We love a romantic memory from a Groom, and after his Stylish Summer Wedding to the gorgeous Sarah, Luke shared this very special moment with us.
“Might be a touch cheesy, but our priest, Father Oscar, encouraged my most memorable moment of the night. He filled the void of a late Bride (did she mention that?) with some light chit-chat in front of our gathered family and friends and, when it came to business time and prior to me turning around to face my beautiful Bride entering the church, he said ‘Luke, I want you to turn around and remember this moment for the rest of your life’. And as I turned around, although the man inside me tells me not to admit it, that moment brought a tear of happiness to my eye. This is something that I will always remember and cherish. ”
When it comes to wedding suits, New Zealand born Crane Brothers offers one very simple phrase- Modern Traditionalist.
From a label started in 2008 in Auckland, New Zealand to a a store in Wellington, showroom in Sydney, regular fitting services in Melbourne they’ve certainly grown and with the growth have kept their message and style simple – the principles of artisan craft combined with modern design.
Crane Brothers recently showed their latest groom suit inspiration collection at New Zealand fashion week. From burgundy velvet blazers to classically tailored navy suits each once loaded with pure and utter style. There’s something about Crane Brothers tailoring that just works without looking too overdone or try hard. It comes together in one effortless swoop.
Founder Murray Crane remarks “Men should look for he three F words: fit, fabric and finish when buying a suit. Fit should be for the wearer taking into consideration build, posture and height. The shirt cuff should be showing on the wrist but sleeves should be long enough to sit comfortably on the hand. Look for good quality Italian or English mills when settling on a fabric. All of our suits are hand finished with hand stitch details and fabric is all important.”
“For our Antipodean climate, lightweight or “tropical weight” suitings are best. Wool-mohair, cotton and recently linen are very popular. Blue, light grey and beige based colours are being requested more and more.”
“To create a suit, we recommend eight weeks make time from start to finish. We need a minimum of twenty working days between our initial measure and a first fitting.”
A floral print always makes us swoon here at Polka Dot Central, and when the Groom and Groomsmen’s bow ties match the sweet print dresses of the bridesmaids – we’re sold! At Sarah and Michael’s Vintage Bowral Wedding, Groom Michael and his boys pull this look off perfectly, with suits from Ben Sherman and shoes from Julius Marlow.