Sandra Bullock's wedding dress from The Proposal

Celebrity, Wedding Dresses

Courtesy of Touchstone Pictures

Here comes the bride! I couldn't resist showing you a sneak peek of Sandra Bullock's The Proposal wedding dress. In the new comedy, which opens this Friday, Sandra Bullock plays Margaret, a type-A executive who forces her young assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her in order to avoid deportation to Canada. When the couple plans an impromptu wedding in Alaska, Sandra's character wears a 1930s-style wedding dress that originally belonged to her groom's grandmother (the hilarious Betty White).

And as you can see from this "before" photo, transforming the too-large wedding dress into a beautiful bridal gown was anything but easy. "It was kind of an interesting design problem," says costume designer Cat Thomas, who actually created two custom-designed silk Charmeuse wedding dresses (one large and one small) for Sandra to wear in the movie (see the final version after the jump).

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