Groom Style

Black Tuxedo

Groom Style

We always admire the wedding gown, but girls don’t forget about your handsome man.  The groom’s style should showcase his personality and the and the wedding location. From suits to tuxedos, ties and bow ties, hats to suspenders, there are many fashionable options for grooms to look and feel their best. Check out these stylish looks to inspire the most important man in your life!

Tan suits for a beach wedding

Warm Weather Groom Style

Light colored suits are perfect for beach or summer weddings. They have a more casual feel than a black or dark grey suit but look just as sharp!  Suits come in a variety of  fabrics and weights and for weddings in hotter climates some suits can make the groom feel as if he’s about to overheat. To keep from burning up on your big day we recommend choosing a suit in a lighter weight fabric (summer weight).

Beach – Groom Style

For a more casual look grooms may want to ditch the jacket completely and choose to rock a white dress shirt and slacks.  This easy going look is great for weddings in the sand!

Check Shirt

Bold – Groom Style

To spice up groom’s style try adding a shirt in a bold color or pattern like the checkered shirt shown above.  Another way that grooms can to make their wedding style their own is to pair a classic shirt up with a bold tie or a bow tie that compliments his wedding color theme.

Let the groom stand out among his groomsman with a look that is all his own.  For example, the groom can wear a jacket with the groomsman wearing vests or the groom in a vest and the groomsman in suspenders.  This look works great for vintage or rustic weddings and they give the groom and his men a unique and stylish flair!

White Tuxedo

Classic Tux – Groom Style

Tuxedos are always a great look for your handsome groom! A black or a white tuxedo is one look that is classic and will never go out of style.   

Groom Socks

Groom in Hat

Groom Style Accessories

Accessories are a man’s best friend when looking to express personality through their wardrobe.  Colorful socks, unique cufflinks, a beautiful watch, great shoes or even a stylish hat will make him stand apart from the rest of the crowd while expressing his personal style.

Grooms can accessorize their groom style and thank their groomsman at the same time by gifting cufflinks for them to wear on this special day.  Check out the monogrammed cufflinks above!  For more wedding inspiration find us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Groom Style by First Class Weddings

Black Tuxedo from Style Me Pretty

Tan Suits from One Wed

Beach Groom from Michelle Turner Photography

Check Shirt and Navy Suit from Buttons & Pockets

Groom in a Vest from Ruffled Blog

White Tuxedo from Desibaytan Photography

Colorful Socks from Every Last Detail

Groom in Hat from Snippit & Ink

 Cufflinks from One Wed

 

Mint Wedding

One of the first decisions couples should make when planning their wedding is what their wedding colors will be. Wedding color palettes dictate the decor, wedding style and the overall feeling of every wedding.  Each year one color is predicted to be more popular than the rest, and mint is one of the hottest wedding colors of 2013.  From ceremony and reception decor to sweet treats and bridal accessories, mint is a soft and sweet color that is the perfect choice for those that love blue and green.  We especially love incorporating mint into your color theme for vintage or beach weddings! Mix with gold or pink or a variety of pastel hues is pure wedding perfection. Check out some of our favorite mint wedding details and inspiration below!

Vintage Doors at Cermony

Vintage Mint Wedding Decor

Mint Table Decor

 Mint Wedding Tables

Mint and Gold Wedding Cake

Mint Wedding Cakes

Mint Wedding Style

Mint Wedding Invites

Mint Wedding Favors

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Mint Wedding Inspiration by First Class Weddings

Mint Bridal Party from Irresistible Weddings

Mint Wedding Cake from Gild and Grace

Vintage Wedding Doors from The Bridal Style

Mint Table Runner from Style Unveiled

Mint Reception from Glendalough Manor Bride

Mint Bridesmaids from A Low Country Weddings

Mint Shoes from Society Bride

Mint Hairpiece from Little Somethings by Little Lo Hood

Mint and Gold Envelopes from Tied Bow Blog

Mint Cupcakes from Simply from Tamera Nicole

Mint Favors from Martha Stewart Weddings

 

 

Hanging Flowers

White hanging flowers for wedding

Hanging Flowers

Flowers are one of the most important decorative elements in wedding ceremonies and receptions, and they can turn an ordinary space into something amazing.  Make your wedding unforgettable with gorgeous hanging flowers! Hanging flowers can be dainty or dramatic, they can be used as a ceremony backdrop or reception centerpieces. The possibilities are endless so be creative!

 

Pink and Blue hanging flower chandeliers

Hanging Flower Chandeliers

Beautiful blooms hung from crystal and candle chandeliers…yes, please! These out of this world floral creations will transform any space from bleak to chic!

 

Hanging flowers reception decor

Hanging Flower Centerpieces

Who says that centerpieces have to be on the table?  This hanging flower centerpiece of orchids and branches adds color and ambiance.

 

Hanging birdcages filled with flowers

 Hanging Flower Birdcages

Get creative with floral decor and use props that complement your wedding style.  The birdcage floral arrangements, shown above, are vintage wedding perfection!

 

Hanging flowers in vases

Hanging Vases

You can hang flowers from ceilings, walls, wedding arches or tree branches.  Try hanging single flowers or whole floral arrangements in vases for a look that is fresh and unexpected!

 

Orange and pink hanging flowers in vases

Hanging Flower Arrangements 

Consult with your wedding planner or florist to see what hanging flowers they can create for your big day.  And remember, First Class Weddings can make your dream wedding  a reality so please feel free to reach out should you need assistance with your wedding day.  Follow us on PinterestFacebook and Twitter for more great wedding inspiration!

 

Hanging Flowers by First Class Weddings

White Strung Flowers from Style Me Pretty

Flower Chandelier from The Wedding Channel

Hanging Orchid Centerpiece from Venue Safari

Floral Birdcages from Pocket Fell of Dreams

Hanging Individual Vases from Sweet Violet Bride

Hanging Arrangements from That Bohemian Girl

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding Shoes

"I do" wedding shoe

Wedding Shoes – I DO Bottoms

You have found your dream gown and now its time to choose the shoes you’ll walk down the aisle in. Shoes are an important addition to any look and your wedding day is no exception.  Wedding location, personal style and comfort are all important factors when choosing your wedding shoes.

Cream wedges with bows

Wedding Shoes – Wedges

If you are saying “I Do” on the grass or beach, stilettos may not be the most practical option as your heels will sink into the ground when you walk.  If you are wanting to wear heels on your big day, opt for a great pair of wedges.  Wedges come in all heights and are more comfortable than shoes with thinner heels.  Most importantly they will keep your heels above ground!

Sparkly TOMS shoes

Wedding Shoes – TOMS

After walking down the aisle, standing for pictures, greeting guests and dancing the night away, your feet will be begging for a break!  Flats are not only comfortable, but can also be very stylish!  Ballerina flats or even sparkly TOMS are a great option for wedding shoes.  Slip on a pair of embellished flats to compliment the rest of your wedding day and save those beautiful feet.

Jeweled wedding foot jewelry

Wedding Shoes – Foot Jewelry

If you are having a destination or beach wedding then flat sandals, sneakers or even no shoes at all are the perfect choice. The foot jewelry seen above adds a touch of sparkle while keeping your feet firmly set on the sandy beach.

Groom's shoes

 Wedding Shoes – Indian Groom

In India the groom’s shoe is just as important as the bride’s. The above photo is from one of our Indian grooms. It is traditional to remove the shoes before entering the ceremony alter which is how we managed to sneak in this shot.  No matter what type of wedding shoe you choose, be sure to make the look unique by expressing your own personal style.  Groom’s too!

Blue Louboutin Wedding Shoes

Add a playful touch to your wedding day look! Incorporate your color scheme into your bridal wardrobe with bold, colorful wedding shoes. Christian Louboutin (seen above) is not only one of  the most sought after and luxurious shoe designers but his trademark red heels will make a bold statement!

Bride putting on wedding shoes

Compliment an elegant wedding look with a satin or lace pair of  heels to match your gown.  Feel free to adorn wedding shoes with shoe clips (think flowers, feathers or jewels) to make any shoe truly unique.

Hand painted wedding shoes

Wedding Shoes – Hand Painted

Attach a hidden message! Write on or place a rhinestone applique on the bottom of you and/or your grooms shoes… or go all out and wear a pair of hand painted wedding shoes (like seen above). Shoes are an important part of your special day so kick up your heels and get the party started!

 

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Article Resources:

“I Do” Shoe Applique from Borrowed & Blue

Wedge Wedding Shoes from Style Me Pretty

TOMS Bride from Cloud 9 Occasions

Foot Jewelry from Unique Beach Wedding

Christian Louboutin Blue Heels from Julie Leah

Hand Painted Shoes Wedding Nouveau

 

Wedding Favors

Wedding favor gifts

Super Fun Favors

Thank your guests by giving them a small token of your appreciation. Wedding favors are a great way to personalize your special day!  When deciding on wedding favors take the number of guests into consideration and come up with a budget for what you are able to spend on each. Weddings favors cost between $3-$8 each.  Be creative and choose something that reflects the colors and style of your wedding. Here are a few ideas to get you going.

Coral wine bottle Stop

Wedding Favor – Wine Accessories

There are many options when it comes to wine accessories.  Choose one that reflects the overall theme of your wedding, for example, if you are having a beach or destination wedding, opt for a seashell or coral topped wine accessory.

Colorful lollipop wedding favors

Wedding Favor – Lollipops

If you have a smaller budget or a huge guest list, candy treats are a great option since you can often buy in bulk and divide accordingly.   Get creative with candy wedding favors!  If your colors are bold reds, pinks and oranges find treats that match, such as lollipops, candied almonds, colored foil wrapped chocolates or jellybeans.  Don’t forget to incorporate custom tags – let your imagination be your guide.

Tulip bulb wedding favors

Wedding Favor – Daffodil Bulbs

Personalized wedding favor seeds

Wedding Favors – Bulbs & Seed Packets

Send your guests home with seed packets or bulbs to plant in their garden. This is the perfect “green wedding” option!  Individual herb gardens in decorative little travel containers or jars are another fabulous option.  Personalize your gift with a cute message or quote, such as “Love is the seed of all hope.” or “Plant these seeds and watch them bloom, just like the love of the bride and groom”.

Triangle Whole Leaf Tea Bags

Tea comes in many varieties as well as price ranges.  The tea satchels you see above run about $1 each and the trays runs $2.50 each plus your shipping making this particular favor about $5 each when it’s all said and done. There are many companies that also offer personalization, however this will raise the price of each wedding favor.

Personalized note pads

Wedding Favor – Personalized Note Pads

Heart notepad with pencil

Note pads can be personalized and can be very affordable.  From mini flip notebooks, custom photo notepads to note cubes with matching pens or pencils, your guests will be remembering your special day with every word they write!

Personalized miniature champagne bottles

Let the toasts continue… send your guests home with personalized, miniature bottle of wine or champagne. Custom tags and ribbons make the gift complete!

Paper Flower favor

Wedding Favor – Tissue Paper Flowers

Get creative with tissue paper flowers! Wedding favors in color coordinated paper, bags or boxes can be tied with a personalized ribbon matching your wedding colors and theme.   Whichever wedding favors you decide make sure to present them in a way that adds personality to your reception table.

 

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Article Resources:

Favor Boxes from The Bargaining Bride

Coral Wine Stopper from Lux Wedding Favors

Lollipops from Icing Designs Online

Daffodil Bulbs from Martha Stewart Weddings

Seed Favors from Esty

Tea Satchels from Beau-Coup

“Love Notes” Notepad from Creative Wedding Favors

Eco Friendly Note Pads from Wedding Favors Today

Chandon Champagne Favors from Chatty Brides

Tissue Paper Flower from Martha Stewart Weddings with a step-by-step DIY guide.

 

 

 

Our Maui Wedding

Hawaii Bride

Our Maui Wedding at Sugarman Estate

Our Maui wedding took place at sunset with our closest family present. The venue, Sugarman Estate, is a private property overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Southern coast of Maui. When I arrived I was in awe at the beauty that surrounded me. This already picturesque venue had been transformed into my dream for our Maui wedding.

Our Maui Wedding Day

Our Maui Wedding Ceremony Location

By the water sat 12 bamboo chairs attached with purple hydrangeas. An aisle way lined with pink orchids lead to a custom wooden arch adorned with hydrangeas, roses and orchids in shades of my favorite colors which were purple and pink. Glass bulbs with pink orchids submerged in water hung perfectly alongside hanging votive candles, framed the backdrop of the ocean.

Glass Wedding Bulbs

Our Maui Wedding – Hanging Orchids in Glass Bulbs

My bridal party consisted of my two nieces, a flower girl and a Junior bridesmaid.  Guests were greeted with my nieces placing Hawaiian leis around their necks as they entered the property. I had not seen my fiancé the day of the wedding and peered out the glass doorways to watch while everyone took their places.

Junior Bridesmaid

Flower girl in Makena, HI

Our Maui wedding ceremony began as the officiate, dressed in traditional Hawaiian robe, blew a conch shell.  The string quartet began to play and the flower girl, then junior bridesmaid made their way down the aisle.  I walked down the aisle to Pacelbell’s Cannon in D, with my mother and father by my side.  I approached my now husband, just as the sun began to set.

Sugarman Estate WeddingOur Maui Wedding – Sugarman Estate Ceremony

We incorporated Hawaiian tradition into our ceremony by placing leis around each others necks and each of our parents.  We exchanged traditional wedding vows, placed wedding bands on the others finger and shared our first kiss as husband and wife.  After we were officially named Mr. and Mrs. Waggoner, we concluded our Maui wedding with the release of two white doves.

Hawaii Wedding Reception

Our Maui Wedding Dinner at Sunset

After the ceremony, our guests sipped Hawaiian cocktails while my husband and I took sunset photographs along Makena’s beautiful coves. To the side of the ceremony site was a white canopy which hung Chinese lanterns over a long rectangular table covered with white and purple linens. Floating candles and square vases of green, blue, white, pink and purple flowers sat atop a bamboo table runner.  Being as our Maui wedding was such a small and intimate affair, we opted for an elegant 4-course meal for our reception.

Wedding Cake with Orchids
Our Wedding Day Cake

We sat down to dinner as a jazz duo played, and shared our first dance before the first course arrived.  We ate, were toasted by our families and enjoyed orchid decorated cake.  As we drove off in the limo at the end of the night I couldn’t help but think what an amazing day it had been.  Thanks to First Class Weddings our Maui wedding completely exceeded our expectations.  I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to begin a life together.

 

Hawaiian Wedding

Post By: Hawaiian Bride – Phoebe Waggoner

Wedding By: First Class weddings

Photography By: Mike Sidney

Venue: Sugarman Estate aka: Honua Kai Lani

Flowers By: Country Bouquets

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Wooden ArchDrops of glass filled with purple orchids adorn this custom wooden arch

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Adrian Photography

 

Adrian PhotographyAdrian Photography:

Thank you Jon and Jenny from Adrian Photography for spending a little time with First Class Weddings for this really cool interview! After seeing the recent photographs that you took of a Wedding in Maui Hawaii we knew we had to connect with you.

 

 

FCW: Aloha! How did the two of you love birds meet?

Adrian Photography:We met in college at graphic design school and the rest is history in the making. After graduation we moved to Canada and got married.

FCW: Tell us a little bit about where you live in Kelowna, BC Canada

Adrian Photography: We are so lucky to be living in Canada’s gorgeous wine country with lakes and mountains all around us. It’s really gorgeous country! And believe it or not, couples actually come here to have their destination wedding. It’s super cool!

FCW: What inspired the two of you to be photographers?

Adrian Photography: When we married in Kelowna, BC Canada we actually hired a husband and wife photography team to photograph our wedding. Having studied photography in college we had the knowledge but had never considered photographing weddings together, until ours. Our photographers (Chris and Lynn out of Vancouver) helped us get started and our goal has been to keep it simple and blend the world of design and photography together. It’s been about five years since we started photographing weddings together and our passion is growing each and every season.  We feel blessed to have one of the best jobs in the world!

Adrian Photography

Adrian Photography

Adrian Photography

Adrian Photography

Adrian Photography

FCW: You recently shot a wedding & day after session in Hawaii for Lindsey & Jake, tell us about how your client came to hire you?

Adrian Photography: We shot the bride (Lindsey’s) sisters wedding in Kelowna, BC a few years ago. Lindsey and Jake fell in love with our photographs and therefore hired us to shoot their Hawaiian wedding.

FCW: Is this the first time you shot an event in Hawaii?

Adrian Photography: Yes

FCW: Tell us about the details of Lindsey & Jake’s wedding day (from your perspective).

Adrian Photography: We think it was pretty cool, so much so that we really would have considered a destination wedding when we got married. It’s more intimate, everyone there had a level of closeness. The ceremony was emotional (everyone cried including the groom), the  bride designed a lot of her own stationary and even was able to bring her own chair cover rentals. It was “simply” done and the couple accomplished the intimacy of their love vs. spending to much on decor. Another really fun thing they did was two days after the wedding everyone went on a snorkel cruise to Molokini. The couple really made everyone feel welcomed and appreciated for making the long trek to Hawaii to celebrate their day. We even had welcome baskets in our room upon arrival. How cool is that!

Adrian Photography

Adrian Photography

Adrian Photography

Adrian Photography

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Adrain Photography

Adrian Photography

Adrian Photography

Adrian Photography

Adrian Photography

Adrian Photography

Adrian Photography

FCW: Alright let’s get down to the details! About how much do you charge to shoot a wedding & day after session?

Adrian Photogrpahy: We try to keep things as simple as possible – we have a half day package which is 4 hours and focuses on the ceremony only runs approx. $3k a full day is about $4k. Engagement sessions are included in all of our packages which allows us an opportunity to really build a relationship with the couple. The result is that clients feel more relaxed on their wedding day. The most popular photography package we have is our full day extensive. This starts at $7800 which includes a lot of products – leather albums etc.

FCW: Do you charge extra for travel fees?

Adrian Photography: Yes, travel fees typically depends on where they are traveling and is on top of package prices. We invite you to visit our web site for more photos and info. We welcome your inquiry and would be happy to meet you.

Once again thank you Jenny & Jon! First Class Weddings loves your work. the natural moments you capture so beautifully and doing it compliments their approach to weddings.

Adrian Photography

Congratulations Lindsey & Jake!

Photography by Adrian Photography

Wedding Venue at Westin Maui Resort in Ka’anapali, Maui, Hawaii

Reception Venue by Tropica at the Westin Maui Resort

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Wedding Cakes

wedding cake

three tier stacked square wedding cake with green orchids and chocolate brown embellishments

Wedding Cake:

With so many wedding cake designs to choose from how could you possibly decide? Over the years we have had thousands of custom made wedding cakes and here are a few creations we have provided for some of our brides. We will be featuring many more in our future months and we hope they will inspire you to be just as creative…or more.

wedding cake

4-tier Imperial wedding cake with fondant & gold trim

wedding cake

2-tier stacked wedding cake with beach scene and starfish cake topper

wedding cake

3-tier butter cream wedding cake with frosting bow topper and lavender trim

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Table Cards

Table Cards

Table Cards: Name your table

Designating tables at your wedding will ensure that your caterer knows what table a person requesting coffee is sitting at, it also allows families sit together as well as ensuring that your father in law doesn’t sit next to your father (if they don’t get along). Here are the basics when planning out “who” sits at “who’s” table.

1. Draw a map of your tables: If you have 100 guests and are seating 10 at each table, then draw 10 tables.

2. Select a name to put on your table cards: Be creative! You don’t have to choose numbers you can choose flowers, names of islands, places you’ll visit, special dates, tv shows or anything unique and custom to you as a couple.

3. Provide one place card for each person (children too) that is attending your wedding. You will need to have a table set up to display the place cards at the entrance of the wedding reception. Your place cards can be alphabetically displayed in ice sculptures, in sand, on trees etc. so be creative! Just don’t forget about “mother nature” at outdoor weddings (or they could fly away).

4. Print the table card names on the back of each place card. This way when a guest retrieves their place card they will know which table they are sitting at.

5. Another option is that you could display the place cards directly at the table instead of the registration table. Then all you need is to display a table seating chart (alphabetical names in a frame under the table name headings) on the registration table and this will lead people to their table.

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