 20 1/2 foot train account for the weight of the dress.  The gorgeous shimmering beads are made up of 500,000 glass pearls and more than 400,000 chrystals.

“It hurt, and I couldn’t move, but I felt like a fairy-tale princess,” a model who wore the gown told Minnesota’s Star Tribune.

More of Be’s designs are featured below.  All images are courtesy of Gail Be’s website.

Featured above is her “Garden of Eden” inspired gown.


Featured above is “Neptune’s Nymph.”

Featured above is “Caribbean Splash.”

Featured above is “Sapphire’s Melody.”

Featured above is “Wow.”

Check out a video of the wedding gown below.


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