So you’ve decided on your dream color palette and found the perfect poppy-colored bridesmaid dresses. If you’re anything like me, you are determined not to have mismatched shoes that could feel distracting from the main attraction – you and your groom. Which colors will complement your look? Are your girls the sky high heels type or do they want to be closer to the ground in a classic flat? Do they want round, pointy or peep toes? That is just too many decisions for any one woman to make for another.
Beyond that, shoes just don’t always fit everyone the same. I don’t know about you, but there are always certain styles that I will try to squeeze my feet into again…
I found a few very pretty dresses for the upcoming summer weddings! The ones above are a little more casual and perfect for a laidback beach or backyard bash.
This polka-dotted number is all about incorporating prints and could totally be worn again in the fall with a cardigan and a pair of tights. This long blue dress looks comfortable and pretty effortless (perfect when on your feet for hours).
I love the cranberry shade of this one-shoulder bridesmaid dress. Gorgeous! And this navy shift is nothing if not classic.
BCBG has the funnest dresses (and yes, I am pretending that’s a word). The faux drop waist is lovely in pale grey and the ruffled dress would be so suited for a romantic and very pink affair.
These full-length dresses are all about formal glam. Stunning!
Last weekend most of us discovered that Punxsutawney Phil is a filthy liar. So, as much as we were all ready to break out the iced tea and sundresses, we still have to remember to layer, apparently. Here are some cute jackets and shrugs for the sunny days of spring sure to come any day now! This peplum metallic jacket (above) comes from Sears (I know I sound like their current ad campaign, but seriously, Sears!).
These casual little lovelies are both from J.Crew. The pale coral on the left is super versatile, and who doesn’t need a new denim jacket?!
These two cardigans from Anthropologie are just about the cutest things…
I know…why would you want to cover up the gown you spent so long shopping for? But hear me out—sometimes a lady needs a little something extra on the day of. Because you may suddenly feel modest in front of 150 of your closest friends…and your grandpa. Or perhaps it’s a little colder than you thought it might be at your outdoor wedding. And maybe, just maybe, you’re suddenly wondering if you need a bit more glam (the answer to that question, by the way, is always YES.)
Don’t believe me? Look upon the radiant Georgina Chapman on the Oscar red carpet last month. What takes a simple look up a notch is the accessory—a capelet in this case.
[Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images]
You can admit it. Sometimes wedding planning makes you cuckoo-a-choo crazy. With so many details to manage, people involved in every decision, and a seemingly endless wave of emotions, it can make one’s sense of humor wane. Knock Knock to the rescue! You have probably seen some of their tongue-in-cheek gifts in your local bookstore or card shop and it has made you chuckle. Below, here are a few things to make planning a little more fun and a little less stressful.
These file folders will help keep your papers and vendor contracts organized, as well as supply the proper perspective. Free valuable brain space by using a mental note sticky…
So, summer is almost over, but it is still plenty hot outside. As you go to these last few weddings of the season and are looking for something cute to wear, you probably don’t want to spend your money on a sundress that you will only have a few more weeks to use. Here are a few suggestions of dresses that would work well going into autumn. Just add cardigans, tights, or a wrap and you’ll be good to go! First check out these little lovelies from Nordstrom (above and below).
Next, keep it casual with a simple shirtdress or the wardrobe-staple sheath from J.Crew (below).
Try something chic with these two dresses from Banana Republic (below left) and Neiman Marcus (below right).
These last four are all from Anthropologie and I just couldn’t love them more!
So today is a pretty momentous occasion on Delightfully Engaged. We have officially reached 1,000 posts! All I can say is that is a whole lot of birdcage veils, giant balloons, wooden cake toppers, and sweet tables! To celebrate, I have compiled my own personal top ten list of fave DE posts. From DIY projects to real weddings, these posts offer unique inspiration and style! So, in no particular order:
Frolic’s bittersweet wreath will be hanging on my front door by December. Simple but impactful, this wreath would also look great at the end of pews during a holiday season church wedding.
Bend the Light Photography shot this gorgeous real wedding and I just love the…
Today our blog is celebrating 1000 posts and I thought it appropriate that we check back in with the first Delightfully Engaged editor (and genius creative mind) Kara Kull. On a personal note, Kara is one of my very favorite people on the planet. She has amazing style, is a great friend, and understands the value of the comedic pause. She now has a pretty little daughter named Alice and has started a blog called Fabulistas. And it is sensational. Love it to Reese’s Pieces and back again.
Today she has a post on flower girl dresses that frankly has me all gushy and girlie. Just adorable. Here are a couple of the dresses but to see more…
How is it already Thursday? How is that even possible? I meant to have this all done by Monday afternoon, but then…well, here we are. Delightfully Engaged had a March full of beautiful real weddings. From traditional to completely outdoorsy, there were tons of interesting details and fun moments to be had. But, more than anything else, March’s real weddings were chock-full of gorgeous wedding dresses. For my monthly round-up, I decided to show you my top 5 favorite wedding dresses from these lovely real weddings.
5. Catherine’s sweet and romantic dress by Something Blue. How pretty is this?! Later, she wards off the evening chill with the greatest cherry red cardigan.
4. Vivian’s gorgeous crowd-wower (confession:…
With warm weather weddings (and the diets that precede them) right around the corner, many wedding guests are starting to go through their closets and wondering what to wear. Most of our real weddings focus on the couple and the wedding party, but this post brings all your besties front and center. Dressing for your big event can cause a lot of stress for your wedding guests. If you would like them to dress in a specific way, whether it be their best cocktail dress and fancy tuxedo or in costume for your 1920s-themed soiree, you need to call that out in the invitation to the reception.
Otherwise, here are my favorite best-dressed guests from last year’s summer weddings.
Unless guys have received specific…