“Mwaba has gorgeous dark skin and so he looks best in lighter colours for contrast. We tried a few grey suits which also looked great but the blue Gibson suit was the most striking. And we both felt it fit perfectly with the relaxed, non-traditional vibe we were aiming for.”
Carl stressed that there is no ‘wrong’ outfit to wear on your wedding day, after all, “everyone has the right to their own version of a wedding” and warned about being too focused on trends.
“The reason why I do what I do, is so that everyone can look exactly the way they want to look.
“I try to steer clear from fashion trends and rather work with embracing individual style and what generally looks good on the person.
“This ensures longevity of the garment and that you don’t feel like a fashion victim when you look back at your wedding photos in twenty years’ time.”
It’s an important point. Yes, be fashion conscious, but remember being bold can be too brash. Especially when you look back on those photos.
Ms Polka Dot says: Wearing what suits your personality with plenty of advice from the experts on how to express that in your wedding attire is key to you feeling proud to be standing next to your beautiful bride.
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’.
“My wife picked me up, before heading to the church together…. I remember looking at her and even after 12 years of being together and two beautiful children, that moment I saw her was like the first time we met. She was glowing. This was going to be my beautiful wife. I was thinking ‘I am a lucky man’.”