Classic is the New Black in Menswear

Stephanie Dixon and Will Oakley were wed on May 30, 2015, at the Legislative Plaza in downtown Nashville. The elegant affair was formal and modern in style, calling upon tradition and a classic black and white color palette. “I chose more of a lack of color for our wedding,” says Stephanie. Bridesmaids wore long black gowns to “contrast with the stone of the plaza and my white dress.”


Stephanie wore a sophisticated fit-and-flare gown with a low sheer back, accentuated by a long train and cathedral length veil. “My hair was up and back, and my jewelry was simple, a bracelet from my mom and my grandmother’s wedding ring.” The overall simplicity was a perfect depiction of the couple’s personal style. “Everything we chose for the wedding . . . fit what we liked. I honestly don’t use much color in my wardrobe or decorating. We wanted the wedding to feel formal, but not so formal that people did not have fun.”


Of course, the ultimate traditional AND modern ensemble for a groom is a perfect tailored black tuxedo. “William always wanted to wear a black tux at the wedding, and since my bridesmaids were in all black, it fit perfectly,” says the bride. Street Tuxedo outfitted the men for the big day. Oakley donned an Ike Behar Super 120’s tuxedo, and his groomsmen wore a two-button, notch lapel tuxedo. The men had fitted white microfiber shirts, cummerbunds, and suspenders.



Katie Mills of Street Tuxedo worked with the couple from start to finish. Mills says of the process, “We helped them pick everything out for their men’s attire. With his attendants being out of town and having to get measured elsewhere, we helped with onsite alterations at our store before the wedding, and making sure everyone looked great for the big day.” William knew he wanted to buy his attire rather than rent, and Street Tuxedo was able to accommodate both his and his groomsmen’s needs. “They helped us find a style that worked for both. We used Street Tuxedo’s tailoring service, and they always try to fix any issue that comes up quickly,” says the bride of her positive experience …




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