The Origins of Blair’s Royal Wedding: Gossip Girl Time Machine
Think back to the good ol’ days on our beloved Gossip Girl… to the time of the headbands, the minions, sitting on the steps of Constance Billard! Did you think all the way back then that our little B ― in just 4.5 short seasons ― would be on the cusp of walking down the aisle to marriage?
According to the show’s producers… THEY absolutely did!
“It’s not an exaggeration to say that the crew has been planning Blair’s wedding since the pilot,” executive producer Stephanie Savage said at a press screening of GG’s 100th episode earlier this week, according to Zap2it.
The extravagance of the affair is representative of just how MUCH time the team has had to ponder the possibilities. Savage indicated that every detail was attended to in the church, including ― squeee ― Blair’s initals hanging on each of the church’s pews!! And then of course there’s that dress.
“Vera Wang made the dress,” Savage explained. “That felt like a great fit because Vera’s such an iconic New York character.” And Serena, who is also decked in Vera and is never one to the let the spotlight shine completely on someone else, has her “Pippa moment,” according to EP Joshua Safran.
One slightly-strange detail? Because of Blair’s apparent affinity for ‘80s pop music, as Savage explained, the group Vitamin String Quartet was hired to play classical versions of Pat Benatar’s “We Belong” and INXS’s “Never Tear Us Apart.” Fun! Except, wait… Would the songs be played at the actual ceremony? Or, gulp, at the reception?? Remember that scary prior reference to a reception? (We haven’t forgotten it!!) Wuh ohhh!
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