In 30 minutes or less, you can have a beautiful bride! Nikki BellaShe revealed that she didn’t select her wedding gown until just before she walked down the aisle. Artem Chigvintsev.
“People are going to think I’m crazy, but I didn’t choose my ceremony dress until 30 minutes before I walked down the aisle,” the former WWE star, 38, revealed to BridesInterview published Tuesday, October 11.
Bella and Chigvintsev, both 40, tied the knot in August — two years after the couple welcomed their first child together. Ongoing complications from the coronavirus pandemic put the pair’s initial wedding plans on pause. They had originally planned to have their ceremony near Napa Valley in California. But, the couple decided last minute to wed in Paris.
“Artem and I went to Paris on a secret vacation when we were first dating and didn’t want the world to know we were a couple yet,” the reality star revealed. “After that, we always said, ‘Run away to Paris with me.’ It’s always held a special place in our hearts, and when Napa wasn’t working out, we were like, ‘We just need to run away to Paris. Let’s make it work.’ It was literally a fairy-tale ending.”
The Total BellasAlum shared that she tried on four different outfits while searching to find her bridal gown. Bella’s wedding dress John CenaIt was also considered.
“I had two beautiful dresses that I loved, and they were going to be for a different marriage, but they were my dream and I love them. So, I brought them out to see if I could make them work,” the Total Divas alum shared.
Bella also shared that fans will be able to see her and Chigvintsev’s “entire journey” of their special day — including all four of her bridal looks — during a four-part special event series from E!So called Nikki Bella Says I DoThis film is scheduled to premiere in 2023.
The couple met in the 25th season of Season 25. Dancing With the StarsBella, 45, was still engaged to Cena at the time. After six years of marriage, the couple split in 2018. Bella ended her six-year engagement to the wrestler and moved on with the professional ballroom dancer in January 2019. The couple announced their engagement in January 2019. They welcomed their son Matteo in July 2020.