Yesterday, we talked about a nontraditional wedding of Parisian perfection. Next up on the Wedding Week Agenda: a City Hall Wedding!
So, you’ve decided to forgo the traditional ceremony and reception (and um … price tag) and opt for an intimate “I do” with just the two of you at City Hall. The good news is that you never have to live through the agony of creating seating arrangements, bribing the flower girl to not eat the rose petals, or worry about Aunt Ellen taking advantage of one (or five) too many Manhattans at the open bar.
The even better news? You get to take as many creative liberties as you’d like for your big-day ensemble and veer off the beaten path. Enter the bridal jumpsuit—also known as the bridal trend of 2014. These chic one-pieces can be a great way to showcase your personality and sense of style. Not to mention, after a few glasses of champagne, they make trips to the ladies room way easier than average ballgown. To prove that a jumpsuit can in fact be just as timeless as your favorite A-line, we teamed up with Carolyn of Hey Pretty Thing in Seattle to put together the perfect look for your City Hall nuptials.
When searching for the ideal courthouse jumpsuit, look for one that is structured and tailored (we especially love a hint of menswear inspiration)! A cut that nips at the waist and is slim through the legs is very flattering on any body type, like this one by Rachel Zoe.
Hair & Makeup
Your jumpsuit can do all of the talking—keep your hair and makeup simple! We love Carolyn’s loose waves and deep, classic side part and her natural makeup, both styled by Salon Maison.
Because pearls allow you to still hang on to a little tradition, they make the perfect match for jumpsuits! These classic beauties never go out of style and will add that thoughtful bridal touch on the big day. Pair them with some crystals for a stunning combination, like these earrings and bracelet from BHLDN.
So you’re not doing the whole shebang to say “I do,” but that doesn’t mean your bridal bouquet shouldn’t be just as breathtaking. This bouquet from Marigold + Mint is ultra swoon-worthy. Greenery paired with white hydrangeas makes for a combination almost as stunning as you two!
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Convinced to jump on our bridal jumpsuit bandwagon? Shop our favorites below! (Remember, they also work great for the rehearsal dinner!)