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First Published: 28th July 2015

Host a ruffle-theme wedding

Elegant, classy and so on trend, here’s how to rock the ruffle look.


Host a ruffle theme wedding

If you’re looking for something different for your wedding day why not host a ruffle-theme wedding; elegant, classy and so on trend, here’s how to rock the ruffle look.

Ruffles are versatile and pretty, and adding a ruffle accent is a fantastic way to emphasise your individual style. The secret to working a ruffle theme into your wedding is to remember – less is most definitely more. Choose to focus on one or two ruffle inspired ideas only instead of all those listed below for a chic and stylish result.

Wedding gown

Ruffles are fun, undoubtedly elegant, and a great way to add a modern twist to traditional wedding dress styles. They are a versatile option for the bride who wants to make a fashion statement, from subtle ruffles on slinky designs to full princess gown – there’s a style to suit all tastes.

Look out for the fishtail ruffle skirt which emphasises, or creates the illusion of having, an hourglass figure. Spring/Summer 2016 collections are bursting with this new trend, however our personal favourite has to be Ines di Santo’s asymmetrical dress with pearl strand embellishment – what a head turner!

Host a ruffle-theme wedding
Ines di Santo
Host a ruffle-theme wedding
Oscar De La Renta, Jenny Lee Bridal, Maggie Sottero
Host a ruffle-theme wedding
Rosa Clara, Muscat London, Vera Wang
Host a ruffle-theme wedding
Lazaro, Galiah Lahav, Essense of Australia on Pinterest

Bridesmaid dresses

For a soft and feminine feel choose a dress with floaty material and soft ruffle detail such as the Ariella Elize gown. For a modern sophisticated look opt for a structured dress with solid ruffles around the neckline as featured on the Alfred Sung style pictured.

Host a ruffle-theme wedding
Ebony Rose, Alfred Sung on dressy.com, Asos, Philisophy available from House of Fraser
Host a ruffle-theme wedding
Ariella Elize available from House of Fraser, BCBC MaxAzria available on Asos.com, Watters, southernweddings.com on Pinterest

Mother of the bride and groom

Mums can get in on the action too with these stylish mother of the bride and groom dresses.

Host a ruffle-theme wedding
Condici, Libra, and Libra available from McElhinneys.com
Host a ruffle-theme wedding
Wtoo available from McElhinneys.com

Cake

Ruffle iced wedding cakes in rosette, vertical and horizontal wavy line layers are the new big thing in wedding cake design. The trend works particularly well combined with ombre colours.

Host a ruffle-theme wedding
intimateweddings.com on Pinterest, bridalguide.com on Pinterest, confettidaydreams.com
Host a ruffle-theme wedding
modweddings.com on Pinterest, style me pretty on Pinterest, the butter end modwedding.com on Pinterest

Finishing touches

These floaty ruffle table skirts and chair covering look romantic, whimsical and are actually quite inexpensive to buy.  Keep the summer showers at bay with a cute ruffle trim umbrella.

Host a ruffle-theme wedding
esty.com on Pinterest, mursfreund on etsy.com, modweddings.com on Pinterest
Host a ruffle theme wedding
www.a1weddinginvitations.net, lorensrainorshine on etsy.com, www.kyaike.com

Featured image photo credit: Antonio Riva 2015 on Pinterest, Hannah Loves Cakes on Flickr.com, itsashorething.net on Pinterest