We are so happy to welcome back our guest blogger and bride to be, Christine Mitchell. Christine is the creator of N’East Style, a blog celebrating Northeast fashion past and present. Since Christine is in the active phase of planning her own New England Wedding I thought it would be great to have her give us some updates and ideas along the way! In this post Christine gives us some ideas about the perfect rustic wedding gown for each season. Make sure to check out the post Christine did for us on New England Rustic Wedding Venues.
Summer Wedding Gown
With global warming on our doorstep, a summer wedding in New England can be cool and breezy or balmy. To keep yourself cool and collected on your special, stick to a gown that is made of lightweight materials and drapes softly against your skin. The Lacy Lanes Gown by Fleur Wood is perfect for that. It’s relaxed and breezy in cotton poplin, but the fitted bodice and delicate lace insets keep it from looking too casual. Style it with some vintage turquoise jewelry from Whispering Pines for a complete look.
Fall Wedding Gown
With the crisp cool air of Fall, I love the idea of a full skirted gown that provides a little bit more warmth. The Sweetpea velvet Swiss dot gown from Ivy & Aster is lovely for an autumn wedding. The softly draped ballgown skirt and sunburst bodice give the classic Swiss dot fabric an elegant upgrade. An extra feature are the slip pockets at the skirt. Throw an Irish knit cardigan over it as the night got chillier for a complete New England fall bridal look.
Winter Wedding Gown
A wedding in winter doesn’t mean you have to wear a wedding dress made of cashmere and featuring a turtleneck, but a seasonably appropriate gown with more coverage is elegant and can be just as stunning as the ones with bare shoulders or low backs. The Sophie gown from J. Crew hits the perfect balance of the two. A sleek column shape with sheer lace shoulders and arms and a low V back, it’s ultra feminine and sophisticated.
Ruffles can be a bit overpowering and draw attention away from the bride’s natural beauty, but I love the delicate loose ruffles on the Anemone gown by Ivy & Aster. They seem very fitting for a Spring wedding. The slim column shape with a mini train keeps the silhouette simple and elegant while the ruffles at V-neck and low V back add a flirty touch.