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What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

I spent this past weekend in Newport, RI attending my best friend’s Spring wedding!  There’s nothing better then being in one of your favorite places with one of your favorite people.  As with any event, I was left wondering about what to wear to this Spring wedding.  If you’re finding yourself in the same boat, no worries!  I’m sharing my wedding expertise (I’ve been to somewhere around 36 weddings!).  P.S. These tips also work for a baby or bridal shower as well as any type of Spring dance!

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

Let’s start with the main part of your outfit, the dress.  (Side note: jumpsuits are also acceptable!)  If you think it’s going to be warm enough and not too early in the Spring season, a knee length cocktail dress is fully acceptable.  Unless the wedding invitation says, black tie, then I go with a full length cocktail gown.  The dress I’m wearing is from Donna Morgan and it’s actually a bridesmaid dress, although I didn’t realize it at the time when I ordered it.  I picked it out last year, as soon as I received my wedding invitation because otherwise I forget and end up running around last minute trying to find a dress.  (Color note:  I think it goes without saying not to wear white to a wedding but I also try to avoid wearing the same color as the bridesmaids if I’m not in the wedding party).

Let’s talk makeup and hair.  For Spring weddings I like the idea of keeping everything fresh and light.  I gave my hair a more natural wave and forgoed any heavy products that might weigh my hair down.  This was a great hair style for Spring in Newport.  Keep in mind the location and humidity of the place where the wedding is being held.  When I’ve been to destination weddings in tropical locations, I always put my hair up and hairspray becomes a necessity.

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

As far as makeup, I kept it pretty natural using mostly Bare Minerals.  I like to stick with beauty products that are kind to my skin.  I recently discovered their new Hydrating Foundation Stick.  My skin has always been more on the dry side and this gave my skin a well hydrated look with a soft glow.  I’m also in love with their Buttercream Lip Gloss in Sugar.  It works really well with my complexion and is a nice pop of pink for Spring.

I’ve always found the easiest part of getting ready for a wedding is the accessories.  My trick for pairing the right accessories with my dress is to match styles.  If you’re going for a bold look, try just one or two bold pieces of jewelry to complement your look.  Since my look for this wedding was more on the romantic side, small and delicate layers of gold helped to highlight the soft flowing nature of my dress.  Also, did you know that gold jewelry can help bring light to your face and skin?  Win, win!

I already had this soft pink clutch that seemed perfect for a Spring wedding.  I loved the pink against the turquoise of my dress and along with the pink lip gloss, it helped to really tie in the whole look.  I didn’t have time to get a manicure or even to do my own nails so I opted for a soft matte look by using a buffing block.  This only takes a minute or two and offers a polished finish when you are short on time!

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

Last but not least, shoes.  Even though this was a day wedding, since it ended in the evening, I went for a black pair of heels.  I’ve found you can’t go wrong by having a black pair of heels and a nude pair on hand.  If the wedding had ended during the day, I probably would have chosen the nude instead.  When choosing footwear it’s important to keep in mind what you’ll be walking on during the ceremony and reception.  Flats and wedges are great for weddings that happen on a beach or lawn as there’s no heel to sink into the sand or grass.  Heels are always fun and my personal preference since I’m on the shorter side.  Overall, you should love your look and feel comfortable enough to dance the night away!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Romantic Beach Wedding

I’m in love with this romantic beach wedding I spotted on A Coastal Bride.  The wedding took place on Driftwood Beach, located on a small island off the coast of Georgia.  True to its name, this beach does not disappoint in trunk-sized pieces of driftwood (that I would love to get my hands on and turn into a coffee table! but that’s besides the point).  I love how the bride used oysters throughout the wedding, especially as part of the runner for the table setting!  Check it out:

Romantic Beach Wedding

Romantic Beach Wedding

Romantic Beach Wedding

Romantic Beach Wedding

Oyster table runner for the win!

Romantic Beach Wedding

Romantic Beach Wedding

Romantic Beach Wedding

Romantic Beach Wedding

Romantic Beach Wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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English Seaside Wedding

If you’re looking for a place to have a seaside wedding, the scenery at this English venue doesn’t get any better!  Wait till you see the beach shacks, they are absolutely adorable.  Not to mention the perfect backdrop for a coastal wedding.  This quaint seaside town, Whitstable really helps set the tone, take a peek:

English Seaside Wedding

English Seaside Wedding

English Seaside Wedding

English Seaside Wedding

English Seaside Wedding

English Seaside Wedding

English Seaside Wedding

English Seaside Wedding

English Seaside Wedding

English Seaside Wedding

English Seaside Wedding

English Seaside Wedding

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Nautical Wedding in Croatia

I’m in love with this couple’s romantic nautical wedding.  The first half on the beach and the second half by boat is such a great idea!  Why only have a beach wedding OR a nautical wedding when you can have both?!  It also doesn’t hurt if your husband just happens to have an anchor tattoo that goes along with the theme of your wedding.  Because how often does that happen??  Check it out >

Nautical Wedding

how amazing does her dress look?!

Nautical Wedding

Nautical Wedding

Nautical Wedding

Nautical Wedding

beautiful sea views

Nautical Wedding

Nautical Wedding

Nautical Wedding

Nautical Wedding

Nautical Wedding

Nautical Wedding

Nautical Wedding

Nautical Wedding

love this instead of a guest book!

Nautical Wedding

anchor wedding favors

Nautical Wedding

Nautical Wedding

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Hawaii Beach Wedding

Last month I shared a Winter Beach Wedding with you, which I loved!  It was filled with wintery whites and coastal blues.  It was a simpler kind of wedding which is completely different from this one I’m about to show you.  This Hawaii beach wedding has a lot more glitz + glam.  Imagine lights strung from palm trees, oodles of sequins and let’s not forget the glitter!  Oh and you can’t beat that amazing Hawaiian back drop.  Take a look:

Hawaii Beach Wedding

Hawaii Beach Wedding

Hawaii Beach Wedding

Hawaii Beach Wedding

Hawaii Beach Wedding

Hawaii Beach Wedding

Hawaii Beach Wedding

Hawaii Beach Wedding

Hawaii Beach Wedding

Hawaii Beach Wedding

Hawaii Beach Wedding

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Winter Beach Wedding

This winter beach wedding that took place in Malibu, California looks effortlessly romantic!  Muted blues, soft whites and a sandy shore wrap up this small and personal event.  I think the table setting is my favorite with pieces of coral and coastal poetry written on translucent paper.  Not to mention I’d love to take those plates home with me!  Take a peek at what I’m talking about:

Winter Beach Wedding

Winter Beach Wedding

Winter Beach Wedding

Winter Beach Wedding

 

Winter Beach Wedding

This flower girl takes the cake!

 

Winter Beach Wedding

Winter Beach Wedding

Winter Beach Wedding

You always have a gorgeous view when you have a beach wedding!

 

Winter Beach Wedding

I think one of the challenges for winter brides is finding a chic way to stay warm.

 

Winter Beach Wedding

Winter Beach Wedding

In love with these plates and table-scape!

 

Winter Beach Wedding

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Palm Springs Wedding

This Palm Springs wedding includes two of my favorites things; the beach and succulents!  Not to mention that this couple included their dog in the wedding ❤  I love that!  He even gets something special to wear to the occasion.  Check out the details:

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the couple

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this guy has my heart!

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the details

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the invites

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Palm Springs Wedding

I love the simple table decor with metallic accents and just a pop of color from the single pink flower.

Palm Springs Wedding

Palm Springs Wedding

the cake

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