See Ashlee Simpson's Wedding Dress (and Her Afterparty Outfit Sketch - She Wore Pants!) Plus, Jessica Simpson's Matron of Honor Look (PHOTOS)

09/03/2014 at 01:09 PM ET

It was toddlers and tiaras on Ashlee Simpson‘s wedding day! The bride was accompanied by son Bronx, 5, as she walked down the aisle to new groom Evan Ross, while a similarly sparkly-tressed Jessica, 33, played matron of honor while daughter Maxwell, 2, and Ace, 1, served as flower girl and ring bearer. And both sisters were radiant in pristine white gowns as they waited for a sudden rain shower to pass during Ashlee’s Sunday nuptials.

Ashlee Simpson wedding photosPacific Coast News

Ashlee selected a long-sleeve lace crop top to go with her full lace skirt, both by Houghton Bride. She wore her ombré hair loose and wavy, accented with a super-romantic headband consisting of twisted chains and golden laurels, though she kept other jewelry to a minimum (though of course, her engagement ring was statement-making enough). And though no bride ever wants rain on her wedding day, the soggy ground gave Simpson an excuse to show off her shoes: A funky bohemian pair of sandals with gold leaf detail around the straps.

Ashlee Simpson wedding dress sketchesCourtesy Houghton

Even more surprising than the fact that Ashlee wore Houghton Bride’s pearl-embellished Aligote crop top over a Madonna bralet and lace Macabeau skirt with a high/low hemline (along with a lace-trimmed, scallop-edged veil)? The fact that she changed into a crop top pant suit for the reception. The outfit, also by Houghton Bride designer Katharine Polk, featured a three-quarter sleeve ivory top with wide-legged matching pants.

PHOTOS: See what your favorite stars wore last night!

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All of the bridesmaids echoed Ashlee’s elegant, bohemian look, each wearing her own white gown with loose, wavy, jewel-adorned tresses. Jessica sported a lace-trimmed slinky white column dress and a Neil Lane tiara (worn upside down!) in her long blonde locks. And Lane gave us the scoop on the nearly 200-year-old bauble: “Jessica had considered wearing a diamond hair piece on her own wedding day and she adored this tiara at the time. She got the opportunity to wear it in Ashlee’s wedding! All good things come full circle, and I heard she was thrilled. With her blond hair and white tulle gown, it was the perfect delicate accessory with an elegant and subtle sparkle.”

The feel echoed Jessica’s own “ethereal” bridesmaids vibe from her wedding earlier this summer, with each girl wearing a true-to-her-own-style gown and messy-romantic dos. But the overall effect was definitively Ashlee — right down to the oh-so-stylish white-tux-clad groomsmen.

Do you love the vibe? Do you like the idea that each girl picks out her own dress? Tell us in the comments!

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Elizabeth Leonard

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Jeena Sue on

I love the picture with Ashley…she looks pretty. But what a horrible, grumpy look Jessica has…. Also she looks like a bride herself!

seabot on

How am I supposed to look at her supposed crop top when the only photo has her holding the skirt over her abdomen? What I can see looks great, I’d just love to see the promised details. Jessica looks like she got caught out in that rain shower.

Sara on

I love the vibe. And Jessica looks pregnant again to me.

Beck on

Is it just me or does Jessica look to be sporting a small baby bump?

Birdman73 on

The words “wedding” and “crop-top” should never, ever be featured in the same sentence.

rlb237 on

Ashlee’s look is a lot better than I was expecting when I first read she wore a crop top and skirt instead of a gown. It’s still quite bridal, if not in the traditional sense. Good for her.

Melanie Boudreau on

It may be the angle, but Jessica looks pregnant! I’m not a fan of the messy look either of them have, Jessica’s dress looks like a bridal dress and they both look grumpy..

charlotte on

They both should have done something with their hair, at least run a brush though it and YES, Jessica does look like she is growing another tiny human in her belly!

Marisa on

Hair on both is horrible. Jessica normally looks awesome. Same ole on Ashley. Stringy, unkept look is not pretty.

Tommie on

Who is the bride? Why would Jessica wear white?

Lynne l on

Jessica looks pregnant again!!

LM on

I think both ladies look lovely. I think it’s a bad angle with Jessica/bump. Remember the Jennifer Anniston pic a week or so back where she looked 6 months pregnant but she’s really a twig? That happens.
Anyway, hope the couple work. They are both young so I hope they are wiling to invest time and hard work into their marriage.

maryann on

Hmm. NO! and NO!

Jo on

Jessica Simpson looks like she just climbed out of bed and threw on her dress. (Well from the way she talks about her boy toy husband she might have) And does anyone but me notice a little bouch around her midsection. Is she baking another kid or just woofing down the baked goods ? Either way she looks like anything but a woman going to a formal affair, let alone being part of it !

guest on

where’s the picture of the crop top? or this was just an excuse to talk about Jessica again?

Kim on

She made a beautiful bride. I do wish that you wouldn’t have posted a photo of her on her cell phone. I’m sure there were numerous other lovely shots to share.

Tess on

Sorry People, but you can’t tell anything about the bride’s dress from that picture.

Bill on

Can’t wait to see what she comes up with for wedding #3 !!!!!!

ImALadyToo on

They mention a crop top, but you can’t see it. Great journalism.

lightbrite on

The BRIDE choose the bridemaids dresses and she put them in white. Her wedding her choice..Chill with the grumpy face, its not a posed pic

Kazzy on

I understand the “uproar” on the poor photos but as you can see they are so grainy that were taken from hundreds of yards away in a bush no less. One snapshot on a website cannot reflect the whole tone of the wedding. I’m sure Jessica’s sour look was due to stepping in puddle, or thinking about where she should step next. However she does appear to have a small baby bump! I thought she swore she was done for awhile with being pregnant!

gurl on

I would be grumpy if I were pregnant this soon too..

lola on

Ooooh! What I can see I really love! A 2-pc dress, it’s different, but has been done before, but looks very pretty. Her hair looks good with the theme (bohemian) and I love her headband & shoes. Can’t wait to see more pictures. Finally not another strapless dress.

jusu on

ombre hair? Looks like platinum straw to me. And who walked Evan down the aisle?

and really, I know the spelling Ashlee is appalling, but you gotta honor it people!

Jeeeeee on

These girls need to smile. Ewwww on all counts.

KellyGreen on

She looks beautiful! Congrats on your big day

Lindy on

Get the damn phone out of your ear…really !!!!!!

Erica on

Her hair looks terrible. I love the ombré look, but hers just looks between grown and ombré. That’s unfortunate.

just keeping it real on

The only reason anyone is seeing pictures is because Jessica is also shown. This was the only way Ashlee could get her wedding pictures published. She has to continue to ride Jessica’s coattail in order to get press, that’s why there are no pictures of her with the groom.

Marla on

Jessica looks like a hot mess. She could have combed her hair. Is she prego again?

Jessie on

She looks absolutely beautiful and I love how she includes her family and close friends in her wedding. Seems like they are a very close knit and loving family. Good for them and congrats to Ashley and her new husband.

Julesy on

I have just one word for both Ashley’s and Jessica’s appearance and apparel … A-W-F-U-L!

Noelleme on

I think Jessica looks great. She has lost a lot of weight and looks thin to me. I doubt all of the people that are saying she looks pregnant are sporting flat tummies. Anyone that has had two children knows that getting rid of the “belly” is not easy. Also, you can see in the photo of Ashlee that it’s raining. Jessica has beautiful hair and I’m sure it looked very pretty before it started raining. Not sure why almost every comment focuses on negativity. And so what if Jessica is wearing white or if Ashlee’s dress was a cropped top. Open your minds…we aren’t in the 80’s and 90’s anymore. I feel sad for the people that have nothing positive to say about a beautiful wedding. It was probably one of the best days of her life.

Christine on

Jessica is 34, not 33.

ro on

They should have brushed their hair, maybe they are taking after Jessica’s husband, his hair is hair is always a mess, he always looks like a slob.

kelly on

Jessica looks preggers

Aussie cathie on

Have mercy they look like hillbillies! Yuk yuk and more yuk.

Bobbi on

I love seeing her wedding and want more pictures!!!

Guest on

it’s your wedding day-get off your phone! Heaven forbid the anyone go 30 minutes without a phone to your ear or punching around on it. LOL

CristyG on

I LOOOOVE Ashley’s shoes!!! So pretty! And I am usually a fan of Jessica’s. But she looks like a drunk mess with a belly.

k on

Holy bad hair Batman!

kitty62862 on

What a fabulous outfit! You can loosen up a little for wedding #2, I think she looked spectacular!

Gina on

Neither of the Simpson sisters bothered to comb their hair…

Fashionable on

Yikes. Looks like a bridal party from the grunge days. Jessica looks wasted. She has a Courtney live vibe going. Ashley looks like the bride of Frankenstein. She needs to over this hippie dippie look – it doesn’t work!!

Suzi on

Oh and congrats on baby #3 Jess!!! From the looks of it, new baby birth alert in 2016!

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