This week, we’re celebrating well-dressed men! Cheers to them! We’re raising a glass to gentlemen who want to look sharp and well-groomed, and who can confidently pull off a stylish, eye-catching outfit, like a blue suit. So we decided to feature some dapper grooms who definitely wouldn’t blend in the background playing second fiddle to the the lady in the white dress! Take a look!
For years, maybe even decades, the preferred uniform for a groom was a black tuxedo. When I say preferred, I don’t necessarily mean that the groom preferred a tux over something else. (I’m sure many would’ve gladly exchanged vows in a pair of shorts and flip flops.) But most men realize that some occasions call for a degree of formality, one’s wedding being such an occasion. And let’s face it, whatever a man’s beloved bride-to-be prefers is often what he “prefers” as well. Funny how that works. Somewhere along the way in the ‘80s or ‘90s, the tux became the default wedding day ensemble. Occasionally, you’d see a light suit in the daytime or a practical “I will wear this again” dark suit. But the tuxedo definitely dominated. Just take a look at any wedding album from the era of “Friends” and “Seinfeld.” In addition to lots of brides sporting the Rachel haircut or a Rachel-esque updo, you’ll see lots of tuxes.
Wear now, wear later! A blue suit is a must-have!
But what about now? Men everywhere are breaking free of the ‘90s and dressing however they darn well please! Thank you, brave millennials! You’re not afraid of wearing color. Or showing that you have a sense of style. Or telling your bride (or groom!) what you prefer! Like an awesome blue suit for your wedding instead of tuxedo, which you’d rather save for those fancy red carpet events you attend.
Even though blue is a strong color, it can act as a neutral in terms of the other colors you put with it. As long as you choose another color of the same value, the blue won’t seem overpowering. Instead, it becomes your neutral base, without being a base in a beige kind of way. So we hope you like the photos this week. Maybe they’ll inspire those of you planning a wedding. Or might give you some ideas for gift giving this Christmas: Things to go with a blue suit… perhaps a cool bow tie or a covetable pair of brown shoes (that’s a topic I could devote an entire blog to!). Cheers, all you stylish gentlemen!
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If you’ve been one of my loyal blog followers, you know that we publish these image roundups weekly. We feature a particular event for a particular client so you can go deep on the particular theme. If you know what’s up, skip this part. New visitors, take a look below…
In case you missed it, here’s what we’re doing, mentioned in the first blog. (And if you already know what’s going on, skip to the first photo!) Every day we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events. And, of course, to encourage you to hire yours truly, one of the top Los Angeles wedding planners, for your next soirée! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) by posting wedding photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers.
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Monday:
A blue suit. Or is it gray? Maybe it’s a little of both, maybe it’s the lighting? This could be the next meme, like that one with the dress that no one could tell the color of. Whatever its color, this is one amazing suit! And one handsome groom. (Lucky bride!)
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Tuesday:
OMG! I love this tailored blue suit so much I might start wearing menswear! It’s bold & beautiful… and I don’t mean that in a jokey soap-opera-reference kind of way (for once!). I mean it’s striking, gorgeous and confident. That’s a combo that looks fantastic on any man!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Wednesday:
You know how I love shoes! When I meet a man, half the time he probably wants to tell me “My eyes are up here!” But how could you not look down when he’s wearing something as beautiful as this pair of derbys? Luckily, the owner of these shoes has a dapper bow tie to draw the eye upward! Happy #WeddingWednesday!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Thursday:
What’s not to love about this picture? It’s got all the makings of the perfect Instagram post: a handsome man, an amazing blue suit, a strong drink. And a puppy. (That also sounds like the makings of a calendar, but enough about men with puppies…!) #TBT
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Friday:
Dressing well is all in the details. Waistcoat? Check. Bow tie? Check. Well-tailored blue suit? Check. Boutonnière? Check… because a man shouldn’t shy away from wearing a beautiful flower. No matter how “girly” the flower may look, a boutonnière is a distinctly masculine accessory. #TGIF
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Saturday:
Talk about a blue crush! This shade of blue looks flattering on just about everyone! All you need to pull off a look this sharp is a good tailor to make the suit fit perfectly. Show up to a party looking this handsome and swooning will ensue!
Event Photos and Inspiration – Plus, tell me what else you want to see on the blog!
So, what do you think of the blue suit trend? Let me know in the comments below!
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P.S. If you’re looking for more wedding ideas, then you’ve come to the right place! Take a look at: DIY Printable Props Make Photo Booths LOL Fun!, Up Your Wedding Wow Factor Using Social Media! and 11 Wedding Images Inspired By Paperless Post. You can find more interesting blogs and images on our website, or just contact us to book your next event! And if you like this blog, would you be so kind as to share it with a friend?
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