Danielle Brooks Wows in Wedding Dresses by Christian Siriano and Alonuko
With a series of stunning photos, Danielle Brooks took to social media this week to celebrate her Miami nuptials to Dennis Gelin and the gorgeous gowns she wore for the occasion. The actor opted for two dresses, one by longtime friend Christian Siriano and the other by Alonuko. “I always knew I was going to have two dresses,” Danielle told Vogue of the looks. “We thought it would be best to do a first look reveal so that we could go ahead with bridal party pictures and not hold up our guests after the ceremony. I decided to wear Christian Siriano for the reveal. We have been friends ever since my career first began.” That Christian Siriano dress was also a clever three-in-one design that allowed Danielle to create three separate style moments – from a dreamy princess gown to a body-con dress and, finally, pants!
As for the first look, the ballgown designed by Alonuko, Danielle spoke to the importance of working with a Black designer: “It was also important to me to highlight a Black designer . . . I feel like when it comes to the wedding process, Black creatives aren’t highlighted enough. Alonuko gave me the dress of my dreams. She flew all the way from London to make sure it arrived. I knew I wanted her one-of-a-kind, flesh-toned mesh with custom embroidery and a big huge skirt. Wearing her dress made me want to get married every day, I loved it so much.”
As for the details, Danielle finished her looks with shoes by Nina and a special gift from her stylist, Kelly Augustine, who presented her with a pair of Chanel earrings the morning of the wedding. Dennis and his groomsmen were outfitted in custom suits by Garçon Couture.
Here, get a glimpse of the happy couple and their glamorous wedding-day looks.