July 2019

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding in the South

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

Gigi’s Boutique – Kim
Little Fish BOATEAK simple pearl necklace in gold ($58); Coach Tea Rose square sunglasses ($195—Pearle Vision); Persifor Brie dress, small leaf ($188), Little Fish BOATEAK Schooner Earrings ($68); Gigi’s Han clutch ($42); eNewton Worthy Pattern 4mm bead bracelet ($28 each); eNewton Pearl Sincerity Pattern 3mm bead bracelet ($38 each); eNewton classic gold 4mm bead bracelet ($42 each)

The girls at Gigi’s really loved this dress. On the hanger, it didn’t look like a statement dress, but after trying it on, WOW! The color and fit is very flattering and perfect for an outdoor or summer wedding.


Haskins and Co. – Kim
Lilly Halter Maxi Maui Dress ($174); Piper Wristlet distressed leather ($73); Saylor Betty Ermish earrings ($40)

This flowing maxi dress is the perfect solution for braving the summer heat, and the floral print makes a statement. The dress caught Kim’s eye as soon as
she walked into the store.


Birdie James – Maggie
Crosby by Mollie Burch Sasha maxi dress in white ($258); Selina King wave bangle in sterling silver ($212); Mignonne Gavigan Bianca hoop earrings in blue ($368); Longchamp LO2103 nude sunglasses
($229 – Pearle vision)

This showstopper dress is flattering on every body type! It features an asymmetrical neckline with trendy tie, a draped body with a crossing overlay, and elegant high-low hem. Michelle Taylor, the proprietor of Birdie James, suggested these gorgeous Mignonne Gavigan earrings paired with a simple silver bracelet.

Fresh Produce – Ella
Spartina 449 Emmy wristlet ($58); J Mills Studio pearl and gold necklace ($86) and earrings ($45); Gretchen Scott ruffneck solid dress in pink/green ($149)

This pink Gretchen Scott dress is very flattering, and the beautiful bold neckline paired with the Spartina 449 clutch makes for a perfect color combination. This dress is perfect to wear to an outdoor or beach wedding, because the material will help keep you cool.


Pink Pineapple – Kandace
Tempo Paris tie-neck floral dress ($89); Zola pale pink heels ($140); EZ earrings ($39.95);
Ray-Ban Silver Gradient Flash lenses with 4242 frames ($218 – Pearle vision)

This is the perfect flowy, floral dress for attending any summer wedding. You can accessorize, as we did, with sunglasses from Pearle Vision, because sometimes outdoor weddings can be bright!


Coastal Bliss – Ashton
Tart Collections Verlene jumper, graphic stripe ($184); Long leaf necklace in turquoise ($78); Little fish BOATEAK class-sea keel earrings in gold ($42)

Satchel Piper wristlet in ivory gold acid wash ($89- Haskins & Co.)

This fitted jumper is black and white and has enough print to look fun. Pair with a nude heel for a classic look. The style is formal and perfect for dancing and celebrating after the ceremony.


Too Belles Boutique – Ashton
Kendra Scott necklace ($65) and earrings ($70); She and Sky dress ($59), Too Belles pearl
bracelets ($39 each); Chinese Laundry Jillian smooth sandals ($79); Trina Turk Anya
Eyeglasses ($197 – Pearle Vision)

Retro fashion is on its way back in style. Look for a lot of 1970s influences in fall collections. Jackie Wells-Lindstrom from Too Belles Boutique picked out this amazing snakeskin pattern dress for Ashton.

d-luxe – Valerie
Bajra scarf ($300); Cinq a Sept Taya dress in black/ivory ($395); Elizabeth Moore Designs labradorite necklace ($395)

It’s no longer a faux pas to wear black to a wedding, and this dress is the perfect answer. With this statement scarf, you can wrap yourself in luxury and add a pop of color.


Palmettoes – Valerie
Donald J. Pliner heels ($195); Karen Carroll Designs black jewel necklace ($125); David Jeffrey black sequin clutch ($165), Sail to Sable white dress ($255)

Bold black statement pieces make the white dress more of a black and white ensemble, so you won’t be competing with the bride. This dress is sophisticated enough for
a wedding and is the perfect length to feel comfortable while celebrating after the ceremony.


So Sandra – Maggie
Black beaded clutch ($32); Toucan collection sun hat ($130); Pearl and oyster necklace ($108); Amo Rosa silk and viscose black dress ($82)

This hat from So Sandra is perfect for shading the sun yet adds so much flare to your outfit! With beautiful movement, the layering in the dress is ideal for later in the night when you shimmy on the dance floor. We love the Roaring Twenties feel of this ensemble.

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