Finally! It’s the Alpaca-filled Wedding Styled Shoot We've Been Waiting For

Alpacas!! This adorable, alpaca-filled, wedding shoot is a new favorite [sorry dogs in weddings!] and was shot on an alpaca farm… need we say more? These fluffy, adorable creatures make their appearance next to the bride and groom throughout the entire shoot and we just can’t get enough. For those brides and grooms looking for unique, unconventional wedding ideas for their big day then an alpaca farm wedding might just be for you. This shoot incorporated some amazing rustic decor with a wood table, bright pink florals and some fun orange pillow decor on the white chairs that added great color and some stylish [naturally] wedding cakes by Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.. Enjoy these huggable alpacas and all the bright happy colors that foreshadow Spring's imminent arrival, all in this super fun wedding shoot below!

Wedding Vendor Credits: 

Venue: Alpaca Farm
Design + Coordination: Cana Collective
Photography: Ashley Williams Photography
Menswear Style: Navy Notch Lapel Suit
Video: Audrey Alba Films
Florals: Bloom Babes
Hair + Makeup: Head for Change
Rentals: Pow Wow Design Studio
Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.
Dress: Archive Bridal
Jewelry: Simply Kasia
Model: Samantha Louise Moments
Calligraphy: Samantha Louise Designs

The bride wore a simple but beautiful a line wedding gown with a lace bodice and chiffon style. This look works for any wedding style or theme and never goes out of style, perfect for the brides who love their simplicity. The bride also added some personal, rustic touch with some cowboy boots under her dress. The groom is rocking our navy notch lapel suit with no tie and the top button of his dress shirt open for a more casual ensemble. Skipping a tie on your groom’s look is an easy and efficient way to achieve that casual, laid-back look you are searching for.

Find the perfect modern wedding suit or tuxedo on Stitch & Tie by Friar Tux Shop

Modern wedding suits and tuxedos are now available with the ease of online shopping through the new online rental destination Stitch & Tie by Friar Tux Shop.  The site offers a curated selection of suits and tuxedos for men, women and children! Whether you are a groom, bride, groomsmen or wedding guest Stitch & Tie has you covered with one of the largest section of color/pattern options and sizing in the online market. 

Stitch & Tie carries everything from slim fit black tuxedos to trendy and unique colors like burgundy and cobalt blue and grey.  The women’s tuxedo is a stunning black shawl lapel tuxedo available in sizes 0-22. Every suit and tuxedo is expertly styled for an effortless shopping experience or each look can be customized with over 100 tie and vest options. 

The easy-to-use platform guides you through the rental process with access to knowledgeable stylists for any step of the process. Consumers experience the same personal customer service that only the devoted team at Friar Tux Shop with over 40 years of experience could provide. Stitch & Tie has highly accessible price points on some of most fashionable formalwear on the web with designer brands like Michael Kors and Ike Behar. Rentals start at $119.95 and discounts are given when booking a group for weddings and black tie events. 


Orders arrive a week before your event giving you plenty of time to try it on and if for any reason you’re not satisfied with the fit, a replacement order will be sent for free. Return shipping is simple using the prepaid label provided with the order. Customers also have access to Friar Tux Shop’s over 30 locations.

Spring style for the Groom: the floral tie blooms at weddings everywhere

We we are on a Spring roll! And today we show off a super sweet trend for the Groom and his Groomsmen: the floral patterned tie. MY TIE SHOP on Etsy, maker extraordinaire of stylish Groom's Accessories, makes these charmers and we just love them! And we think Percival, one of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table and Grail Quest Hero, was on to something when he said "Gather a wreath from the garden bowers,  and tell the wish of thy heart in flowers."  Telling the wish of thy heart, now that's a quest worth taking down the aisle! 


A Groom's Hipster Essentials by Hey Sir Men's Wedding Accessories

We just love the latest groom's fashions for weddings! Suspenders, bow ties, pocket squares and all! Hey Sir, a great shop we found on Etsy, has all the hipster grooms essentials in one spot! 

How to Tie a Bow Tie for anyone who wants to look good at a wedding

Now that bow ties are considered standard neckwear for a traditional tuxedo as well as many contemporary formalwear styles [suspenders and plaid anyone??] it is a good idea to learn how to tie a bow tie before the day of your special event. If you are a groomsman in a wedding, you will want to avoid fumbling with nervous hands in the dressing room right as your ceremony is about to begin. Learning to tie a proper bow tie can be tricky and will almost always take a little practice before you’ve mastered it. Today Janet and Jerry Klein, the formalwear experts at A Better Deal Tuxedoprovide step-by-step instructions. All images [gorgeous!] by True Photography Weddings. 

How To Tie a Bow Tie so you look like a rock star at your wedding! 

Step 1: Drape the bow tie around your neck, under your collar, so the ends dangle. The end on your right (A) should extend one to two inches lower than the end on your left side (B). Cross A over B and form a simple, loose knot. The loop around your neck should be just large enough to work with but not loose, since you will want your bow tie to rest at your neck and not dangle.

Step 2: Lift side A out of the way, letting it drop over your back. You will use side B to form the horizontal shape of the bow by pulling the center up and to your left and then folding the end over the center (the bottom end will point right). Hold this fold, which will create the front of the completed tie, at your neck on top of the knot.

Step 3: Bring side A back to the front and drop it over the center of horizontally-folded side B.

Step 4: Grab the left and right sides of the horizontal fold (B) and pinch them together with the upper section of side A caught in the center. In front of your mirror, turn to one side and pull the pinched section forward, away from your neck, so you can see the exposed loop behind the section.

Step 5: This is the tricky part. Pull the pinched section to your left and feed the middle of the dangling end (A) back through the loop (left to right) behind the pinched section. As it goes through the loop, it will form a fold.

Step 6: You should now have the approximate shape of a bow at your neck. Perfect the shape of the bow by pulling on opposite sides and halves simultaneously. To loosen, pull the front right and back left ends apart; to tighten, pull the front left and back right apart. Repeat until the bow is the desired shape and tightness. Straighten any crumples or creases in the narrow midsection of the bow tie.

Tada!!!!!! You're gorgeous! Thanks A Better Deal for all your expertise and style! Now we know why all the local celebs and professional athletes come to you for advice and fashions!