Stephenie Meyer once gave out the dress descriptions and photos (seen below) to the Lexicon’s very own Love2Dream who used to have a Bella’s Wedding Dress site. That site recently was taken down, but Love2Dream gave the photos to us.
Stephenie’s description on the old Lexicon forums was, “I wish I still had the picture I based the description of Bella’s dress on, but it was lost in my fateful computer crash. Those of you who are going with the old fashioned look are on the right track. Two key words to aid in the search: art nouveau. It’s a simpler style than the frillier Edwardian stuff. Elegant white satin, cut on the bias, with long sleeves (the strapless thing is a very recent development. It wasn’t even popular when I was getting married, only 13 years ago, much less during the modest turn of the century). I search google images for the dress every now and then. I’ll let you know if I find something close one of these days.”
Love2dream based on Stephenie’s description, found the above images and asked if she was on the right track. Stephenie replied that the look was close, but not the exact photo that she had seen.
The prom dresses were also initially lost in Stephenie’s great computer crash, but a fan named Michelle tracked them down. Here’s what Stephenie had to say when a fan asked if she had photos of the dresses, ” Unfortunately, it [the photos of the dresses] was lost in the Great Computer Crash of ’04. I’ve searched through pages and pages of google images for Paris fashion week 2003, but I haven’t been able to recover it. (I also used to have pictures of Alice’s and Rosalie’s, also from the runway). Sorry!
And that’s what started Michelle’s hunt. About two months later this is what Stephenie said, “A fan named Michelle—who also happens to be quite a sleuth—tracked down (using only my description in the outtakes and the clue that I found the pictures in 2003 Paris Fashion Week slides) the exact photographs that I used in creating my prom dresses for Bella and Alice. I am quite stunned that she was able to find Bella’s dress, since I never mentioned that in the original photo the dress was light yellow rather than blue.”