We recently took a couple of the most outdated notions we hear from brides and grooms and did a style shoot around those concerns.
"You can't mix small town charm with glitz and glam!
-You can't mix black and blue!
-Blush pink and red should never be used together for a wedding!"
MIXING SMALL TOWN CHARM WITH GLITS & GLAM
Many couples want to mix their small town vibe with a very stylish wedding and they are always asking us for recommendations to pull their magical day off.
What do we tell them?
-Remember to focus on the day. Relax and enjoy it because nothing ever goes as planned.
-Don't over glitz it. Be very selective in where you ad your sparkle and dazzle. You can over do it very easily!
-Incorporating lots of little heritage details can go further in the long run than big statement pieces.
-Spend extra time with your photographer and videographer, who will be capturing the moments and details, and inform them of what is most important to capture.
-Start Pinterest pages for the looks you are going for. Whether it is cake and floral, hair and make-up, cocktails and décor or ideas for poses for your pictures, make sure everyone is on the same page.
HOW TO MIX BLACK & BLUE
We have no idea where the "Don't mix black and blue" statement came from but the black and blue look is HUGE and made it's first major debut in the 1930's. Now the formal wear industry in revamping the look and it is HOT!!
There certainly are right and wrong ways to pull off this look and we wanted to make sure you walk down the aisle with modern swagger and style.
1- Choose your blue wisely
While baby blue tuxedos might be coming back for prom kids it is not a safe color on everyone.
Make sure you look for a nice medium blue or midnight blue. Our personal favorite is our new Ike Behar Sebastian.
The blue and black look is a very versatile look that can be worn year round and easy very easy to pull off in any season. All you have to do is pay special attention to the shoes, pocket squares and florals.
Shoes- If you are doing a summer wedding, pair it with some suede loafers. If you are doing a spring or fall wedding pair your tux with some awesome black wing-tipped shoes and if it is a winter wedding keep it traditional and stylish with sleek modern paten leather shoes.
Pocket Squares- The sky is the limit with pocket squares. Keep it classy with a starched white pocket square or feel free to bring in some colors like pinks, spa, patterned hankies ect.
Florals- The nice thing about the blue tuxedo is it is perfection without flowers... BUT pull in simple color palettes or fun and whimsical flowers to really stand out.
How To Blend Blush Pink & Red The Right Way!
1) Anchor the red and pinks with natural and neutral tones or gold, copper & silver metallic for some excitement.
2) Soften the transition from red to blush pink with white, ivory & crème colors.
3) Utilize different textures in your color palette to make sure your colors blend.
4) When picking a venue keep an eye out for the existing details of the building to make sure it will compliment your overall look.
Thank You To All Of The Amazing Vendors That Made This style Shoot Possible!!
Location: Bondurant Iowa
Venue: Founder's Irish Pub
Event Planner: Bacara Floral & Decor
Tuxedos: SKEFFINGTON'S FORMAL WEAR
Cake & Cupcakes: Crème Cupcakery
Make Up: Kati Douglas
Hair: FORM SALON - CHARITY DILLMAN
Bride- Bekah Christiansen
Groom- Matthew Mosley
Best Man- Cameron Denucce
Maid of Honor- Annie Moore
Officiant- Terry Harms
Ring Bearer- Bodhi Harms-Mote