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Grooms & Groomsmen With Style

Its  modern times and gone are the days when grooms wore traditional tuxedos and had no say in the planning process of their weddings. Today’s grooms are fashion conscious and want to show their personalities in their outfits. I believe they also want to look and feel a billion pounds on their day . I know that there are still grooms out there who couldn’t care less and just want to turn up and get wed but there are those who are genuinely interested. It is to those brothers I dedicate this post.

A couple of weeks back I had a very interesting conversation with a friend and they raised their concerns on how the wedding industry tends to forget about grooms and groomsmen. Please don’t get me wrong I’m not trying to demean anyone or talk bad about my colleagues in the wedding industry but this is how some of the grooms and groomsmen feel that most of the time it’s all about the bride. Magazines and blogs (my own included) tend to focus on the brides more than grooms. That is why I think we need to do more for grooms and have more DIY wedding projects , pampering programs, scent selection workshops and much more for all grooms and their groomsmen out there.

There is a program called “don’t tell the bride”, for those of you who do not know what the program is about; the groom is given £12000 and gets to plan the entire day without any knowledge or input from the bride. I take my hat off to those grooms even though they have no clue about the wedding industry some of them put in a lot of effort trying to find ways to make their day unique. But for some of them the weddings turn out to be a disaster even though their brides put on a brave face. This is why I think we should do more to inform and educate grooms and groomsmen about the wedding world and make the planning process more fun and interesting for them.

So I’ve decided to write at least five posts per month dedicated to grooms (it’s a small number I know but I have to take little steps, humble beginnings. As time goes by and the blog gets more exposure I will increase the number of posts per month.

For the first post in the grooms category I have delightful suits that would look ridiculously smart on any groom for their big day. There is an incredible designer called Marc Wallace based in London, UK. His designs are fresh and vibrant. I‘m sure any groom and his groomsmen would feel a million pounds wearing these gorgeous suits.

A bit about  Marc Wallace: “Marc Wallace launched his first collection in 2000 and has since become renowned worldwide for his handmade suits and luxury accessories; Marc’s passion to challenge the direction of menswear is evident in the label’s fresh and original style. Through Marc’s hands on approach, collaborating with skilled artisans on limited edition pieces, the label continues to drive forward with inspiration and design at it’s heart”.

Here are ten stylish and not so traditional suits from the incredible Marc Wallace. for more information and the entire collection please check out Marc Wallace’s website.
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I would love to hear your thoughts, do you think we have neglected grooms or am I just going on about nothing, If you are a groom, do you feel there is more focus on the brides , please leave your comments on the box below or comment via facebook or twitter

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Lisa & Jeffrey @ Chez Charlene

luxury wedding16 I’m so excited about today’s wedding because I have always been intrigued by other cultures, their way of living and how they choose to get married. After observing so many different traditions and rituals I have come to this conclusion. In most cultures  brides want to look and feel like princesses and most grooms are nervous about tying the knot but as soon as they see their brides they know that all is well. So I guess the human race is not that different after all, although we have different traditions and rituals we all want to love and be loved. (more…)

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A Vintage Themed Wedding At The Decorium

It’s a gloomy morning here in London. For those of you  working  Monday to Friday 9-5 I’m sure today is your favorite day.I hope everything you have  planned for this weekend goes well. To those of you getting married this weekend enjoy your wedding day, PLEASE  don’t worry about anything you can’t change. For those of you still planning get ready to be inspired by today’s vintage themed wedding. (more…)

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Amazing Wedding Dresses By Veluz

Hi All! Thanks for stopping by today to read this quick blog post. I have been hopelessly in love with Veluz Dresses since the first time I saw them. Now that she has a ready to wear line those brides that have been longing to wear one of her dresses will be able to do so and experience the Veluz effect. These  dresses are so elegant,timeless and sophisticated. I just wish we had stockists here in the UK who could re-sell her gowns. In the words of Veluz herself (Took me months to think of gowns that will reflect how I see any bride. Soft, fluid, silhouettes that celebrate the feminine figure, details that sing, gowns that will reflect the happiness every bride feels inside. After all, it is still a girl thing 🙂 here are a few of her custom made gown but you can have a look at the ready to wear line here Veluz Bribe
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ika

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7 Reasons Why You Should Send Out Invitations

Hey Everyone! Happy Thursday. I hope all is well with you and everything concerning you. Today’s post is one of my favorite, there is nothing more enjoyable to me than creating gorgeous invitations. I know most people think that wedding stationery is the one area where you could save a lot of money and yes you might be able to save a few pennies but I would strongly recommend couples not to cut out invitations completely because its one of the most exciting parts of planning especially if you are doing them yourself. I know these days you can find just about anything online and slowly but surely people are resorting more and more to electronic invitations. But I must say that there is nothing more chic or personal than an actual invitation received by regular mail. Here are 7 reasons why:luxury invitations

1. It shows that you went through the trouble (and money) to let your guests know that their presence at your wedding is appreciated.
2.It’s literally the “first impression” of what your wedding/event will be like! No need to spend a lot of money if it’s done right. Although I wholeheartedly believe “more is more” sometimes “less is more” if your working with a small budget.
3. Invitations create excitement and expectationlucuy  ledger
4. The invitation is the official, printed, tangible memento of the day. And it outlasts just about every other part of the wedding/event such as  food, flowers and venue. Some people hold onto them for years

5. It makes for a personal touch because with all the technology things seem so un-personable.

6. Invitations set the tone of the entire wedding/event.

7. It gives your gets an idea of the style you are going for which makes it easier for them to choose their outfits.martha steward

Invitations from the top: wedding soon, lucy ledger and martha steward. I hope you find this post helpful, anybody is welcome to bookmark or share the post.

With a Joyful Heart

ika

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How To Create A Successful Wedding Using Five Senses

Have you ever wondered how celebrity planners create, plan and execute amazing weddings and events? Well the key is to use the main five senses collectively. Think about creating an experience and pay attention to details, it’s the small thoughtful little gestures that your guests will remember forever. Here is how you can incorporate sight, touch, smell, sound and taste to create one a of a kind event or wedding.How To Create A Successful Wedding Using Five Senses

Sight:The first thing that people see when they walk in. Create a memorable entrance. It doesn’t have to be expensive; you can have a waiter at the entrance holding a tray of chocolates or a signature drink.

Touch: when it comes to touch, ideas are endless. A simple change of table clothes, chair sashes or table runners can enhance the party feel for your wedding/event. Instead of having the normal folding chairs; hire chavaria chairs or ghost chairs.

Smell: blast your favorite scent from the entrance to the ceremony site and maybe key places in the dining space. The best scent will be one that goes with your flowers. Don’t over do it though, spray only the right amount.

Sound: play music that goes with the mood you want to create. Rock and roll is a no, no for a relaxed feel wedding/event. Think Jazz or sensual music

Taste: tickle your guest’s taste buds by creating a menu that goes with the mood and the feel of the wedding/event. I don’t know about you but everyone I know loves good quality food; so be creative about serving your food. I have noticed that in America most couples have food stations while waiting for their main formal sit down meal. You can have food stations of the top five countries that you have visited or would like to visit and serve each countries national dish. I assure you your guests will love it. Make sure you explain to your caterer exactly what you want and don’t forget to have a tasting session.

I hope this post has been helpful to you and if your planning a wedding take these tips into consideration and I’m sure you and your guests will have a great experience.

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