Tradition was key in planning and designing Ashley Siplak and P.L. Prater’s June wedding in Nashville. “I think that P.L. and I are both more traditional, and I think that was portrayed in our choices throughout our wedding décor. P.L. loves the old school style black tuxedos with a traditional bow tie that were popular in the 1950’s,” says the bride. With incredible options for menswear in any style, Street Tuxedo was the perfect choice for the styling of the groomsmen for Ashley and P.L.’s wedding day.
“Choosing the style of our wedding was easy. I had a little more trouble with the colors. The summer season definitely affected my decision in our color palette.” The couple decided a neutral palette of whites, creams, taupe and a hint of gold would be most timeless and flattering for their wedding day.
Ashley and P.L. worked with Street Tuxedo to outfit the men of honor. “I decided to use Street Tuxedo after speaking with them at a bridal show. They were so kind and helpful even though there were so many people, and it was such a busy day! The Street Tuxedo staff was so helpful in helping me decide which tuxedos and which shirt colors to choose!”
P.L. was dressed in an ultra-formal peak lapel, one-button, super 120s wool tuxedo with a classic stripe down the side of the pants. His groomsmen donned slim-fit notch lapel, two-button tuxedos, which are more common. The couple’s fathers and ushers wore the classic fit version of the groomsmen’s tuxedos, and the family members wore a vest to set them apart.
While greys and pastels are popular for spring, the venue and overall formality of the wedding tends to dictate the formality of the wedding party’s attire more than anything. “We have couples that do black tie in the middle of the summer, and some that do vests with no jackets in the winter. It’s all up to the bride and groom and what they see for their big day.”
Street Tuxedo is a local gem and an excellent resource for couples planning Nashville weddings. “As a local company, we are a great option for out-of-town groomsmen. All of our inventory is here. If your wedding party comes in town and something doesn’t fit quite right, we have the ability to change things. . . We also offer an array of services for the guys if they can’t come in to try on, or they need us to take care of pickup, or something as little as coming to tie their bowties.”
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Written by Kelly Dillinger
Contributing Writer: Katie Mills of Street Tuxedo
Photography by Amanda May Photos