Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Casual Country Wedding

On Saturday I went as Mike's date to a wedding near Hamilton, New York. The invitation indicated that the ceremony and reception would take place at a farm and that there would be a pig roast and bonfire, so I figured I could take a pretty casual approach.

I wore a sundress, cardigan, and my peep toe wedges. The cardigan was essential to keep me warm in the chily mountain evening. I absolutely love this dress. I got it on sale at Old Navy a few weeks ago and I knew it was perfect for casual wedding. It looks red in this picture, but the gingham is actually more of an orange. I think this outfit could have benefited from a necklace, but I'm really bad at remembering to pack jewelry.

Dress: Old Navy
Cardigan: Target
Shoes: Payless

I have to say I was not prepared for exactly how casually some of the guests at this wedding would be dressed. We're talking Hawaiian shirts, jeans, and flip flops casual. The bride wore a gorgeous tea length champagne colored dress with a blue ribbon sash. The location, and the bride couldn't have been more beautiful!

The view from my chair in the reception tent. 

All of the food was local and delicious. The couple owns their own brewery, Good Nature Brewing, so the reception included their own brews. The chamomile honey witte was my favorite. They even baked some of their chicory mocha porter into the delicious cake. 

Talk about a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony!
I really had a wonderful time, and I definitely think stuffy, formal weddings are overrated:) Congratulations to Carrie and Matt. It was so nice to meet you both and to celebrate with you!


  1. Fun outdoor wedding! And very cute dress, I love the pattern and the color!

  2. Ohhh I bet you fit in perfectly for the occasion considering it was out in the country. Very cute!

  3. You look so cute! This is the perfect dress for a country outdoor wedding!

    Lindsey Turner

  4. You look adorable, what a perfect dress for a casual outdoor wedding!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  5. What an awesome, fun wedding (BEER!). You were dressed perfectly for the occasion!! I too am awful about packing jewelry- and my toothbrush- so I know exactly how you feel :)

  6. You look so cute! :)
    The dress suits you.

  7. This dress is so pretty! I love the pattern. It's definitely perfect for the occasion.


  8. This sounds like it was such an awesome and fun wedding to go to, I love the casualness of it! (Haha, Im not one for a large, stuffy wedding either, I love a fun, low-key party.) You look so competely adorable in this gingham dress, it is so flattering on you! (The cardi and the flats were the perfect choice to go with it.)

  9. ahh that is such a cute dress, very simple and chic.

  10. love the dress I've been looking for gingham print!

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  11. Love the gingham, love the sweeetheart neckline.

    xx Jenee C.

  12. love that dress, gingham is my favorite!

  13. Can't get enough of gingham dresses for summer!

  14. cute dress, I think gingham is such a fun summer print! Love this look for a casual wedding.

    xo erica

  15. sounds like a lot of fun - i think your dress was perfect for the setting.
    Chic on the Cheap

  16. How fun! Perfect outfit for a casual wedding :) Hope you have a great weekend.

  17. What an adorable gingham dress! I'm always appalled when people wear inappropriate things to weddings, like flip flops and jeans, even if it's a casual wedding. I'm a new follower!

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  18. This outfit is perfect for a wedding :) especially at a barn! So fun! I hope Old Navy still has this dress... Because I quite love it! Must get me one too :D x

    1. I don't see it online any more, but I did see it in store on Friday.

  19. You look adorable in this lovely dress! Sure you had an amazing time at the wedding!

  20. I love this dress, it looks great with the white cardigan ;-)

    xxx Anita

  21. Pretty photos. You look so darling in that dress! Your blog is so cute =)

    Suzie Q


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