January 2017

Oct 22, 2017

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

With awards season in full gear, we’re seeing many of Hollywood’s leading men dressing to the nines on the red carpet.  So, today we’re sharing the top tips on properly wearing a tuxedo.

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One of our favorite guides to dressing for black tie comes from a 2012 New York Times article.

Tip #1: Shoulder fit is crucial

Tip #2: Put on a bowtie and be sure to know how to tie your own knot

Tip #3: Take a good measurement of your neck

Tip #4: In a Standard two-button suit, the break should be at your belly button

Tip #5: Shirts feel better with a taper

Tip #6: The half inch rule on the cuff is a must

Tip #7: Pant legs should have a modest break on the toe

Tip #8: No cuff on tuxedo trousers

Tip #9: Avoid lots of detail on the shoes

Tip #10: A simple steel watch with black leather strap is best

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

There are of course ways to show a bit of individuality or make a statement. One can be with the shoes you pair with the ensemble, like the Ralph Lauren loafers this wedding party chose. Of course, the bow tie is a great opportunity to try something different, and pocket squares becoming the hottest accessory- we like these by Ramply & Co.

10.22.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Oct 22, 2017

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

One of my favorite photos to see after a wedding are the styled jewel shots that our talented photographers create for our clients. Feeling like a nice, pretty, and simple roundup of jewels is a perfect way to kick off this Monday Roundup…

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

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photo by Liz Banfield

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

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photo by Elizabeth Messina 

10.22.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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This wedding… Oh, this wedding. Full of so much prettiness and personal vibes. Flowers were the main focus and we used them for so many little details. Sara and Dominic decided that a destination wedding in Charleston would be the perfect option for their NYC guests (and its where the mother of the bride lives), and Lowndes Grove Plantation was the spot they landed on, and we certainly know why.  Liz Banfield captured all of the gorgeous shots.

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After the teal and gray color palette was set, Lettered Olive created a sweet scroll design used throughout all of the wedding printed materials.

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Charleston Maptotes were stuffed with custom water bottles, a local Rewind candle and printed matches, and many snacks and sweets.

FLoral Collage

For the gray, white, and teal color scheme, tulips, roses, ranunculus, orchids, and luxe lamb’s ear made pretty bouquets and boutonierres.

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The bride’s lush bouquet was hand tied with a monogramed vintage ribbon.

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One of the sweetest moments of the day, was watching the Mother of the Bride walk her daughter down the aisle and “give her away”.

Scenery Collage

For the ceremony, the Ashley River provided a gorgeous backdrop to the orchid draped chuppa. Outdoor lounges were set up for guests to watch the sunset over the river later in the evening.

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Champagne Collage

One of our favorite special decor tricks is using food safe flowers like dendrobium orchid blooms added to champagne- it just elevates the already elegant cocktail.

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Wanting the pop of color, but not wanting to obstruct the view through the clear topped dinner tent- teal fabric boxes were created to then hang the chandelier. 3 extra long tables set up in rows made the tent feel much more like guests were having dinner in an elegant dining room then a sea of tables in a tent.

Dinner Collage

Orchid strands provided a special standout for the bride and groom chairs. Gray taper candles from Creative Candles, mixed with gray porcelain votive holders gave a more thoughtful look than just white. And dinner menus were housed in silver boxes with hand written name cards serving as place cards.

Cake Collage

Instead of one large traditional cake, Jim Smeal made individual tiers in different flavors guests could chose from- the flowers on top dictated the difference. We built a special tiered display with the cakes already plated and easily self served.

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A large printed bar flanked the exterior of the lounge tent allowing guests sweeping views of the river and a place to grab a drink with fellow guests

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After a quick change into a sparkling shorty stunner, the bride and groom departed in a vintage convertible to sparklers… I know we’ve seen sparklers over and over, but they really do make gorgeous photos, don’t they?

10.22.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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