Civil Wedding Ceremony Outfit Ideas

Last year on March 2, 2019 we had a civil wedding ceremony and it was beautiful. Many people asked why we had a civil ceremony and we did it for one main reason. We currently live in Los Angeles but our official wedding was to be held in Jamaica, where we were both born and raised. Since Los Angeles was now our home, we decided we wanted all legal paperwork to reside where we live. We just saw it easier and more efficient especially in the future should we need copies of our marriage certificate etc we could easily access them locally. Additionally, it was a way for us to cement our new life in a somewhat new-ish place.

When we initially decided to do a civil wedding, it was supposed to be super low key with just us and two witnesses. Well, that quickly went out of the door when my sister said she’s coming then some of our friends decided that they are coming too. What was supposed to be a four person event, turned into a 12 person event with the majority flying in internationally. It wasn’t planned, it just happened. We packed up our cars on a rainy morning and drove up to San Barbara and got married. It was a light and easy ceremony. We then had lunch with the group and drove back to Los Angeles just in time to relax, change and head out for drinks. To this day, Lincoln and I still reminisce on how amazing our friends and families are to have made our civil ceremony so special. We’re not sure what we’ve done in this world to deserve them but we love them dearly. We ended up having a fun, impromptu and beautiful weekend.
I wore this beautiful jumpsuit from BHLDN, Ferragamo Block Heeled Pumps, and a Fascinator. I bought  my fascinator from Monsoon in London but found two similar ones here & here. A jumpsuit was my choice because the actual wedding I was going to wear a dress. I wanted both of them to feel like two different occasions as they were. The next day, I wore this gorgeous white silk dress also from BHLDN (similar here) to dinner at CATCH the following day. My husband is wearing a suit from Asos and Adidas sneakers. I literally felt like a bride the entire weekend. Love is beautiful and I’m thankful for my amazing husband and supportive friends and family.

I’ve linked some really great options that are perfect for a Civil Wedding/Ceremony below.

Stay turned for more wedding content this month. It’s our anniversary month so I will be blogging all about the wedding process and giving pointers and tips. I’ll also finally post a detailed post about how I planned a destination wedding in Jamaica.

Thanks for reading loves.


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