I went to a beautiful wedding this past weekend in Stonington/Mystic, Connecticut. It’s basically one exit before you get to the state of Rhode Island. It was at Saltwater Farm Vineyards, and the marriage ceremony was outside. Here’s the couple!
I knew I wanted to wear a long dress because I was just itching to wear something a bit more formal and wedding-y. I looked online and ended up ordering two dresses from Macy’s and one from Lord & Taylor. Here’s the one I ended up buying from Lord & Taylor:
The brand is Betsy & Adam which I had never bought before, but it fit like a charm and it’s true to size. The pink lining peeks nicely through the grey overlay, and I couldn’t have picked a more appropriate dress for the setting. One of the best parts about this dress is that you don’t need to wear a bra, and up to a C-cup you’re fully supported. It’s comfortable and feels like you’re wearing a soft, long, nightgown. I bought it for $75.57 and it’s actually still available for that same price: Pleated Crisscross Gown Lord and Taylor
Some shopping tips for buying an outfit for a summer vineyard wedding are:
- Be whimsical
- Think flowy
- Soft colors
- Steer away from more harsh tones like dark reds, orange, turquoise, and rigid black fabrics. Those are really better suited for the colder months.
- Be tasteful with how much skin you show since a winery is an elegant setting. Save more skin for tropical weddings 🙂
- Leave your stilettos and pointy heels at home unless you want to be fully anchored into the grass.
- Re makeup: softer and more delicate
I loved this dress so much when I saw it online, I actually bought the exact same on in red for an early fall wedding I’m attending. This one I bought online from Macy’s when they were having promotion and paid a little over $100 for it. (It’s still available Betsy & Adam Sleeveless Illusion Cutout Gown) Couldn’t help myself!