The bachelor party. Gifts for the groomsmen. The honeymoon. We must admit: the groom’s planning process sure has a lot of deets that aren’t always gushed about on this little blog of ours. So you can imagine our excitement when we learned about The Man Registry, and how they’re making the groom’s job wayyy easier.
The Man Registry is a guy-centric marketplace that helps with pretty much all of the planning. Complete with a groomsman gift shop and blog, the site helps prep guys for the big day, from popping the Q to the honeymoon. You’ll find thousands of unique + classic gifts, with free personalization and shipping on orders over $149. Let’s hear it for the groom!
Remember these watch photos from Beth + Mark’s handmade wedding? What a perfect accessory.
Both the silver-plated pocket watch + gunmetal pocket watch can be totally personalized.
Being a groom is so exciting, why not celebrate with a fun little shindig a la this Craft beer tasting party?
Groomsman gifts galore:
personalized pilsner glass set | engraved glass pitcher | monogrammed beer mug | home state drinking glasses
We can see the guys writing funny messages on this cool chalkboard mug. The mustache glass flask is another fave.
More gift ideas: black ice lighter | shaving set
Plus, they get that a lot of guys do their shopping last minute, so The Man Registry offers speedy shipping.
And now for a pretty epic giveaway…
One 100lc reader will score $500 for gifts from The Man Registry, to be used toward any groomsman or bridesmaid gifts on the site. Use the widget below to enter the giveaway by following The Man Registry on Pinterest, and don’t forget to follow them on Instagram + Twitter for bonus entries.
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Here’s a shoot that proves you don’t have to go to France to live out your dream of a Parisian wedding (perhaps for the honeymoon though?). Photog Ashley Willis of Firm Anchor explains: We are very much inspired by the Parisian lifestyle, and this wedding pays tribute to that alluring elegance that draws us in and sweeps us up in a romance that engages all of our senses. The Parisian lifestyle tiptoes the line between elegance and decadence with great ease. When creating this look, we wanted to stay true to the Parisian nature and create a scene that feels both effortless and yet completely thought out. Setting the tone for an artistic vision, our wedding was shot at the Whiskey Row Lofts in Louisville, KY steeped in a rich history of French forefathers and artisans past.
Artwork by Katherine Jury was created to capture the Parisian romance of the day.
That hair. Trés chic!
Ashley: “Mon chéri, tu es une œuvre d’art” translates, “My darling, you’re a work of art”.
As guests move from the ceremony to the reception, they are invited to find their table as they pour themselves a drink and find their escort tag attached to their vintage teacup. Each table is numbered by the custom labeled bottle of wine waiting for the guests to enjoy upon their arrival. The table is set with fresh warm bread and authentic French cuisine with colors and textures that invite guests to enjoy a romantic evening amongst the ones they love.
A lovely Sarah Seven dress to illustrate that effortless elegance.
A sweet video by Dallas Wilson.
Props to the team below for whisking us away this morning…
Photographer: Firm Anchor / Videographer: Dallas Wilson / Locations: Whiskey Row Lofts, Whitehall Gardens / Styling & Planning: Firm Anchor, The Southern Soirée, & Katherine Jury / Hair: Hali B + Co. / Floral Design: Tiffany Collins / Invitation Suite: Katherine Jury + Patrick Masterson / Paper Goods + Artwork: Katherine Jury / Food: Rebekah Raisor / Vintage Rentals + Styling: The Southern Soirée / Reception Table + Bench: Louisville Farm Tables / Dress: Sarah Seven from The Dress Theory / Suit: H&M
Didja happen to catch this morning’s colorboard post? We’re all about those desert pastels today. After seeing how Stefanie Miles Events dreamed up this stunner of an inspiration shoot based on that soft, summery color scheme, you’ll be too.
Apryl Ann Photography captured it all just beautifully, we think:
The muse: Wild and lush garden florals paired with air plants and cactus created an interesting juxtaposition of soft and hard. Lilac, gray, and brown wood tones paired together for a concept that is a little less ‘sweet’, while sage green and mustard kept the design light and colorful.
So sweet and simple.
This might be our fave take on pastels, ever.
Soft colors for soft sweets.
Thanks to the team below for a scene full of inspiration. We can’t wait to see more lovely spreads based on our colorboards.
Photographer: Apryl Ann Photography / Videography: Kelly Christine Photo + Films / Design, Planning, & Styling: Stefanie Miles Events / Floral: Bows & Arrows / Paper & Calligraphy: Graceline Calligraphy / Ribbon: Silk and Willow / Hair & Makeup: Samantha Landis – MUAH / Linens: La Tavola / Furniture: Juniper Rentals / Models: The Campbell Agency / Dresses: Sarah Seven from The Dress Theory