Whitney Houston, Wedding Dress Auction


You can be the new owner of an outfit Whitney Houston wore on one of the happiest days of her life.

The late singer's wedding gown, which she sported when she wed her only husband Bobby Brown, will be auctioned off at Heritage Auctions on June 24 and 25. Other personal items that belonged to the beloved late singer are also being sold.

Whitney's custom-made, high neck, ivory satin Marc Bouwer wedding dress contains a built-in "Carnival" bodice, full-length sheer nylon sleeves and a silk mesh overlay adorned with iridescent sequins and bugle beads in various elaborate floral motifs. The dress's hem has some marks and scruffs and the veil has a small hole in it.

Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Wedding

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The outfit comes with a pair of matching satin sleeves, a matching beaded and sequined satin cloche hat and a floor-length sheer white silk veil decorated with semi-round pearlescent beads. The winning bidder will also receive a color photograph of Whitney in the wedding gown, being escorted down the aisle by her father, John Houston, as well as a certificate of authenticity.

The opening bid is $3,500 and the dress is estimated to be worth at least twice that. Whitney's wedding dress originally cost $40,000, Vanity Fair reported.

Whitney Houston, Wedding Dress Auction


Another items put on the auction block are Whitney's first and last passports, issued in 1985 and 2007, as well as her 2006 California driver's license.

"Brimming with stamps and special visas to countries including France, Japan, Brazil, Holland, Great Britain, and several others, this piece traces the history of the beloved singer's first international tours," the first passport's description reads.

Also offered for the bidding: Various award statuettes, a tour jacket and other outfits, a pair of 1990 game-worn Nike Air Jordan sneakers Michael Jordan gave Whitney, a signed poster of Disney theme parks' Captain EO 3D movie its late star Michael Jackson gifted Whitney and Bobby and her personal script for her 1995 movie Waiting to Exhale.

Whitney and Bobby wed in 1992 at her estate in Mendham, New Jersey in front of more than 800 guests. They welcomed their first and only child together, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, less than a year later. Whitney and Bobby divorced in 2007. She was found dead at age 48 in 2012. Bobbi Kristina died at age 22 last July.

Bobby has since remarried and he and new wife Alicia Etheredge Brown have two children together and one on the way.

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