When it comes to seasons changing here in the city, I’m a big believer in walking through Central Park. It’s the best way to really witness firsthand just how much is changing around you — the trees, the crowds, the families, the couples, the activities, the air — they’re all buzzing with something palpably different than the season before it. On the cusp of something so new, you can almost taste it. And when it comes to springtime in Central Park, well I truly don’t think our city playground has looked any better. She practically glows. Fresh blossoms. Vendors now selling ice cream to eager children. Folks stretching out to embrace the sun in Sheep’s Meadow. A lone saxophone player at Bethesda Terrace. Couples holding hands, sharing a secret laugh.
That said, when BHLDN approached me about styling some of their wedding guest dress collection, the romantic in me jumped at the chance to shoot them in Central Park. Considering my wedding season is pretty packed this summer and I need something to wear in four different cities, I loved the idea of paying my own homage to a park that is home to countless love stories. If your wedding season is filling up like mine, keep scrolling for 4 easily-shoppable wedding guest dress options — perfect for everything from a black tie affair to the rustic countryside fête.
Fun side note: While shooting this red Cynthia Rowley dress out on the lake in Central Park, Lydia and I witnessed a marriage proposal in a boat near us. If that’s not a sign that love is in the air, then I don’t know what is!
OUTFIT DETAILS: Cynthia Rowley ruffled one shoulder dress // Cynthia Rowley red lace dress // Needle & Thread tulle skirt dress // Jill Jill Stuart gown
Photos by Lydia Hudgens & Christina Emilie
This post was in collaboration with BHLDN. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all This Time Tomorrow collaborations!