I have some dreamy eye candy from Elizabeth Messina for you today, plus, all of the dresses and accessories in this post are part of an exclusive vintage-inspired collection created for the brand-new-today Ruffled Shop. Find out more below all this gorgeousness (including where you can find even more sneak peeks)…

I adore the swiss dot tulle on this dress!

Now all the details… these beautiful dresses are customizable (fabric, length, petticoat, and hello, pockets), and with many of them under $800, they’re affordable too. There are also veils, hair accessories and jewelry, all exclusive to Ruffled. Designers include Fancy, Sarah Seven, Tessa Kim and Wendy Mink. And keep an eye out for even more designs in the fall.

Of course, if you don’t want to wait that long, check out more sneak peek posts over with our friends Leila at Inspired by This, Jen at Green Wedding Shoes, and Elizabeth Messina at Kiss the Groom. And be sure to check out the Ruffled Shop!

 

 

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Photography: Elizabeth Messina / Dresses, veils, accessories: Ruffled Shop / Location (available for weddings): Santa Barbara Historical Museum / Styling: Catherine Sheppard of The Life Styled / Hair, makeup: Christina Burns 617-285-8772

 

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There are so many beautiful engagement rings out there, but some of my very favorites are vintage or antique. My own engagement ring is a garnet cocktail ring from the 1920′s, and I love that no one else has anything like it. (Being eco-friendly was an added bonus of going with something vintage.) Not everyone has a family heirloom ring to pass down, but the internet makes it insanely easy to find beautiful antique bling (I could spend hours browsing 1stdibs). Anyway, I have a folder of pretties that I’ve bookmarked, and thought it would be fun to share them with you…

From left: {Art Deco cushion cut diamond ring surrounded by French-cut sapphires.} {Edwardian freshwater natural pearl ring with diamonds.}

Clockwise from top left: {1940′s yellow sapphire ring with diamonds.} {1920′s rose cut diamond ring with European cut accent diamonds.} {Victorian sapphire and diamond ring.} {Victorian natural pearl ring with diamonds.}

Clockwise from top left: {Art Deco cushion cut diamond and sapphire ring.} {1920′s Old European cut diamond ring with sapphire baguettes.} {Art Deco platinum and diamond ring with emerald accents.} {Art Deco French mine cut diamond ring.} {Edwardian diamond engagement ring.}

 

Don’t you love them?! Are you hoping for (or wearing) a vintage engagement ring? Do you prefer unexpected stones or classic diamonds?

 

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Ever since Spanish designer, Helena Mareque, appeared on my radar I’ve been itching to share her gorgeous wedding gowns with you. High necks, sleeves, subtle embellishments – they’re all just so romantic! The amazing veils her brides choose to wear are equally stunning. See for yourself…

After the royal wedding, I imagine we’ll be seeing lots more long-sleeved wedding gowns…

I cannot get over the sheer golden sleeves on this next one…

Helena’s website is under construction, but for now you can see more of her work at her blog, Ejercicios de Estilo. It might be in Spanish, but the photos certainly don’t need translating!

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