Help Dress My Skinny Groom!

Photography Credit: Red Heart Photography (you can see this full wedding here!)

Hi Kat,

I’ve followed your blog since I got engaged in October and after a week of commiserating on the subject, I have to reach out for help. I am making my gown and all my bridesmaid’s gowns, but we are in a dilemma when it comes to my fiance.

The wedding is at a summer camp (very bohemian) and there is to be no hint of tuxedo attire let alone renting anything, and at (skinny) 6′, 145lbs, tattooed, long haired, we are really coming up short with finding anything his size, style, and not ‘traditional’ that he would actually be interested in looking at.

Do you know of any unique suit shops or websites (not Urban Outfitters) that could help point us in the right direction? Or should we just start scouring thrift shops? Our wedding is in 8 months.

Thank you so much for any help you can give!

Rebeka & Alan

For this reader dilemma I called upon the expertise of Staggered – a wedding blog for boys! I knew they’d have the answer. Rebeka & Alan I hope these ideas can help you out!

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Congratulations on the upcoming wedding from all at – we thought a few of us would take a crack at this to give you a bit more of a view.

♥ First up Hannah Claire Litman the style expert…

Hi Rebeka,

First of all a big congrats to you on your impending nuptials. Your bohemian plans sound fabulous—please send pictures! I wish you had included a picture of your dress (and your groom!) but as you allude to a “gown” I am going to assume it is floor-length and bridal so with that said, though you are veto-ing the tux, I would guess that your betrothed would happily don a suit (of sorts) for his trip down to the aisle and into your happy-ever-after.

Though a bit on the pricey side, Paul Smith ( serves up some fabulous mens’ looks. Tailored to perfection, your fiancé can throw in a touch of boho whimsy thanks to Smith’s fabulous prints on shirts, ties and socks. We love them all, from his quintessential stripe to the fantastic florals. It takes a rockstar in the making to be able to rock some of the more outlandish prints but it sounds like Alan might be up to the challenge.

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Another nice twist might be to opt away from a jacket and instead go with a vest. If above your budget, why not take Smith’s looks as inspiration… Or maybe even splurge on a Paul Smith shirt and tie to pair with a more affordable suit. Just remember to keep the jacket and pants neutral and have fun with the rest of it!

If I were you, I would opt to play up your soon-to-be-husband’s skinny, “I’m in the band” look and keep tailored pieces slim-fitting. If you opt for a thrift store find or an off-the-rack suit, be sure to take it to a tailor who can fit it to his shape (though it sounds like this might be something you could do for him yourself) and give the illusion of bespoke threads.

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Anna & Ian’s Urban London Wedding

As soon as photographer Eliza Claire told me that she had a bride wearing a Vivienne Westwood wedding dress I was excited. So excited.  Anyone that knows me will know that I’m a bit of a Vivienne obsessive so I really couldn’t wait to see the wedding of the bride who was rad enough to rock it out!

Anna & Ian were married in February in London. Eliza tells us all about the day, “Anna & Ian got married at the start of London Fashion Week. So it was only right that Anna picked an amazing British Designer – Vivienne Westwood –  dress to wear.  I think you know already how excited I was about Anna & Ian’s London Wedding. Anna got ready at her gorgeous Mews home in Hackney, before heading to St Etheldreda’s, Hatton Garden for their beautiful wedding ceremony. Anna wore Vivienne Westwood’s Lily gown and had flowers from Rebel Rebel in London.”

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A Vintage Camera-Inspired Shoot

Photographer Tiffany Wayne and wedding blogger Brenda of Brenda’s Wedding Blog got together to set up a beautiful vintage camera themed shoot to celebrate their love of all things vintage, photography and weddings! I am honoured that they’ve chosen Rock n Roll Bride to share their beautiful work!

The colour scheme for this shoot was peach, brown, black and cream and featured many DIY projects in order to provide some DIY wedding inspiration. Tiffany and Brenda both got stuck into various DIY projects including the camera chocolate mold dessert favours (such a cute idea!), the floral arrangements – (they picked wild flowers from the side of the road), the cupcake film sleeves (they used real film to create cupcake holders), the candy bar bags that read “A Picture Perfect Ending – Sweet Dreams”, the roll of film for guests to take away (tied with charm “To Love and to Cherish”) and the veil created from tulle and a feather, purchased from a local fabric store.

How adorable is all this?!

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RIP Photography Friday

I bought this from Urban Outfitters while in Brighton last week. Gareth hates him bit I think he absolutely rules! Photo taken with my phone…

I have an admission to make…I SUCK at Photography Friday. Like seriously suck. I’ve had a few people ask me about the lack of these posts recently so I though I’d bite the bullet and admit my rubbishness in public.

I let these posts slip a little at the begining of the year and now I’ve realised it’s been 6 weeks since I posted anything! I love my Canon and it’s really handy to have when I need to take product shots and the like… but let’s be honest, a) I’m no pro photographer – hence I keep getting frustrated that my photos are poo and b) my life really isn’t that exciting and I actually don’t know what to take photos of!

While I’d love to take gorgeous and fun personal photos like Gala Darling, Audrey Kitching or Elsie Cake – I pretty much spend my days in a baggy jumper + leggings combo, accessoried with unwashed hair, glasses, no make up and slippers…and I sit in front of my computer writing and working my little ass off…in a slightly messy/half decorated house. Sexy huh? No one wants to see photos of THAT!

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Thursday Treats – 10th March 2011 + Winners of the Twinkie Chan Giveaway Announced!

Photography Credit: Up-Inspired Floating House – wow! Eugene’s Blog via The National Geographic (click for more photos)

I’m starting this weeks post with TWO exciting announcements. First off, the winners of the adorable Twinkie Chan cupcake garlands are…

Huge congrats ladies! You should receive an email asking for your shipping info soon and then Twinkie will send them out to you.

Talking of contests, don’t forget that I’m currently hosting a free wedding photography competition with Xanthe Roxburgh – who doesn’t want free wedding photographs?!

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And second of all…I have some exciting/scary news. On Monday 21st March (a week on Monday) I have been asked to make my catwalk debut at the Luella’s Boudoir Wedding Fair at One Marylebone, London. Oh beeeeeeep!

I will be wearing a number of Luella’s newest items – including debuting the Australian designer Joanna Johnson’s new bridal range – never before seen in this country…she even dressed 5 people at this years Oscars. Yes. My life is that ridiculous.

I am both honored, excited and absolutely terrified all at the same time and I really hope some of you will come down to support me/see me (probably) fall on my arse.

This show is on from 6-9pm on the Monday. Tickets are available now for just £12 each (or two for the special price of £18) with £2.00 per ticket going towards The Eve Appeal. Tickets are limited so book yours now by emailing or call 020 8879 7744.

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Millet & Hendrick’s Hand Picked, DIY Wedding

Millet & Hendrick’s wedding was held at Sonya’s Garden Country Bed & Breakfast, Tagaytay City, Philippines. With a sister who’s a wedding planner and events stylist, the bride (who is a fashion stylist herself!) was certainly in good hands when it came to creating the perfect day for her and her fiancé.

“I followed my instincts and searched all the details,” the bride told me when I asked for her main inspiration. “We didn’t spend much, but the overall effect was satisfactory to me and my husband. The guests went wild when they were advised that they can take home the centrepieces!”

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