I love ruffles. DUH! I know. But seriously, I do. I love staring at them in other people’s clothing, and in stores I love admiring them, considering buying them, and then ultimately passing because where the heck am I gonna wear a ruffled statement cardigan? Nowhere I’m goin’, that’s where. Plus, if you know me, you know I’m a saver, which means I like to buy quality pieces that will work for a long time, and for many occasions. So ruffles are few and far between in my closet. I wear them as accents, but they never make up the whole kit and caboodle.
Still, I lust after them, and wherever I go, I just love seeing girls who’ve dawned the look. But even more, I lust after the bride who has the cojones to wear one big giant ball of ruffles ON HER WEDDING DAY. And guess what? I found two such brides…
The dress is called Billie, by Melissa Sweet, and while I couldn’t imagine ultimately choosing to wear it myself, I am so glad these ladies did. Because they look fantasmagoric – don’t they? I mean, seriously, how good do they both look?!!! – and I am so excited for you to see them, in all their ivory-ruffled glory. BEHOLD:
By the way, Danielle had her wedding at an Inn & Spa. Something about that sounds like an amazing idea.
Via: The Connecticut Wedding Blog / Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography / Ceremony & Reception Location: Saybrook Point Inn & Spa / Event Planning, Design, Rentals: Jubilee Events / Gown & Accessories: The White Dress by the Shore / Floral Decor & Design: BLUSH floral design / Lighting + Entertainment: Rob Alberti / Beauty: Jennie Fresa Beauty Library / Macaroons: Le Petit France Bakery / Maid’s Gowns: j.crew / Wedding Paper: Jubilee Events
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Up next, we have the equally beautiful Julia:
Via: Ruffled / Venue: Villa Antonia / Photographer: Francis Joseph Photography / Florist: Bouquets of Austin / Caterer: Sterling Affairs / Dessert: Hey Cupcake / Invitations: DIY design printed by McCarthy Printers / Hair Stylist: Alisha at Jose Luis Salon / Transportation: Carey Limo / Bride’s Dress: Billie by Melissa Sweet / Bride’s Cowboy Boots: Sheplers
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Man. Brides are just getting hotter and hotter these days, aren’t they? I mean, WOWZA. My eyeballs went Disney when I saw these bombshells. I know, I know… they could pretty much wear whatever they want.
Forget the statement necklaces and bracelets and so on… what do you think of making a statement with your entire wedding dress?
xoxo! – Alison