Six weeks ago I booked my wedding day and got engaged on the same day. And also in that order. I know it is unconventional and seems a bit rushed, but my husband and I knew exactly what kind of wedding we wanted, and who we wanted there. The ceremony was to be at the town hall, and there would be lunch after somewhere private. Such a simple wedding required a simple, but elegant, wedding dress.
A Simple Summer Wedding Dress
I already knew I wanted a simple wedding dress that I could wear again and again. What could be difficult in choosing a dress I really liked! I started looking at NET-A-PORTER, Matches, Selfridges and Browns – sure that I would quickly find the dress I wanted. However, all the designs were either to loose and beachy, or too small and tight. I would have done my usual thing of leaving this to the last minute and then run from store to store trying to find something the week before, but my mum called me and told me to look at Coast. Almost immediately I found the perfect outfit for me. I keep talking about my simple summer wedding dress, but it is in fact my simple summer wedding skirt and top.
My Simple Summer Wedding Skirt and Top
This outfit was perfect for me! I love bandeau tops as I like my arms, back and shoulders. The skirt comes in tight at my waist and flares out to cover my pear shape hips.
I can definitely wear this outfit again, and yet it really does feel special. The skirt is made from silk and is heavy, which means it always keeps its shape. I immediately bought it!
My Simple Summer Wedding Accessories
Whatever dress I bought, I always knew I was going to be buying nude heels from Christian Louboutin. I chose a midi stiletto heel (still high for me), with pointed toes. And once I was shown the matching clutch I had to buy that too!
The Final Look
My husband and I wed at Greenwich Town Hall and then had everyone taken over to The Ivy where we had the private dining room. I can say that I felt perfect in my simple summer wedding dress. This really was one of the best days of my life.
Although my feet may have ultimately felt the happiest when I eventually kicked my heels off!