What to Wear: Napa Wedding

What to Wear: Napa Wedding

Amy is going to “take a Napa” later this year. She’s got a big wedding weekend looming in the distance:

I was hoping you could give me some advice on what to wear to this wedding. I am an east coast gal who has no idea what is fashionable on the west coast. I heard people are a little more casual and do not want to mess this up.

The wedding is August 21-23. It is a three day event. Friday is a welcome dinner for all guests, Saturday is the wedding. It is outdoors at 4:00 PM followed by the reception. Sunday morning is a brunch.

It is going to be held at Beaulieu Gardens {ed: here’s a real wedding held there] Rutherford, CA. 4:00 reception to follow.

Most California weddings run the complete fashion gamut. You’ll have people in casual sundresses and skirts all the way up to fancy party dresses. It’s a little awkward because there’s not much of dress code to follow. Your best bet is to find a simple, timeless dress and wear it with confidence:

Dress – Beautiful blue silk dress from Anthropologie. On sale for $99.
Belt – In “port” (how appropriate) suede from Urban Outfitters. On sale for $20.
Shoes – I don’t usually like to be this “matchy” but I think it works for this outfit. Plus, they’re just very cute shoes in general. The thick heel will stop you from sinking into the lawn.
Bracelets – These egyptian gold tube bracelets are always my favorite choice for balancing out a bolder outfit.

You’ll also want to bring some sort of light wrap or coat, it can get chilly at night up here in Northern California. Have a great time at the wedding!

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  1. Sara at 4:54 pm

    wow, love the dress! any clue on how the sizing runs? (i like it that much 🙂

  2. Chris at 6:57 pm

    Perfect dress! Color is so good at summer weddings. I agree with Amber on the weather in Napa too.
    Hot in daytime, chills off and can be foggy at night.
    For the brunch I would go dressy casual – a cute top and skirt. But you will see denim at all events in NoCal so don’t let it bug you!