Wedding season is officially upon us and I am loving it. It’s amazing how your perspective can change with one life event. Last year, I would have been attending weddings as a guest who just loves celebrating love. This year, I am planning my own wedding and I am attending weddings as a bride-to-be. Suddenly I find myself taking notes and pictures, not of the bride and groom but of the table settings, the floral arrangements, the centerpieces and the decorations. I have a whole new appreciation of the details, big and small, that are involved in weddings. I am sure all brides to be can attest to this too. Nevertheless, let’s get into this week’s blog!
I was a guest at a wedding over the bank holiday weekend in Orset Hall, London. It was my first Ndebele wedding and I absolutely loved how traditional it was with the bride and groom really showcasing their culture. I would say “our” culture but Ndebele and Shona tribes tend to have a a few differences. It was such a beautiful venue and I really enjoyed celebrating the beautiful couple but let’s talk about what I wore. Luckily I took pictures before the turn up got real and things got a little bit messy, if you know what I mean! I bought my dress online because nowadays, I barely have time to go shopping in real life. And with all the sales and discounts always available on so many websites, it is now a cheaper option for me.
I have never seen a trend take over like the off-the-shoulder trend. From dresses, tops, jumpsuits, denim jackets, it is literally everywhere. So of course I had to hop on the bandwagon somehow. And just because I am extra, I chose something that came with a choker too. And the bonus is I would not have to worry about finding the right necklace and all that jazz. I bought the dress from Missguided. Click the link here. It is the Red Crepe Choker Batwing Midi Dress and it is to die for! It fits like a dream and I am wearing a size 16 UK/IRL. It is currently on sale for 21euro too. The material is not too thin or thick but if you do have yummy rolls or cellulite that you want to smooth out, it’s ideal to wear some shape-wear underneath like I always do, if the style of the dress allows it.
I am super basic when it comes to accessories. I am wearing basic sandals with a red heel and leopard print platform. I have had these shoes for 4 years so I don’t exactly have a link for these. It just goes to show that you don’t always need to buy new shoes. Make it work with what you already have. Same goes for the holographic clutch from New Look I bought 2 years ago.
Here is a candid test shot just for some banter!
Thank you guys for reading all the way to the bottom. Check out my other wedding inspiration outfits on my previous blogs here and here.
Peace and Love.
3 Comments Add yours
Loving this outfit and the sleeves ❤
Ooh im so jealous!! Happy Wedding Planning 😊 You look gorgeous. X
Ohh I love attending wedding. Gosh how are you finding planning your wedding? I remember when I was planning mine, I found out how demanding the task is and how much you have to take into account every little detail but I loved it.
I love incorporating culture and tradition into a wedding… My hubby and I did that and it was amazing.
You look amazing in that red dress babe.