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Gift Guide 2015: Give Great Style with Generation Tux

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The holidays are chock full of events and that’s a lot of dressing up to do. What better way to show your man some love than by taking care of all of his formal wear needs? Take a look at for tailored suits and tuxedos that you can rent online.

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Besides looking amazing in top-notch, high-quality fabrics, the process of renting a tuxedo or suit is ridiculously simple. helps you visualize and select an outfit combination, the clothing arrives seven days before the event, and the fit is guaranteed through the company’s partnership with , the national network of tailors who come to your home or office. The best part is, you never have to visit a store, ever! is the Official Tuxedo for New Year’s Eve in Times Square, so you know you can trust that they know what they’re doing.

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Dart Collective

DJs • Bands • Party Down

Started as a California-based DJ collective in 2013, Dart has now grown to include numerous live musicians and performers, all with the same simple goal of offering a more customized and personal approach to music curation at weddings and special events.

At Dart, we are all working DJs and musicians. Music is our passion and we want to share it with you and your guests—whether that means digging through vinyl crates for that one song you have to have, or customizing a repertoire list for one of our bands to flawlessly execute, our main goal here is to elevate and personalize your event so that it uniquely represents you.

Despite our attention to detail, we are not elitists and we do not take ourselves too seriously. These events are supposed to be fun, inclusive experiences and we want to only enhance that feeling by playing the best music we can. Whether it’s getting down to LCD Soundsystem or setting the mood with Paul Simon, we want to offer something a little different that will still connect with you and your guests.

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Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art Wedding

Modern Weddings

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Ben Adams

I hope you’ve got some time carved out, because you’ll want at least a few extra minutes to savor each image from this Aussie wedding shot by Ben Adams. Edita and Greg spent the morning of their wedding roaming around Sydney taking relaxed (yet breathtaking) portraits with Ben, and then slipped into their finest to exchange vows on the rooftop and dance the night away at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

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From the bride, Edita: Throughout the whole process of planning the wedding, we wanted to create a day that was true to who we are. A traditional wedding wasn’t really our thing and we wanted to keep it fairly relaxed and just have a big, fun party that everyone could enjoy. Greg and I have mutual friends who introduced us (I knew them from primary school and were family friends, and Greg went to high school with all of them, hence the all male bridal party). At the end of the day, we couldn’t have imagined anyone else being a part of our big day.

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Books emerged as a subtle theme which worked itself into the wedding. We created books as invitations to share our story and give our guests a bit of information about our bridal party, families and our relationship. Coloured notebooks were also given out to the guests as the bonbonniere with a pencil that said ‘Better Together.’ There was also an artist on Etsy who created a stamp for us, which in turned became a bit of a logo. Style-wise I love gold and we liked the idea of filling the room with flowers to warm the room and to have a cigar lounge with vintage lounges where people could relax. Our florist/stylist Justine Rose was amazing and the floral arrangements were better than we had ever imagined, particularly the hanging flower sculptures above each of the tables.

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We had a cocktail hour between the ceremony and reception, so thought it would be important to create an icebreaker and get people chatting, and lighten the mood. We had created individual badges/buttons for each of our guests. Each were button was personalised with a little line about something we know/love about each guest. Greg and I love relaxing over a Hendricks and tonic so we collected several bottles, which our stylist had used as vases. We also liked the idea of having a cigar lounge so we had personalised cigars made with our logo, sourced a vintage lounge suite and bar and had an area where guests could relax away from the tables.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I think one of the best complements we have received from our wedding, was that our wedding was very ‘us’. We had considered each element pretty carefully and I love that it was like a big project that Greg and I worked on together. Everything from the invites, to the decorations, to our outfits and song choices, we had planed together so it was nice to finally see everything come together and share it all with our friends and family. We were pretty lucky because we have similar taste and were able to do some creative problem solving, not only to keep to budget but also to put it together exactly the way we wanted it. We don’t think a wedding is meant to be stressful, so just have fun with it and everything will work out the way it’s meant to. Our motto for the day was also to ‘roll with the punches’. There may be things that don’t turn out the way you expect them to (the zipper on my dress broke the day before the wedding!), but at the end of the day you’re getting married to your best friend, and that’s the main thing!

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
Recessional: “Tiny Dancer,” Elton John
First Dance: “Bohemian Like You,” The Dandy Warhols
Our musicians Aubrey and Purton were also a highlight. They are 2 men who play ukuleles and so many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed them. We actually found them as they used to play at our local market and Greg and I would often go to see them. I remember one time we went down, Greg said “If I ever get married, I want them to play.” They were also so great to us, and learned a number of songs to play on the night. Their version of Bohemian Like You was the perfect rendition for our first dance.

Wedding Location: Sydney, Australia / Photographer: Ben Adams / Florist: Justine Rose / Wedding Venue: The Quayside Room, Museum of Contemporary Art / Wedding Dress: Rachel Gilbert / Day Dress: Diane von Furstenberg / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Groom’s Suit: Montagio Custom Tailoring / Bridal Party Suits: Topshop / Wedding Caterer: Fresh Catering / Wedding Cake: Planet Cake / Musician: Aubrey and Purton / Photobooth and DJ: Musiq Entertainment / Wedding Invitations and Save the Dates: Bride (Edita Knowler)

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A.J. Dunlap Photography

Hi, we’re Kyle and A.J. Dunlap, a husband and wife wedding photography team. It’s nice to meet you! We are 30 and 32 years young, 10 years into the adventure that is our marriage, and proud parents to a beautiful baby girl named Adeline Pearl. She lights up our world with her bright blue eyes, contagious smile, and pigtails. Authentic is the word we use to describe our style and the experience we give our couples. We are passionate about capturing your true love story, so you can relive it through pictures for the rest of your lives!

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Historic Ballroom Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Emily Steffen

We have to say that bride Brooke stumbled upon one of the most gorgeous venues for an indoor wedding! Pops of yellow here and there brighten up the expansive ballroom in these photos from the wonderful Emily Steffen. Read on to hear Brooke tell us how adorable her “first look” with Jay was!

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From the bride, Brooke: Jay and I are college sweethearts. We met in Milwaukee during our third year of college. Shortly after graduation we moved to Arizona and we have lived here for the past three years. After we got engaged we began planning our Midwest wedding! Minneapolis made the most sense because home is where the family is.

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historic indoor ballroom wedding

When I drove into the parking lot of Nicollet Island Pavilion I knew it was the place. I got tears in my eyes and could NOT wait to have my wedding there. The pavilion is surrounded by trees and water so we chose October for the beautiful fall leaves. I wanted our wedding to be clean and simple with some modern and rustic elements. Nicollet Island Pavilion was the perfect place!

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historic indoor ballroom wedding

After trying on many dresses I found the one at Priscilla of Boston. Months after my purchase, I felt that I needed to do something to make the dress my own, I added a crystal belt and a cage veil from Etsy. It was perfect.

I always wanted black for my bridesmaid dresses. I loved the bows on the back of these dresses–it added a bit of spunk to a timeless piece. Our attire was black and white but I needed something to spice it up, so I added the color through our flowers. This is where the billy balls came in! It was really important to make our wedding day our own. I wasn’t able to travel with many DIY projects so I ordered many pieces off of etsy — the crystal belt, card box, veil, and ‘here comes the bride’ sign.

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My favorite part of the entire day was seeing Jay for the first time. I loved walking up to him with his back turned. Afterwards he told me that he could hear the swooshing of my dress as I got closer and closer to him. I waited until I got a couple feet from him and I said his name. He turned around and looked at me with such emotion and happiness that I knew this is the reason why I am marrying this man today. This really set the tone for the rest of the day. Nothing mattered except our marriage! To me it was perfect.

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Wedding vendors (Minneapolis, MN):

Ceremony venue: Christ Church Lutheran / Reception venue: Nicolett Island Pavilion / Photographer: Emily Steffen / Wedding dress: Priscilla of Boston / Hair and makeup: Erin Dennison / Bridesmaids dresses: Priscilla of Boston / Flower girl’s dress: J. Crew / Flowers: Forever in Bloom / Cake: A Piece of Cake / DJ: Instant Request

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Beacon Lane

From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!

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