If an invite to a destination wedding has landed in your letterbox, you’re sure to filled with sunny excitement. However, where we’re accustomed to enjoying a celebration in the comfort of familiar surroundings, this far-flung venture requires some forward planning. With this, we have evolved a destination style guide to get the ASCENO girl through the celebrations in fine form.
Right: Sublime resort, Comporta, Portugal
When looking for hotel for the duration of your stay, consider the same accommodation or area as the bride and groom. With ample time sure to have been spent analysing the offerings of the surrounding area before settling on this exact region and resort, you can rest in the knowledge that this is sure to be the best on offer. It will also make integrating with the celebrations much more accessible.
The white beaches of Tikehau Island, French Polynesia
Forward planning your day to evening looks won’t only conceive a lighter more manageable travel case, but also grant peace of mind in being able to confidently and quickly slip in and out of each style throughout your stay.
Destination weddings, with their sweltering temperatures and sandy terrain, allow for minimalist yet fashion forward styling. Dress in light, cool garments with bold prints and clean lines in order to devise a perfect balance of comfort and formality. Effortless, loose separates, relaxed jumpsuits and kaftans paired with easy sliders make for chic, stylish looks.
FOR THE CEREMONY
OCHRE SLIP DRESS
COMPACT RIO LONG KAFTAN WITH CONTRAST TIE
BLUSH CRESCENT SILK JUMPSUIT
FOR THE RECEPTION
OCHRE BOLD STRIPE SILK PYJAMAS
SKY STRIPE SILK PYJAMAS
JET BLACK EDGED SILK PYJAMAS
MARSHMALLOW ARROW ONE PIECE
WHITE LINEN BOYFRIEND SHIRT
BLUSH CRESCENT BIKINI
Plan gifts for the bride and groom whilst taking into consideration the fact that both you and the bride and groom will need to transport this from one destination to another. If you appreciate the tradition of gifting on the day rather than withholding until back on home soil, consider a thoughtful gift card or light yet personalised textile items.
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HAIR AND BEAUTY
Warm, muggy climates can quickly deconstruct beauty efforts. Style minimalist up-dos and light makeup coverage, exchanging skin coverage for a light coloured lip colour if wanting to embellish your look. Regular dusts of makeup sealers, rose sprays and light applications of BB cream will keep you looking fresh and glowing all day.
MARC JACOBS HOLIDAY SKIN
CHARLOTTE TILBURY FILMSTAR BRONZE & GLOW