Luckily for me, etiquette and rules are somewhat relaxed regarding dresses for a second wedding and pretty much anything goes now in 2013. Obviously a second time bride probably wouldn't want a long veil and train on a dress, but other than that, the choices are endless.
Whenever I'm considering a big decision, I think in the back of my mind, WWJD or WWDD. What Would Jackie Do or What Would Diana Do? For Jackie's nuptials with Aristotle Onassis, she wore a lace covered dress from Valentino. The dress reflects Jackie's elegant style while being appropriate to the event and her age. Instead of a lavish wedding ceremony for 700 people, Jackie chose a small ceremony on a yacht for her second wedding.
I have to think that if Diana had lived to marry Dodi Al Fayed, she would have chosen a similar dress and would have had an elegant, intimate second wedding.
I'm following Jackie's lead with the planning of our summer wedding. I'm choosing a dress that is appropriate for the venue of our small ceremony and reception, while celebrating my unique style, age, and attitude.
Natalia thinks that I should get this dress from J. Crew because the one shoulder model shares her name. I think that it would be a beautiful choice to wear to our menu tasting or rehearsal.
For the ceremony, I'm leaning towards a long dress in ivory with a little bit of coverage and a simple silhouette. Here's one of the choices currently on the short list! It's the Rier wedding gown from Aire Barcelona.
I'm going to wear a flower or simple detail in my hair instead of a veil. The halter top of J. Crew's Adalaide wedding gown is stunning.
This is so exciting!