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Gabrielle Union: My wedding dress was perfect

Gabrielle Union is thrilled she had the "perfect" outfits for her wedding day.

The 41-year-old actress tied the knot with her husband Dwyane Wade in Miami on Saturday and the couple were joined by close family members and friends.

Fashion star Dennis Basso tended to her appearance and had Gabrielle in for a fitting at New York's Kleinfeld bridal salon. The finished result was two stunning designs, which the brunette beauty was thrilled with.

“Dennis, [my stylist] Jason [Bolden] and I worked together to choose the perfect fabric, silhouettes and finishing details for not just one but two gowns," she gushed to People. "The two looks are near opposites and play off one another - Dennis Basso was able to capture both my unassuming and womanly sides through his sketches.”

Dennis too enjoyed the experience of catering to Gabrielle's dream ensembles. One of the dresses was a stunning strapless number with a high-slit on the skirt - a design which the designer thinks looked fabulous on.

“We literally built the entire bodice and corset specifically for her,” Dennis explained. “The entire dress is hand beaded with pearls and crystals. She wanted something that glistened without looking too ‘cha cha cha,’ still chic. The material was flown in from Italy. The skirt is perfectly draped to accent her shape and the slit gives the opportunity to show off the shoes and her great legs!”

It seems Gabrielle was keen to make her husband's jaw drop too on the special day.

“She talked about Dwyane being so fashionable and really wanting to parallel that with her gown,” Dennis added. “We looked at swatches, took measurements, even considered what flowers she would carry. It was an amazing collaboration.”

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