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Inspired Memories – Devaire

by | Groom, Inspired Memories


Ms Chinoiserie

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Waiting for her arrival, seeing your bride step out of the car and start her walk towards you is a very special moment as Devaire remembers from his bright fiesta wedding.

“Seeing Tash get out of the car and start walking down the aisle. That was the moment I will never forget. I was speechless (and very relieved!)”

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Images by Fiona Hoy

Groom Style – Hugh

by | Groom, Groom Style


Ms Chinoiserie

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Set against the greenery of the trees, the combination of bold colours and patterns was perfect for his big day as Hugh looks back on his urban garden party wedding. A patterned tie in the same colour as his suit complemented the softness of his pink pocket square in smart groom style.

“I wore a Paul Smith suit in blue, which our friend Karen Glasson (a personal shopper) helped me select. I wanted to match the summer garden style of our wedding and also the fact that May wasn’t wearing a traditional or very formal dress.”

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Bride and groom walking up the aisle

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Images by Renée Stamatis 

Different Types Of Buttonholes And How To Wear Them

by | Groom, Groom Style


Cindy Man Hun


Image by Day One Weddings via Forest Elopement Inspiration

Let’s start at the beginning  – with a definition of a buttonhole for those who don’t know what it is. A buttonhole, otherwise known as its French counterpart, “boutonnière,” is a floral decoration worn by men at formal occasions, including weddings.

A buttonhole has traditionally been a single flower or bud, the type of flower being a carnation. But, over the years people have experimented with the buttonhole concept to come up with really nice alternatives. Flowers of different kinds (love the wildflowers!) and flowers formed out of various medias! Buttons and paper look so fun and chic too!




Images via Fritts Rosenow

On wearing a buttonhole – the rule is to wear it on the left lapel. If there’s a buttonhole on the lapel, which is typically the case with traditional coats and jackets, the stem is to be pushed right through until it’s secure with the loop beneath the buttonhole. Ideally, the buttonhole should fit three quarters of the flower, so the flower head isn’t free to move around! If the lapel is sewn up, commonly seen on more modern coat and jacket designs, the buttonhole is to be pinned onto the fabric. Ensure the flower head is also pointed up towards the left shoulder!


Image via Fritts Rosenow


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Image by Alanna Garner at Earthbound Images via Rustic Winter Orchard Wedding Inspiration

The groom and groomsmen don’t have to sport the exact same buttonhole; sometimes it’s more fun to mix and match. However, it would be cute if the groom’s buttonhole and bride’s corsage were twins!

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: I’m loving the new looks in buttonholes – the rustic ones are so chic!

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