Drew Barrymore's 'Beautiful' Wedding Dress: All the Details

06/08/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Drew Barrymore Wedding

When your father-in-law-to-be is the former CEO of Chanel — and when your name is Drew Barrymore — commissioning a wedding dress is fairly easy. So on her big day, Barrymore wore a custom muslin and organza gown designed by Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld, tailored just for her during fittings in Paris and Los Angeles.

“I think she looked beautiful and it fit her strong personality,” Lagerfeld told InStyle.com of the dress this week.

Barrymore customized her gown — which featured a skirt embroidered with tulle flowers and feathers — with a black satin belt. “She wanted that,” Lagerfeld added to InStyle.com. “I loved it. I love her.”

The mom-to-be accessorized her look with Chanel fine jewelry, including the diamond and white-gold “Fil de Camelia” earrings and a vintage “Eventail” cuff, which included more than 14 carats of black and white diamonds.

Her veil was special, too; the bride spent quite a while searching for the perfect topper. “She wanted something traditional,” a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE. “Even though there are things about her that are very modern, it’s an old-world tradition she wanted to have.”

When the weather turned chilly during the reception (the festivities lasted until 1:30 a.m.!) Barrymore covered up with a black tweed Chanel jacket. And throughout the evening, she kept a smile on her face; a friend tells PEOPLE the bride “was radiant” on her big day, adding that she “looked gorgeous, completely relaxed and beautiful.”

For more on Barrymore’s big day, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

–Reporting by Julie Jordan


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Kim on

She looks beautiful. I hope everything works out very well for her and her family.

Jon on

Drew Barrymore looks really pretty, congrats to her!

pegw on

Not liking the dress but I wish her all the best! :)

Guest on

The veil is pretty, but that dress, is horrible!

Darlene Hess on

Congrats to Drew. Do not like that dress at all.

Me on

She looks very happy! I think that dress is much more original than the strapless numbers that look like a prom gown. Whatever happened to style? Good for Drew & Karl.

Marie on

I love how people feel the need to leave a comment just to say how they hate her dress. While it may not be my style or the next persons style, it is HER style and I think it fits her beautifully. She looks radiant and I’m sure she made a gorgeous bride!!

sally on

the dress is horrible!

Carol on

I’m sorry; I love Drew but that was the ugliest wedding dress I have ever seen! The bodice looked like an old sweater, and who would put a black belt on a wedding dress AROUND A PREGNANT BELLY??

sam on

Marie, I think the whole point of these is so people can leave their opinions and say what they want!! I wanted to leave a comment just to say that..because I can! Oh and love you drew but not a fan of the dress.

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