Rafael Nadal’s wife Mery Perelló’s wedding dress is seen for the first time in stunning snaps from Spanish designer Rosa Clara as she reveals she created TWO gowns for the big day
- Tennis ace Rafael Nadal married Mery Perelló at a castle in Mallorca on Saturday
- The radiant bride wore two stunning gowns by Spanish designer Rosa Clara
- Clara shared a first look at the first dress on her Instagram account yesterday
- Sketches reveal the second, slinkier dress was worn by the bride in the evening
Fans have been given the first look at the stunning bespoke gown worn by Mery Perelló for her wedding to tennis ace Rafael Nadal over the weekend.
Mery, 31, donned a breathtaking long-sleeved dress by Spanish designer Rosa Clara for the ceremony at the British-owned La Fortaleza – Spain’s most expensive property – on the island of Mallorca on Saturday.
Sketches of the bespoke gown emerged online hours after the nuptials and yesterday Rosa treated Instagram followers to the first full-length snap. The photos were later released to the public by the couple.
Breathtaking: Fans have been given the first look at the stunning wedding dress worn by Mery Perelló as she tied the knot with tennis ace Rafael Nadal over the weekend, pictured
Radiant: Mery, 31, donned a breathtaking long-sleeved gown by Spanish designer Rosa Clara for the ceremony at the British-owned La Fortaleza – Spain’s most expensive property – on the island of Mallorca on Saturday. The wedding dress designer shared this photo of the dress
The two photos shared by Rosa show Mery and Rafael with their arms wrapped around each other as they posed for photos at the beautiful Spanish castle.
Mery’s demure gown featured a bodice with a jewel-embellished neckline and long sleeves and was made of beautiful Art Deco-inspired French lace.
The ballgown-style skirt, made of silk crepe, featured a weightless detachable train. Mery completed her bridal look with a wonderfully subtle silk tulle veil.
The designer also revealed she designed a second, slinkier, bespoke gown for the Mery to wear to the evening party, as well as dresses for the bride’s mother and Rafael’s mother and sister.
Slinky: Sketches of the second dress reveal Mery plumped for a figure-hugging, backless halterneck design (pictured) to party the night away at the evening reception
Rosa Clara described the second dress as ‘subtly alluring’ with scalloped flower motifs and a ‘sophisticated dropped back hem’.
It is thought Mery swept her brunette locks up into a low updo to accentuate the dramatic back of the dress for the evening reception.
The bride-to-be was involved in designing both gowns, making several visits to the designer’s Barcelona boutique.
Rosa also revealed she had dressed Mery’s mother, María Pascual, as well as Rafael’s mother, Ana María Parera, and sister, Maribel Nadal, in designs from her cocktail collection.
Demure: Mery’s first demure gown featured a bodice with a jewel-embellished neckline and long sleeves and was made of beautiful Art Deco-inspired French lace, pictured
In a statement shared online, Rosa said: ‘I feel very fortunate to have met Mery and to have designed the wedding dress she had always dreamt of.
‘Being part of this moment is thrilling and a little scary — the responsibility that comes with a wedding like this that receives so much international attention is enormous.
‘The connection with Mery was immediate, as it was with her mother and Rafa’s mother and sister. They’re an extraordinary family and it has been a pleasure to work with them.’