So you may have seen me tweeting a lot about weddings this year. We are going to 4 weddings between July and November and well, I hadn’t actually been to a wedding before. Minus the one where I was a flower girl when I was about 5, there have been about 19 wedding free years in there.
This meant, that I had no idea of what to expect, what to wear or really what to do – but I was excited! We have attended two of the weddings so far, one in July and one in August and they were both gorgeous. I had such a good time at both. So I wanted to take this blog to run through what I finally ended up wearing to both events – my summer wedding guest outfits! I was so worried about what I should be wearing but I really love both outfits and think they worked well for the occasions!
The first wedding we went to was Paul’s good friend, and he was best man! It took place in Berkeley Castle, a beautiful castle over near Bristol and let me tell you, the weather was gorgeous. The service took place in a huge ornate room and the setting was amazing. We had drinks in the garden, a tour of the castle rooms and a whole lot of dancing.
As for the outfit, I had some vouchers for Arcadia (Dorothy Perkins and Topshop), I decided that Dorothy Perkins would be the best bet and went off shopping. Given the setting, I wanted something quite classy and eventually settled on this blue number. It has slight rouching with a keyhole at the top, though not easily seen. I really like the length and general shape of the dress. It was a bit longer than my normal dresses but I actually very much enjoyed the cut. It does come with a blue belt, but I didn’t like it much so decided to wear it without it.
I could not decide what to pair this with, eventually as the weather was so good, I got away with a grey cardigan, though only wore it for a little while. The one thing I did want to wear was something on the head! I wandered through accesorize and eventually settled on this white fascinator.
I paired it with some nude heels and a nude bag to complete the look. And I think it matched very well with Pauls top and tails! As Paul was best man for the day, I didn’t get the best outfit shots but I think you can see the dress well!
I noticed at the first wedding that florals were really popular, and so for the second one, I wanted to get something floral! This wedding was set in a church in Exmoor for the ceremony (with that amazing view!) with the ceremony in an gorgeous marquee.
I ended up being a bit strapped for time in terms of buying an outfit, so decided to attempt to buy something online. I’m not usually the biggest online shopper, as I’m never sure if it will really fit but I think I did well in picking this pink and black floral number from boohoo.
I really like the shape of the dress with the flares and pleats. It is that kind of scuba material which I enjoy too as it means it is stretchy and fits well!
I ended up pairing this with some black wedges and a black cardigan. You can’t see it too well in the pics from the day but I wore a diamante headband instead of the fascinator, I took a quick snap of it now as I really like it!
Overall, I had such a good time at both weddings and it was really fun having a couple of occasions to buy some new outfits for – it doesn’t happen enough! We have another wedding coming up in September, and the final in November which I’m really excited for. As the same people attended both of these weddings, I decided it was best to buy 2 new outfits but I think I will likely bring these out again for the ones coming up!
What do you like to wear for weddings?