Gabrielle Union's Wedding Dress Photos Are Here: See Both Beautiful Gowns!

09/01/2014 at 12:11 PM ET

From the sketch, we had a feeling Gabrielle Union’s first wedding dress would be stunning — and we couldn’t wait to see the second one. Now the star has given us a glimpse at both, and they certainly don’t disappoint.

Kristen Chenoweth hair photosCourtesy Gabrielle Union

Union, 41, first shared a look at the crystal-and-pearl-embellished strapless, backless gown Dennis Basso designed for her big entrance (above right). “Literally, she looks like a living doll — her waist is extraordinarily tiny in this gown!” he told PEOPLE of the dress (for which he shared a sketch). “Gabrielle was all about creating a fashion moment.” For her part, Union captioned the photo of herself in the sparkling creation, “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 💞”

But because she was marrying a “groomzilla” — fashion plate and basketball star Dwyane Wade — we had a feeling one dress wouldn’t be enough for the festivities. And we were right. Basso had given a glimpse at Gown No. 2 on his own Instagram, but Union shared the full look on her own (as well as a shot of her handsome groom and his equally well-dressed sons and nephew). “#thewadeunion” she wrote on the photo (the night’s official hashtag). The bodice had a similar shape to her first dress, but was ruched instead of beaded, and her second gown had a full skirt instead of a slim, high-slit skirt.


A photo posted by Gabrielle Union-Wade (@gabunion) on

Wade, 32, topped his bride’s wardrobe change record, wearing three very distinctive looks for their big day, he told the New York Times. Dean and Dan Caten created three DSquared2 looks for Wade: the double-breasted shawl-collar tux he wore to the ceremony, the black-and-white jacquard one-button dinner jacket her wore with a gold bow tie to the reception, and the “white poplin boxer shorts to the knee, a black-on-black camouflage silk lamé jacket, small collar shirt, narrow tie and black gladiator trainers with a silver shield on the tongue” he wore to the afterparty.

Guests at the wedding also had a dress code: The women wore white, while the men wore black tuxes and The Tie Bar bowties chosen for them by the groom (who also wore its ties throughout his big day — appropriate, as he has his own line with the brand).

What do you think about Union’s two gowns? How badly do you want to see Wade’s afterparty outfit? Tell us in the comments.

–Alex Apatoff

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adda on

There is something so odd about requiring guests to dress in such a specific way. Seems like at that point it’s more about what the pictures will look like than the emotion and love of the wedding.

Zeze on

She sure does have her priorities straight, focusing on what her guests wear instead of her husband’s baggage.

Charli on

The boys are so handsome. Was his youngest son present?

Joy on

The on a break baby wasn’t in the family pic! LOL

Bhavana on

I like the picture of all of them together, but not the one of her alone. Her hair is a hot mess in the one of her by herself and it would have looked better if she smiled.

fanofboardwalkempire on

I only see one dress! Please show us the second one- thanks!

Lacey on

I think she was a beautiful, classic bride. Everyone makes mistakes & I’m happy that they could work through their past together. Best wishes!

Marie Mullin on

Seems to be more about the. Dress than exchanging vows. To go into this knowing he is a cheater, good luck to you.

Anonymous2 on

Agree with the other posts about this seeming to be more about the dresses and guests clothing and his tuxes and ties. Talk about priorities. These people exuded the shallowness which I had hoped they would not. Having money is one thing, class is another….

Liz on

I think they all look lovely. But I think it’s funny that being so particular about some things made them blind to the fact that in the photo of them all – it looks like the ceiling fan is coming out of his head! Or he’s wearing some kind of fan-hat. How could “groomzilla” miss this?

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