And the Bride Wore Wellies…
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!
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 ;) )