My Wedding Day was without a doubt one of the best and most special days of my life so I was truly honoured to have my wedding dress selected to feature in the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney’s Love Is… exhibition which launched this month. The exhibit shines a spotlight on Australian wedding fashion spanning almost 200 years from colonial styles to bustled Victorian gowns, beaded flapper dresses, to the mini dresses of the 1960s and over-the-top 1980s gowns right through to the contemporary designs of today. I was excited to see my dress on show alongside gowns such as Australia’s oldest surviving wedding dress dating back to 1822 to the Balenciaga creation Nicole Kidman wore to her wedding to Keith Urban in 2006. If you love wedding fashion, you’ll also be able to get up close and personal to the outfits that Jesinta Franklin, Terry Biviano and Anthony Minichiello and Anthony Callea and Tim Campbell wore on their big day. Also gowns and accessories by designers including Toni Maticevski, Alex Perry, J’Aton, Collette Dinnigan, Viktoria Novak, Romance Was Born and Vera Wang also feature (if you’re a bride-to-be this is a great opportunity to get some wedding inspo). While you’re there don’t miss the chance to check out the Love Notes installation by principal partner Tiffany & Co where visitors can write their own personal love note on the brand’s luxury stationary and have the opportunity to have it on show. The exhibition will available to visit until April 22, 2018.
Whilst the ladies tend to have most of the fun as far as fashion goes at a wedding, let’s not forget about the gents! Once the groom and the groomsmen have picked their outfits often the little accessories that can help pull the outfit together can be forgotten about. So here are a few places to start to ensure your future Mr and his man squad look suitably dapper.
Check out some great style vs steal options below.
There’s something about a pair of cufflinks teamed with a crisp white shirt and suit that can make any man look sharp. Cufflinks are to men what jewellery are to you so make sure to pick a pair that are classic and elegant for a day as important as your wedding day. A plain silver pair are always a safe bet but if your groom and his groomsmen are more on the adventurous side then one in a different shape or with a touch of colour might be worth exploring.
A simple tiebar is a small addition to an outfit but adds a certain level of polish to a look. It’s subtle so won’t be overpowering but it’s definitely a sophisticated way to accessorise a suit.
The pocket square
As far as men’s suiting goes a pocket square has become a great way to ‘finish’ an outfit. A crisp white pocket square is a no-brainer as far as wedding attire goes but with plenty of prints and colours to choose from, there’s definitely a perfect option out there for the more daring man.
A beautiful silk tie would be a great gift for a groom or his groomsmen. As far as weddings go a tie in a dark shade is a sophisticated option an can also be worn long after the big day.
If yours is a black tie wedding then a bow tie is a must. There’s something quite sexy/a little James Bond about a bow tie that needs to be tied but for those who would prefer for a hassle-free time there are plenty of great slip-on options too. There are even different textures to choose from such as the velvet and silk options below.