style for the senses.
I spent this past weekend basking in the glorious sunshine up at the cottage. As I wrote about (briefly) on Friday, our trip up North was a great 2-for-1 deal where we were able to spend family time at our cottage as well as being able to attend our friends’ beautiful summer wedding.
I love weddings for all they represent but I have to admit that seeing what people wear is high on my list. There is always a mix of style and flair when you get a bunch of people together from all ages and corners of the world. The wedding between my Canadian friend and her Brazilian fiance included friends from all over the world. The thing that stood out to me was the amount of colour that was worn by everyone. I can honestly say that none (read: zero) of the 60 guests wore black. Fabulous!
When I attend weddings I always try to wear something that “suits” the style of wedding it is. The ceremony and reception were being held at Windermere House, right on the water of Lake Rosseau so I knew there would be an abundance of fresh greens and beautiful blooms on site.
I decided on this beautiful chiffon peplum dress from Kersh that I felt would be dressy enough for a wedding yet lightweight and relaxed enough to fit in to the surroundings. It has a beautiful scalloped edging with embroidery at the hem and a drawstring around the waist.
See how my dress matches the flowers? Totally unplanned as I certainly did not call the venue to ask what colour flowers were on the premises.
My necklace was a statement necklace that didn’t overpower my dress due to its transparent nature. I picked up this piece from Ann Taylor in NYC a few years ago and although it’s a bit heavy to wear, I thought it would be perfect as it resembles rocks – a well-known way to know that you have arrived to Muskoka. Earrings are hot pink laser cut wood drop earrings from Ocean Avenue.
I wish my dear friend Lindsay and her new husband Marcio a wonderful start to their next adventure. I am so happy for them and cannot wait to visit their home-sweet-home in Brazil!