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If you've been watching Bones since the first season, you've waited eight long years for Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Seely Booth (David Boreanaz) to get married. Even for casual viewers, the romantic tension between the supposedly strictly-professional detectives was overwhelming—until they slept together and Brennan got pregnant. Even after Brennan proposes to Booth with a gorgeous engagement ring, he is blackmailed into turning her down. Needless to say, some of us never thought a wedding would come, but last night's wedding episode definitely didn't disappoint, especially on the wedding dress front.
The teaser photos Boreanaz previously posted to his Whosay account showed viewers Emily Deschanel in a cap-sleeved, lace wedding dress. According to TV Guide, it was one of five dresses Deschanel had to choose from, with twenty minutes to decide which was the most flattering! Talk about a high-pressure choice.
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Deschanel ended up selecting one of the prettiest gowns to ever hit prime-time, a Legends by Romona Keveza dress from the designer's Spring 2013 collection. Featuring an off-the-shoulder neckline, "the gown is made of re-embroidered lace and features a flowing circle skirt with a chapel train made of French net," as described by the designer. The gown's embellished sash paired with Deschanel's swept-back hair made her jewelry-free décolletage look supremely sophisticated.
Photo: Courtesy of Romona Keveza
The skirt and cathedral-length train may have been unexpected for the no-nonsense, unsentimental Brennan; it seems a little too traditional for a forensic anthropologist who threw herself into a cold case to distract her from wedding planning stress (while most of us would settle for a glass of wine or maybe a massage). However, as Deschanel explained to TV Guide, "In a previous episode, Brennan shows [maid of honor] Angela a picture of a wedding dress she found in a magazine when she was 8 years old. So the dress had to look like something that would have appealed to young Brennan before she went through all the death stuff. Even though her life changed, she still held on to this dream, and I think that's wonderful!"
Brides, take a note from Brennan: Making your eight-year-old self proud on your wedding day, even if that means reading Mad Lib wedding vows.
—Caitlin Van Horn