My dears, admit it, there really is nothing as fabulous as an impeccably dressed Mr. on your wedding day. Needless to say, we’re head over heels for custom clothier, Alton Lane. Offering grooms and their guys a stress-free and fun fitting process, getting ready for the big day has just gotten infinitely easier!
Using top of the line 3D body scanner technology in laid-back + man-friendly showrooms, Alton Lane lets guys be guys when it comes to choosing wedding day wear. Groomsmen can enjoy a private appointment at one of Alton Lane’s showrooms (Dallas, NYC, DC, Boston, Richmond + more to come) where everyone is measured and fitted! To keep the mood light, groomsmen parties are offered drinks, comfy couches + sports on TV, while the incredible consultants at Alton Lane help you select the perfect suit or tux. The consultants will not only fit your party perfectly, but they’ll give recommendations on personalization options such as cut, vents, pleats, monograms and lining color – all of which is included in the base price! With shirts starting at $89 and suits at just $595, custom has never been so affordable.
With an amazing selection of fabric colors and weights, Alton Lane has your guys covered whether you’re going beachside casual or black tie. Head over here for personalized recommendations in the Looks Guide and don’t miss some of Alton Lane’s real featured weddings!
Today, I bring to you, the quintessential New England wedding – and you’re going to love it. Seen through the seasoned lens of Inkspot Crow Films, this wedding is everything in life that makes me happy. I’ll admit, I may have watched it more than a few times already, but what else can you do with a couple that puts a smile on your face for days?
From the cinematographer… On a crisp fall weekend in September, Bess & Ben celebrated their wedding in a Nantucket weekend-long celebration. Festivities started with an oyster bar and dinner on the beach at The Jetties. The next day, the couple was married in a beautiful daytime ceremony at First Congregational Church, a quintessential 1800s New England church, with views of the entire island. Guests tossed rose petals as the couple departed in a classic old car.
Dinner & dancing followed at the historic Siasconset Casino. The couple celebrated their love of the island with details such as a Nantucket map as their guest registry. They celebrated their decidedly different cultures (he is British, she’s from the South) with food reflecting each region. The couple & their friends danced the night away to the Sultans of Swing!
Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Cinematography: Inkspot Crow Films | Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Floral Design: Soiree Floral | Cake: Jodi's Cakes | Ceremony Venue: First Congregational Church Of Nantucket | Reception Venue: Siasconset Casino | Catering: Nantucket Catering Company | Coordinator: Jimmy Jaksic | Lighting: Billy Voss | Ceremony Music: Boston String Quartet | Linens : Table Toppers Of Newton | Reception Band: Sultans Of Swing | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: The Jetties | Table Wear: Placesetters | Transportation: Island Buggies
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Confession time: purple never lived towards the top of my wedding palette love list. In fact, I was sort of indifferent to the whole berry family of hues…that was until this Michelle Lange beauty came across my screen. Splashed against one wildly elegant ballroom with gold accents and cozy candles everywhere you look, this my dears, is the purple “I do” done oh-so-right. Have a look right here!
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From the Bride… Matt and I crossed paths at a work holiday party about 3 years ago. We had known each other for quite some time but it wasn’t until that evening that Matt asked me on our first date. After almost 2 years of dating, Matt surprised me in my apartment with a birthday cake that read, “Will You Marry Me”.
When we decided not to get married in a church, Matt and I wanted to find a venue where we could have a traditional religious ceremony. We knew that New Haven Lawn Club was the one the second we stepped into their ballroom. Not only are the fireplaces and chandeliers breathtaking, the room offers the gorgeous, romantic setting we were looking for.
Thanks to our family, friends and vendors, our wedding day was more beautiful and memorable than we ever could have imagined.
Photography: Michelle Lange | Wedding Dress: Anna Maier Ulla-Maija 'Felicite' From A Little Something White | Floral Design: Just For You Floral Design Studio | Cake: Kim's Cottage Confections | Stationary: Lucky Lady Paper | Bridesmaids Dresses: Watters (WTOO) From Harold's Formal Wear | Hair: Lanphier Day Spa & Salon | DJ: Jimmy Dee Music Productions | Makeup: Simply Gorgeous By Erin | Second Photographer: Love And Light Photographs | Venue: New Haven Lawn Club
Maine weddings have an easy elegance about them that always makes me smile. And this beauty captured by Melanie Gabrielle is the loveliest example. With a stunning ocean backdrop and an adorable duo at the center of it all, this gallery is one pretty place to be today. See even more here.
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From Melanie Gabrielle…Alexis and Oliver were married august 10th at the gorgeous Seacoast Mission in Bar Harbor, Maine. With the exception of the dessert from Morning Glory Bakery, every little detail was handmade by either the bride and groom or their friends and family. The groom’s mother made homemade jam as favors for the guests, while a friend from the couple’s church gifted them over 50 fresh Maine lobster to serve at their reception…that were picked straight from the lobsterman’s boat! (can’t get fresher than that!!) From the hand-picked bouquets, to the foraged twigs for décor and the hand-painted sailboat centerpieces, there was so much love displayed for this special couple. Alexis and Oliver made a promise to each other to save their first kiss for their wedding altar. It was a promise which made their first kiss as husband and wife so special that at the words “you may now kiss your bride,” the bride literally squealed with excitement!! Portraits were taken both around the island and at the top of Cadillac Mountain. The night wrapped up with wild Maine blueberry pie served at their gorgeous, intimate reception, where guests were able to enjoy the incredible sunset from their waterfront view.
Photography: Melanie Gabrielle | Bakery: Morning Glory Bakery | Rentals: Wallace Tent And Party Rentals | Wedding Venue: Seacoast Mission