The costume designer that worked on upcoming blockbuster The Big Wedding has spoken exclusively to HELLO! Online about dressing Amanda Seyfried, who plays bride-to-be Missy. "Amanda is just a dream to dress," Aude Bronson-Howard told us. "She can wear anything and always looks stunning. Through the first part of the movie she really has her Greenwich, Connecticut look in her Lily Pulitzer outfits. "For the wedding, we wanted something not quite traditional, with a looser less formal feel befitting the not-so-traditional Griffin family."
For the wedding dress, Aude started by researching dress design concepts. "We started with racks and racks full of the latest wedding dresses from all kinds of designers," she said. "Then we had a long fitting session with Amanda and you name it, she tried it on. She tried on long, poofy, slinky and more. Then she put on one dress that I found on a sale rack that was kind of ill-fitting but it had this amazing fabric. The fabric reminded me of a mermaid's skin because it was so delicate and had such lovely movement. "As a character, Missy is such a cheerful, happy-go-lucky person that the look just felt right."
Inspired by the unusual fabric, Aude used it to create a flowing, floral gown. "When Amanda put it on she looked so radiant and fun," she said. "It was lovely on her but also loose enough that she could run around in it during all that goes on in this crazy wedding. It lent a theme to the wedding with a frothy, frilly atmosphere."