Inspired by the Chanel fashion brand, we designed a glamorous window display at StudioWed that was unveiled in January.
The ceremony vignette included an oversized mirror with the vows written in calligraphy by our designer Hollis.
The reception table included a black leather linen, gold chargers, gold sequin napkin bands, a canopy of hanging crystal garlands and ribbon tassels. And our talented designer Hollis crafted the beautiful white paper flower runner.
The very chic Chanel inspired wedding cake by Perfect Wedding Cake featured a black quilted pattern, ruffles, and of course pearls!
Many have fallen into the error of making the statement: “When it comes to dressing the groom, anything goes!” Well, today I’m here to squash that logic like a tiny bug on at a summer picnic. When it comes to the groom on the wedding day, there are several things that he should definitely not attempt to pull off. Men! I’m talking to you today, so pay close attention to what NOT to wear on your wedding day:
The Ill-Fitted Suit
Photo Credit: Maurilio Amorim
It might seem that I’m stating the obvious but too many times I run into grooms that haven’t taken into account that they need to have their suit tailored to fit them perfectly on their wedding day. You hear about brides staying in shape to be able to fit perfectly in their wedding dress. The same needs to go for grooms as well. Whether it be bulking up, shaving off a few pounds, or maintaining your weight, making sure your tailored suit fits you perfectly is essential. Even if you’re renting a suit, find the best suit that fits you well.
Wearing the Wrong Colors
Your bride picked her wedding colors for a reason whether it be the hottest colors of the season, or colors she’s had in her head since she was a little girl. When it comes to picking your wedding day attire, please keep those colors in mind. It’s okay if you don’t have the specific color names memorized, just know the basic colors. Having them in your head will help the sales person at the menswear store know exactly what suit colors will pair perfectly with the wedding. At the very least, try to match your attire with the wedding style.
Photo Credit: Brandie and Patrick
There is no reason for you to have your cellphone, flask, cigar, & lighter in your pocket as you’re walking down the aisle. This only causes obvious bulges in your pockets that don’t make for good pictures. Every venue has a holding room for you and your groomsmen to keep your belongings until the wedding is over. Please utilize that room and leave all your things there. Have you’re best man do a pocket check before you guys head out to make sure your pockets are empty and not bulging. The camera does capture everything!
The Unsightly Waistcoat/Vest
Photo Credit: Tuxedos by Savvi
One thing you don’t want to do is distract any kind of attention away from the bride. If you try to pull off some god-awful waistcoat that screams flamboyance, not only is it tacky but your guests won’t be able to take their eyes off of you no matter how much they want to. Yes, you’ll be making a statement alright, but this is your bride’s time to shine. Please don’t take this away from her. Stick with a solid color or subtle pattern when choosing a waistcoat.
Striped Underwear with a White Tux
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I know most men don’t put much thought into their wedding day undergarments as women do, but please guys if you don’t take any of my advice, pay close attention to this one. Striped/bright colored/any kind of brightly patterned underwear WILL be seen through your white tuxedo. It’s not cute! And I’m pretty sure it will cause your Aunt Ethel to have a mild heart attack. Even if you purposely picked out special underwear as an inside joke to be revealed on your wedding night, put them on hold and go with neutral colored underwear that can not be seen through your pants.
Ladies, feel free to add to the list & give your two cents!
Why should brides get to have all the fun when it comes to accessories and special items to help complete her look on her wedding day!? Today we’re going to focus on the gentlemen of the bridal party. Whether your groom opts for a bow tie, pocket square, or boutonniere, these finishing touches will be sure to leave him feeling dapper as ever.
Here’s a combination of a classic grey suit and tie, with a soft green and white floral boutonniere accented by a stunning purple pocket square.
And last, but not least, here’s a look that is fresh, classic and timeless all rolled into one. This mint pin-striped suit is perfect for an outdoor affair, accented by a solid green tie, soft peach boutonniere, and a pair of cufflinks to top it all off.
Now I don’t know about you, but I just love seeing my beau all dressed up for a special occasion. So have fun with it – it’s your wedding day after all! Have your soon-to-be mister try on some styles that he may not have considered in the past. And don’t forget about all of the fun and stylish options he’s got to top off his look.