Back in the days of yore, wearing black to a wedding would be considered shocking, if not downright scandalous. But luckily for us, the times have changed! Now that we’ve discovered that black is always a chic choice, they’ve become a classic sighting at weddings. And not just for the guests.
I don’t think you can fathom how often I’ve heard the phrase, “You can wear it again.” One look at Katherine Heigl’s wardrobe in ‘27 Dresses’ and I can understand how this phrase is frequently met with poorly concealed scepticism to blatant disbelief. Considering a bridesmaid dress is intended to match the flowers, the theme, the venue and the table setting to a tee, it is understandable that regardless of how beautiful the gown is, it’s no easy task to find an appropriate place to wear it again.
You could trawl through all of the beautiful runway photos from the Fall 2014 bridal collections for hours… I may or may not be speaking from experience. These are my top picks, from Alexander McQueen to Vera Wang. I hope they give you some inspiration for your dream dress!
Winter weddings are always an elegant, magical affair – and bride Kylie knew exactly what she wanted for the perfect day with fiancé Patrick. “I wore the perfect, full-sleeve lace gown created by Sottero and Midgle — the bridesmaids wore “Sammi” in the burgundy colour.” “We had worked with our celebrant to make the ceremony very personal and…
“Our invitations were designed and printed by Laura at ‘By Invitation Only’ on Etsy. We chose a blush colour for the trifold envelope with ivory cardstock and back calligraphy font. For something a little bit different we included a quirky RSVP card of humorous multiple choice answers. We had trouble getting some guests to return them as they wanted to keep them to show their friends – so they photocopied them instead.”
“I wanted something each guest would keep, so 5-6 months prior to the wedding I began growing over 100 succulents. I planted these in mini pots and tied thank you cards around it with gold and white twine. My sister created the thank you cards. The succulents doubled as place cards.”