Obviously summer in South Africa is HOT. So shorter dresses for the bride and bridesmaids only make sense. We can even adopt the trend here in the states for the brutal hot summers.
Make it known to your guest they can also dress slightly more casual to the wedding. Just because you are cutting down on fabric does not mean you have to cut down on elegance. Fabrics like silk, organza and chiffon are lightweight but still add class. Or better yet, this is an excuse to have two dresses! One for the ceremony, and something lighter for the reception.
On your wedding day you want to be comfortable and radiant! This will ensure you are comfortable and happy. A happy bride makes for an even greater wedding!
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Photos by Juan Algarin, Hair by Michelle Swiney, Makeup Victor Amos, Styling by Louis Johnson IV, Jewelry by Elena Kriegner- www.elenakriegner.com