Advice needed

I'm going to a wedding tomorrow and I don't know what to wear. Most of the friends that I have made here were already married with kids when I met them, so I have only been to a couple of weddings since living here. I have noticed that the dress code seems a little different from back home. Back home there are lots of pastel suits, floral dresses and hats. I've seen more cocktail style dresses here. I've also seen way too much cleavage and leg on a couple of guests, but I'm thinking they were probably the exception to the rule and that prostitute style attire is not usually acceptable, even in California...

So, here's the dilemma: I own two dresses, both bought when I was a few pounds lighter, but I haven't had much luck finding anything else. The wedding is at 6pm, so it's an evening wedding. The invite was in the style of a carnival poster, though, so I have no idea what to expect. The groom has full-sleeve tattoos and judging by his facebook pics, his bride looks fun-loving, so I don't think they will worry much.


Which do you think? Which is better for a wedding? Actually, I'd probably settle for whichever makes me look better. The black / cream dress feels more formal and wedding-like, but I feel a little bosomy in it. On a related note, I'm also wishing that I hadn't eaten like a pig on my visit home, but restraint goes out the window when faced with good British food that I've been missing...


My parents' internet connection is REALLY slow...

This time I did disappear off to foreign climes - I went home to England for a visit. All internet stuff got put on hold, mainly because my parents have a ridiculously slow connection (it reminded me of my uni days, when loading a page would take 10 minutes or more). Still, I'd have probably not been replying to e-mails, anyway. I was too busy having a great time: seeing family and school friends, sightseeing to keep the American husband happy and enjoying feeling completely at home. Plus I loved seeing all the wildflowers that were along the hedgerows - presumably a result of less spraying? I've never seen so many poppies.I'm back in the States now, though. Jet-lagged and homesick. I'll try to answer e-mails etc. soon, but there's a mountain of laundry to climb and work being done on the house, so bear with me. Meanwhile, hopefully your connection is faster than my parents, as I'm about to bore you with holiday pics:
Take care all.