All photos by Pickman Photography
On a recent Thursday evening in Chicago, WeddingWire teamed up with The Black Tux and The Tie Bar for an event geared towards the groom! Set in the brands’ stunning shared space, this event provided the perfect opportunity for couples to learn more about men’s wedding wear. Scroll down for a peek into the party, captured by Pickman Photography.
Experts from The Black Tux showcased their collection of tux and suit styles and offered fashion tips to keep every dude looking dapper for the big day.
Meanwhile, The Tie Bar made sure that no outfit details fell through the cracks. Guests shopped an array of colorfully patterned socks and ties that fit any wedding color palette.
While guests picked up outfit ideas, they sipped expertly crafted cocktails and enjoyed delicious bites from My Chef Catering. After all, what better complement to black tie than bourbon and bites?
Chicago Wedding DJ – Fourth Estate Audio kept the party pumpin’ with classic jams and upbeat tunes. We even saw a few guests breakin’ it down!
Huge thanks to all of the happy couples who joined us, and to our event partners for a fun and informative evening!
In this season of giving, the WeddingWire team has a special gift for you: the 2017 Wedding Trend Guide is finally here! We are so excited to share the latest in fashion, décor and more to help provide inspiration for your wedding day. Our one caveat: Your wedding does not have to be “trendy” to be amazing—pick and choose the ideas and details that feel right to you and your future spouse. Your wedding should be personal, not Pinterest-perfect. With that said, check out the 2017 Wedding Trend Guide and get inspired!
Cover photo by Jeremy Chou Photography
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Happy Wednesday! Our editoral team is busy writing content for the ideas section. Enjoy a few of our favorite articles and real weddings from this week.
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All images by Color&Cake Photography
WeddingWire San Diego’s Autumn Soirée at the Junipero Serra Museum brought engaged couples, wedding parties, family and friends together for an evening of wedding inspiration. While learning from some of the area’s top wedding professionals, guests had a chance to try out services, meet other engaged couples, and mix & mingle during this fabulous evening of fun. Take a peek into the event, whimsically captured by Color&Cake Photography.
After checking in, guests headed over to Bella Beverage Catering for hand-mixed libations and original concoctions.
With their sips in hand, guests sampled The Wild Thyme Company’s incredible passed hors d’oeuvres like Sweet Potato Ravioli, Chicken Chicharones, and mouth-watering Crudo-Shots.
Guests loved getting mini makeovers and experimenting with Beauty by Stacey Makeup Artist’s deluxe lip bar, which showcased the hottest trends in glosses, mattes, and colors.
SONGSTRUCK Weddings by Drew Peters brought expert song-mixing skills and an extensive playlist that kept the evening energized. From oldies, to classics, to pop and rock, the music seamlessly flowed throughout the evening.
Adding the perfect sweet touch to the evening, The Copper Box offered mini cookies, macarons, and a huge assortment of heavenly pies and baked treats.
Organic Flora donned tables with their enchanting botanicals and fresh garden arrangements. Their delicate displays added an extra touch of sophistication and subtlety to the evening.
Raphael’s Party Rentals provided show-stopping place settings and stunning linens that complemented the florals perfectly.
Guests definitely let their silly sides show with SCM Photo Booth. With dozens of hats, boas, and props, guests loved getting quirky and cute for the camera.
And to top off all the fun, Serendipity Events shared their expert wedding planning tips with the crowd. Guests got great advice and left feeling inspired for their own big days.
Thank you to all of our guests and our incredible participating partners! If you’d like to find out about future events, you can reach out to WeddingWire Senior Manager of Consumer Events, Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org.