A dress is just a dress until a bride dons it and brings it to life. But some gowns have a glory all their own, like the beautiful Baracci dress worn by Beyonce in her memorable music video “Best Thing I Never Had” and recently listed for sale on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.
This Baracci dress exudes custom luxury, as is fitting for its prominent role in a video made by one of the world’s reigning music stars. Off-white with flecks of gold, the ballgown silhouette is hand-draped double silk. It features a sweetheart neckline and is embroidered with French Lace and generously covered with shimmering hand-sewn Swarovski pendants and crystals.
Beyonce reportedly stumbled on the dress while walking by the wedding designer’s boutique in Beverly Hills and asked to wear it in her video, but she isn’t the first celebrity to select Baracci for a prominent press moment. Nor is this the first time PreOwnedWedding Dresses.com has been connected with a celebrity wedding dress. Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak purchased a gorgeous Baracci wedding gown for her 2011 wedding through our listing service.
Like the woman who wears it, every wedding dress has a story to tell. We hope someday to hear more from the bride who ultimately brings this Baracci gown, (with an amazing Queen B backstory) to real life!
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Do you want a show-stopping gown like Kim Zolciak’s Baracci. A similar Baracci gown is currently listed at $35,000 (a savings of $13,000)!
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Budget fashionistas, rejoice!
Celebrity images via: People (Priscilla Chan, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Chelsea Clinton, Sara Rue), OK! (Hilary Duff), Life & Style (Kim Zolciak).
We were so excited to be a part of Kim Zolciak’s big day! So of course we were just thrilled to see the first picture of her wearing her Baracci wedding gown purchased on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com!
Her Baracci gown was simply stunning. Created with Swarovski crystals, pearl beads and platinum coated thread, we’re sure Kim felt as beautiful as she looked.
And we can’t help think about how smart she was to purchase a preowned wedding dress. Why should only one bride get to enjoy a dress this beautiful?
Dress Photos: Kevin Dinh Photography
Today’s Real Wedding features one of the most dramatic and stunningly beautiful wedding gowns we’ve ever seen on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com. Janice looked simply amazing as she walked down the aisle in this exquisite haute couture Baracci dress. The ballgown silhouette and hand-beaded bodice adorned with crystals make this a gown fit for a queen. Too beautiful too sit boxed up in a closet for years to come, this dress sold on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com in less than 24 hours!
Janice + Gabriel | August 12, 2011 | Pasadena & Los Angeles, California
The ceremony took place at St. Andrew Church in the heart of old Pasadena. The church is an architectural masterpiece built in 1927 with a Romanesque church tower and facade replicated from Santa Maria in Cosmedin, a church in Rome. The interior of the church is a replica of the Basilica of Santa Sabina dating to the early days of Christianity in Rome. With marble pillars and an altar structured of white Carrara marble, St. Andrew Church is recognized as an extraordinary replica of Romanesque architecture. With her twin sister as her maid of honor, Janice was a beautiful and majestic bride.
The reception took place at Cicada Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles alongside 220 guests. Located within a 1920’s Art Deco historic building, this venue created an extraordinary atmosphere for Janice and Gabriel’s wedding. They danced to La Vie en Rose for the first time as man and wife, and guests were treated to Traditional Bolivian Dancing as homage to the bride’s native heritage. Opera singer Lucy Zepeda sang the brides favorite aria, Il dolce suono” (“The Sweet Sound”) from Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti. The night ended with a dazzling bouquet toss and farewell dance.
The way Janice felt in her wedding gown
Beautiful, Majestic, Unforgettable
Janice’s wedding dress: Baracci
Photography: Kevin Dinh