Beautiful vintage inspired wedding dresses heavy on the romance and bohemia in the desert? Oh yeah, sign us up. This styled shoot from Chelsea Seekell Photography (who not only photographed but also designed the scene from scratch) is making all the right moves, showcasing a bridal look perfect for those who aren’t afraid to go a little unconventional. Let’s take a peek:
For all you brides-to-be out there, we’ve got a special treat coming your way today. St. Patrick is announcing their new collections for 2018, and the gowns from Studio St. Patrick are taking our breath away, one by one. The new collection offers 40 wedding dresses for the sophisticated and daring bride, featuring accent details like overskirts, two piece effects, and high slits to cater to modern yet timeless tastes.
We’re always up for some beautiful wedding inspiration at a castle, especially when it’s accompanied by ethereal moon and star decor. Kristen Booth Photographer, The Blushing Details, and Soiree Design and Event created this scene inspired by modern fairy tales, using a beautiful gown by Hayley Paige to create a dream-come-true bridal look. Let’s jump on in to the romance!
I never need an excuse to ogle amazing wedding gowns, ever. Every day I’m wowed by another new design, and let’s be honest, sometimes it’s tough to keep track of all of the incredible designers and lines out there! To make things a little easier, we’ve picked out 20 wedding gown labels we think you’ll love in order to help you narrow down your search. Enough chit chat, let’s get on to the fashion!
Spring, we love you so much, and perhaps never so much as when we saw this styled shoot from Katie McGihon Photography, First Comes Love Events, and Fleurie Flower Studio. With the softest colors, beautiful lace details, and even a sweet puppy visitor, all the magic happens in a beautiful almond orchard in California. We’re SO on board.
Today’s styled shoot was inspired by the beauty of a Pronovias wedding gown, which we think is a brilliant place to start. Add in heaps and heaps of greenery, and there’s just too much beauty to resist! Alexis June Weddings, Elizabeth Sloan Beauty, Ginger Rose, and J Elliott Style all did some wonderful work here:
The designer of today’s styled shoot Bodas Deluxe describes their inspiration as an authentic, “slow wedding with a Mediterranean vibe” — and we have to admit that sounds pretty irresistible to us. Then we saw the images from Mireia Cordomí, and we were speechless. Beautiful intimate moments, thoughtful details, and a greenery installation with flowers by Oh Fleurs! make this a true winner for us.
If the sight of a beautiful wedding dress unleashes your inner little girl dreams, get ready to drool over the pretty overload we have for you today. These modern-day fairytale gowns from Maggie Sottero Designs are from their latest collections and really, some of the most stunning designs we’ll see this year.
We will kick things off with this stunner – this beauty of a gown is the Tristan bodysuit with Gemma skirt from Sottero & Midgley. The top features an illusion sweetheart neckline, illusion cap-sleeves, and illusion open back with crystal button closure. The skirt is a voluminous ballgown with endless layers of tulle, lace appliqués and finished with Yaron Mikado waistband. Gorgeous, right?
The Marjorie by Rebecca Ingram is a flowy gown with an A-line tulle skirt and plunging back.
We have a soft spot for two-piece gowns and their versatility in mixing & matching styles. The one below is the Sinatra bodysuit with Kallin skirt by Sottero & Midgley. Sheer short sleeves, a V-neckline, and sexy scoop-back, all adorned with vintage-inspired beading make this top one of our faves. The ballgown tulle skirt is the perfect combination for the beaded top.
The Avery by Maggie Sottero has an embellished bodice featuring an illusion plunging neckline, beaded crosshatch embroidery, and delicate lace appliqués that cascade into a tulle skirt – the texture is heavenly and the hint of boho + sexy is right on.
Alexis by Rebecca Ingram features crosshatch motifs embellished with Swarovski crystals, delicate beading, and sequins. The illusion details with lace appliqués also carry over to the unique back design.
Ready for more? Head over to maggiesottero.com to view their latest designs.
We never need an excuse to take in some inspiring bridal fashion, and Pronovias is with us today to help us get our fix. Irresistible sartorial star Blair Eadie of Atlantic Pacific is a soon-to-be bride herself, and partnered with Pronovias to try out some of their most enviable gowns as part of their #PronoviasItBrides program. Blair brought her own sleek New York style to the shoot, merging together classic style with unabashed romanticism.
The first dress of the day was the Albasari gown, featuring three quarter length sleeves and a lace, off-the-shoulder neckline. This is an absolutely timeless look that’s guaranteed to shine on your wedding day and your fiftieth anniversary, thanks in part to its classic A-line shape.
The Nenufar dress is perfectly on-trend with its illusion lace neckline. The gown boasts a deep V with impeccably placed lace, plus a high front slit for those unafraid to show a little leg. This one definitely sits pretty in our top 3 favorites!
The Nepal gown is a true beauty, featuring a V-neck neckline and tulle cascading off the shoulders for some dramatic flair. This is our pick for a classic Old Hollywood drama vibe, and it should have you feeling like a starlet in no time.
Extra sleek and modern, the Nogal dress from Atelier Pronovias 2017 Collection is a scene-stealing choice for lovers of chic style. Here, Blair pairs the gown with her trademark bold lip and oversized sunglasses for a look that’s simultaneously fashion-forward and a nod to retro glam.
One of our personal favorites, the Nuk dress from Atelier Pronovias 2017 Collection features exquisite detailing and a delicate overlay perfect for the most romantic of all brides. The gown has incredible movement, making it a stellar choice for brides who don’t want to sacrifice comfort for beauty.
Thank you again to Pronovias for sharing these beautiful gowns with us!
Are you ready to add an influx of pretty to your day? We’ve got just that in the form of these beautiful images showcasing the designs of Morilee by Madeline Gardner‘s newest line, which has no shortage of lacy confections, pretty floral decor, and serious bridal style. If you find your favorite, let us know in the comments!
This stunner of a gown, style 2674, is probably our favorite. It features ivory lace and caramel tulle for the perfect romantic dress with a bit of contrast — a great way to add a bit of color to your wedding gown without going too far outside the box!
Helping the gowns to shine even more beautifully is styling done by Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate, and Proper Flower heading up the floral decor. Brian Schindler Photography took care of all the images, framing the wedding dresses from Morilee to utter perfection.
The amount of detailing that goes into each of these gowns is truly extraordinary, and the delicate beaded straps on Style 2873 has us utterly smitten. As an added bonus, you can even get the gown in an ivory/blush pink mix!
The back of this gown, style 2804, features a tulle train inset peeping out of a scalloped hemline with Alencon lace appliques. We love that it’s a little bit of a surprise every time the bride turns around!
Of course, this fit and flare gown (Style 2719) makes our heart skip a beat too, with its romantic embroidery design and, diamante beading around the waistline for a belted effect, and an illusion back that totally steals the scene.
Wedding Dresses: Morilee by Madeline Gardner
Photography: Brian Schindler Photography
Styling: Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate
Floral Design: Proper Flower
Hair: Wonderlab Salon
Makeup: Lovely By Patrice
Is there any better way to kick off the weekend than with some beautiful floral inspiration? We think not, so we’re sharing these images by Carography Studios from Vero Workshop to get things started off right. Ellie Alexandra and Lindsay Coletta Designs were tasked with event and floral design, bringing the romance full circle.
It seems like Valentine’s Day offers an unending supply of romantic wedding inspiration, which is precisely what we found in this styled shoot from Four Corners Photography and Amanda Jewel Floral Design. With a floral patterned ceremony backdrop, incredibly lush floral arrangements, and a table runner accented with love notes, this is the ultimate in inspiring wedding design.
From the photographer, Four Corners Photography: I have photographed quite a few backyard weddings as well as Valentine’s Day weddings and I really wanted to create something to inspire backyard brides everywhere that they can have something beautiful, romantic, and timeless. I also wanted to create something that inspires you to think outside the red that comes with Valentine’s Day. I still wanted to incorporate a few intentionally red pieces (ring, lips, a few florals) and heart motifs (shape of the dress, hearts on the cupcakes), but tried to keep those things minimal!
Host, Planning, Photography: Four Corners Photography
Floral Design: Amanda Jewel Floral Design
Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone
Wedding Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Hair and Makeup: Vigilante Cosmetics
Ring: Trumpet and Horn
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Wedding Cake: Ginger Spice Bakery
Baked Goods: The Dessert Table
Furniture: Four Inch Fold
Ceremony Backdrop: Ashley Woodson Bailey
China: Vintage English Teacup
Silks: Adorn Silks, Tono & Co
Vow Book: Wedding Story Writer
Paper Goods: Lairsey Paper Co.
Models: SALT Model
Every now and again, a styled shoot comes along that renders us speechless. Today’s certainly falls under that category, so bear with us as we try to put into words the perfection of these wedding gowns from Bonita Bridal, the incredible direction and vision of Miss Mooi, and the chic images from Qlix Photography. Of course, we couldn’t possibly forget the breezy floral arrangements from Floretta by Grace, which make good use of the simple but striking color palette of whites and greens.
How is it possible that 2016 is already near the end?! It’s unbelievable to us that it’s been a year already since our Best of 2015: Fashion roundup, but here we are with a year’s worth of beautiful designs to share. We’ve seen some true stunners this year, but here is our list of the most popular wedding dresses, bridesmaid outfits, and beauty to grace our pages and Instagram this year.
Finding THE wedding dress of your dreams elicits happy tears and the best emotions ever. Finding a whole collection that is carefully designed and thoughtfully priced is the ultimate find. Take it from us, the glamorous Spring 2017 wedding gown line from David Tutera for Mon Cheri certainly has a gown for everyone.
David Tutera’s wedding style for Mon Cheri is known to feature intricate beading and design, and this latest dress collection is no exception. Working once more with Mon Cheri designer Martin Thornburg, David drew in his love for traditional silhouettes and modern classics and created a spring line worthy for a princess. As always, the gowns are complete with impeccable fitting that delicately hug the curves and high-quality fabrics that are nothing short of divine and feminine. Speaking of feminine, there’s nothing more like it in the world of wedding dress silhouettes than the trumpet and the mermaid and dresses like Amber, Peta, and Dior are heavenly examples from the new line.
The right color and embellishments are a must for any wedding dress and David’s line never misses out on either detail. Especially for this season, the coloring is awash in golden hues; metallic tones; and sweet shades of pinks, blues, and champagnes. Re-embroidered Alencon, Schiffli, and Venise lace are expertly swathed on dresses like Sonia, Danae, and Roxanne and when the lace is draped onto a pale champagne or blush pink dress, the end result is simply magnificent and an utter dream.
It’s astounding that no matter how regal this collection looks, the pricing is still completely affordable and it’s clear that style and quality hasn’t been sacrificed one iota. If you’re on the hunt for the wedding dress of your dreams, waste no time and head over to Mon Cheri’s site to take a gander at more lovely David Tutera creations.
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One of the perks of our job is that we get to spend our time looking at breathtakingly gorgeous gowns, and we know we can always rely on Pronovias to deliver some of the most awe-inspiring fashions around. We recently made our way to New York Bridal Fashion Week, where we saw the newest gowns from Atelier Pronovias and Pronovias collections, both designed by the firm’s creative director Hervé Moreau, up close and personal. Endlessly inspiring, the gowns embrace flowing lines and feature fine new fabrics plus a mix of styles sure to cover any bride’s desires.
It should come as no surprise that we’re longtime fans of Truvelle. Their handmade bridal gowns + accessories are truly one of a kind, and we’re delighted to share images from their 2017 lookbook with you today! Always created with the utmost care, Truvelle gowns feature eye-catching details that cater to the brides who want to stand out. Blush Wedding Photography captures each stunning detail from the strappy bodices to the sweeping skirts to the printed overlays in a way that simply takes our breath away. The ideal juxtaposition of sexy and sweet, we can’t wait to see some of you Ruffled brides sporting these gowns yourselves!
Unlike any other collection the made-in-Canada brand has designed thus far, Truvelle’s 2017 line takes the perception of a wedding gown to all new heights. This season, Creative Director and Founder Gaby Bayona explores a more flirtatious side of her bride with low-dipping necklines and an emphasis on backless details, all the while staying true to Truvelle’s effortless charm.
Maybe it’s the riveting feeling of escape from a quotidian world or maybe it’s the rich history that each cobblestone and brick exudes, but we’d be lost in a world without Savannah. In today’s styled shoot, Vitor Lindo captures the elegant tranquility of a city that boasts enough love stories to fill our history books. To give this elopement a European twist, Tristan Needham and Colonial House of Flowers combined buttercream blooms, rich hand lettering and a delicate china pattern that puts a twinkle in our eyes. The soft neutral palette of the tablescape is the perfect complement for the distinctive architecture in the background, and the lace detail trailing the bride’s gown is enchanting to say the least. Prepare to be mesmerized as you step into the wonderful world of Savannah.
From the photographer, Vitor Lindo: Savannah’s southern charm can sometimes be well, a bit too southern. In this styled shoot we aimed to create something more upscale and European. Something one would find in any old city in the world. The Harper Fowlkes House was this perfect venue. It exuded the “old world” feel in and gave this styled shoot a ‘je ne sais quoi’ and allowed us to shot Savannah in a different light.
This shoot featured romantic and timeless details to inspire a creative bride. The sugar flowers are handmade with care and symbolize the fleeting nature of our lives. The vow book allow a bride and groom to concentrate on each other before the wedding. Putting all their love thought into one promise, one moment which will unite them forever.
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Over the years we’ve had ample opportunity to stare at thousands of gorgeous gowns, coming in all sorts of silhouettes, styles, lengths, and more. There’s no doubt that there are endless selections when it comes to your wedding day gown, so to make things a little easier we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites. The icing on the cake? All of these beauties are under $2000, with some as low as under $500! Prepared to be inspired, or maybe even find your perfect dress.
We’re so thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered up with Madison James to showcase their brilliant and out-of-this-world new wedding gown line in a shoot photographed by Brian Schindler Photography. This shoot styled by our resident Kathryn Godwin from Studio Cultivate was so fun and flirty; it was the perfect setting for these exquisite gowns. You can quickly see how hard it was to choose just a few to shoot, and we’re hopelessly obsessed with every single one of them. Take a look and you will know why:
Last week, Ruffled had the incomparable honor of attending the Pronovias runway show in Barcelona, where the unparalleled brand unveiled their 2017 collection. After spending the day prior to the show visiting both the atelier where the gowns are hand-stitched together by talented seamstresses and the flagship store on Rambla de Catalunya, seeing the gowns in motion on some of the industry’s premier models was just the cherry on top.
Pronovias holds the crème de la crème title when it comes to wedding dresses in Spain, so it was a given they’d close out Bridal Week on the last night. The show was attended by over 2,000 guests all dressed to the nines and tittering with excitement, with attendees ranging from famous fashion faces to international press and buyers. And the actual runway show itself? Pure amazingness, boasting a modern LED light installation mimicking starlight and featuring a touching tribute to Prince as all the lights turned purple and Irina Shayk walked out to a rendition of “Purple Rain.”
What could be better than a wedding on the beach? One photographed by Cavin Elizabeth and designed by Couture Events! This tropical photo shoot pulls in chic elements while also giving the feel that you’re spending your days in a beautifully warm and picturesque place. Leaf it to Lexi combined the soft pinks and oranges with pineapple and coconut centerpieces. At the ceremony station and in the bride’s bouquet, monstera leaves are paired with other gorgeous greenery and more tropical-colored florals to round off the aesthetic. Simply stunning!
From the event designers, Couture Events: Couture Events, Southern California’s preeminent wedding styling and coordination studio owned by one of San Diego’s most sought-after wedding visionaries, Krystel Tien, is thrilled to create and execute this tropical pastel photo shoot. Couture Events recently hit ground in San Francisco, Orange County and Santa Barbara in January 2016, now offering services throughout California.
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We’ve been hearing so many wonderful things about one of the newest venues in Charleston, The Gadsden House. And rightfully so! Recently, this venue was gussied up with the one-of-a-kind floral design by Branch Design Studio. Using Riverland Studios as the photographer for this shoot, Whitney wove her magic and came up with the most pristine creations of ranunculus, anemones, and kumquats nestled in milk glass. Topping off the tables was the most darling printed table runner from Lulie Wallace‘s textiles. Very southern belle chic!
From the photographers, Riverland Studios: Riverland Studios is a collective of talented photographers based in Charleston, South Carolina. We recently launched a sister studio, Studio Adele, and decided to put together a local styled shoot to mentor our newest talent and get inspired for the spring wedding season. When we were brainstorming ideas we were really drawn to the notion of using only local vendors and Lulie came to mind as the main inspiration! Lulie is a local designer and artist who exemplifies contemporary Southern style. All of us here at Riverland love her gorgeous paintings – we pulled inspiration from her “tablescapes” series – and were so excited to incorporate some of her fabrics into the day.
The color palette of soft, warm neutrals and feminine aesthetic of her designs felt like the perfect compliment to the soft light in The Gadsden House. Whitney at Branch Design Studio did such an amazing job with the florals. We decided on ranunculus, anemones, kumquats (which are all around the Lowcountry right now!) among other gorgeous blooms. She also created a pretty amazing flower crown which of course we had fun shooting. We included vintage pieces of milk glass to add to the tablescape of florals and golds accented by a fabric table runner sewn from a Lulie Wallace textile. One of our amazing photographers, Amanda, also happens to be quite talented with hand lettering after taking the Parris Chic Boutique Calligraphy Workshop. She hand painted the ombre peach and gold place cards which perfectly paired with the “Iris” fabric from Lulie.
The second we saw the Cristallini gown in this bridal shoot from 135milimetros, we stopped in our tracks. Soft blue-grey lace, a dusty mauve skirt, plus an illusion neckline? Utter perfection. Add in the most jaw-dropping scenery straight from Portugal, and you’ve got the ideal bridal inspiration shoot.
From the photographers, 135milimetros: Some weeks ago we got the desire to do this styled shoot. “We have to!” – that was our feeling. When we feel this onset of inspiration we never second guess it and we always go ahead, even when that transforms the whole logistics into the greatest adventure.
We can’t imagine anywhere better to transport ourselves on a Monday morning than Palm Springs. Today’s wedding from Flora + Fauna, The Events Department, and David Rohr takes us to the uniquely chic celebration of Emily and Nima, who brought together tradition and untraditional ideas for a day that was perfectly tailored to the couple.
From the bride, Emily: We wanted to create an atmosphere that felt very welcoming and uniquely ours. We chose the Cree Estate as it is a private home where we could plan the wedding exactly to our liking without any constraints as to which vendors we selected, where we set up the event, etc. It was truly a space to make our own! We aspired for a natural outdoor setting but added a touch of charm and romance with beautiful long wooden tables and overhead string lighting.
Dreaming of a beach wedding? Today’s styled shoot from John Schnack Photography, Nicole George Event Planning & Design, Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals, and Native Poppy has you covered. The team uses all of the beach’s natural offerings to create a ceremony and tablescape that’s utterly inspired, including a ceremony arch that we love so much, we wish we could move it right into our own homes!
From the event designer, Nicole George Event Planning & Design: I wanted to create an elegant coastal inspiration unlike typical beach styled shoots. We focused on an ethereal, modern, and clean design with raw textures, a natural color palette of cool blues and tans, and gold and brass details. It was important for us to show couples that you don’t need flowers to create a beautiful event and designing around your landscape is key. Instead, we used a lot of glass bottles, driftwood, and fishing ropes and nets to adorn our tabletop and ceremony. Sea-grass, textural lounge furniture, and draping linens softened the look. My favorite part was balancing the rich landscape with delicate, sea-themed details.
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I hope you have your Pinterest button at the ready, because the images from today’s shoot are ones you’re going to want to save! Alyssa Nikole Photography is with us today sharing her images from Justine Milton’s workshop, styled by Birds and Honey with floral design by Akiko Floral Artistry. You’re bound to love every detail, from the pottery to the handwritten table runner to the naked chocolate cake with berries.
From the photographer, Alyssa Nikole Photography: Attending Justine’s workshop in Edmonton was a dream. Justine did an amazing job gathering the perfect set of artists together to create this winter wedding. Everything was so perfectly put together, and thought out to the last detail! I mean look at those pottery plates!! They are insanely detailed & amazing! Justine really created a soft, and timeless look for this shoot.
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When bride and groom Heather and Scott started to take on endless DIY projects for their wedding day, they had no shortage of friends and family willing to lend a hand and help tackle the decor. The result is a day at Fox Hill Farm that’s a true collaborative effort, with beautiful thoughtful details everywhere you turn and a wedding photographed by Justin Tearney that will be remembered for years and years to come.
From the bride, Heather: It was really important to us that our celebration reflected and honored our individuals stories and our history together. My grandmother was an artist and her hand painted silk scarves made beautiful runners for the dessert tables, cocktail tables and more. I even used one of her unpainted scarves as a sash. Scott, a photographer, brought his father’s 4×5 camera to be used in photographs. We had recently moved back North after living in Nashville for eight years, so we went with a Southern inspired menu including chicken and waffles, Mac and cheese, hush puppies and pork belly sliders. Scott’s father is known in our families for his pies, and we were excited to have him supplement the amazing desserts made by Allie’s Cupcakery and Cafe with some of our favorite pies he makes.
My father is a woodworker and designer and crafted an amazing bar using antique doors, live edge details, and a copper top. It fit in so perfectly at the venue in their Civil War era barn and existing use of antique doors that it ended up staying for use by future couples. In addition he made a second bar section to hide the kegs, and two beautiful live edge tables, one for the photo booth and one for refreshments and programs at the entrance to the ceremony. He also made the wooden welcome sign Heather wrote on to mark the entrance of the venue.
One of our favorite parts of the whole experience was how collaborative it was. Perhaps our friends and families thought we were a little wacky for how many DIY projects we took on, but if they did they never let on, and pitched in enthusiastically to help us in any way they could. Heather and her sisters all worked together to dip dye over 100 napkins. Scott’s sister and her husband surprised us with an incredible performance of Closer to You by Brandi Carlile during the reception. Heather’s mother was the master organizer which is perhaps the most important part when you are planning a completely DIY wedding. The whole event ended up going off without a hitch and we have no doubt it is because of all of the help we had from family and friends in so many more ways than we could ever list here.