As City Hall wedding ceremonies become increasingly popular, we explore some of the fabulous outfit and accessory ideas that are guaranteed to make a civil ceremony feel like the special and unique moment it is. A Courthouse wedding is blissfully less constrained by the conventions of traditional, formal weddings and allows a couple to really express their own style; thinking outside the bridal box but maintaining a sense of special occasion. Here are some of the current bridal styles we love for a civil ceremony. Explore even more styling ideas, chic accessories and real City Hall brides on our pinterest board.
Without a doubt our favorite hair accessory for a City Hall Wedding is the pillbox hat: a clean and crisp vintage-inspired design that is chic and comfortable and pairs beautifully with any tailored outfit.
To make an outfit feel more 'bridal' but still embrace the more laid-back feel of a Courthouse wedding we love adding a short blusher or birdcage veil to a civil wedding outfit.
For City Hall brides looking for a more modern and paired-back accessory we love the addition of a headband. Modern bridal headbands range from sweet and simple to the large statement-making 'hatbands' that are perfectly on-trend.
And for brides who really want to make a style statement a civil ceremony is the perfect excuse to try a whimsical headpiece or sculptural fascinator. Paired with a simple dress or sleek jumpsuit this is civil ceremony perfection.
At Genevieve Rose Atelier we love a short wedding dress and a Courthouse wedding is the perfect occasion to embrace a midi or mini style.
The ultimate of-the-moment cool-girl look for modern City Hall brides is the white pantsuit (think Amal Clooney or Bianca Jagger in a skirt suit) or jumpsuit.
And last but not least, the more personalized and less structured feel of a City Hall wedding gives plenty of opportunity to play with your other accessories. A short dress or jumpsuit will show off a fabulous pair of shoes and why not add a lovely pair of lace gloves and a cute clutch too.