Billie Lourd of course honored her late mother, Carrie Fisher, in her stunning wedding look last weekend.
Last weekend, Lourd, 29, married fiancé Austen Rydell in a stunning ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. And, of course, Lourd looked perfect in her custom Rodarte dress.
In an exclusive interview with Vogue, Lourd revealed how she first was introduced to Rodarte’s designers, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, after they interviewed her late mom, Carrie Fisher, in 2014.
“I immediately fell in love,” Lourd told Vogue.
“So when I started thinking about who I wanted to design my wedding dress, they were the first people who came to mind. I have always been a massive fan of their work and thought their elegant, ethereal, unique style was a perfect fit for my — kind of —elegant, ethereal, unique personality. I also felt a strong connection to them because of their connection to my mom and because they are California gals just like me!”
Lourd went on to meet with the Rodarte design team at the brand’s downtown L.A studio where they began to craft her perfect wedding dress.
“We got married on the beach at sunset, so I really wanted something that reflected the vibe of the ocean-y setting,” she said.
“We decided to make the underlayer of the dress out of sequins. The underlayer of my personality is also made of sequins, so it just felt right. The dress came out even better than I could’ve ever imagined, and I feel so beyond grateful to Laura and Kate for making it all happen.”
The bride’s René Mancini shoes were also a tribute to her mom, who died in 2016 at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack. Her father, Bryan Lourd, actually picked them out because “they reminded him of the shoes my mom used to wear in the ’90s,” Lourd revealed to the outlet.
When it came to her engagement ring — the diamond which Rydell had reset from a ring that her dad proposed to her mom with — Lourd also wore a pair of vintage Neil Lane diamond studs from her dad as her “something old.”
For her “something blue,” she wore her mom’s favorite ring, a blue fire opal.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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