Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The True Gentleman - Option 2

chicago wedding

I'm so excited to be working with the next couple, Courtney and Christopher. Their December wedding in Chicago sounds so glamorous and festive with stained glass windows, marble entrances and gilded chandeliers. Outside the window of their ballroom guests can enjoy the twinkly lights of Lake Shore Drive. So pretty.

Courtney describes Christopher as athletic, stylish and slightly preppy. They've already purchased a Paul Smith tuxedo with peaked lapels which I think will be perfect for their big day. I chose sleek and stylish accessories and accent pieces for the groom. Let's start with my favorite piece, the bow tie. The J. Press bow tie is ah-mazing as it is black with little skull and cross bones embroidered on it. In my search, I also found black dress socks with a skull and cross bones from J. McGaughlin. The best way to give your guy's shirt a unique spin is to mix and match cuff links with similar designs or colors. Who doesn't love the duck and dog motif on the cuff link from Paul Smith - manly, yet adorable. While we have some whimsical accessories, Christopher can still keep his outfit classic by adding a pair of sleek, patent leather dress shoes. Finally, I chose a sleek miniature Calla Lilly with Ornithogalum Arabicum and Scented Geranium Leaf boutonniere that's perfectly tied-off with a black ribbon. To pamper your man, get him an old-fashion shaving kit from the Art of Shaving.

Also, I found a vintage menu from the Gold Coast Room that Courtney can draw inspiration from when she creates her wedding stationary. So cool!

Come back tomorrow to see what Abbey of Providence Classic has come up with for the lucky couple.

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