Santa Cruz natives know that on even the warmest day, a late afternoon breeze off the ocean can bring a bit of coolness to the air. If your bridesmaids are going to be wearing sleeveless dresses, and if your wedding is going to be outside or near the ocean, you might want to consider a wrap to keep them comfortable before or after the ceremony.
A simple pashima in a coordinating color or a neutral shade could work very well. Beverly’s in Capitola has a selection of colors for only $10.00 each.
If you are interested in a more elegant wrap, take a look at Marilou Moschetti’s lovely pieces, each of which is a hand made work of art, at nunofeltdesign.com. I recently ran into Marilou at an Aptos event. She was wearing a very striking black and white block wrap, which was absolutely stunning. Her creations would also make fabulous bridesmaids gifts. Lightly felted 20” x 70” silk scarves in a wedding party’s color scheme run about $55 each. Marilou can also create hand dyed pieces and more complex designs to suit your every need.