As Nic looks back on his chic modern Brisbane Powerhouse wedding, he remembers that waiting for his bride Brodie at the end of the aisle infact wasn’t too bad! It was earlier in the day, as he was starting to get ready, that the butterflies crept in; the solution – a quick few overs with the boys settled his nerves!
“I can’t choose one moment as there were so many memorable parts of the day. However I really enjoyed the lead up to the ceremony; I was really nervous early on the wedding day but a game of cricket with my groomsmen took my mind off things and calmed me down. By the time I was at the end of the aisle waiting for Brodie, the nerves had gone and I was just excited.”
As we talk to Tom about his outfit for his romantic country dam wedding, he mentioned that with his height he has always struggled to find a suit that fitted him well – particularly around the arm length. For an occasion as special as his wedding, the decision to have his outfit tailor made was a perfect one!
” I wore a grey suit which I had tailor made in Thailand. I am extremely tall – and I’ve found that with all the suits that I’ve tried before, none of them actually reached my wrists. So Toni and I thought, why not wear one that was perfectly made for me!”
If your groomsmen enjoy a cigar then this may be the perfect way to ask that question.
The Groomsman Cigar Gift Box, created by US company Cherished Heritage, features a black cardstock tuxedo on the front and opens up to reveal the message inside.
You can even choose what you want the message to be inside, including our personal fave:
Time to suit up!
As well as:
I can’t say “I DO” without you!
Your services are requested!
Note: You have to provide your own cigar and there’s even an option for a ‘candy cigar’ in case you are gifting to someone who doesn’t smoke.
Personally, I probably let the ball drop on this when it came to my own wedding. In lieu of any grand gestures, I blurted out who I wanted to be in my bridal party over a casual dinner.
There was something about the announcement which caught me a bit by surprise.
I almost didn’t recognise that it was such a big deal.
But in hindsight, putting together something a bit special which featured one or all of the above would have been a fun and memorable way of having that conversation.
And having a prop would have eased the awkwardness that can often come attached to honest, emotional conversation.
My pick? I can’t get past those flasks. Suave and practical.
Ms Chinoiserie Says: The Wolfpack card gets my vote; such a fun and light-hearted way to keep those “big deal’ butterflies under control!
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’.