Forgetting to accessorise on your big day is like forgetting the ring. Ok, maybe it’s not that bad, but adding some cufflinks or a silk pocket square goes a long way in ensuring you look extra special as you tie the knot. It’s the little touches that make the big difference and will have your betrothed glowing as they set eyes on you.
More laid back and easy going, beach weddings are all about blazing sunshine, cocktails on the sand and bare feet. However even the most carefree groom can benefit from an accessory or two. Beach wedding attire generally involves lighter coloured suits and linen shirts. Ditch the tie for these types of ceremonies and opt for a fresh floral lapel pin, preferably a flower that has some romantic resonance. You can also finish your look with a plain pocket square that will go a long way in sharpening your style. For something a little different, look into getting woven bracelets made for you and your groomsmen. Woven leather bracelets tie in brilliantly with the surroundings and make a great present and a sentimental way to remember the day.
A statement boutonnière always adds the finishing touch to the classic black tie look! || by @jonathancanlas #GroomInspiration #Groom #GroomsMen #GroomsMan #WeddingPhotography #LapelFlower #BlackTie A photo posted by GroomInspiration (@groominspiration) on Jun 14, 2015 at 4:44am PDT
The ‘wedding march’ is ready to play, the champagne fountain is flowing and your tux is freshly pressed. We’re just going to assume that there will be a flock of doves released upon your exist for the chapel, during which, you should be looking your best.
Ties and bow ties are the staple of accessorising for formal weddings. If you’ve opted for a traditional black suit, a skinny black tie elevated with a sleek silver tie clip is a modern take on a traditional look. Look for a thinner style clip that is polished and refined, potentially with a textured or enamel inlay.
If your suit is in need of a pop of colour, a geometric patterned tie in a deep navy, red or emerald green will add a statement to your look whilst maintaining a refined elegance. Avoid novelty ties, outlandish colour combinations and anything with Daffy Duck plastered all over it.
Country weddings are becoming increasingly popular with many couples opting to tie the knot among rolling hills herds of grazing cows. This type of wedding is the perfect balance between formal and laid back, giving your room to play with accessories.
If you’re wearing a taupe or beige suit, bring it to life with a pale blue skinny tie finished with a sateen shine. Completing the look with a floral lapel pin will add rustic appeal to the style. In contrast, sleek oval or rectangular shaped cufflinks will modernise the look and can be engraved for sentimental value.
For a more rustic and slightly eccentric aesthetic, a feather lapel pin will add texture, colour and a point of interest to your suit. Look for feathers around the ceremony site, choosing those of native birds to add sentimental side to your look.
When it comes to combining accessories, less is more. Wearing a tie with a tie clip, lapel pin, pocket square and cufflinks the size of fifty cent pieces is an overload that will probably send weight you down while you try to dance at the reception. We suggest choosing two or three accessories maximum. Ties finished a thin silver tie clip and pocket square, a bow tie with cufflinks and a lapel pin, or a bold pocket square with finer cufflinks are all winning combinations.
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