A style breakdown of my wedding
There was definitely a simplicity and slight casualness throughout our wedding party that could be pulled off seeing as we had a beach wedding, a casualness that maybe would not be as appropriate if it were held back in London, in a church, and at a colder time of year. We could relax with formality and the benefits of that is that it is so much CHEAPER!
1) Linen (It’s hot in Mexico you know, and no one wants to be a sweaty Betty on their wedding day)
3) To not blend in with the sand! (Hahaha)
Now, for what they wore. I can’t say I thought long and hard prior to being engaged as to how my bridesmaids would look if I ever got married. I don’t really have a favourite colour and I am not a fan of a particular neckline (what even is a sweetheart neckline?!) but when I was doing some Internet browsing I came across this one photo from the Erdem Spring/Summer 2011 collection and it changed my life.
Once I showed them the photo they were down with the look and I once again took to Pinterest to make them a board with more reference imagery of the vibe, and links to dresses that were available to buy.
Knowing that a “perfect dress” would be a gazillion pounds I trained myself that simplicity was better and that it would be more appropriate anyway as we will be on the beach. I saturated my mind with images and articles of simple brides, budget brides and vintage brides who all looked beautiful not due to what they wore (which were all uniquely lovely) but because they all looked happy. Caroline Bessette (obviously not budget) became my beacon of simplicity.
With some creativity, forward planning and consideration of context I believe everyone can look lovely without breaking the bank; represent who they are on the big day and feel comfortable. And...the main thing to remember is to enjoy yourselves as a smile is the prettiest accessory, and the most memorable to everyone on the special day.