Tuxedo-Inspired Wedding Ideas
He looks oh-so Don Draper in a tux. Why not borrow all those debonair details -- the bow tie, the cummerbund, the sharp pleats -- and refashion them as decorative accents for your wedding?
The Details: Silk camellias, M&SSchmalberg. Topper, similar styles at Fancy Flours. Ring, Diana. Pleated ribbon, M&J Trimming. Calligraphy (here and throughout story), Cheryl Tefft of Calligraphics. Onyx and diamond tuxedo studs, by Trianon from Seaman Schepps New York, 212-753-9520. Butterfly self-tie bow tie, Brooks Brothers. Diamond earrings, "Pahla Collection," Pavan Gattani for Vardiva.
Pin a black, instead of white, silk camellia onto your groom's lapel.
The Details: Tuxedo, Paul Smith London, 646-613-3060; bow tie, Brooks Brothers.
Dress with train, Jussara Lee, 212-242-4128; sugar-drop earrings, Mish New York.
Ruffled Ring Pillow
French-Cuff Wine Bottles
Dress your wine bottles with table number labels that mimic shirt cuffs.
The Details: Cuff-link knots, Pacific Trimming.
Polished Escort Card Display
Slip cards into sleek pewter ribbons for a chic presentation.
The Details: Escort cards, Crane & Co., 800-268-2281; 2 3/4 ribbon in fawn, Midori.
Place menu cards inside tuxedo-folded napkins.
The Details: Menus, Crane & Co, 800-268-2281; silverware, James Robinson, 212-752-6166; "Platinum" china, Jaspar Conran.
Creative Table Setting
Extend the cummerbund treatment to vases and candleholders, and punch up white floral centerpieces with blooms so dark they're almost black.
The Details: Centerpieces of ranunculus, Japanese anemone, chocolate cosmos, and heuchera leaves, Ariella Chezar Design. 2" ribbon in fawn (on vases), Midori. Pleated and single-faced satin ribbons, Mokuba New York, 212-869-8900. "Ringlet" stemware, Martha Stewart Collection with Wedgwood from Macy's.
A custom-made black silk cummerbund is paired with a white Alencon lace gown that offers a delicate counterpart to the dark hue.
The Details: "Beatrix" gown, Lea-Ann Belter. Cummerbund (on her), Tiecrafters. Tuxedo, Paul Smith London, 646-613-3060. Bow tie, cummerbund (on him), Brooks Brothers. Shirt, Thomas Pink, 212-838-1928.