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The big question “What do I wear to a wedding?”
You want to look your best for the occasion yet not steal all of the bride’s glory. First and foremost think about where the wedding is. Is it outside, inside, at a church, outdoors, on the beach or a country club? Will you be cold or warm?
For the Ladies
Depending upon what style of wedding, here are some
If the wedding is during the day and informal, a short dress is perfectly acceptable. If in the evening a cute cocktail dress will be comfortable and allow you to dance the night away.
The little black dress is always a perfect selection. Don’t be afraid to add a little more glam or accessorize it.
If the wedding is formal or black-tie a long gown or dressy cocktail dress is perfect.
For an outdoor affair, a dressy sundress can be a great choice.
For the Gentlemen
Men, your wardrobe is very important too. Just like the ladies, depending on the location and time of year different outfits are considered appropriate.
In the summertime a light colored suit made of linen or seersucker not only looks sharp but is also light and comfortable.
During winter, wool suits, sweaters underneath blazers, and navy and charcoal are all very dressy and will impress guests.
Bow ties always add some fun to the wardrobe and are one of our favorites.
For informal weddings, a shirt, tie, dress pants and vests are acceptable; however, a blazer is also a good choice.
If you feel too dressed up you can easily remove the blazer.
Remember, weddings are the Bride and Groom’s special day. They worked very hard and invested
a lot of time to make it just right! Be considerate in what you select to wear
and when in doubt, always take it up a step.
Don’t wear white.
Save black for the evening.
No need to worry about coordinating your outfit with that of the colors of the wedding.
If the invitation says, Wear your best black”, be prepared to know it is a more formal occasion.
If the invitation says “black tie” be prepared to wear evening gowns, very dressy cocktail dresses and possibly a tux.
By Kim and Andrea
Our friends at Barney’s New York www.barneys.com just sent me a picture of some shoes I had to share with you. As you all know, I love shoes. This time, Alexander Wang www.alexanderwang.com has really set the bar high with this pair. I love the rich ebony leather and the platform included for “comfort”. Wouldn’t these look great with about anything and anywhere? What are your favorite shoes and why?
Here are some fabulous photos our friend and photographer, Nate Rowe of Nathaniel Edmunds Photography www.nathanieledmundsphotography.com who took these wonderful photos of our table at the Association of Bridal Consultants Art of the Table 2011. Nate was one of the exclusive photographers for this annual event.
This event was held in the Columbia Club http://www.columbia-club.org/ Our table was “set” for an engagement proposal. We loved the romance and elegance of the noir linens and pewter accents. We love working at the Columbia Club and are always amazed at the artistry and creativeness of Nathaniel Edmunds Photography.
Thanks to our very own inhouse weddings and events floral designer, Jim, for the wonderful floral creation. We love working at the Columbia Club. Our in house floral team can provide you with wonderful floral design and decor for your special event or wedding. Make sure to remember our team of event experts at Kim King Smith Events.
Hilary and Dustin were such a beautiful couple. Childhood friends, athletic star, cheerleader; paths that crossed. Then it happened; they grew up and fell in love. How romantic, how sweet!
Their wedding vision was one of beauty and elegance. This is exactly what they received. A black and white theme with touches of fuchsia that was stunning. The ceremony was held in Hilary’s family church with well wishers and an outpouring of love that was hard to imagine. The church was decorated with specialty votive trees that glowed and twinkled. The aislerunner was adorned with all the flowers and petals Hilary had cherished and saved from Dustin’s bouquets to her. The service and the music were beautiful and touching.
The reception was rich in elegance. Specialty lighting, gorgeous linens in satins and brocades, and tablescapes with floral grandeur were all part of the Scottish Rite setting.
The spotlight was definitely on Hilary and Dustin all night, but especially as they danced their first dance. Hilary’s gorgeous dress flowed like a princess, while Dustin looked like a prince!
Attendees LOVED the specialty favors of Oreo truffles, a great addition to the black and white theme too.
The guests received some added fun and the couple a grand finale as they all gathered to bid the couple good fortune and farewell. Each guest was surprised with sparklers! A tunnel of well wishers lined the steps of the Scottish Rite with firey sparklers to light the city lights and the couple’s path to their getaway transportation. Hilary and Dustin we wish you the very best!