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: "The green bridesmaid carnation bouquets matched my husband’s shirt, and their sashes matched the colour of my dress."
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 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.