Monday, January 18, 2010

The Look of our Party

As time ticks by and the wedding approaches, it's been fun to see some of my inspirations become realities.  In this case, it's the wedding party's clothing ensemble.

Remember when I asked you all for advice on which color suit the guys should wear? Well, Mr Trail Mix just couldn't be convinced on the merits of khaki so we decided to go for charcoal grey instead.  He trekked down to Men's Wearhouse, where he was able to score a pretty good deal for 6 suits that included a "Buy one, get one for $100" promotion that they frequently offer.  We also ended up finding ties from Men's Wearhouse as well.  I have to give credit to Mr TM for the ties because he found them, showed them to me and then visited multiple stores in order to try and find enough.  He ended up having one of their Miami store ship it up to New York City, where we went and picked them up today.

Although Men's Wearhouse customer service is lacking, their prices are very reasonable and the quality seems to be high. I'm totally taken with the tie, I have to say...

I convinced Mr Trail Mix to model the look for us all:

Sidenote: Don't you just love seeing your man in a suit? I always get a kick out of it...

(Personal Photo)

And a close-up of that snazzy, awesome, practically-perfect-in-every-way tie:

(Personal Photo)

This was my original inspiration picture. Pretty close, right? I love the way this boutonniere looks and I've already showed it to my florist in hope that she can create something similar:

I think the groomsmen will look sharp next to the bridemaid's dresses, who are wearing either the Sangle halter or Sangle strapless style by the ever-chic JCrew:

I believe the bridesmaid's are going to wear any gold or nude shoe of their choosing, which should blend nicely with the color palette.  There may be a yellow flower hair clip on one or two, depending on how crazy everyone's feeling.

In short, our friends are going to look good. I can't wait to see them all dressed up!

How involved were you in the overall look for the wedding party?


  1. Love the bridesmaid dress! I'm a huge fan of the J.Crew dresses!

  2. Oh! What a handsom groom he will be....!