House of the Dragon wedding day scene deleted—Alicent’s cut wedding dress unveiled!

Alicent Wedding Day Deleted Scene Rhaenyra Greg Yaitanes Instagram Story.

House of the Dragon may have just started but we already know of its first deleted scene, although it’s a mystery whether we’ll ever see it. Would you like to have seen more of Alicent’s reaction to her betrothal to Viserys before jumping three years into the future? Would you like to have seen the wedding, or at least the wedding day? You’re not the only one: the producers must have agreed at some point, as a scene was shot for “The Rogue Prince” with Alicent wearing her wedding dress.

All of this started when hairstylist and make-up artist Tania Cooper shared a number of photos her Instagram of her work on Emily Carey’s hair and look for Alicent’s wedding day in “The Rogue Prince”… which, as you may recall, we never got to see. It would have had to happen between the betrothal and Daemon’s closing scene with Corlys in Driftmark, but we never even glimpsed the wedding day… until now!

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“This masterpiece was from a scene that never made it,” Couper explains alongside the photos, including close-ups taken by make-up artist Natalie Wickens. “One of my favourite days working with [Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon hair designer] Kev Alexander. The creativity was bouncing of the walls, pin tail combs at dawn!”

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She also writes: “The dress, the hair, the tiara… such a shame it didn’t make the edit. Cutting room floor,” she laments. “Sad times, Emily Carey. Sad times indeed. House of the Dragon, why you do me like this?” She adds this is her “second favorite look” she did for Alicent Hightower.

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I don’t know much about fashion—you’ll have to wait for Hogan McLaughlin’s veredict on his Game of Threads feature, if he decides to cover this cut scene—but that’s a beautiful dress, and quite interesting with those leathery wings making a ‘V’ on her chest. Alicent may be a Hightower but her wedding dress announces her as the queen of the Targaryen dynasty, with dragon wings and what appears to be a subtle repeated pattern of the Targaryen sigil on the bottom half.

Emily Carey showed her support for the dress and Couper’s work on her Instagram stories, saying Couper went “quite literally above and beyond” for Alicent’s wedding look, and shared a funny photo of herself eating with a bib, which she had to wear while wearing the dress.

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Finally, “The Rogue Prince” director Greg Yaitanes shared the following image on his own Instagram stories, taken from the day of the shoot for this deleted scene, accompanied by his own comment: “Captured moment that didn’t make the final cut of episode 2,” Yaitanes writes. “I watched this dress get made from the moment I landed to the moment we put it on camera. The detail was astonishing.”

Alicent Wedding Day Deleted Scene Rhaenyra Greg Yaitanes Instagram Story

The director’s contribution to this developing story clarifies what the cut scene is, and more importantly what it isn’t: it isn’t a wedding ceremony like the many we saw in Game of Thrones, with hundreds of people, food, and pomp and circumstance (and deaths, though that’s rarely in the wedding plan.) Reportedly, the scene involves Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) helping Queen-to-be Alicent (Emily Carey) put the dress on and asking her whether this is what she truly wants.

Hopefully this scene is included in the season one Blu-Ray boxset extras, because I’d love to see it, even if the producers didn’t consider that it fit on their final cut. If it’s not included on the Blu-Ray either, I wonder whether this is worthy of a #ReleaseTheWeddingDressCut hashtag campaign, or is that going too far? Yes, probably too far!

14 Comments

  1. It’s a pitty to waste a beautiful dress/hairstyle/tiara! Why not have a less than a minute scene with Alicent looking inquisitively in a mirror or something?

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  2. Jack Bauer 24:
    Condal’s already cutting. Very worrisome.

    I’m curious to hear your thoughts on the show, Jack. I’ve only seen you drop by once to complain that this site isn’t hyping up the show enough and another time you stated how worried you are about Miguel leaving. Perhaps I missed it though.

    Do you have any thoughts on the show itself?

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  3. While this is disappointing, it isn’t like D&D also didn’t cut stuff we never got to (and will never get) to see. They mentioned it every so often.

    That said, I agree with Shy Lady Dragon. There are absolutely ways in which they could have utilized the dress in the episode, if only briefly (a clip of Alicent looking at herself in the mirror makes perfect sense to me). I wish they had, but alas.

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  4. Showing the wedding would’ve been a good way to break the serious drama and family conflict 24/7 in House of the Dragon…

    so many Targaryens are going to get married sooner or later…

    maybe the King Visesry Alicent Hightower wedding was one too many Targaryen weddings that will be shown in the 1st season.

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  5. I’d love to see it! For the artistry, let alone what that scene between the two teenagers could have brought to set up things going forward. It seemed abrupt to me to go directly from Rhaenyra walking out of the council announcement scene to 2.5 years later in the godswood… although the audience can definitely fill in the gaps.

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  6. Fwiw, I think the reason for the cut scene is in the article. The “proposal” (command?) was the end of episode 2. The beginning of episode 3 takes place 3 years later. So far, there are no time jumps within an episode. Where to fit the dress? It has to be in a time jump at the end of episode 2, or cause a time jump in episode 3. Or it could have been its own episode in the middle. It was a shame to cut, but also the right decision to keep events within an episode together.

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  7. edger prime,

    I agree. I wonder myself where this scene would fit due to that time jump. I doubt they had a whole wedding filmed and such and I feel this scene wouldn’t fit on its own.

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  8. Mr Derp,

    Mr Derp: I’m curious to hear your thoughts on the show, Jack.I’ve only seen you drop by once to complain that this site isn’t hyping up the show enough and another time you stated how worried you are about Miguel leaving.Perhaps I missed it though.

    Do you have any thoughts on the show itself?

    Give Jack a bit of more time to get into the show? Now his bum chums D&D are not involved in HotD plus his favorite director Sapo is leaving, we´ll just have to see if his vitriol will get aimed at any of the current show runners?
    Some of his comments for the last 2 seasons of GoT (like where did the white walkers find chains to pull out the downed dragon from the ice lake) were hiliarous 😀

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  9. I’ve got to admit that when I first read the title of this post, “House of the Dragon wedding day scene deleted—Alicent’s cut wedding dress unveiled,” I thought that someone spotted a rip in Alicent’s dress in post-production, forcing the showrunners to scrap the scene.

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  10. Jack Bauer 24,

    Hey Jack Bauer!
    I had a comment related to your namesake that I was going to post for you a couple of weeks ago. Although it may be slightly off-topic now, I’m going to see if I can retrieve it and post it in this comment section. (It’s nothing critical: It was just an excerpt from a movie review by Roger Ebert with an explication of “Ebert’s Law” of storytelling as applied to HotD.)

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  11. Black Raven:
    Mr Derp,

    Give Jack a bit of more time to get into the show? Now his bum chums D&D are not involved in HotD plus his favorite director Sapo is leaving, we´ll just have to see if his vitriol will get aimed at any of the current show runners?
    Some of his comments for the last 2 seasons of GoT (like where did the white walkers find chains to pull out the downed dragon from the ice lake) were hiliarous 😀

    I’m still getting an occasional laugh over the insufferable “but the red carpet premiere date hasnt been set yet! That means they’re going to cancel GoT!”

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