The Groom's Wedding Detail

The flowers.

The centerpieces.

That large, flat piece of wood with gold inlayed calligraphy that artfully tells people where to sit.

With so many different details to consider when planning a wedding, naturally there are a list of things that are rated high priority and things that are rated low priority. 

Sometimes there are things you don't realize are high priority until you wish you gave it a little bit more time! 

Although I haven't had the experience of wearing a tux or custom tailored suit, I can say for sure that wearing an outfit that fits me to a T instantly elevates me from the inside out. I feel luxurious. I feel fancy. My posture naturally straightens and I hold my head a little higher. 

I think a groom's outfit should make him feel the same way. After all, it's your wedding day - wouldn't you want to feel like royalty? ;) 

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Whether you're going for the classic look or forgoing a tie or bowtie for a more casual look, a well made suit that fits you perfectly in the shoulders, rests at just the right place on the wrist, and hits the top of your shoe will make you look like a million bucks. Guaranteed to make your guests say "Looking sharp!"

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With all the available (and affordable! especially compared to the price of wedding dresses!) options out there, I say invest in this small detail of the day for yourself. 

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To start, try checking out the suit and tuxedo rentals at The Black Tux- they even have an entire guide on groom styling and wedding tips.



Mary & Aaron | Pelican Inn Wedding at Muir Beach, CA

Mary and Aaron got married at the loveliest little inn! 

Small spaces and very low-light venues can be tricky to photograph, but I usually like the challenge. I thrive in it, actually. I find some of my best compositions come from smaller spaces, and I have always loved the ambiance of pure candlelight. 

Chelsea & Taylor | China Cabin Wedding in Tiburon, CA

What a luxurious and intimate wedding Chelsea and Taylor's wedding was! A small gathering of about 40 people witnessed their marriage at the beautiful China Cabin in Tiburon, with Chelsea and Taylor riding in a vintage Rolls Royce afterwards for private bride and groom photos. Their parents' private residence provided the perfect seaside backdrop for the gorgeous design work of Lisa Feldman Design.


Wedding Planning and Design: Lisa Feldman Design
Cake: Branching out cakes- 
Florist: Poppy's Petalworks- 
Makeup/Hair: Meaganne McCandess- 
DJ: Denon & Doyle-

Renee & Efrem | Saints Peter and Paul Church and Intercontinental Mark Hopkins wedding in San Francisco, CA

I truly enjoyed photographing Renee and Efrem's celebration. From the moment I stepped into their suite at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins to witness Renee's excitement and vibrant smile all the way until the end of the night. With the help of A Monique Affair and all the wonderful vendors, this wedding day went by so smoothly. 

Wedding Planner: A Monique Affair //
Transportation: Hornblower Classic Cable Cars //
Reception: Intercontinental Mark Hopkins //
Wedding Cake: Jasmine Rae Cakes //
Hair & Makeup: Macelle Nguyen
Florist: Flower Outlet & Gifts //
DJ: DJ Dave Tutton

Mariana & Aaron | Casa de la Guerra and El Paseo, a Downtown Santa Barbara Wedding

I'm blogging this nearly 10 months later but I still vividly remember Mariana and Aaron's amazing downtown Santa Barbara wedding.

They had their ceremony at the Casa de la Guerra courtyard and then mariachi'ed their way into the gorgeous El Paseo Restaurant. I still can't get over the space and how gorgeous the colors and atmosphere was. 

I still have their dried lavender favors living on my balcony.