What is your most memorable wedding?
My own - a complete DIY wedding was an absolute labour of love.....with labour being the right word! We were steadfast in a creating a wedding that reflected us so wasn't terribly traditional but had all the things we love and hardly any of the things we don't love. Consequently, on the extremely bleary eyed following morning we had a feeling that I have never had before or after - the feeling that in spite of the inevitable blips, we had a truly perfect experiene. Moral to the story......be true to yourself not others wishes, suggestions or expectations and the rest will easy.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Colourful, textureful (not even a word!), relaxed, contemporary, authentic
What about your business are you most proud of?
We get the best reviews which we really value as our pieces are some of the most photographed of a wedding day.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Pick three words to describe how you want your day to be. remember them and let them shape every decision you make. If its classic, go for it. If its relaxed, build that in to every element of the day.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A dog giving away the bride in one of our bow ties.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Lots of brides order one tie as they start the matching process then generally come back to us and order the remaining ones needed.
What are your favourite wedding traditions for men?
Pre wedding drink
What is the best way to make the groomsmen stand out from the crowd?
Your accessories!! You don't want to be wearing a pink suit but you can so easily wear a pink bow tie. You don't want to blend with the crowd so I always think be a little bold in how you style your suit out.
Why is groomswear just as important as bridalwear?
I honestly think we're all the same, if we look good, we feel good, the banter flows a bit more and we can enjoy the moment. As a groom, its easy to look good but the struggle is to look special, like the bride. I believe in a impeccably cut suit, new shoes, lovely socks, new aftershave, great neck wear.....all the little touches can be combined to make a guy feel as special as he bride.
What is the most original outfit you have seen a groom wear?
A few of our customers have looked amazing in light trousers, tweed waistcoat and one of our bow ties. Our green range sees to be most popular for this look.