Gabrielle Union's Wedding Dress: Designer Dennis Basso Shares Details, Sketch

Celebrity Style Sep. 3, 2014 AT 5:00PM
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union on their wedding day Dennis Basso tells Us Weekly about the two custom gowns he created for Gabrielle Union's wedding to Dwyane Wade. Credit: Bob Metelus for Bob Metelus Images

Among the many show-stopping moments — including a performance by John Legend — during Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's wedding on Saturday, Aug. 30, in Miami, the bride's two custom Dennis Basso gowns surely topped the list.

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"The gowns were both amazing," the designer tells Us Weekly. "One was much more classic — a gorgeous fitted bodice with a lovely soft woven tonal design and a full skirt that had a slight pleating at the waist to draw attention to Gabrielle's tiny waist." The bride also wore a tiered veil by Peter Langner.

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Gabrielle Union's wedding dress designer Dennis Basso shares a sketch of one of her gowns with Us Weekly.
Gabrielle Union's wedding dress designer Dennis Basso shares a sketch of one of her gowns with Us Weekly.
Credit: courtesy of Dennis Basso

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Once the two sealed their union with a kiss, the Being Mary Jane star, 41, changed into a second custom gown. "It was a much more sleek look with fine beading, just enough to capture the light when she danced, sprinkled with pearls," Basso tells Us.

Gabrielle Union shared a picture of her second custom Dennis Basso wedding dress on Instagram.
Gabrielle Union shared a picture of her second custom Dennis Basso wedding dress on Instagram.
Credit: courtesy of Gabrielle Union

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Union worked with the designer, who has a line of wedding gowns at Kleinfeld's Bridal, and her stylist Jason Bolden on the dress for four months, meeting for the first time back in May. "After spending some time with Gabrielle and thinking about the best looks for her, I knew that Dennis Basso would be the designer to work with!" Bolden, creative director and celebrity fashion stylist, tells Us. "I had worked with Dennis in the past for other clients, and I was certain that he could execute the design inspiration that we had come up with."

"Congratulations to the beautiful bride @gabunion and @dwyanewade she looks amazing in my gown #wedding #marriage #love #couture," designer Dennis Basso captioned the pic on Instagram.
Credit: courtesy of Dennis Basso

All of the hard work and planning paid off on the big day. "Thank you thank you thank you @DennisBasso for helping me design THE most perfect gowns for the most special night of my life…So grateful…So happy," Union wrote on Instagram.

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