This year my social calendar is jam-packed with weddings which are keeping us very busy aside from planning our own. A wedding is the most incredible ceremony of unification and such a special celebration. It also happens to be one of the rare occasions in the year to really dress up in something glamorous and a bit different from your everyday attire. That being said, I thought I’d put together a post that might help you with ideas for what to wear to a formal wedding or a black tie occasion.
Navy is always such a beautiful choice for a formal occasion because it looks so polished and sophisticated. This dress actually happens to be the dress I wore as my friend, Jenna’s bridesmaid on her magical wedding day. I love the lace cap sleeves and the densely ruched panels that wrap the bodice which adds gorgeous detailing to this light and airy chiffon gown (similar version here and here). The colouring looked incredible as a dark contrast to the blushing bride, an absolute vision in white.
The next wedding we have on our calendar is in just three weeks time. After that wedding, I’ll be jetting off to Los Angeles for another wedding. We’ll be home for a week before we take a trip down to Cape Town for yet another incredible wedding. It’s just the most remarkable time of our lives and it’s simply magical to be able to witness all these celebrations of love and union.
Once we’re back from our travels we’ll probably need to dedicate a little more time to planning our own wedding. I’ll definitely need to be more serious about finding a dress because I believe they can take a few months to come in before the alterations begin. Regardless, I’m so excited! If you’d like to read my latest wedding planning update, you can do so here.
I know I’m not alone in having plenty of weddings to attend this year so if you’re in a similar situation, I hope this post gives you a little bit of inspiration on what to wear to a formal wedding. I’ll be posting more of these types of posts throughout this wedding season because I know that they can be quite helpful and the links in this post make it very easy to order a dress for an upcoming event.
Photographs by Rust To Roses.