Thursday, February 24, 2011

black, black, black and blue

This past Saturday, the future mister and I met with our officiant for the first time - wooo! And he didn't "fail" us or deem us unfit to be wed (not that I actually thought he would) - double wooo!

While we were in the area, we decided to hit up the outlet stores. After finding some new clothes at J Crew, we made our way down to Brooks Brothers to check out the ties.

There, nestled in between the other blue ties, was the PERFECT color. The color that I never in a million years thought I would be able to find (in a tie).

(good thing I carry the bridesmaid dress swatches with me wherever I go)

BUT there was only one and we would need six. The very nice salesman who was helping us out left to make a phone call. We were in luck - the closest other store had five ties and could ship them to us for free. Wait a second...could things really fall into place that easily?? I tell you, it was wedding serendipity at it's finest, so I snatched those babies right up.

I was so amazed by my good fortune that I sadly didn't listen very closely to the future mister's opinion. He agreed that the blue was the perfect color, but he wanted skinny black ties. We decided to try the suit on with both ties (since he already has a black skinny one from our e-photos) and, luckily, we can always return the blue ones - so no harm, no foul.

Cute, but very traditional/very wedding-y

Oh my gosh - hold me back! Are you sure you aren't a GQ model??

I have to hand it to him - the future mister was right with this one. The blue may look perfect in theory, but the black tie can't be beat. Now we just have to find black ties for the rest of the groomsmen.

Which would you choose - black or blue? Were you ever quick to make a wedding decision (that you were soooo sure about) only to be proven wrong after the fact?


  1. he does look wonderful in the black, do the groomsmen have to match though? I've bought 7 dark grey ties but I'm prepared for Carl to decide he wants a skinny black one, I've never seen him wear any other colour tie EVER!! I don't mind if he stands out a little from the other men.

    I love it when things fall into place like that, meant to be...


  2. I also agree that the black looks best. Great choice!

  3. They both look good, but I LOVE the black skinny tie!

  4. I think both look great! It all depends on what kind of look you want to go for. Could your fiance wear black and the groomsmen wear blue to match the bridesmaids?

  5. I like the black skinny tie! I think it is so cool that you have a blog to keep track of wedding ideas and to help give you inspiration! I wish I would have had a blog and known about all the wedding blogs when I got married! I am a new follower I would love it if you followed me back!

  6. Since my Mr. doesn't want to wear matching ties (what guy loves lavender), I say let him pick something and go with the skinny black AND he does look good, so don't second guess him on this one!!

  7. Just found your blog :) He looks great in the black tie! Love the look!

    We're going with Khaki linen suits and no ties.

  8. first of handsome is he?! I agree, I think the black skinny tie looks better for him. We're going with colored ties..but I really couldn't see my FI in a skinny tie. It's just not "him" if that makes any sense..but I think he def. had the right choice here!

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