Thursday 13 October 2011

Weather proof Wedding

Whilst most of us dream of a heavenly wedding day of radiant sun and the odd cooling breeze, an autumn or winter wedding (and increasingly a summer big day, if this past season was anything to judge by) asks for a more pragmatic, stoic approach. English weather needs a thoroughly English attitude.

As we descend further into this season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, I have become increasingly aware of how at my autumn wedding in just a little over 11 months, the odds of goosebumped guests and puddle-dodging with my wedding gown's train are dramatically increased. There is also the fact that elderly guests will feel any cold all the more.The things that attracted us to the idea of marrying in autumn: gilded leaves, mulled cider, a seasonal feast of venison, and the muted light: risk being overshadowed by the certainty of rain and chill. It is up to us to ensure our guests' comfort, but equally not marr the beauty of the day with cumbersome brollies or thermal foil capes.

Thankfully, there is an arsenal of stylish options that can help with the wedding weather come rain, snow - or that particular breed of fine, clear cold on a winter's day.

Here are my favourite Weatherproof Wonders... - Accurate and reliable. Be safe, not sorry.

Hunter metallic gold or silver wellies (pictured above), £85

Blanche in the Brambles Muffler £89
(Coming soon to Liberty's)

A Chloe Felted wool cape over your dress... 
Matthew Williamson's  Lapin fur shrug, £1, 795 from
COMING SOON: Beaded Lapin Shrug
A pile of blankets and shawls from Notonthehighstreet.comNatural Pure Wool Throw

And some beautiful umbrellas from Umbrella Heaven

Fifi blanc Umbrella, £19.45 

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