This Artist Transformed Disney Villains Into Brides, and Ursula Is Feelin' Herself in That Gown
Who says happily ever after is just for Disney princesses? Graphic designer Ashton Rice (@ashton.creates on Instagram) believes that villains should have the chance to find true love as well, which is why she's been turning some of the most iconic women baddies in Disney history into beautiful brides on social media.
Gorgeous white dresses with lacy, shimmery, and patterned details? Check. Colorful bouquets with trinkets unique to each woman? Check. Headpieces, stunning wedding rings, and radiant smiles? Check. If I weren't already married, I would totally want to copy one of these looks for my big day (five years isn't too early for a vow renewal, right?!).
Turns out, weddings are actually on Rice's mind a lot lately, which is why she has so much fun creating these pictures. "I love the freedom to create things that I want to see," Rice told POPSUGAR. "I am obsessed with weddings right now, so I had a lot of fun building the 'dream' weddings for characters that wouldn't normally have one."
This also isn't Rice's first time dabbling in fan art (which is not associated with the Walt Disney Company in any way). She actually created a Princess Brides series first, which garnered such a positive response on Instagram that she decided to create the Villains Wedding series as a fun twist.
"I don't think you can think of Disney villains and not think about Maleficent, Ursula, or Cruella," Rice said. But she also wanted to feature villains that don't always get as much attention as they should. That's why she included ones like Yzma from The Emperor's New Groove, the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, and Queen Grimhilde from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
From there, Rice let the villains' personalities lead the way in her creations. "I really chose based on their body types and personal styles — or what I think they would be," she explained. "Maleficent is known for her dramatic outfits, V-necks, and fitted looks. Cruella wouldn't be seen without fur in some capacity, so it didn't make sense to not include that in her bridal look."
Check out more of Rice's beautiful Disney villains designs ahead!