Wedding Snippets #3: Seoul Searching

Happy October peeps! This is my third favourite month of the year (after April and May, because they’re spring months) since it’s my Birthday month! In the past I’ve used that as an excuse to shop a little – ’cause it’s my Birthday and I’ll buy if I want to! This year however I’m planning to be good, since last month I got myself a dress (as well as a few other bits and bobs) for my fourth and last wedding of the year. It’s been exciting, ever so slightly life-changing and crazy, and I just couldn’t not include these mini fashion and lifestyle adventures on the blog. Last year I went to my first wedding as an adult (the last one I’d been to was when I was 14 and clueless about fashion), so going from having no weddings in over a decade to having five within a year has been an insane experience. “I’m at that age now!” 

This might not be politically correct but one of the things I love the most about weddings is choosing an outfit. It can so easily turn into a stressful situation but I think I’ve learned a thing or two about getting it right for weddings – hence why I’ll be sharing some of my thoughts while finally sharing all these varied wedding moments.

Here are some pictures from my friend’s lovely wedding in Seoul, South Korea, which happened in May. The fact that it was not a western wedding lead to one of the points I want to make…


Do your research. What kind of wedding is it? Even though the first wedding I had this year was a Persian one, there was no need to ‘cover up’ because my friend and her family are liberal Muslims. One of the most interesting things I found out about South Korean weddings (after asking my friend what I should wear) is that guests tend to wear mostly black and white. What a surprise!

Hobbs dress (bought at a sample sale a few years ago) worn with Christian Louboutin heels and Swarovski earrings.

It turned out I already had the perfect dress for the occasion – I bought this Hobbs dress from a sample sale a couple of years ago, wisely thinking it would come in handy for someone’s wedding. It’s actually extremely grown up for me, and would gladly wear this once I’m 40. The main ‘issue’ I have with it is the length – I wanted to get it shortened but didn’t manage to. Despite that, I absolutely love the lace top, and the dress has a great fit. Simple and elegant – sometimes it is okay to do that.

I got the bouquet! And the best part is, there’s proof of this proud moment in my life. Not that my own wedding will be happening any time soon…

How adorable does my friend look? Korean brides usually change into traditional Korean attire after the main part of the ceremony. I now know what I have to do if I want to wear pink, mint and yellow on my wedding!

Finding out about a wedding doesn’t only involve the cultural aspects of the people getting married and attending, but also the level of formality and/or casualness and overall feel, if that makes sense. Once you know what to expect you’re good to go. I’m not saying you should not be yourself, I just think style etiquette should be taken into consideration when it comes to weddings. After all, weddings are usually expensive and you’re there to support the bride and groom – you might as well do your own little fashion contribution to make their day even more beautiful.


Photographs taken in Seoul, South Korea, in May 2014.

xxx

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