Troian Bellisario was the belle of all brides. The Pretty Little Liars actress chose a design by Cortana for her December 10 wedding to Suits actor Patrick J. Adams, and The Knot has new details about the gorgeous three-piece set.
While planning her wedding, Bellisario stopped by Loho Bride in Los Angeles, where she came across Cortana’s 2017 bridal collection. The actress opted for the Tutu skirt, a high-waisted, corseted skirt featuring layers of cotton tulle and silk organza. She paired the piece with the Julio top—a thin-strapped, silk sateen chemise featuring a dainty silk and tulle ribbon on the neckline.
According to the brand’s rep, Bellisario later requested a light overcoat that was custom designed at Cortana’s atelier in Barcelona. The designer created a regal, silk tulle cape for the bride, who fittingly topped her ensemble with a gold crown.
As previously reported, Bellisario and Adams opted for a camping-themed wedding weekend in Southern California, with 200 of their family members and closest friends. Following the nuptials—and what looked like an eventful three days—the couple took to Instagram to explain their wedding hashtag, “#fortday2016.”
“8 years ago we built a pillow fort in my old apartment and started a conversation that has grown into a whole life. It was just a quiet shared idea that became a yearly tradition,” the groom explained on Instagram. “This year we invited some more people. A lot more. And we made a wedding out of it. Three perfect days with friends and family. Kids screaming and laughing in the pool shouting ‘Fort Day’ at the top of their lungs. Our incredible tribe lifting us up the same way they have for so many years. It’s impossible to put into words how it all felt. Filled with so much gratitude that I’m lucky enough to have married my best friend. Love you @sleepinthegardn – can’t wait to see what happens next. #fortday2016 📷cred @daveschwepphotography.”
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Bellisario echoed her husband’s sentiments following the eventual weekend. “8 years ago we were two friends who [had] shared very little time together. We were tired and overworked and just wanted to have some peace and quiet. So he invited me over to his apartment where he had built us a pillow fort,” the Freeform actress explained on Instagram. “He stapled sheets and Christmas lights to the ceiling. We shut the door to the world outside. We didn’t answer our phones. And over pancakes and movies. Long late night conversations and sleep. we got to know each other a little better. That was the first ‘Fort Day’. Each year after that our fort got a little bigger until 3 years ago our fort was a brand new home. Our first that we bought together. And in the still and the quiet of that ‘fort day’ he asked me to marry him. Well this year it wasn’t about peace and quiet. Two days ago we decided to make the biggest fort we could dream of and we asked all our friends and family to come in it. Tents and talent shows. Food trucks and fires. Kids screamed ‘I Iove fort day!’ before jumping into the pool. I can’t believe something small between friends could be accepted and embraced by so many people that mean so much to us. And what that said To me was that any of the tough times we’ve had making 8 years of long distance work was worth it. The pining. The missing. The quiet nights alone believing that it would be worth it. We were right to believe in us. And not only did we believe @halfadams but everyone around us did too. #fortday2016 (thank you to the amazing @dreamsequences for this awesome photo).”