Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Groom Style #26: Hay, we're in love.

Dress inspiration? Thread One-Shouldered Gown in Matte Silk

Wedding in Vermont

Dress: Thread; Shoes: Kate Spade via Bluefly

Basically, I love everything that Thread makes. My heart literally flutters when I see this dress. I can't get over its simple, yet elegant design. I think it will look gorgeous on our next bride, Jenny. Jenny will marry her fiance, Michael, at the Inn at Mountain View Farm in Vermont this August. The ceremony and reception will be much like Jenny's dress above, beautiful and breezy. Since the couple will be married near an old converted horse barn, all of Jenny's bridesmaids will carry stalks of wheat instead of floral bouquets. Guests will witness Jenny and Michael's nuptials while sitting on hay bales. Love it. So, here's what I've come up with for her groom.

wedding in vermont
Vest: JCrew; Pants: JCrew; Shirt: Hugo Boss via Macy's; Shoes: Cole Hann via Bloomingdale's; Hat: Hats in the Belfry; Boutonniere: Thinkflowers.com; Belt: Cole Hann via Bloomingdale's; t-shirt: Gap; Shorts: Old Navy: Flip Flops: AE

I must admit; dressing Michael was a challenge. How do dress a guy who "hates" to dress up? Here's how. Keep everything clean, simple and functional. No over-the-top clothes or accessories allowed. Since Jenny has already purchased vests from JCrew, it only seems fitting that the pants should come from the same store. I love the vest and pants look. Very cute. The subtle blue and white stripes on the dress shirt and the red on the t-shirt will complement Jenny's wedding colors: cornflower blue and red. While Michael can opt to wear a white undershirt, I think that the red would bring an unexpected pop of color underneath his dress shirt. For the ceremony, I recommend wearing the dress shirt sleeves long. For the reception, I recommend rolling them up. Afterwards, I imagine a bonfire-style after-party (away from the hay of course) where Michael can sit back and relax in his red-T, khaki shorts and flip flops. The hat is a nice photo accessory, as it complements the wheat and hay back drop. Lastly, the shoes and belt above might be the most important items that a casual guy should have in his wardrobe: Cole Hann's Air Jackson slip-on shoes with Air Nike technology and Cole Hann's reversible black/brown belt. The former is for style and comfort. The latter is for function and versatility.

Jenny also asked me to find some dresses for their baby girl. So, here's what I found in their wedding colors! How cute are these?!!?

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White/blue dress: Smitherman & Barnwell; Red striped dress: Ralph Lauren; Solid blue dress: Polo; Blue floral dress: Monsoon; White dress: Smitherman & Barnwell; Red dress: Smitherman & Barnwell

Congrats to Jenny and Michael!

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