Friday, April 14, 2017

The Black Tux - A Wedding Guest Attire Guide

Congratulations! You’ve just been invited to a wedding of a very special loved one or friend. The day and night promises to be one of happy tears, laughter and ambitious dance moves. Though, what do you wear during all of these extraordinary moments if the invitation specifies no particular attire? 
If there isn't a preferred attire written, chances are that it is a semiformal dressy casual affair. As the years pass, weddings are leaning toward a more relaxed vibe. The special couple are in tune with their guests and want them to be as comfortable as possible while still maintaining the look of a formal event. Let’s be real - how ambitious can those dance moves really be if you can barely move? 
If you’re particularly nervous that you’re going to arrive either too dressed-up or too casual, be sure to check with a couple other guests who you know are attending as to what they are planning to wear. If you're close to the parents of the bride or groom, ask them. You will never bother anyone with a question that could potentially impact the look of the wedding day. Also, always be sure to take into consideration what the weather will be when you choose your fabric.

 To always be dressed well-suited, read more about what to wear for the wedding day on this amazing guide provided by The Black TuxVisit The Black Tux tuxedo rentals page to see some of the styles they offer!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Jessica and Daniel's Organic and Woodsy Club at Hillbrook Wedding

PLANNING, DESIGN & COORDINATION by Allison of Kirkbrides
Band: The Avenue 
Cake: Hummingbird Bake Shop
Calligraphy: Ellen Young 
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Club at Hillbrook 
Ceremony Chairs: All Events Rental
Ceremony Music: John Toula
Cookies: Floured Apron 
Floral Décor: Blooms 
Makeup: Kimberly Seenarine-Pfeifer
Rentals: Event Source 
Photography: Mallory + Justin 
Rabbi: Rosetta Haim
Stationery: Hoopla Design Studio, Noteriety
Transportation: A-1 Mr. Limo 
Videography: Saturn Entertainment Studios

Sometimes you just connect with certain people and this was the case with Jessica, Daniel and Jessica’s mom, Sue. Planning was like spending time with dear friends. I felt very connected to this wedding because the color scheme of grays and ivories and the storybook venue of Hillbrook Club are all near and dear to my heart. The chuppah created by Blooms was literally the most amazing ceremony set up that I have ever seen and Jessica’s gorgeous dress and hair were a perfect complement to her wedding. She and Dani just belonged there. To me, a wedding should look effortless. It should look like it literally grew from the inspiration of its surroundings and this wedding did just that.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Whitney and Jerry's Swank and Sleek Metropolitan at The 9 Wedding

Planning, Design & Coordination by Allison of Kirkbrides
Band: Hey Jimmy 
Bar: Be Seated 
Cake: White Flower Cake Shoppe
Ceremony Music: Harpist Virginia Dickson
Dance Floor, Floral Décor, Lounge Furniture and Plating: Blooms by Plantscaping
Donut Display: Brewnuts
Hair: Barbara Banko
Lighting: Cleveland Music Group 
Linens: L'Nique
Makeup: Jason Kelly
Officant: Bob Javorsky 
Photography and Photobooth: Suzuran Photography
Tables: Event Source

I knew when I saw Whitney and Jerry's engagement photos that I had two models on my hands. They are not only the nicest couple ever but they are definitely the most stylish as well! It only made sense that they would choose the hip Metropolitan 9 Hotel for their intimate November wedding. I loved the black, gold and ivory color scheme that Whitney selected and our use of square tables and gold accents created a sleek vibe. It also has to be mentioned that these two fashionistas looked über glamorous in their wedding attire. Again, they outdid themselves! 

I continue to follow their adventures on social media and I will always remember them fondly!