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Best of 2012: Fashion

Fashion & Beauty

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We’re closing the last post of the year with a huge thanks to all of you. 2012 was an incredible year for Ruffled and you played a huge role in making that possible. Everyone who gave time out of their daily lives – whether by sharing one of the most important days in your life with us, commenting on the site, sending us submissions, giving feedback or even just visiting us. The brides, grooms, and their friends and families who have been religiously following us everyday to the numerous professionals whose passion and talent is on display daily. We raise our glasses to you. We have some great things coming in 2013 and we look forward to sharing them with you in the coming new year!


With the thousands of fashion-conscious brides gracing our pages, choosing just ten is nearly impossible, but below is just a taste of how incredibly stylish our brides were in 2012. So in no particular order, here they are:

Gold sequined gown from this Yarra Valley wedding shot by Love Katie + Sarah. Say no more.

gold sequin wedding dress

A vintage red stunner from this sweet elopement captured by Brittany Esther:
red wedding dress

Southern charm in this Nashville wedding shot by Taylor Lord
romantic Nashville wedding

Ruffles and lace to make the sleekest modern gals fall in love with, shot by Bend the Light from this San Antonio wedding

San Antonio Texas wedding

Retro-done-right in this Kangaroo Valley wedding captured by Julian Beattie. We’re not joking when we say Australian brides are some of the most stylish out there.

Shot by Bayly & Moore, this Perth couple had an airy modern wedding by the beach with the perfect garb to go with it:

This Savannah wedding shot by Jade and Matthew is gorgeous from end to end, starting with the bride’s gown:

The bride from this farm wedding shot by Kina Wicks put on her cowboy boots and plaid shirt to complete the perfect farm-to-fashion look:

bride wearing plaid shirt

Blue flowy wedding gown from this Wisconsin wedding captured by Emily Steffen

blue wedding gown

We will never tire of this blush wedding gown from this Carnival inspired wedding shot by Alfred & Emma Photography:
pink Vera Wang wedding dress

Best of 2012: Bouquets

Wedding Design

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We’ve covered some of our best hits from ceremonies, receptions and DIY tutorials, but what’s a Best Of Weddings list without looking at some incredible bouquet arrangements? 2012 was especially full of endless floral beauty, so we’ve compiled some our top 10 favorites here, in no particular order:

This succulent bouquet from Green Leaf Designs and photographed by Hello Studios added some bright floral goodness to our days:
succulent wedding bouquets

This bouquet from bows and arrows and photographed by n. barrett was a clear winner with its bright hues and Mexican inspiration:
mexican inspired florals

The peonies and succulents in this bouquet from Brocade Nashville, shot by Jessie Holloway, make it a surefire winner:
vintage wedding bouquets

This eclectic mix of blooms arranged by Enchanted Garden Floral Design and photographed by Fondly Forever Photography worked perfectly for a Mediterranean inspired shoot:
mediterranean inspired bouquets

For a perfect touch of rustic detail, add some baby’s breath bouquets to your bridal party’s getup like in this Michigan wedding from Just Alex Photography:
babys breath bouquets

The pastel dahlia bouquet by Sweet Pea Flower Company in this San Diego wedding from Sweet Little Photographs adds the perfect feminine touch:
soft dahlia bouquets

This bouquet by Sarah Schaafsma sprinkled with red and pink accents was the perfect addition to this vintage wedding from Josh Gruetzmacher:
vintage pink bouquets

If bright colors are your style, you didn’t need to look any further than this technicolor bouquet from Just Fresh Concepts and shot by Denise Lin:
bright wedding bouquets

We loved the mix of autumn colors in this bouquet from Hothouse Design Studio and Jamie Clayton:
orange pink bouquets

Anemones are always a crowd-pleaser, and this bouquet from Stems of Dallas and Half Orange Photography was no exception:
anemone wedding bouquets

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antique engagement rings

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