If you have followed this blog for a while you will probably know that when we are in France in the summer one of my favourite occupations is to watch the wedding guests arrive at our local church on a Saturday afternoon. It is a very beautiful church and a popular wedding venue for Parisian families as well as the local residents.
As the weather is normally hot and sunny the dress code is more relaxed than in the UK with many of the women wearing trousers and long dresses. Another reason for this more casual vibe is that often the reception is held in one of the beautiful beach restaurants on Pampalonne beach near St. Tropez.
This year I will not be the photographer hiding in the bushes taking photographs as I have been invited to attend a friend’s daughter’s wedding.
What to wear. I have decided not to go with the more formal English dress code but to choose something more informal. I am not a great fan of spending a lot of money on an outfit that you may only wear once or twice, unless of course you are mother of the bride or groom. I have chosen pieces that I know I will wear often during the summer by dressing them down with casual T shirts and flats.
If you prefer more formal attire for your special occasion MarksandSpencer have a good selection of dresses with sleeves, which I know from your comments and questions is important to you. They have also put together a great dress guide to help you choose the right style for you.
Full range of dresses here
Do you have any unusual special occasions this summer and if so what will you be wearing?
This is not a sponsored post however I was challenged by MarksandSpencer to choose an outfit for a special event. As I am off to France on 7th June the timing was perfect.