Nicole and Matt’s outdoor romantic winery wedding, which was, as the bride describes, “an enchanting romantic fairytale”, brings together all of those fairy tale elements – sweeping staircases, beautiful gowns and sparkling lights into one very magic day.
It’s no wonder Matt was overwhelmed the first time he saw his bride in this beautiful setting. He recalls, “I was pretty confident in my ability to hold it together when I first saw Nicole walking down the aisle, especially having already seen her at our first look. But I can still see her face and her smile when she turned towards me for the first time. That was definitely the part of the day that I remember the most and will do for a while yet.”
A relaxed wedding is always a popular choice and there is a certain beauty in the moments of Jolene and Joseph’s relaxed New Zealand Riverside wedding captured by Meredith Lord. From the groom’s surprise that was a year in the making to the beautiful traditional dancing, the heartfelt ceremony – every part of the day, into which the couple had poured their heart and soul, shone in the brightest way.
Joseph wore a blue suit from 3 Wise Men that was perfect for their relaxed outdoor wedding location. He reflects on his experience shopping for the suit: “The experience was a bit different for me as I didn’t have the help of anyone except for Jolene. She came along with me to try on a few suits. I always wanted to wear a blue suit. Not navy blue but a brighter blue that would pop. I looked around a few stores in Wellington and in the end I found the one I was after at 3 Wise Men. They were great there and I ended up buying my white shirt with a silver tie, and also some brown leather shoes there too.
I chose blue because I wanted a different colour to my groomsmen (who were all in grey, white, and light brown) and obviously wanted to stand out. I was a bit worried about the hot weather in the Hawke’s Bay and thought a suit would be too hot to wear, however we had a gentle breeze on the day and the merino suit kept me cool.”
Easy and classic, the straight fold is halving the pocket square from left to right, and then folding up from the bottom to the height of the pocket itself, so as to only have one layer visible above the pocket.
Rotate the square 90 degrees so it’s a pocket diamond. Fold up from the bottom so as to make a napkin like structure, then fold in a third from each corner. The result should like an opened square envelope.
Position the square exactly as above for the single tip, except instead of folding bottom tip directly to top tip do it roughly 2-3cm askew, creating the second tip. Bring the bottom corners in a third either side.
Personally, despite my challenges on the mornings of multiple weddings I’ve attended and been a part of, I’m all for a pocket square.
Try a brightly coloured square with a plain coloured tie, for example, black suit, white shirt, black tie, pink pocket square. It’s the touch of class that takes your outfit from something you might wear at the office, to something that says it’s your wedding day.
As Carl says, a pocket square “completes an outfit.”
Just like in Jerry Maguire.
You had me at pocket square… you had me at pocket square.
Ms Zigzag says: Don’t overlook the little details when planning your wedding outfit (or wedding!). The little things, like a stylish pocket square, can really tie your outfit together. Well researched and detailed account of all things pocket square, Mr Houndstooth!
About Mr Houndstooth: I am a happily married man. I enjoy a fine whisky, a new suit and swashbuckling around town with my beautiful bride. Looking back on my wedding day always makes me smile, even though it began to rain just as I said ‘I do’.