Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons – 5 Dapper Looks for Autumn Grooms

September 19, 2014

Happy Friday lovelies! Having swooned over the most fabulous fall wedding dressescolours for bridesmaids, wedding cakesbouquets and colour palettes (and with a sneaking suspicion I may have been neglecting them of late) today’s Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons is firmly focused on our boys. Just as us brides are no longer limited to the meringue, so the options for our guys are no longer narrowed down to the morning suit or tux (although they do look good in both!) Increasingly grooms and their groomsmen are styling wedding day attire that reflects them – their style, their passions, their personality; and I for one am loving this move away from the formal and traditional. And there can be no more perfect season for grooms to be bold with texture or colour and styling than Autumn!

5 Vintage Autumn Groom Looks

Here are 5 of the most dapper looks for an Autumn groom and his men…..

1. Those textured vintage textiles such as tweed, dogstooth and plaid are just perfect for Autumn and channeling their inner country gentleman. Even in a suit these fabrics have the knack of looking more rustic and casual than formal; but at the same time, as the fabric of choice for the aristocracy (according to Downton Abbey) suggests luxury….

Groom in Rustic Tweed Suit - 5 Dapper Groom Looks for Autumn


Groom & Groomsmen in Rustic Tweed Suit - 5 Dapper Groom Looks for Autumn Photography ~ Jarrod Reno

 

2. The berry and jewel tones that are so perfect for this time of year, also really lend themselves to making our grooms dapper! Rich emerald and burgundy are the perfect colours for our men – stylish, opulent and most definitely masculine…..

Groom in a coloured suit - 5 Dapper Groom Looks for Autumn


Groomsmen & Groom in a coloured suit - 5 Dapper Groom Looks for Autumn Photography ~ Emma Case via Love My Dress

 

3. Make the most of that beautiful warm Autumn light and step away from the traditional black for your man. Deep navy, dazzling or midnight blue are the perfect alternatives for showing off those late summer tans…..

Groom in Navy Suit - 5 Dapper Groom Looks for Autumn

Grooms & Groomsmen in Navy Suits - 5 Dapper Groom Looks for Autumn Photography ~ Paul Tatterson via Magnolia Rouge

 

4. Autumn is the best season for introducing some rustic, casual charm to the groom & groomsmen attire too. Plaid shirts are a fabulous alternative to a formal shirt, and perfect for more casual trousers like cords or jeans. The whole look can easily be smartened up with a tweed waistcoat…..

Casual Vintage Groom - 5 Dapper Groom Looks for Autumn


Casual Vintage Groom & Groomsmen - 5 Dapper Groom Looks for Autumn Ryan Ray Photography

 

5. And of course its not just suits that should reflect the changing season. Footwear can be heavier and more casual in shades of brown rather than black. Or forget shoes all together and go with boots! Pair with casual trousers, but add a dash of vintage romance with a velvet jacket….

Casual Groom - 5 Dapper Groom Looks for Autumn


Smart Casual Groom in Boots - 5 Dapper Groom Looks for Autumn Photography ~ Christina Bernales Photography via Style Me Pretty

 

What do you think? It might not be what you had in mind when he popped the question, but I think you can always tell from the photos when a groom is wearing something he feels happy and comfortable in!

Have a fab weekend,

Amy

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The 2015 Bridal Collection from Ersa Atelier Brimming With Grandeur and Elegance

September 18, 2014

Be prepared to swoon over the irrepressible femininity and exuberant freshness of the wedding dresses in today’s post! I shared a glimpse of Ersa Atelier’s 2015 bridal collection last Friday (in my roundup of wedding dresses perfect for Autumn), but nothing can prepare you for the beauty and glamour of the latest offering from this relatively undiscovered design house. Ethereal and enchanting, full of whimsy and brimming with what may just be the prettiest silhouettes around, take a seat and enjoy!

Grace Kelly Inspired Wedding Dress from Ersa Atelier - Charlotte Grace Kelly Inspired Wedding Dress from Ersa Atelier - Charlotte Whilst it may have been ‘Charlotte’ with all of her Grace Kelly-esque grandeur and elegance that first got my attention, it is fair to say that the rest of the collection is none too shabby either! Inspired by the silhouettes of a classical ball, it is a parade of vintage inspired gown after gorgeous gown, each taken to a whole new level of luxury. It is the absolute epitome of glamour, all wrapped up in layer upon layer of tulle, lace and pretty things……

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Chic Vintage Bride – Molly Wesley Clemesha

September 17, 2014

You may remember Florence Savage’s gorgeous Edwardian wedding from a few weeks back, and how chuffed and excited I was to be sharing the first Chic Vintage Bride submitted by a you, the readers and followers of my little blog. Well today, I would like to share with you the wedding of the lovely Lesley Smith’s parents……

Chic Vintage 1920s Bride - Molly Wesley Clemesha

On 25 June 1929, Lieutenant Reginald Frederick Arthur (Red) Redman Royal Navy married Molly Wesley Clemesha at St Andrew’s Parish Church, Kingswood, Surrey. My gosh don’t they make quite the gorgeous couple? Red looks terribly dashing in his uniform and Molly just fabulous in her short wedding dress.  (more…)

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Vintage Lace ~ A Romantic Wedding Inspiration Board in Pink & Mint by Beacon Lane

September 16, 2014

Hello lovelies! It’s been a rather beautiful beginning to the week here, with the sun out, the birds singing and yesterday’s breathtaking elopement. I hope you didn’t miss it because with a flower crown adorned bride in a Claire Pettibone dress,  and a stunning backdrop it really was rather special. Proof that elopements can be just as romantic and fabulous as any wedding! (you can take a look for yourself here) Well, today the romance continues, with a wedding inspiration board that is positively brimming with pretty, from the perfect palette to the  mismatched bridesmaids and the fanciest portrait back I have seen on a wedding dress for some while! From the creative talents of the lovely team at Beacon Lane let me introduce you to Vintage Lace……

Wedding Inspiration Board - Urban Elegance by Beacon Lane Wedding Invite ~ Vintage Lace from Beacon Lane, Bridesmaids ~ Laura Gordon Photography via Style Me Pretty, Flowers ~ Waterproof Valentines, Wedding RSVP ~ Vintage Lace from Beacon Lane, Bride ~ Wedding Dress by Otaduy, Photography by Cinzia Bruschini via Style Me Pretty

Full of ideas in the prettiest of pinks with a splash of mint and lashings of lace it is perfect for a romantic Spring wedding. I just love the fresh colour palette and the portrait back on the Otaduy wedding dress. It is stunning! (more…)

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A Romantic Spring Elopement by the Lake in New Zealand from Jemma Keech Photography

September 15, 2014

There is something so utterly romantic about elopements! To me they are special, because there can be nothing on earth so intimate as being almost entirely alone exchanging vows with the one you love. And the only way I can think of, to possibly make it any more idyllic is to elope somewhere magical, surrounded by nature…..

A Romantic Spring Elopement by the Lake in New Zealand from Jemma Keech Photography

I am sure many of you dream of having a large Pinterest-perfect affair and would never even entertain the idea of eloping. But when you peel back all the pretty layers, right there at the heart of a wedding is the promise of forever. And I think eloping is the perfect way to ensure your focus remains on that promise. Elopements are a way to celebrate your commitment without the immense social and financial pressures that often accompany weddings today; and to ensure your days stays exactly that: YOURS. It is not a matter of being selfish, or maybe it is, but after all it is your love, your wedding, the start of your marriage and it should be completely and absolutely about you. And who says your elopement can’t be just as beautiful as a big wedding?

A Romantic Spring Elopement by the Lake in New Zealand from Jemma Keech Photography A Romantic Spring Elopement by the Lake in New Zealand from Jemma Keech Photography A Romantic Spring Elopement by the Lake in New Zealand from Jemma Keech Photography A Romantic Spring Elopement by the Lake in New Zealand from Jemma Keech Photography A Romantic Spring Elopement by the Lake in New Zealand from Jemma Keech Photography A Romantic Spring Elopement by the Lake in New Zealand from Jemma Keech Photography A Romantic Spring Elopement by the Lake in New Zealand from Jemma Keech Photography

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The Modern Muse ~ The Spring Summer 2014 Collection from Gwendolynne

September 13, 2014

Hello again, I hope you’ve all had a fabulous start to your weekend – and are celebrating International Chocolate Day in style! I’m just popping back to bring you a second post today because I can’t wait to share this glimpse of the beautiful latest collection from Chic Vintage Brides sponsor and favourite Gwendolynne. The ‘Modern Muse’ is Gwendolynne’s offering for Spring Summer 2014 and was debuted at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week last Tuesday 2nd of September. Inspired by sophisticated and strong women of style in her world it really is something to behold!……..

Delightfully Art Deco Wedding Dresses from Gwendolynne

Delightfully Art Deco Wedding Dresses from Gwendolynne

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20 Decadent and Delicious Chocolate Wedding Cakes – Plus 10 Things You Never Knew About Chocolate!

Happy International Chocolate Day! No, no, I haven’t just made that up, I promise. The 13th of September is International Chocolate Day, and as an utter chocoholic I couldn’t possibly let the day pass without celebrating it, in a wedding way of course. And what could be a more fitting way to salute such a day, than by sharing 20 of the most delectable, decadent and darn right delicious chocolate wedding cakes you ever will see!……

20 Delicious Chocolate Wedding Cakes

Oh, plus, 10 things I discovered whilst writing the post – it seems Chocolate isn’t just yummy, it’s nigh on healthy and has quite the history! (more…)

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Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons – 5 Vintage Wedding Dresses Perfect for Autumn Brides

September 12, 2014

Hello lovelies! It’s Friday (I can almost hear the cheer from here!), the end of another week and time for another Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons. Over the last month or so, we have been celebrating the imminent arrival of my favourite season, Autumn, by looking at the most beautiful bridesmaidsbouquets, colour palettes, and cakes for a fall wedding. Honestly, I didn’t think there could be a better time to get married than New Year, but I am beginning to see I may have been wrong! Because, even if none of the previous weeks have convinced you that Autumn is by far the best season to celebrate your wedding, today’s surely will…..

5 Vintage Wedding Dresses Perfect for Autumn

Oh yes, because you see Autumn is by far the best season to make a statement with your dress! Take a look at these stylish brides and whether slinky satin, tulle-tastic or lace, what do they all have in common?…..

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - Vintage Wedding Dresses for an Autumn Celebration Photography ~ Toast of Leeds via Love My Dress

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - Vintage Wedding Dresses for an Autumn Celebration Photographer ~ Tec Petaja via Once Wed

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - Vintage Wedding Dresses for an Autumn Celebration Photography ~ S6 Photography via Love My Dress

 Elegant long sleeves! Whilst this ‘trend’ has now been around for a while, since that unforgettable Sarah Burton designed gown of Kate’s, it certainly isn’t going anywhere in 2015. And I’m not surprised, because as well as keeping you warm, nothing creates a more elegant silhouette or romantically demure look for a bride than long sleeves……  (more…)

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Chic Vintage Bride – Dorothy Ellen Booth

September 10, 2014

The dress of today’s Chic Vintage Bride is beyond breathtaking, just wait until you see it!…..

Chic Vintage 1950s Bride - Dorothy Ellen Booth (Image Source – Bunky Cushing)

Dorothy Ellen Booth married Mr. Horace Caulkins Ford on April, 21, 1951 at Christ Church Cranbrook, in Bloomfield Hills, wearing a gown that was more than befitting of a society belle. How luxurious does that liquid silk satin look? Have you ever seen anything so gorgeous? I just love how the roses appear to climb the dress. And that illusion neckline is just incredible, the tulle is so delicate it is almost invisible! No wonder she is smiling so serenely.

This could be my favourite 50s wedding dress yet!

Amy

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“Enchanted Forest” – Ethereal Autumn Wedding Inspiration

September 9, 2014

Good morning! Yesterday’s understated Autumn wedding started this week exactly how I mean for it to continue – with elegance and impeccable style. Filled with gorgeous vintage styling, a little bit of whimsy, a lot of romance, oh and the cutest braided updo you ever will see, I just know you are going to love today’s inspiration shoot “Enchanted Forest.” The ethereal bridal styling, including accessories from the latest collection by Three Sunbeams, sumptuous florals from Butterfly Philosophy and beautiful Autumn light makes this a styled shoot that most definitely lives up to its name!

Enchanted Forest - Ethereal Autumn Wedding Inspiration

The beautiful venue for the shoot was Summerlees; an elegant historic property in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. Its gorgeous woodland and tree lined avenues makes for the most romantic setting and light, a photographer and stylist’s dream. Linda Ngugen from Styled by Linda told me what inspired her vision for the shoot….. “The inspiration behind the styling started with words of romance and mystery. When I think of romance, my heart is filled with warmth and a sense of serenity. When I think of mystery, I see colours that are bold yet striking. For the editorial shoot, I wanted to marry all these emotions and colours together with what Summerlees had to offer with its natural surroundings. Importance was placed on the details and texture, everything was meticulously chosen and some even hand crafted to bring this vision to life.” So sit tight, and soak up the sun and beauty captured by David Duong from We are Origami Photography…….

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A Chic and Sun-filled Autumn Wedding, with a Mum-To-Be Bride from Jenny Siaosi Photography

September 8, 2014

Hello lovelies, and happy Monday! I hear that groan, but don’t despair, because I have the most perfect way to start the week for you today. I can’t believe it is possible for anyone to look at the gorgeous images from Jenny Siaosi of this intimate Autumn wedding and not finish with a smile on your face and a warmth in your heart. Filled with the most beautiful sunshine, a little vintage styling and a lot of love, Nicola and Bjarne’s truly heartfelt wedding epitomises understated elegance……

A Chic and Sun-filled Autumn Wedding by Jenny Siaosi Photography  Although the couple live in Melbourne, Australia they chose to get married on the stunning Kapiti Coast of New Zealand in the cute little town of Otaki. Originally, the theme for Nicola & Bjarne’s wedding was to be 1950’s retro, inspired by Nicola’s late Grandmother. Nicola had even purchased a 1950’s tea length wedding dress from London. But on the day of the dress arriving at her desk in Melbourne, she discovered something that turned all their plans upside down! “I found out I was pregnant!” Realising tea length dresses require pinched in waists, the dress she’s bought was unfortunately not going to suit Nicola’s ever expanding waist line. A plan B was needed, thought of and executed – the bridesmaid dresses had slight alterations made to their designs and Nicola found a second dress that was no less stylish but a little more “forgiving” on her bump, and did not blow the budget!

I love how the couple took the unexpected in their stride, without panicking, they just made a few subtle changes and created a stylish celebration with more than a hint of vintage charm! The bride’s updo, dress and headpiece will take your breath away, the bridesmaids in their mismatched warm yellow dresses are sweet, stylish and just perfect for the season; oh and their venue, The Milk Station, may sound unconventional but just wait until you see it…..

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Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons – 5 of the Prettiest Colours for Autumn Bridesmaids

September 5, 2014

I am rather loving our Autumn amble, and it seems you are too, so I thought I might just keep going. So far, over the last few weeks Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons we have looked at colour palettes, bouquets and cakes perfect for the fall season, and today I have turned my attention to those all important gals of yours, the bridesmaids. Autumn is the perfect season to have fun with colour for your bridesmaids, it opens up an entirely new, and flattering, palette of rich jewel tones and sultry shades, as well as all sorts of gorgeous accessories…..just another reason it is my favourite season for a wedding! Take a look at 5 of the prettiest colours, just perfect for Autumn….

5 of the Prettiest Colours for Autumn Bridesmaids

I confess some may have been inspired by Monday’s Inspiration Board of Fig, Garnets & Gold. How could I resist after it was voted by you as your favourite Autumn Palette? And what great taste you have, for the shops are full of these fabulous fall tones right now, ready for the new season.

1. Deep Midnight Blue

5 Colours Perfect for Autumn Bridesmaids - Midnight Blue 5 Colours Perfect for Autumn Bridesmaids - Midnight Blue Here are a few finds to help you re-create these looks…..

5 Colours Perfect for Autumn Bridesmaids - Midnight Blue Image Source – Top ~ Photography by Polly Alexandre via Love My Dress, Middle ~ Photography by Jess Jackson via Ruffled, Bottom ~ Photography by Emma Case via Green Wedding Shoes

 

2. Rich Berry Red

5 Colours Perfect for Autumn Bridesmaids - Rich Berry Red 5 Colours Perfect for Autumn Bridesmaids - Rich Berry Red


And the great thing about this colour is how beautifully it mixes and matches with other berry shades…..

5 Colours Perfect for Autumn Bridesmaids - Rich Berry Red Image Source – Top ~ Photography by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty, Middle ~ Photography by Alea Moore via Wedding Chicks, Bottom ~ Photography by Eric Kelley via Magnolia Rouge

 

3. Dazzling Emerald Green

5 Colours Perfect for Autumn Bridesmaids - Emerald Green 5 Colours Perfect for Autumn Bridesmaids - Emerald Green

5 Colours Perfect for Autumn Bridesmaids - Emerald Green Image Source – Top ~ Photography by Megan W Photography via Style Me Pretty, Middle ~ Photography by D’Arcy Benincosa via Style Me Pretty, Bottom ~ Photography by Raquel Puras of 3 Deseos y Medio via 100 Layer Cake

 

4. Sumptuous Teal

5 Colours Perfect for Autumn Bridesmaids - Teal 5 Colours Perfect for Autumn Bridesmaids - Teal

5 Colours Perfect for Autumn Bridesmaids - Teal Image Source – Top ~ Photography via Style Me Pretty, Middle ~ Photography by Kristyn Hogan via Elizabeth Anne Designs, Bottom ~ Photography by JoPhoto via Style Me Pretty

 

5. Glamorous Gold

5 Colours Perfect for Autumn Bridesmaids - Glamorous Gold 5 Colours Perfect for Autumn Bridesmaids - Glamorous Gold

5 Colours Perfect for Autumn Bridesmaids - Glamorous Gold Image Source – Top ~ Photography by Tec Petaja via Elizabeth Anne Designs, Middle ~ Photography by Ariel Renae via Southern Weddings, Bottom ~ Photography Christine Lim via Ruffled

Whilst the shops may be popping with these plush jewel palette, they are so utterly timeless in their elegance that they are guaranteed to look fresh, and your bridesmaids will love them, whether you are getting married this year, next, or even 2016.

Now all you need are some cute cover-ups: cardis, shrugs, shawls, boleros; to keep them snug!

Have a fab weekend,

Amy

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