Move over, Jennifer Lopez and your trio of wedding dresses, we now have something even more extraordinary: the first look at the dress Princess Leia wore to marry Han Solo – and it’s absolutely perfect for the star wars heroin.
Author Beth Revis writes about when Leia’s groom saw her during their ceremony in the new officially sanctioned book Star Wars: The Princess and the Villainwhich was released this month by Random House Worlds.
“Leia wore a dress in soft green, embroidered with flowers similar to those adorning the exterior of the temple,” Revis wrote, according to the audiobook obtained by Yahoo Entertainment. “It hung over her body, but it wasn’t shapeless. The sides were open, giving her room to move her legs and expose the laces of her knee-high white fur boots. She was holding a bouquet of wildflowers tied with the same lacing woven into her hair, and Han suspected that Leia had picked the flowers just before climbing the temple ladder.”
Concept art for the dress was shared exclusively on Monday by Variety.
Princess Leia’s hair – the character created by the late Carrie Fisher in 1977 star wars– “hung in loose waves down her back, with two small braids framing her face to keep hair out of the way. She wore flowers but no jewelry. She looked more like a nymph than a princess .”
Solo, who was portrayed in the Harrison Ford films, noted that “Leia had never looked more like herself than she does now.”
The book takes place after Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983). Although he explains that part of Han and Leia’s life is romantic, readers learn that there are more than a few obstacles in their galaxy.
“Their marriage, and the peace and prosperity it represents, is a lightning rod for all, including imperial remnants still clinging to power,” reads the book’s official synopsis.
To prepare, Revis said she watched the original three star wars movies again.
“I took pages and pages of notes on their dialogue, their mannerisms, the subtle ways they interacted,” said Revis, who has previously written about the franchise, tells StarWars.com in February. “Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are just brilliant actors, and they gave me a lot of trouble! I wanted this to be a story where the past was still present, but they were moving into new territory.”
The writer, whose work also plays a role in the new Walt Disney World Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Attractiontested the dialogue between Leia and Han about her husband, as she knew it was crucial to get it right.
“Quarrels are Han and Leia’s love language, after all!” she says. “I can happily blow up ships in space, but finding the right balance of funny and romantic in their dialogue was perhaps the hardest thing in the whole book.”
Star Wars: The Princess and the Villain is available in bookstores, including Amazon.