Saturday, February 27, 2016

Weddings Gone Wild

There are now officially ten (or eleven?) couples among my acquaintance who have gotten engaged in February! This means that, after a scramble for a preferred wedding weekend, the invitations will go out. And when a girl has a possible eleven weddings to attend within the next year, outfit excitement begins! I can work well with what is actually in my closet, but it's always nice to dream about what you'd wear to some chic society wedding if you had an unlimited budget and a swanky time ahead. Here are five imaginary wedding scenarios and what I'd wear (in a lovely, perfect world) to each!

#1 - Profile: Classy, Modern, Minimalist Couple - Intimate Wedding (plus rooftop-garden reception). I wear:



This cowl midi dress in oxblood from ASOS Curve would be the perfect thing. Subtly alluring but simple and in a beautiful color for evening. Now to find friends likely to get married in NYC and rent a rooftop venue. 

#2 - Traditional Southern Friends Choose Charleston, South Carolina Plantation (outdoor garden reception). I wear:




This rosebud fit and flare dress by Kate Spade is a total confection. I love the playful prints in Kate Spade's Spring 2016 collection and the understated tulle detail takes this dress down a formal-but-comfortable street. I love it. 

#3 - That One Famous Couple Who Got Married In An Historic Hotel And Rented The Ballroom For The Black-Tie Reception And Somehow I Got Invited. I wear:




This Antonio Berardi off-shoulder pencil dress is just conservative enough, just showy enough to fit in without standing out. It's chic. It's creative. It's structured but unexpected. I like it a whole lot.

#4 - That WASP-y Couple You Know Who Have Grandparents With Homes On Nantucket. The wedding reception will be a huge beach clam-bake after a ceremony at a tiny white chapel. I wear:



- This Elizabeth and James peplum fit and flare sundress keeps the dignity of a wedding toned down with a good dose of beach-y flair. Because of the coolness off the Sound, I would pair it with a periwinkle-colored over-size cardigan such as this

#5 - That Girl You've Known Since Childhood But Aren't Good Enough Friends With Now To Be A Bridesmaid - classic Baptist church wedding with crowded, mostly-over-sixty-years-old crowd of guests. I wear:


This Spense & Cupio rugby-stripe knit skirt paired with a bright, fun pair of high-heels and a white blouse would be my choice! It's traditional but not boring and would still make me happy in the absence of a wedding-wide dance party. Milkshakes would happen post-wedding in this skirt.

Here's to all the happy couples and to long-lasting marriages all-round!

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