Today I wanted to share an outfit with you that I wore last weekend to my brother in laws special day (I apologise for the poor quality photos, time was running away!) Now, I think there is a scale on how smart or how dressed up you should be when attending a wedding, this relates to the venue and vibe of each individual occasion and is often hinted in the style of invite you receive.
Last year 3 of my best friends got married in the space of 6 months and each wedding was so incredibly different! One was in a castle with a very smart tweed theme, one was a winter wedding with an amazing array of fur and winter charm, the third was fabulously floral with a nod to spring…que 3 very different wedding guest outfits to match and a lot of fun to go with it!
Guests have a duty to dress appropriately and follow the correct etiquette but more recently its become acceptable to put a little more ‘edge’ or personal style into your look. As a wedding planner I’ve noticed an increasing number of smart jumpsuits and ladies tailored suits making an appearance, not everyone is in a standard dress/facilitator combo! (not that there is anything wrong with this..I mean when do you normally get to don the feathered hair piece!) but its coll to see individual style.
When choosing my outfit for this wedding I considered a few factors…Firstly travelling – the journey to Ipswich is a good 5ish hours therefore I needed something easy to pack, Weather – being August you want lightweight, breathable fabric so you are not boiling over whilst the vows are being read! Mum factor- It needs to be comfortable enough to run around after a toddling baby and lastly, Theme- The ceremony was in a church with reception in a cute village hall complete with garden flowers and bunting, therefore it had a relaxed twist…the top hat and tails needn’t be dusted off!
The wedding was arranged in 6 weeks and due to being back at work and the thought of juggling town with a baby in tow, I opted to raid my wardrobe and wear something I already had.
I love this pale blue New Look wrap skirt, it was comfortable and can be easily dressed down with a tee. Dorothy Perkins White Cami top, I have a million cami’s and they never let me down!
Nude New Look bag and the floral shoes from Dorothy Perkins both purchased in previous sales and our well loved in my wardrobe!
I don’t wear loads of jewellery but I love these Accessorize earrings for a bit of glitz and I obviously had to wear my Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Miranda May!
Love Harriet x