- 9 years ago
What about your wedding is “uniquely him”?
What about your wedding is “uniquely him”?
we have non-traditional processional / recessional classical pieces. he’s a huge classical fan. even though we can’t afford a full bar, we’re having french champagne for the toast.
and how about this: we’re having a ceremony and reception (the whole nine).. i’d have scrapped it all and eloped a few months into the planning if he hadn’t kept me steady!
Everyone who has seen wedding pictures of John says he looks open and friendly. And he is!
Mr.D designed all the paper products and his ttire was very important to him. He was also picky about the cakes – he definitely had a lot of say in our day. The tough part was making sure he’d follow through on the projects he said he’d do. 🙂
He had strong opinions about certain things that I didn’t care about- like have a Cellist and no roses. Overall, I think it was more modern because it was an easy look for us to compromise on.
His favorite part of the day- changing into his custom Converse Tennies.
We had lots of UCLA references, although we both went there so that was kind of an “us” thing. I tried really hard not to make anything particularly girlie. He appreciated that. He had so few opinions that it’s hard to say what was really truly “him”.
I asked him to pick out all the ceremony music except for 1 specific song that i wanted (Since it’s a Catholic church wedding, we could only select Classical or Sacred music so he couldn’t go wrong!). Also, his sister is making a groom’s cake of his favorite flavor & icing. He’s had a larger hand in the reception…we’re getting married in a 174 yr old HUGE stone church…then walking 4 blocks (weather permitting) to the reception in the top room of a Brewery. During our cocktail hour we’re serving Philly-style food (cheesesteak bites, hoagie bites, etc) and then we’re having a lounge area decorated like a night club with red chrome lava lamps and mirrors. The dining area is more my style, soft candles….white, white, white with some red flowers in the centerpieces to pull it all together. He doesn’t know it yet, but I added some color to my dress because I know he’ll really like it and I think it makes an incredible statement! I’ve done everything else for the wedding…but I’ve kept him involved in most of the decisions or showed him the purchases so he felt included.
What’s definitely him? His bespoke tuxedo with tails and D&G patent leather tuxedo shoes. Such a sharp dresser, my guy!
My husband is an avid fly fisherman, so we incorporated a lot of fly fishing elements into our day. We got married in the mountains in one of the best fly fishing locations in the country. Our Save the Dates had little fly fishing flies on them. He tied flies for all the groomsmen to use as boutonnieres. Our cake topper was a bride fly fishing and catching the groom. We served trout (his choice of fish to catch while fishing) for dinner at the reception. His cufflinks were little fly reels.
My fiance wanted a really sharp-lookin’ suit from the beginning, a la Mad Men, so that’s what he’s wearing. It’s navy blue with pin stripes. He picked it out himself.
He also really wanted a cheesecake option, because that’s his favorite dessert, so we’re serving cheesecakes in addition to our wedding cake.
Those are really the only two things that he made the decision on himself. Everything else represents us as a couple, not as an individual. It helps that we have very similar styles 🙂
@missomally–that is so cute!
@Miss Chapstick-where did he get his suit, if you don’t mind me asking? That’s pretty much what my fiance is looking for, and we’re having a tough time finding more slim cut suits.
My fiance is a cross country coach, so we’re inviting lots of his athletes, and some of his athletes are the ushers.
My fiance works in a casino and loves gambling, so the cufflinks are all ace of spades cards, and as a surprise I am having my ‘money bag’ for the money dance made out of fabric with dice on it, and am embroidering ‘lucky in love’ on it. That’s about it though. Oh and the music. We’re playing the ‘Rocky’ theme song for the garter because he LOVES Rocky.
the reception music all the way.
Also, the readings, and the vows. he totally blew mine out of the water!
Our wedding was very laid back – like him. We had a band and specific food because he wanted it. Then when we went to walk back down the aisle after the ceremony, instead of them playing the song I picked, he surprised me with the band playing a different song.
This is a great thread. Music is really important to us. He’s picking the recessional song…I think it’s going to be Clocks by Coldplay. He’s also helping with the music for cocktail hour. The cake is another area where he’s going to have a major say…especially in the icing arena. He’s not a huge fan of buttercream. And he’s going to pick the cake topper. He loves to play the drums and we say one with the groom drumming and the bride standing next to him. So we’ll see. I want him to have more a say but that will come along as we start planning more.
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