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! 

A Better Deal Designer Tuxedos & Suits elevates men's wedding fashion with designer Joseph Abboud

Designer Joseph Abboud is well known in the fashion industry for his cutting-edge men's fashions, sharp clean lines and gorgeous fabrics. From chic classic tuxedos to on-trend suits and jackets, he's one of the hottest designers bringing style to groomsmen's fashions.

Local men's styling experts Jerry and Janet Klein, owners of A Better Deal Designer Tuxedos in Bird Rock La Jolla, are one of the largest and most experienced tuxedo rental companies in Southern California. Most importantly (and often overlooked these days) they are true men's fashion fitting experts. Nothing looks worse than an ill fitting formal suit on a man! And they even sell suits and tuxes for the man who goes formal on more than his wedding day. We love this inspiration gallery of Joseph Abboud tuxedos in some of today's hottest men's wedding fashions. If your groom and groomsmen really want to look their best on their wedding day give Jerry and Janet a call!


The A Better Deal Tuxedo experience includes expert guidance. Jerry and Janet are menswear professionals with over 40 years in the fashion business. They really know traditional black tie, including every refinement and detail that creates this sophisticated look, and are always on trend with the most current, contemporary formal fashions as well. Your ultimate choice depends upon your personal style, the type of event you are attending, and the cuts that best complement your physique. Grooms are invited to schedule a personalized complimentary "try on" of their desired wedding day look. Jerry and Janet will never rush you (editors note: we know we work with them on styled shoot and fashion shows and they really know their stuff!) and provide a comfortable, unhurried environment to explore. They happily offer complimentary on-site tailoring to ensure an optimal fit. No matter how fabulous the clothing, it won’t be flattering or comfortable if it doesn’t fit you right!