Summer Wedding Attire: Fashion Inspiration

Last Saturday, my husband and I attended the wedding of our friend, Courtney, who was also our wedding photographer – how cool is that!? It was held at Eolia Mansion on the grounds of Harkness Memorial State Park in Connecticut.


I wanted to share the outfits my husband and I wore to Courtney’s evening summer wedding. We had been informed to think “formal garden party” for the attire (the ceremony took place in a beautiful garden while cocktail hour, the reception, and dancing were held at the mansion inside and on the patio).

My Outfit


I found this pretty dress from one of my favorite stores, Francesca’s! I thought it was perfect for what Courtney described. The fabric wasn’t heavy and I could move around in it easily, which was great for dancing. Plus, I love dresses that flow – they’re so fun!



I didn’t go too crazy with jewelry. I chose my favorite pair of moonstone earrings that I got from Etsy and a ring I have from Pandora. The lip gloss I had on is from the Sweet Peach collection by Too Faced, and the shade is Tickle-Me-Peach (smells so good and is great for summer)!

Earrings and ringSweet Peach

I rarely wear heels (I didn’t even wear them for our wedding), so I just went with this simple, neutral pair I have. Since my dress was long, I knew you wouldn’t see much of them anyway. Then I dug out this Steve Madden crossbody bag that I’ve had for years, but it’s still in good condition and is great purse for such occasions!

Shoes & Purse.jpg

My Husband’s Outfit

Now I may be biased, but he looked pretty darn handsome! He just bought a new suit from Brooks Brothers and wore the jacket to the wedding. Underneath, he had on a blue button-up, also from Brooks Brothers (that’s one of his favorite stores), and his pants were a pair of chinos from Men’s Wearhouse!



The shoes my husband wore are from another one of his favorite stores, Allen Edmonds, and they’re in the color Walnut. He also wore a reversible Vineyard Vines bow tie, which I thought really brought his outfit together!

ShoesBow tie

The wedding didn’t start until 5 p.m., but we were both comfortable in what we wore while it was still daylight and when the temperature started to drop as the sun went down. We had a wonderful time at Courtney’s wedding and wish her and her husband, Matthew, a lifetime of love!

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