Destination Wedding Dress Code: What To Wear in Cartagena

Andrea Swain’s wedding in Cartagena.

The romantic, walled city of Cartagena, Colombia, has become an indisputable wedding hot spot in recent years. (Perhaps we can credit Lauren Santo Domingo, who tied the knot there in 2008 with much media frenzy, for kicking off the trend.) Thankfully, the rise of Cartagena as a destination wedding magnet coincided with the rise of Colombian designers, like Johanna Ortiz and Mercedes Salazar, in the fashion mainstream, as well. So next time you’re invited to a bash down south, why not show your appreciation for Colombian design by packing some of their cult pieces in your suitcase? The rules for Cartagena dressing are simple: The brighter the better, always go for more ruffles, and anything floral and leaf print is a plus.