From sophisticated city weddings to chic ceremonies in the countryside, it can be challenging to figure out what to wear to a wedding as a guest, especially while keeping the changing seasons andtrends in mind. There are so many factors that go into picking a style, but ultimately you want a gown that makes you feel confident and stylish and fits well.
We loved gathering our top picks for each season for you. Match the dress of your choice to the time, location and formality of the wedding you will be attending! From a black-tie formal gathering to a laid-back country wedding,we have a variety of full-length, midis and mini dresses for you to choose from.
Selling cell phones might not be the world’s most glamorous job, but it can pay off—with a husband, for instance! It was on the floor of a Sprint retail store where Gesselle met her beloved John, the man she’d eventually marry in a lovely June outdoor ceremony followed by a fun-filled dining-and-dancing reception where burlap, orchids and candlelight played against one another for a perfect rustic-elegant ambiance. Big thanks to Aisha Khan of Ama Photography & Cinema for the lovely photos, and our heartfelt best wishes to the newlyweds!
“An elegant, fun, country-Aggie wedding with tons of personalized touches” is how Alaina describes her wedding to former high-school sweetheart James. “On the tables, we had hearts made out of horseshoes that my 84-year-old grandfather made. For wedding favors we had ‘Lovin’ Me Some Lava Cakes’ in mason jars. We also had ‘Pinking of You Lemonade’ served in mason jars with old-fashioned striped paper straws for the kids. We even had personalized WANTED-poster gift bags for the youngest party-goers. Highlights were the gorgeous flowers, the nonstop dancing, and the photo booth which was so much fun!” And we’ve had nothing but fun fawning over Lindsay Elizabeth Photography’s pretty pix of this bright, beautiful spring wedding. Enjoy!
April and Johnny grew up in the same town, but their paths never crossed. Until one day, when the two ended up as college-dorm neighbors, they did. From that moment on, nothing could stand in the way of their true love. Eventually there came the steamy July 4th holiday when Johnny proposed, which adorable April recalls thusly: “We were spending the evening watching the fireworks on Lake Conroe. Johnny brought a picnic dinner, including a Key Lime pie (my favorite) for dessert! After dinner, Johnny pulled out the pie, and written on top with icing were the words, ‘Will You Marry Me?’ Of course, by the time we opened it, half the letters were smudged from the Texas heat. I still caught on where he was going with it, and of course said, ‘Yes!’” While the July proposal may have been smudged by the swelter, the couple’s June 2012 yacht club nuptials are the very picture of springtime’s fresh beauty. There’s April in her Pronovias gown, Johnny is his dashing three-piece suit, Lake Conroe’s blue expanse, the rhythms of a live mariachi band, and a wedding palette of cream, soft pink, and pale aqua you can’t help but fall in love with. Big thanks to HWB first-timer (but, we’re sure, certain-to-be regular) Alicia Pyne for the fabulous photos of this splendid spring wedding. And happiest wishes to the newlyweds!
Photos: Alicia Pyne Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Pronovias from Weddings by Debbie ~ Bride’s Shoes: Vera Wang Lavender ~ Bride’s Hair: Kary’s Hair Studio ~ Bride’s Makeup: LP Makeup & Beauty ~ Cake: Edible Designs by Jessie ~ Flowers: Tara Lamb ~ Groom’s Suit: J Crew ~ Invitations: J Press Designs ~ Venue & Catering: Bentwater Yacht Club