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Inspiration for the Gents


September 20, 2018 | Ivy Publications

Every man wants to feel like a million bucks on his wedding day, and there are many ways grooms can personalize their attire. For the modern groom, this can include different colors schemes, shirt patterns, vests, ties, suit styles, shoes and more. The list of accessories groom’s can choose from to make a fashion statement goes on and on. Scroll down for a few ideas we’ve loved recently!

(Below, left photo by Jen Fariello Photography; Top right by 3 Cats Photo; Bottom right by Anagram Photo)

  • Military Dress Uniform. The groom’s ranking, the time of year and formality of your celebration will determine which formal military uniform the groom should wear. Note: No boutonnieres should be worn with ceremonial military uniforms.
  • Embroidered Tie or Bow Tie. Consider embroidering a tie with the wedding date or another special detail to turn an accessory into a wedding keepsake.
  • Custom Cufflinks. These are a great way to showcase the groom’s Alma mater and heritage, and can be another way to commemorate the wedding day.

(Below, top left photo by Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography; Bottom left by Tom Daly Photography; Right by Sera Petras Photography)

  • New Dancing Shoes. The groomsmen can coordinate with more than just their tuxes, suits and socks. Consider a leather lace-up or a chic derby shoe to finish the look.
  • A Special Time Piece. A watch always makes for a special gift to the groom on the day of his wedding and is a great accessory for any look.
  • College Ring. A wedding is the perfect place for a groom to wear and showcase his college ring to honor his Alma mater.

(Below, photo by Sera Petras Photography)

No matter how a groom chooses to highlight his personal style and interests—with his clothing or accessories—there are many ways he can incorporates a true sense of self on his special day. Find more ideas in Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings.

(Lead photo by Anagram Photo)


From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more; the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.

Claire and Will’s Autumn Wedding


September 10, 2018 | Ivy Publications

Claire and Will celebrated their love with an October wedding at Trump Winery’s Grand Hall. The affair was full of personal touches, from the custom-made bridesmaids’ dresses designed by the bride’s sister, to the handwritten notes the couple left at each guests’ place setting. Claire and Will worked with their vendors to create a truly magical event for their guests. Scroll on to see more from this enchanting autumn affair.

Photographer: Jen Fariello

Planner: Shindig Weddings & Events

Florals: Southern Blooms

Venue: Grand Hall at Trump Winery

Catering:The Catering Outfit

Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals, Paisley & Jade, Festive Fare, Stonegate Event Rentals & Roxie Daisy

Lighting, Tenting, Draping, Flooring & Stage: Skyline Tent Company (with additional draping by The AV Company)

Cake: Maggie Austin Cake

Ceremony Music: The Encore String Quartet

Cocktail Music & Reception Entertainment: Sound House through Élan Artists

Silent Disco: Silent Events

Silent DJ: Reliquis Productions

Invitations & Wedding Papers: Rock Paper Scissors

Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher and Simply Handwritten by Anna

Officiant: Father of the groom

Makeup: Carolyn Thombs Makeup Artistry & Consulting

Hair: Lucas Shaffer

Bride & Groom Transportation: Albemarle Limousine & Travel Service, LLC

Guest Transportation: Camryn Limousine & Monticello Wine Tour & Coach Company

Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier

Bridesmaid Dresses: Custom by Paige Kettering (New York City)

Groom’s Attire: Thom Sweeney

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Rings: Custom by Marraccini Designs

 

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more; the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.