Don't call Candiace Dillard a princess — on her wedding day, The Real Housewives of Potomac beauty looked like a true queen. The pageant star, who tied the knot with her "susband"-turned-husband Chris Bassett in D.C. on Saturday, August 11, was truly a vision in a ballgown that dreams are made of.
Candiace strutted down a gilded aisle with floating, white bloom-decked chandeliers in a custom silk organza wedding dress by New York designer Karen Sabag, according to People. The flowing ballgown had a whopping 70-yard skirt, so you know that jaws dropped when this bride walked into the room. But the best part had to be the straps: on each shoulder sat a French bow, which was beaded by hand and covered in 80 yards of Swarovski crystals. She topped it all off with a long and elegant veil.
“That dress was everything I wanted it to be and then some,” Candiace gushed to People. “I knew I wanted a ballgown and I tried on several, but they just weren’t doing it. But Karen made it happen. It had the perfect drop-waist bodice, because when you’re a short girl wearing a ballgown, you have to be careful about it cutting you off on the wrong lines. And it was so light. It looked heavy, but I was really able to dance and jump around and move in it. I loved it.”
Candiace donned the dress to both the ceremony and the reception, but changed into a minidress with a halter neck and cold-shoulder sleeves for the afterparty.
The groom looked sharp in a white jacket with a black lapel, and a crisp white bowtie.
Photo credit: Abby Jiu Photography
Congrats to Candiace and Chris! Marriage looks good on you two!
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