When selecting the look and feel for wedding décor, many brides think of ways to create a wedding that can be described by guests in a few words such as romantic, whimsical, and dreamy. While there are plenty of approaches to designing a fête that can be defined by those terms, one such element is ruffles.
Whether you choose a gown with a voluminous skirt featuring organza ruffles, dress your flower girl in an adorable ruffled frock, or adorn reception tables with soft ruffled linens, utilizing ruffles in the details of your wedding day can instantly add an understated sense of romanticism to décor. Ruffled wedding decorations work especially well for feminine color palettes and styles; however, they can just as easily blend with rustic or bohemian-chic events to provide a layer of softness and comfort throughout that complements an otherwise bold design.
Take a look at eight ways to incorporate ruffles below, with examples from real weddings. Click each photo to gather more inspiration from each celebration!
2. Bridal Bouquet
If you'd like to incorporate ruffle details into your bouquet, your floral designer can likely create a unique design out of rose petals that appears ruffled, or choose blooms such as peonies that offer a natural ruffle style.
Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography
Photo by Ira Lippke Studios
4. Flower Girl Dress
Flower girl attire is perhaps the easiest way to implement ruffles into your big day. Choose a dress with a ruffled skirt to give an utterly feminine feel to your ceremony.
Photo by Joe Latter Photographer; Floral & Event Design by White Lilac Inc.
5. Ceremony Décor
Adding drapery to your ceremony structure is a way to add instant drama and romance to your event. Accent this drapery with ruffled swaths of fabric for a sweet surprise. You can also add ruffled ribbon to the backs of ceremony chairs.
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Floral & Event Design by White Lilac Inc.
6. Reception Linens
While many couples choose sleek linens or even leave wooden tables bare of linens, highlighting a sweetheart table or head table with textured linens featuring ruffles will make tablescapes stand out.
Photo by Lin & Jirsa Photography; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden
Photo by John Solano Photography; Consulting by Levine Fox Events
7. Chair Covers
If you'll be adorning reception chairs with covers, consider ruffled designs for a feminine look. Choose a style that featured ruffles on the chair back, or a skirted style.
Photo by Kortnee Kate; Consulting by Viva Bella Events
Photo by Kevin Beasley Photographer; Consulting by Bobbi Rice Weddings
8. Wedding Cake
More and more couples are choosing to add ruffled details to their wedding cakes! Ask your cake designer to add ruffles to the entire confection or use the ruffled look as an accent on one or two layers.
Photo by Chrisman Studios; Consulting by International Event Company; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers
Photo by Christine Bentley Photography
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