I really enjoyed this sweet, intimate wedding at Mendota Lake House B&B. Ryan and Stephanie included a family ritual that not only incorporated Stephanie's daughter, Lily, but also included their new baby girl, Matilda, who will be blessing their family with her arrival in the coming months.
Thank you Ashley Rostad from Blackwater Studios (firstname.lastname@example.org) for these beautiful images. Facebook: [www.facebook.com/blackwaterstudiosmadison] or her blog at [www.blackwaterstudiosblog.wordpress.com].
A little style inspiration for the summer groom..
Warmer weather and sunny skies call for summertime style upgrades to the traditional groom attire so today we have found 6 stylish summer groom ideas to inspire the guys. Gone are the days of wearing the traditional dark suits in black, navy and dark grey for a summer wedding. Instead, they are being replaced by wedding suits in pale grey, soft beige and linen styles. Many of the old-school, formal wedding suit rules are being broken and it's now perfectly acceptable to ditch the full suit and instead don a light blazer and trousers, or swap the jacket altogether and simply rock a shirt paired with a waistcoat or braces. Like we always say here at One Fab Day, it's your day, so do it your way. Our 6 Summer Wedding Looks will work for garden receptions, outdoor summer wedding ceremonies, dancing under the stars at a beach reception, and everything in between.
1. Choose Light and Bright Suits
Black and navy are classics when it comes to wedding suits but as darker colours they retain heat, so for a warm weather wedding suits in lighter shades are the better option. Light grey, blue, beige and cream are great summer wedding suits to keep cool in the heat.
Whitney Neal Photography via Style Me Pretty | Knot & Pop via Style Me Pretty | Jeff Loves Jessica via Well Groomed Blog | Shelly Goodman via Style Me Pretty
2. Try Bold Blazers
Colourful blazers are a great look for garden party weddings, crossing over the divide between formal and casual. Go for solid light shades or try seersucker and summer tweeds. Tip: Louis Copeland have quite the range.
Kat Braman via Southern Weddings | Craig & Eva Sanders Photography via Style Me Pretty | Young Hearts via 100 Layer Cake
3. Choose Casual, Yet Chic, Chinos
A casual and fun look for a more chilled celebration, chinos and colourful slacks are perfect for pairing with a blazer like above. While not for everyone, if your other half tends to wear colourful chinos on a night out, then maybe grooming up his preferred casual look is a winner.
Ariel Renae via Green Wedding Shoes | Mint Photography via Green Wedding Shoes | Jean Laurent Gaudy via Bright Bazaar Blog | We Love Pictures via Ruffled
4. Ditch the Jacket if you want
No jacket, no problem! Ditch the jacket and simply pair a waistcoat with trousers or rock a braces, shirt and bowtie. Match your waistcoat to your trousers, or opt for a contrasting colour or pattern. Colourful braces or tan suspenders look great paired with a white shirt, or go bold with a pattern print shirt. Don't dismiss short sleeves, it depends on the overall look of the wedding but if it is a laid-back, outdoors, garden party or an old barn affair and not a castle or grand ballroom do, then a short sleeve shirt is definitely acceptable.
Paula O’Hara via One Fab Day | Benjamin Holtrop via Magnolia Rouge | Leo Patrone via Style Me Pretty | MDV Style
5. Have Fun With Your Accessories
Have fun and play around with your accessories, mix and match prints, patterns and solids. Consider pops of colour in your ties or bowties and colourful boutonnieres, a print shirt adds a little personality. For a truly fun look why not match your shirt to your pocket square?
J. Shipley Photography via Wedding Chicks | Aly Carroll via Style Me Pretty | Anushe Low via London Bride | Project Wedding
6. Be Brave in Shorts
If you are having a destination wedding in a very hot country why not try a pair of shorts? There is no point in sweating it out in the heat in a full suit. A great look too if you have younger lads in the groomsmen lineup.
Blonde and Coin | Joielala Photographie via Green Wedding Shoes | Jose Villa via Once Wed | Troy Grover Photographers via Style Me Pretty
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One of the joys of Koru Ceremony is working with other officiants. Marie Langeteig is a retired Commissioned Lay Pastor with a BA in Religious Studies from Edgewood College in Madison. Marie says, "Through the years I have had the honor and pleasure of serving congregations, friends and family members in many types of religious and secular ceremonies. What started, as a gift of service to friends and family, has become something I truly enjoy. I feel it is my responsibility to provide a moving and spiritual experience that reflects the personalities of those with whom I work. As an Ordained Minister of American Marriage Ministries, my goal is to get to know and respect the individual wishes of those who entrust one of their most important life moments to me."
Photos of Lindsay and Justin's wedding were taken by Jennifer from Angelic Angles Photography.
Dan and Marie were such a delightful couple to work with. I really enjoyed sharing their love story with their guests during the ceremony at Pres House. (Pres House is a Presbyterian Chapel located on the University of Wisconsin campus library mall. It is a gorgeous church, has an amazing wedding coordinator (Amy Gile) and I always enjoy officiating weddings there.)
I'm so grateful to Romulo from Ueda Photography for sharing these beautiful images from Dan and Marie's wedding at Pres House. Be sure to check out this amazing photographer's work at: www.uedaphotography.com
Welcome to our blog. As an officiant and wedding coordinator I delight in assisting couples celebrate one of the best and most memorable days of their life. I hope you find this blog to be a source of inspiration and joy.