Fresh summer blooms, long-lingering daylight and bridesmaids dresses in pretty pastel shades.
There’s nothing quite like a summer wedding.
Until the hay fever hits, that is. Yep, while the other guests cry happy tears, the pollen-averse among us sit through the service with eyes streaming thanks to the al fresco air and floral arrangements.
So, while the sun-dappled charm of summertime ceremonies can’t be denied, I love an autumn wedding, when the pollen count dips and cooler temperatures not only eliminate the risk of shiny photos but also bring about a fresh wave of dresses with beautiful sleeves and high necklines.
As allergy-friendly season approaches, it’s time to replace my strappy minis with fall-ready wedding fits that’ll keep me snug as we transition into the colder months. Here’s a few I have my eye on.
Much like how puppies are not just for Christmas, bold floral prints shouldn’t be exclusively reserved for summer ‘I dos’. Featuring powder-soft blooms on a deep purple base, this long-sleeved midi will stave off autumnal chills with its ruffle details and longer hemline. Pair with strappy heels and your fave clutch bag.
For your something blue, glam up the cult Dove dress with sparkly heels and statement hoops. This long-sleeved maxi style is ideal for that awkward in-between weather that has us all kinds of confused come autumn. Just add prosecco and canapés.
While we love to dabble in pastel shades during spring and summer, cold weather months provide us with the perfect excuse to experiment with richer colour palettes – including gorgeous jewel tones. We’re particularly fond of this belted shirt dress in emerald green, which pairs beautifully with colour pop heels.
A figure-flattering wrap fit meets subtle animal print in this gorgeous maxi, a sweet spotted style that will keep your legs toasty on colder days. Best of all, the Darla is totally bra-friendly thanks to its wide shoulders!
For more casual nuptials, opt for the Jonah in monochrome animal print. While we’ve styled the mini with strappy heels, this all-weather shirt dress also works well with black boots and a leather jacket.