Sunday, May 2, 2010

What's A Guy To Do?

If you remember a few months back Ryan and I were debating what type of tux the guys would wear. I eventually gave in and the guys were going to wear the charcoal morning suit but I absolutely vetoed the ascot.

Well this threw a HUGE wrench in the plan. Ryan didn't like the look of the vests online and wanted to try on the morning coat with his vest options. Men's Wearhouse does not carry their tux jackets in the store for customer's to try on and they will not order one for you to try on. WTF, Men's Wearhouse?

After a few calls Ryan was able to track down one store that had a few samples to available to try on and one happened to be the morning coat. GREAT, right?!? Well the store is in Kansas City, 2 hours away. So this weekend we hoped in the car bright and early and drove to "The City" to try on tux coats.

When we arrived Ryan immediately located the sample and put it on.... whomp, whomp. It was a huge dud. The jacket was just way to long for someone of his stature and did nothing for his figure. We joked that he could sells watches out his coat on the street corner but it would not be making an appearance at our wedding. The Mr. was definitely disappointed but we started the search for new options.

He tried on several more samples before deciding upon the Wilke-Rodriguez Two Button Satin Edge Notched Lapel.

He decided to keep the same white pique collar wing shirt:

He put his own twist on the outfit by selecting a silver herringbone vest and plain tie for the groomsmen and a black herringbone vest and plain tie for himself.

To finish the outfit off they guys will be wearing these sassy bouts:

All photos courtesy of Men's Wearhouse unless otherwise noted.

Accessorizing the Look

I have gotten most of my accessories for the wedding! From the moment I started looking online for wedding inspiration I was drawn to one look that I KNEW I had to incorporate into my wedding... COLORED SHOES.
[Leigh Miller via Snippet & Ink]

[The Studio Nouveau via Snippet & Ink]

[Elisabeth Millay via Snippet & Ink]

Unfortunately, bright green heels are SOOOO last season because almost no one carried this color of shoe. I eventually found a pair from Nina's that I liked and decided to try out another style as well.
[Nina Electra (Green) and Nina Kyleen (Black)]

After lots of heming and hawing I decided on the Nina Electra, although they were higher (4.5") the bow and the overall look trumped all. I did get some platform flip flops to wear later in the evening in case my feet aren't loving the look as much as my heart is.

My mother is letting borrow an emerald cut aquamarine ring in a yellow gold setting similar to this beauty:
[Jewels for Me]

This ring is gorgeous and I am so excited to wear it because it belonged to grandmother before my mom making it my something old, borrowed, and blue. This little lovely presented me with a little dilemma though... it's yellow gold and my E-ring and wedding band are both white gold. Hmmm... what's a girl to do? BUY MORE JEWELRY.

[Originals by Kimerly on Etsy]

I stumbled upon this stunner after weeks of searching on etsy, ebay, and google. I just L-O-V-E it and am already finding excuses to wear it again after the wedding. (ie. I need to purchase this dress because it will look great with my new bracelet...haha)

I am not sure if we will be wearing the next item on our wedding day but we will be definitely be sporting them on the honeymoon. These are our "fake" wedding bands.

[titaniumknights on Etsy]

We purchased these babies because we didn't feel safe traveling with our new wedding bling. The ocean, the sand, and sometimes hotels have been known to run off with important jewelery and we just didn't want to risk it. Also when Ryan deploys he wants to wear a wedding band but doesn't want to ruin his real ring by scratching it up in the sand so a "fake" band seemed to be the perfect alternative. Although "fake" wedding bands aren't for everyone we are really glad we ordered them and feel much better knowing we can't still wear wedding bands without having to constant worry about their safety.

Even though I call these bands "fake" I still consider them to be as symbolic as our actual wedding bands. We also had our nicknames for each other engraved on the inside which makes them equally sentimental to me. I plan on wearing my "fake" wedding band as a right hand ring most days.

For a little extra sparkle I purchased these studs on Etsy.

[Mimi's Design on Etsy]

And finally my birdcage veil and fascinator.

[Prim and Posies on Etsy]
I still can't figure out excatly how to place this baby but I'm sure my Bridesmaids and hairdresser can help.

So, do you think it looks good together? Should I look for different accessories? How did you pull the look together?