Rosa Clara at Nordstrom
Can you hear the bells? Summer wedding season is upon us and the invitations are rolling in. Romantic florals, heartfelt vows, and music to dance to all night long — we love a great wedding! Get ready for the nuptials of the summer by planning your wardrobe and gifts to a T. Whether you’re the blushing bride-to-be or an excited wedding guest, the best mall in Miami has the perfect wedding attire and gift ideas for a match made in heaven.
Bridal Shower Beauties
Did you know the tradition of a white wedding dates back to the Victorian era? As wedding celebrations have grown to encompass more than just a ceremony, the bridal shower is another important moment in a bride’s life before she says I do.
Wearing white to your bridal shower has become a custom in recent years, and the opportunities to wow are endless. Add a dash of romance with darling lace and tulle dresses from ML Monique Lhullier and Red Valentino. Be fun and feminine in a short flouncy dress from H&M. If you’re feeling adventurous, arrive in a stunning fitted jumpsuit by Halston Heritage.
ML Monique Lhullier Lara Lace Dress at Anthropologie, $395
Point D’espirit Tulle Dress at Red Valentino, $1,295
Short Flounced Dress at H&M, $39.99
Halston Heritage Chiffon Overlay Jumpsuit at Bloomingdale’s, $525
Wedding Day Wonders
Nordstrom’s Wedding Suite is a destination in Aventura Mall to find all of your wedding day essentials. From designer bridal gowns to intricate headpieces, there’s a dream look for every blushing bride. Nordstrom’s expert weddings stylists will guide you and your party through dreamy dresses and accessories — so, prepare to say “yes” to the dress!
Galatea Embroidered V-Neck Tulle Wedding Dress at Nordstrom, $1,595-$1,835
Rosa Clara Embellished Lace Princess Gown at Nordstrom, $5,275
‘Arabella’ Jeweled Halo & Sash at Nordstrom, $260
Florentina Embroidered Cathedral Veil at Nordstrom, $560
Whether you’re picking your groomsman outfit or attending as a guest, a suit is a powerful statement. For a daytime wedding, a gray suit or white blazer will create a laidback yet poised look. For an evening wedding or black tie affair, be sure to come prepared to dance the night away in a Brooks Brothers stretch wool tuxedo. Finish off your look with a pair of sophisticated Montblanc cufflinks.
Slim-Fit Stretch Wool Tuxedo at Brooks Brothers, $558
Delave Twill Linen Blazer at Hackett London, $655
Gray Marl Skinny Fit Jacket at Topman, $130
Sartorial Cufflinks at Montblanc, $330
Wedding Guest Chic
When it comes to summer weddings, color is essential. Dare to expand your horizons by retiring your little black dress for the evening. The season’s hottest color is coral, so why not opt for a little lace number? Fuchsia, blues, and reds will also be abounding this season. Wear the latest trends in intricate lace, flowing ruffles and flattering silhouettes.
Coral Short Lace Dress at H&M, $59.99
Nicola Silk Crepe De Chine Midi Dress at Diane von Furstenberg, $548.00
Long Asymmetric Dress with Ruffles at Givenchy, $5,745
Valens Mixed Lace Dress at Ted Baker, $519
The Perfect Gifts
Unsure what to gift to the happy couple? We’ve got you covered. Add elegance to their home with a Waterford crystal bar set or silver frame. If the love birds love to cook, “The Newlywed Table” cookbook will become a kitchen staple. For a very generous gift, prepare the newlyweds for their honeymoon with a new piece of Tumi luggage. Whatever you decide, your wedding gift will be a special keepsake to welcome them into the next chapter of their lives.
Waterford Lismore Essence Barware Collection at Bloomingdale’s; Prices Vary
Kate Spade Darling Point Double Invitation Frame, $100
Extended Trip Packing Case at Tumi, $895
The Newlywed Table Cookbook at Anthropologie, $29.95