Trend Alert: The Casual Wedding

January 30th, 2008

For years and years, the black tie wedding was de rigeur.  Tuxes.  Long white gowns.  Same old, same old.  But now, it seems that the uber-formal Black Tie Wedding is starting to take a backseat to the Casual Wedding.  

Earlier this month, we advised one of our male readers (Phil) about what to wear to his casual wedding.  In the comments, Ria chimed in about her own casual wedding, held this past summer.  Said Ria, "We had a casual wedding, no ties! Well, no ties for the guests. My husband wore a tie but no jacket, same with the groomsmen. Just putting it out there as an alternative. It was hot so no jackets or vests worked for us, but the ties added to the wedding party style."

Indeed, the wedding party exuded style.  Ria’s pictures, below, show that you don’t have to dress to the nines to look fabulous at your wedding.  All you have to do is capture your own personal style.

Ria\'s Wedding: Wedding Party and a Beach Blue Sky
Ria: "The green bridesmaid carnation bouquets matched my husband’s shirt, and their sashes matched the colour of my dress."

Ria\'s Wedding: Table
Ria: "The handmade family recipe books had green accents in the printing and purple ribbons, and the mini menus at each place had blue trim."

Ria\'s Wedding: Wedding Cake
Ria’s cousin Katherine whipped up the wedding cake and cupcakes, each of which had a special design on top.  Ria’s husband, Johann, is into frogs, and his favorite color is green–so the wedding cake featured an adorable frog couple. 

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anonyme  |  January 31st, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    Absolute refreshing genius. It looks so cute and fun and happy, EXACTLY what a wedding should be. It looks so full of personality, not just the same old ritual that everyone does. Bravo!

  • 2. RobynT  |  January 31st, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    love the rainbow dresses! and the fruit on the plates! wish i had seen this before i got married. i wanted everything as informal and simple as possible, basically only had the reception to please the mothers.

  • 3. susy  |  February 1st, 2008 at 8:41 am

    I have to say, I’ve been to lots of weddings, and the ones that were casual were ALWAYS the most memorable for me, as a guest. I think the lack of formality really helps the personalities of the two *main attractions* (the bride and groom) to shine. And after all, that’s what we’re all there to see. Great article!

  • 4. Trisha  |  February 3rd, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Big round of applause for Ria for sharing these lovely pictures!

  • 5. Sara  |  February 6th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    My favorite part is the frogs.

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