Take a cue from Kate Moss who recently wed in the English countryside and consider a locale that is a bit more backyard than beach for your destination wedding. And once you do, you might opt for a more casual, lace, short wedding dress with fabulous fabric accessories. To dress it down, consider a floral choker in a slightly darker color than your gown. To dress it up, complement your look with a pair of colored heels! (Just don’t forget to factor in the grass you may be perched on all night). Loosely tousled curls (up or down) finish the look with a relaxed but feminine appeal. Think BHLDN or Ivy & Astor for great dress ideas for a countryside wedding. Then complete the finished ensemble with an organically-arranged bouquet and get ready to wow your guests with this effortless bride-to-be style.
When hosting an island or beach ceremony, weather should be a key factor in your fashion. A short dress will keep you cool by day, but you might want to consider layering it at night with a bolero or caplet. Also, too short or too flowy in the wind could cause a major faux pas when the breeze picks up, so select your fabrics carefully and avoid any possible wardrobe malfunctions. Embellish a simple seaside dress with chunky stone jewelry or layering of pearls, an appropriate jewel for your beach wedding. Shoes in the sand are also important to select wisely. If barefoot in the sand isn’t really your style then perhaps opt for a Grecian flat sandal or the Vivienne Westwood jelly shoes. Lace and cotton fabrics paired with a sweet, feminine bouquet might just be the perfect marriage of casual and bridal for your big day. And don’t forget to add a splash of color to your ensemble, if you dare. Pull from tones and shades set in the nature around you and the goddess look will be complete!
Photos: Top Row: Green Wedding Shoes (left shot by: Erin Hearts Court, right shot by: Kate Harrison), Middle Left: Annevi via Once Wed, Middle Right: Robert Evans Studios, Bottom Left: Mango Studios via Style Me Pretty, Bottom Right: BHLDN