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And the Bride Wore Wellies…

23 March, 2011

Sources (clockwise from top left): 1:Meg Perotti via Elizabeth Anne Designs, 2: Heather Forsythe via Southern Weddings, 3: Christian Keenan via Rock My Wedding, 4: via Erin Ever After, 5: Kevin & Kirsty/Lauren Kriedemann

With Hunter Boots finally hitting South Africa, it seems like the perfect time to do a roundup of one of my favourite bridal accessories. Sure, we love a hot pair of heels. But nothing is cuter (or more practical) for wet weather than for a bride (and bridesmaids!) to have a pair of wellies to change into while traipsing around the bushes for the couple shoot. You won’t see them under your dress for most shots, but make sure you get a couple where you do because as you can see, they are ah-frikkin-dorable!

Sources (clockwise from top left): 1: Tammy Swales Photography via Grey Likes Weddings, 2: 4Eyes Photography via Style Me Pretty, 3: Dionne & Greg/Big Day Big Picture, 4: W. Scott Chester Photography via Southern Weddings, 5: Shoot Lifestyle Photography via Rock My Wedding

This is one thing I really wish we’d done when one of my besties got married in Durban last December. Despite it being midsummer, it rained for days beforehand and most of the actual wedding day, and knowing we were stocked up with stylish wet weather gear would have taken a lot of the stress out of the day. Fortunately the clouds cleared right in time for the ceremony and the grounds were fine for pictures afterwards, but I still think a pair of wellies would have made for some cute photos that would have helped them remember the day as it actually was, cloudbursts and all!

Sources (clockwise from top): 1: Under Grace Photo via Style Me Pretty, 2: Archibald Photography via Style Me Pretty, 3: Orange Girl Photographs via La Petite Coquin

Of course, Hunters are the royalty of wellingtons and much as we love them you may want something a bit more economical. My advice is that if you’re getting married anywhere near rainy season to keep an eye out for a cute pair from when you start planning your wedding and buy them straight away (along with a couple of sweet umbrellas that go with your colour scheme). They’re the kind of thing that can be hard to find last minute, so save yourself the trouble just in case and, if you’re lucky enough to have a bright, bright sunshiney day, you can always find an excuse to wear them! (Even if it’s just a bit of cheeky gumboot dancing😉 )

9 Comments leave one →
  1. 23 March, 2011 8:04 am

    Loving this! It goes with our post tomorrow on lovely umbrellas!

  2. Lenore permalink
    23 March, 2011 9:00 am

    This is such a great and fun idea! For brides on a budget, Pick n Pay clothing currently have a variety of wellies at about R160, from floral to liquorice allsorts! It is a great way to add some fun to your photos, and as you say, a good way to remember the day as it was, rain and all!

  3. 23 March, 2011 3:44 pm

    Love it when practical makes awesome!

  4. 23 March, 2011 9:57 pm

    oh! this round up is too adorable!!

  5. 23 March, 2011 11:43 pm

    Love a good pair of wellies, and who could resist a round up this cute?!

  6. 24 March, 2011 1:37 am

    LOVE them!!!!

  7. 24 March, 2011 4:32 pm

    Yep if it’s going to rain, you might as well embrace it!!! And these days wellies aren’t what they used to be… thankfully!

  8. 24 March, 2011 9:38 pm

    That first board just makes me so happy, for whatever reason. Great work with this, you’re ridiculous!:)

  9. 25 March, 2011 4:24 am

    I LOVE wellies and I am always tempted to buy them but being that I live in AZ and it almost never rains, I can never justify it! They look great with wedding dresses!

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