From Bianca Jagger to Sophie Habboo, ideas to inspire you for a registry office wedding
If I was asked to name my all-time favourite celebrity inspiration when it comes to what to wear to a registry office wedding, it would be without question, Bianca Jagger. For those of you who think she wore a trouser suit to wed Rolling Stones frontman Mick, think again… She actually wore a bias-cut skirt with a Yves Saint Laurent Le Smoking jacket (and was secretly four months pregnant with daughter Jade) at the time.
Before I move on to discussing what Sophie Habboo wore for her Chelsea Office registry office wedding to Jamie Lang and my pick of the best registry office wedding outfits, I have to discuss Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw’s choice of wedding outfit for the Sex and the City film.
She was originally set to wear a Vivienne Westwood bridal gown to marry ‘Mr Big’ before he bailed on her, and she then ended up wearing a vintage number when they tied the knot later. However, if truth be known, I think as spectacular as the Vivienne Westwood dress was, it wasn’t the right look…
Although I think a bride-to-be is pretty much entitled to wear what she wants to a registry office wedding, I do think it is better to adopt the ‘less is more’ approach rather than the ‘bigger the better ballgown’ look. If you want a full on ‘look at me’ fairytale dress, then I wholeheartedly believe you shouldn’t be considering a registry office wedding.
When it comes to Sophie Habboo and Jamie Laing’s Chelsea registry office wedding, I think she 100% nailed it when it came to her outfit. Although she opted for Vivienne Westwood, it was so much more suitable for a registry office than Carrie Bradshaw’s original choice. It was fun, chic and very Chelsea.
Now onto the serious business of choosing my pick of the best registry office wedding outfits. For any of you who are newly engaged and undecided yet on your wedding, you might be tempted to choose a registry office affair after feasting your eyes on these beauties!
The ‘Joan’ skirt, £350, and ‘Adeline’ peplum top, £375, both Rixo
This whole look from Rixo is giving me slight ‘Bianca Jagger wedding vibes,’ which can only be a good thing. This is a great look for those of you who are looking for separates to wear to a registry wedding office, rather than a dress.
2. Ruffle Tailored Jacket, £271.20, Karen Millen
As soon as I saw this Ruffle Tailored Jacket by Karen Millen, I thought it was just perfect for a registry office wedding and for those of you who like the idea of adding a little ‘twist’ to a traditional looking jacket.
3. The ‘Gemini’ dress, Julita London, price on application (Photograph by Antonia Katerina)
Playful, and ever so cute, this dress would suit fashionistas looking for a feminine dress with plenty of detail. The dress has been designed to be fitted at the bust and then a looser shape at the hip. It can be worn on and off the shoulder, it simply depends on your mood at the time!
4. ‘Kelsey’ straight leg trousers, £350, and ‘Andie’ jacket, £375, both Rixo
I strongly believe if you don’t like wearing dresses on an everyday basis, then your wedding isn’t the day to start with one! Why not consider instead opting for an ever so chic tuxedo jacket like this ‘Andie’ one from Rixo, with these gorgeous ‘Kelsey’ trousers, also by Rixo. I guarantee that all the heads will be turning for trhe right reasons if you choose this outfit.
5. Ted Baker Mayrose White Maxi Dress With Blouson Sleeves, £395, Next
If you do like the idea of wearing a dress for a registry office wedding, why not consider this Ted Rose Mayrose style, available from Next. I think it strikes the right balance between being ‘bridal’ but not too over the top when it comes to a look that will work for a registry office affair. It is also incredibly chic and perfect for those of you who like the minimal fuss when it comes to your outfits.