Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bridesmaid dresses your girlfriends can wear again! If you or one of your girlfriends is getting married, it is a good idea to take a look at Utterly Engaged's Alternative Bridesmaid feature. is a new online wedding magazine for the budget conscious bride. It is full of fun and creative alternatives to creating a high-end looking wedding within the budget. If only this site existed when I got married! In this issue, they talked about how you can find simple and affordable dresses and turn them in to amazing bridesmaid dresses with the right accessories.

I helped styled the ladies with dresses from Ruche! You would never even consider these dresses as bridesmaid dresses, but look how great they look with the right accessories and flowers!

Thanks special thanks to:
-Lucia from Utterly Engaged for planning and setting it up
-Stephanie Williams Photography
-Flowers by JL Designs
-Makeup and Hair by Theresa Huang
-Beautiful creations from etsy ladies - shabby chic necklace & barrettes by La Vieja Tun Tun and cute crochet necklaces by meekssandygirl, hair pieces from Be Something New
-Urbanic Paper Boutique for letting us borrow their place to get ready
-AND of course the lovely models that couldn't showcase the looks any better - Patricia Iluore, Afie, Tiffany Toto.

All pictures taken from

Manzanilla Olive Floral Dress $36.99 & necklace by La Vieja Tun Tun
blueberry swirls handmade drop earrings $29.99 & wish upon a branch necklace $12.99. Sorry this dress is sold out.

floral bouquet ruffle dress $32.99

ruffle tulip dress $36.99

strawberry lemonade striped tube dress $36.99

plaid tuxedo tube dress $38.99, headband by Be Something New

long yellow linen jumper dress by Tulle $59.99 & crochet necklaces by meekssandygirl

Sorry, these are out of stock on these dresses.

Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account too for even more wedding inspiration!

Comments (7)
  • Wow Ruche, you have out done yourself what lovely pieces for a wedding.Mouth watering fabrics!!!! Sharon xx

    Posted on August 31, 2009

  • so feminine an beautiful! :) i jsut love this style :)

    Posted on August 31, 2009

  • WOW so pretty makes me want to get married again ;)
    Gorgeous styling, dresses and photos!

    Posted on August 31, 2009

  • wow, this all gorgeous and what an awesome job with the styling! impressive.

    Posted on August 31, 2009

  • Such nice dresses! :)

    Posted on September 1, 2009

  • I'm in love with the floral ones! Gorgeous images too.

    Posted on September 1, 2009

  • I would love to wear any of these as a bridesmaid dress- Too cute!

    And gorgeous photos as well! I especially love the last one!


    Posted on September 22, 2009