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Alternative wedding dresses

August 28, 2012
ornate gold necklace

We’re all about accessorizing, layers of tulle, textures, ruffles, lace, and boleros. And so is Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore. She styled this shoot using a few of her favorite blush, nude, and taupe dresses, and mixed them with an oversized bouquet (it really is pretty amazing, you’ll see) and antique elements from the historic home and garden, The Gardens at 222 in Ledyard Connecticut.

mermaid ruffled beige wedding dress beige ruffled mermaid wedding dress ornate gold dress gold ornate necklace twig and flower throne and ruffled white wedding dress mint green sequined cardigan organza white wedding dress and mint green cardigan white floral wedding dress and beige ruffled bolero white floral lace dress and ruffled bolero sheer lace caplet and gloves ballerina style wedding dress and Badgley Mischka shoes

We’d kind of die if one of you walked down the aisle with an oversized bouquet like this. Amazing!

From Beth: Brides should not be afraid to add personality into their wedding wardrobe. If a bride is afraid to take too much of a risk, or she needs to appease her mother (hey, it happens), I recommend selecting a more traditional gown or accessories for the ceremony. Then, bring in more personalized elements for the reception. Switch out your jewelry, add a fun sash to the gown or change into a party frock. These are just a few ways to make a statement and to allow your personal style to shine through!

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck / Fashion styling: Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the shore / Location: The Gardens at 222 / Make up:  Jennie Fresa / Hair: Jennie Kay / Floral design: Datura: A Modern Garden / Cinematography: Vintage Cinema / Gowns: Modern Trousseau, Jenny Yoo, Rivini, Ivy and Aster / Capelet and gloves: The Bridal Dresser / Ruffled Bolero: Moyna / Jewelry: Haute Bride and ADORN by Samouce / Shoes: Badgley Mischka

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