So I was a little bit blown away by this 'two in one' wedding dress by Hayley Page.
The thought of simply dropping the ruffles to reveal a short and sweet little reception number really appeals to my inner exhibitionist!
It's a little bit Bucks Fizz, 'Making Your Mind Up' Eurovision esque.
For my American readers, who may not know the joys of the Eurovision song contest, Bucks Fizz sang a cheesy 80s pop song complete with an infamous synchronized skirt rip during the dance routine revealing super short skirts.
Images via Martha Stewart Weddings
Hayley Page's Spring 2013 collection is full of gorgeously feminine and playful wedding gowns that provide modern brides with an opportunity for more than one bridal look by incorporating elements like detachable ball skirts, or lace peplum skirts.
Jaden is a show stopping flower beaded lace mini dress with cut-out back and removable ruched tulle ballerina skirt.
Image via JLM Couture blog
Why I adore Jaden… it combines delicate lace with the romance of ruffles and all the drama of a ball gown with the laid back, city chic appeal of a short wedding dress. So indecisive brides can have the best of both worlds, essentially having their (wedding) cake and eating it too.
Perfect for… switching up your style after your wedding ceremony and showing off a pair of killer heels (and pins ~ if you've got it flaunt it).
Team it with… a pair of sky high pink platform suede heels as above. (LOVE them!) Keep the accessories to a minimum and let the ruffles do the talking during the day, then add some bling once the cloud of ruffles is carefully laid aside in the evening.
Or... go short and chic for a city hall ceremony with a birdcage veil and black sash then slip into soft, romantic, pure white ruffles to make an unforgettable entrance at your evening reception!
Image via the Hayley Paige Facebook page
I just had to share this delightful Bridal Market invitation illustration ~ from ruffles on paper to real ruffles. Gorgeous, no?!
I'm eagerly awaiting their Spring lookbook, but if, like me you can't wait, take a peek at candid shots from a recent photoshoot which I've shared over on the Bridal Musings Facebook page.
So, would you consider wearing a 'two in one' wedding dress? I'd love to hear your thoughts!