What do you wear to an outdoor wedding taking place during a public music festival when it's hot as the dickens, so humid the air feels like pea soup, and there's a strong chance for thunderstorms? Oh let me add I am the wife of the photographer so while I am a guest and enjoying the event with Emerson at a moment's notice I may be crawling under tables or running across the town square to assist Karl?
I chose this stretch silk maxi, a recent MYHABIT purchase. With my referral credit (if you click on the links for MYHABIT in this post and sign up I get a $20 credit and then you can do the same with your friends) I was able to get this for around $40. The dress has a built-in snap to keep the neckline modest, a self-belt, and pockets. With the heat and humidity, too much jewelry would be annoying so I stuck with my trusty sterling cuff. Makeup was simple, relying on liquid liner, waterproof mascara, and Revlon's Lacquer Balm in Vivacious for a pop of color to match the dress print. Since I knew I'd get sweaty as soon as I walked out the front door of my house, as mentioned in my Friday Favorite post, I pinned back one side with a clip and sprayed with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray and tried to not touch it.
The dress was perfect, it didn't cling, it looked festive, didn't show sweat stains, dried quickly, and the pockets made it so I could go without a purse (I totally was in Mom Mode though and safety pinned my pocket containing wallet-like things shut). This was a total impulse purchase but I know it will get a ton of wear this summer!
As for the wedding, it was magical. The couple are talented musicians who host this music festival every spring. Having their ceremony during it made so much sense, and it was awesome as a long-time resident of Greenbelt to see friends say I do in front of the historic Mother and Child statue. It was the first wedding in Roosevelt Center! They sang during the ceremony and our friend Amethyst (featured in my True Fashionista series) was the officiant. Their reception was in the New Deal Cafe, a restaurant and music venue in the town square, but they also had The New Deal cater a buffet meal for the entire community! Tents were set up and neighbors brought baked goods and bands performed way into the evening as the entire town of Greenbelt celebrated their union. Such a special day!