There’s something incredibly appealing about a man with style, which is why I believe the groom’s attire deserves some much needed attention. Think about what style goes with your wedding theme. For example, black tuxes wouldn’t compliment a rustic country theme. Try adding layers and detail to the look that represent his personal style – a bowtie or pocket square or maybe you forgo the suit jacket for a sweater tie combo. Think about texture, layers and color as ways to coordinate with your wedding theme. And at the end of the day, always, always pay attention to the fit. Fit is the most important part to a polished and finished look. Your tailor will be your new best friend.
Here are some examples (and inspiration!) of excellent groom style.
One of my favorite groom blogs is Well-Groomed. There is no shortage of style inspiration for the groom and his groomsmen there. Here are just a few I’ve rounded up. There are a couple great examples of unexpected boutonnieres. as a reminder to give that little detail some attention when putting together the groom’s outfit, as well.
From a wedding designer’s perspective, attire is just an important to the overall theme of the wedding as is, say the flowers. So don’t forget to pay some attention to what your groom is wearing to make sure he compliments not only the theme, but also you! He is going to be your arm candy in all the pictures, and for life!
The National Association of Catering and Events’ San Francisco chapter held their annual gala and fundraiser last week. N.A.C.E. is an association for event industry professionals committed to providing superior education, networking & resources to enhance career success and deliver excellence to clients. I have attended many insightful meetings and met several of my wonderful vendors through the group and their events. Having finished my last wedding of 2013 on Monday, the gala seemed like the perfect way to celebrate a successful season. Then I heard about the design competition. Even though my new mommy brain said “no, no, I need rest,” my professional and go-getter brain shouted “bring it on!” So I applied and was selected to compete among talented event designers at the gala.
To showcase my work in front of so many peers was pretty nerve-racking. But it was all worth it, as getting awarded as the Judge’s Pick winner in front of them is one of the most memorable moments in my career so far. I have to thank my vendors who helped me bring my whimsical and romantic vision to life.
It was an honor to be included in a group of such creative people. Thank you to my competitors, who designed gorgeous tablescapes of their own, and to the judge’s who noticed the small details and personal touches on my table. Outside of the competition, the event itself was beautiful and so much fun. Shout out to the Gala Committee who put it on this year – you did a splendid job!
Just 6 weeks after my son was born, I was at Beltane Ranch producing a wedding. Some thought I was crazy to take on a wedding so soon, but it just felt right. The clients were such a wonderful couple, and I was getting to do what I love. DESIGN. So, I saw it through, and I am so glad I did.
Everything came together perfectly. From the spectacular team of vendors to the execution of the design I had worked so hard on. My clients and their guests were raving about the wedding and the design (and me!) the entire time. But it wasn’t this that had me on cloud nine as I drove home a couple days later.
It was the undeniable love shared between my clients. They were so happy with their wedding day. They sent me home with a thank you note so sweet, it made me shed happy tears. It wasn’t just that they were happy with my services (though of course that is important), but because they were so happy with each other. Throughout the wedding day, it was apparent I was in the presence of TRUE LOVE. And to be able to create a day this special and memorable to inspire them to write me such kind compliments made me the happiest person.
It felt like a defining moment in my career. On that drive home, I realized this is why I do what I do. TRUE LOVE. Witnessing this on a regular basis as part of my job is a gift. As is getting to help my clients celebrate it. Yes, I’m a romantic. A complete believer in soul mates, the one, true love, you name it.
So, I just want to thank my clients for falling in love and trusting me to create a magical day to honor them.
I’m thrilled to announce Kaella Lynn Events is featured on Grey Likes Weddings today. Remember this inspiration board for the Alice in Woodlands themed wedding? That’s the one! My wonderful clients, Cassie and Pete, had a vintage, rustic theme in mind for their wedding day, and I had such a blast working with them to create this unique and memorable design. Nestldown in Los Gatos was truly the perfect venue to transport guests to this woodsy fairy-tale even full of vintage tea cups, custom cupboard signage, clocks and wispy floral decor. Here are some of my favorite photos from the day, but be sure to hear over to Grey Likes Weddings to see the full feature and scroll below for vendor credits.