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We have all heard about how Axl Rose, of Guns N’ Roses fame, recently rejected his invitation into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. While he may not be concerned with his legacy in the Hall of Fame, one place that he and his famous band do have quite a legacy on is in the world of wedding dresses. “November Rain” and its music video dominated more than just MTV in 1992. The wedding dress featured in the video would soon become a hot commodity that brides everywhere wanted. Carmela Sutera designed the $8,000 gown. Axl’s girlfriend at the time, Stephanie Seymour, was the blushing bride in the video wearing it. Sutera says that Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly are inspirations for her designs. While the November Rain dress is elegant like the two ladies who inspired it, the gown certainly is also very different. This is no ordinary gown. While it may have the conventional wedding white color and accompanying veil, this dress has a flare that alludes to the era it was designed in and to the event it was designed for. The front of the skirt resembles a mini-skirt and reveals the majority of the bride’s legs (the garter is even exposed!) The sides of the skirt cascade down from the front short hem to the floor and continue being the traditional length in the back. My favorite part of the dress has to be the gorgeous neckline with the side sleeves. The dress is quite gutsy and not meant to be walked down every aisle. But its ambition is to be admired. Carmela Sutera still designs wedding gowns and not all of them are as wild as the November Rain dress. So fear not those of you who admire her work, but are afraid of looking a bit too much like a rock star on your own wedding day. Just as Cinderella had to have the perfect glass slipper and Stephanie Seymour had to have the perfect dress to marry her rock star, you, too, will find your own perfect pieces for your day! Source: Adding Bliss Blog Image Source: ukbride.co.uk