Bridal Style: City Hall
Here at Shirley & Audrey, we love everything about weddings, from finding the perfect wedding venue to picking out a color palette to finessing the floral arrangements. Most of all, we love our brides! We know that each bride has a unique vision for her big day, which is why we’ve created a blog series highlighting how to marry your personal style with your wedding venue.
In this edition of Bridal Style, we want to celebrate the bride that is forgoing the tradition and is opting to get hitched at city hall. Whether you’re opting for a more low-key vibe with your nearest and dearest or you’re eloping to hold this sweet and intimate memory between you and your fiancé (very Carrie Bradshaw), we’ve got you! To inspire your bridal style, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite wedding-worthy pieces and paired them with a few S&A accessories to create a few stunning city hall outfits that are sure to wow - even if only you and your partner-to-be are the only ones to see it!
We love the idea of a modern city hall wedding! For the bride who loves sleek sophistication, we’d pair this simple crepe maxi dress by The Row with our Beatrice hair comb tucked into a low bun (which would look lovely with a bold brow, a bit of highlighter on the cheeks, and dash of mascara). Add a pair of Jimmy Choo sandals you’ll surely wear for every special occasion, a simple pearl earring set by Blanca Monros Gomez, and this Deux Lux clutch (super affordable!), and you’ll be good to go for your big day! But don’t forget to drape a leather biker jacket, like this one from ALLSAINTS, over your shoulders for a seriously cool bridal moment.
If your style leans more towards the romantic, we’d love to see an S&A city hall bride wear our Emma hair pins tucked into a braided crown with the super feminine Ulla Johnson Lenore midi dress. Add a hint of blush and a pinky lip for a soft beauty look. And to top it off, we’d add a pair of Sophia Webster metallic heeled sandals, a stunning white topaz earring by EF Collection, and a small bouquet of seasonal flowers to add another layer of romanticism to your big day!
We totally get that some of our brides prefer the ease and sophistication of a jumpsuit over a dress but still want a bridal moment. For that, this jumpsuit by Aijek would definitely fit the bill. The ivory color and embroidery feel traditional while the neckline and wide-leg silhouette are right on trend. Pin our Garden rose in organza onto the waistline for added texture and style, and then complete the look with these Vince Camuto satin heels in ivory and a simple J.Crew cardigan in white. Feel free to add a pop of color to this all white outfit with a contrasting vibrant red lip to really wow your fiancé.
- If your style icon happens to be Bianca Jagger, take a cue from our very own Shirley and Audrey Flutter S/S 18 Collection and rock a chic pantsuit! We personally love this jacket and pant combo by Sandro (bonus points for it being on sale at the moment!). Pair your pantsuit with our our Tea Rose sheer organza flower fastened onto your jacket or pinned into voluminous beach waves for that iconic mix of rock and roll and boho-chic. Include a statement shoe like these heeled sandals by Jennifer Chamandi and a subtle smokey makeup look, and we guarantee you’ll be turning heads at city hall!