Wedding Dress of Nikki Wiles

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Title: Wedding Dress of Nikki Wiles

Creator: Lori O'Toole

Date: 2011-07-16

Description: A photograph of Nikki Wiles' (VC Class of 2008) wedding dress on a hanger.

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Wedding Dress of Nikki Wiles


A photograph of Nikki Wiles' (VC Class of 2008) wedding dress on a hanger.





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© Nikki Wiles, all rights reserved

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Nikki Wiles

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from the donor: "Hi!

I met my husband, Owen Wiles ('07) at Vassar, so it was only natural that we should get married on campus (7/16/11). Our wedding party was nearly half Vassar alums, and one in particular, Margaret Files ('08) was instrumental in helping me find my wedding apparel. She combed the internet looking for dresses that had the elements I wanted (and she helped me figure out exactly what it was that I wanted), but in the end, we couldn't find the perfect dress, so I went to Mika Inatome and had one custom made. It was a lot of fun to watch Mika bring my ideas to life, from sketch to finished dress!

My husband decided he wanted all the men in seersucker suits, and not wanting to miss out on the custom clothing fun, he went with both of our fathers to have his suit made-to-measure at My.Suit. From there, the rest of the details fell into place - sunflowers, lilac dresses for the bridesmaids, yellow knit ties for the groomsmen, and yellow dresses with adorable flower headbands for the flower girls. We also got fun hats and parasols involved for some pictures. Owen chose white bucks because apparently that's what you wear with seersucker, and I picked purple shoes (actually Margaret found them for me) for a pop of color.

I included several pictures taken on campus (Shakespeare Garden and Chapel). The picture outside of the chapel includes all the Vassar alums (and one current professor, Jennifer Walter) who were in attendance, they span many years! I, of course, have many more (and higher quality) pictures, but I didn't want to overwhelm you, so just let me know if you want anything else.

Nikki (Rosard) Wiles, '08"


Lori O'Toole, “Wedding Dress of Nikki Wiles,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed May 24, 2024,

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