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Mercury Glass Centerpieces & Peonies | Wedding Details

I love to see imaginative pairings within wedding décor; for example, rustic with modern or classic with chic. A trending combination I have seen recently is the use of silver mercury glass centerpieces with really big flowers, such as a bundle of white and blush peonies. These will catch your eye and create a lovely atmosphere of bold silver with overflowing, fresh flowers.

Mercury glass, also called silvered glass, has been around for centuries. Authentic mercury glass is actually silvered throughout the process within each layer of the blown glass, so not only does it look unique, it actually is. It’s timeless and elegant, and it can be used in so many ways, such as candleholders and dinnerware.

Pairing the glass with large flowers such as roses, hydrangeas, or peonies really make a statement in the middle of a reception table. Peonies would be my top choice for floral arrangements with mercury glass because they are big, lush and beautiful flowers, and the endless layers of pedals give off such a delicate look. Silvered glass is versatile and fitting for any season. If you want to incorporate it into a fall or winter wedding, I would suggest using fresh roses in darker colors such as orange and red. Pottery Barn has some fantastic mercury glass vases and I highly recommend to use them around your house afterwards as they’re such great additions.

Don’t be afraid of the shine – be bold! A daring combination can make a big difference in your wedding décor. Good luck!

XOXO,
Allie

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The Perfect Baubles for Brides: Meet FRAGMENTS! | Wedding Jewelry

There is a certain trend in the wedding world that’s getting around and personally, I love it. A bride who feels like adding bold and daring statement pieces to her wedding day look is a bride who gets two thumbs-up from me. She is a risk-taker and a fashionista and today, she is possibly the most confident she has ever been. If she wants to deck herself out in a statement necklace or a beautiful cocktail ring on her right (or even left!) hand, so be it!

FRAGMENTS is a jewelry shop that carries such exquisite pieces, for the bride or the bridesmaid. For over twenty eight years, FRAGMENTS has been a sparkling light in the jewelry world. Whether its fashion or fine, jewelry has always been their passion. Each season, they seek out stunning pieces from talented jewelers to feature; this is an attribute of FRAGMENTS that I love. They’re not afraid to hunt for what’s outside of the jewelry box and to showcase unique jewelry that could very well set new trends. We adore companies like FRAGMENTS and we are beyond pleased to announce they are a member of our Preferred Vendor List, The Collaborative. Each member of our preferred vendor list has been screened to ensure we partner with vendors possessing a penchant for exceptional service and elegant aesthetic and FRAGMENTS upholds that completely.

View their website for more gorgeous pieces and get ready to be amazed!

XO,
Jehnel

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Say Hello to T. Galyon Clothiers! | Fine Menswear

For me, it’s no secret that I love a well-dressed groom. I always feel that he exudes a certain confidence that matches well with his equally well-dressed wife-to-be. When a groom walks down the aisle before his bride and he’s decked out in a bespoke suit or tuxedo, it makes me smile. This is a guy who took the time to piece together his appearance on what is perhaps one of the biggest days of his life, and the result is a great one. A bride often spends months carefully selecting and arranging her attire, jewelry, shoes, hair, and makeup. And, I feel it’s just as important for the groom to look just as put together!

Which is why I am so pleased to introduce T. Galyon Clothiers as a growing Atlanta based luxury vendor and member of our Preferred Vendor List, the Collaborative. Each member of our preferred vendor list has been screened to ensure we partner with vendors possessing a penchant for exceptional service and elegant aesthetic. T. Galyon Clothiers certainly fits that description, covering the southeast for all the grooms looking for something much more luxurious than a rental suit. T. Galyon Clothiers is a lifestyle brand focused on offering men a range of unique custom garments and accessories. It is their belief that every man should have a quality wardrobe and when it comes to grooms and wedding wear, their premise goes above and beyond, focusing on ensuring the groom has a classic look customized to his tastes.

I chatted with the owner of T. Galyon Clothiers, Tyler, and asked him a bevy of interesting questions to get his insight on the current state of groomswear, to his own personal style. Enjoy, y’all!

XO,
Jehnel

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What is the idea behind your company? What made you decide to establish a shop for men’s custom formal wear?

When I started T. Galyon Clothiers in the Fall of 2013, I was really on a mission to provide men with custom-tailored clothing at prices suitable for almost any budget. For me, it is about focusing on how your entire wardrobe functions as a whole, and not being influenced too heavily by what is trending in the moment. Every man is always at his best when he embraces his own style, and there is nothing more rewarding to me than helping someone define their personal style. It is always about quality over quantity and I am in the position to help guide my clients in the direction that will allow them to achieve an impeccable wardrobe on any budget. Whether you are a recent college grad on a shoestring budget or a corporate executive does not really matter.

It really was a natural extension of my business to start offering quality formal wear options. Men often overlook the need of having at least one quality tuxedo in their closet. It is more economical, it will fit you perfectly, and it will create memories that will last a lifetime.  For me, it is extremely gratifying to be apart of such a special time in someones’s life even if it is in a very small way.

What’s your opinion of the look of grooms today? 

Honestly, most grooms I see these days are looking a little sloppy. I think as men, more often than not, we associate comfort with looser fitting clothing and unfortunately, that is not the answer. It seems ironic that so much emphasis is placed on what the bride and bridesmaids are wearing, and the groom and groomsmen,which should be the perfect compliment, are in cheap, unflattering tuxes from discount retailers and rental companies. I think as a society, we are seeing men become more comfortable with wearing tailored clothing as their everyday dress again, not because they have to, because they realize there is a certain level of confidence that can be achieve in doing so.

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With that said, what would the ideal groom be dressed like, along with his groomsmen?

This is one, if not the most important days of your life, and your attire should speak volumes to that. Aesthetically I always lean towards a classic silhouette, with a single button peak lapel jacket with either a satin or gross grain trim. Shawl collar lapels have really made a huge comeback in the last few years (thanks to James Bond in part) which can make for a very elegant look. Your accessories should always be simple and clean which will elevate your look and not detract from it.  At the end of the day, it comes down to understanding your body shape and what style emphasizes your positive attributes. It is my job to highlight those features while masking the less flattering ones.

Rules are meant to be broken and part of it being your special day is having fun with it. There is a unique opportunity in  experimenting with color. Instead of going with the traditional black tuxedo, maybe opt for midnight navy instead. Also, keep in mind the season that your wedding is in and try to incorporate that into your look. Fabric choices play a huge role, especially in the South during the warmer months of the year. A 100% linen or cotton suit can be a great option for a more casual wedding, or try a wool and silk blend to lighten up the feel of a traditional tux while still remaining formal.

If you were planning your wedding alongside your future spouse-to-be, where or who would you draw style inspiration from and why?

Well I am incredibly fortunate to have already claimed my beautiful bride of almost five years. We were on a super tight budget and eloped on Tybee Island near Savannah, Georgia. It was totally casual, I was in rolled up khaki dress slacks with a white oxford shirt and it was perfect. With that being said, if we had a larger budget and I was able to indulge a little, there is this one photograph of Paul Newman in Venice in a perfectly simple black three-piece tuxedo that too me is just perfect. Newman was always himself, rugged and polished at the same time. I think for most men we aspire to find the balance between the two.

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Lastly, favorite era for men’s style and why?

That’s a tough one because inspiration can be drawn from so many different periods. We are actually in a really unique period for men’s style today. I could probably list so many different little nuances that inspire me from various decades, but being in the present we have the unique opportunity to draw so many things from times past as well as what is going on in our society today and create something that is totally unique. The beauty of style is that it is constantly evolving, we change as people over time and that ultimately reflects in our dress.

(All photos provided by T. Galyon Clothiers)