Christine Ramsey, owner of Funnelcake Fashion & Funnelcake Bridal, understands a bride's need to feel unique. "My bridal style comes from the idea of always pushing the envelope, but not going totally overboard."
To Ramsey, flare & hauteur don't have to be at the expense of elegance or comfort. "I like to taking classic shapes and modernize them, using new fabrics, like cotton & bamboo."
When you purchase one of these dresses you know that there aren't brides all over the country wearing the same exact thing. Every time I sew a dress there's a twist here or there.
Ramsey describes her "Cupcake" wedding dress: "Rock out at your wedding with this hot mini dress. Nothing adds to your big day like a little frill! This dress is fully corsetted & features cotton & bamboo satin; underneath is a separate petticoat with a drawstring waist to keep the skirt full."
In addition to wedding & bridesmaids dresses, Ramsey also designs & creates bridal boleros. "My boleros are generally white or in beautiful accent colors, like burgundy," she said.
"Sometimes even the most traditional bride wants something a little bit alternative about what they wear down the aisle, & that's where I come in!"
While bridal wear is Ramsey's specialty, she also designs an assortment of girl-about-town daywear. Below, she describes a couple of her favorite new pieces:
"Be the centerpiece of the room when you wear this dress! Get a glimpse of color with the awesome pink interior lining in the side pockets. The pleated skirt keeps the tummy looking flat & flatters every body shape."
"This black cotton dress is one of Funnelcake Fashion's most versatile designs. The classic knee-length, flowing skirt is perfectly refined, & has a polyester cream lace overlay that adds a light rustic touch."
"You'll look elegant & sassy in this figure-flattering cotton dress. This design is a Funnelcake Fashion original, featuring a rouched shape & straps that make the shoulders look sleek & sexy. Pockets on the side, a purely modern touch, add function to this dress's exceptional form.
To see more of Ramsey's collection, or to place an order, visit www.funnelcakewedding.etsy.com or www.funnelcakefashion.etsy.com. Also, Ramsey is currently raising money for her 2011 Viking-inspired bridal collection. Visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1924822755/funnelcake-wedding-2011-viking-inspired-bridal-col for details.