Saying ‘I do’ in familiar surroundings, with a mix of modern and romantic touches is fast becoming a popular choice. Historical town halls, hotels and reclaimed industrial spaces with high ceilings are perfect for the contemporary couple.
Your suit, although formal, will be versatile enough for a variety of occasions and can be navy or grey. Avoid pinstripes as these are reminiscent of office wear. A single-breasted, lightweight two or three-piece suit with a slim silhouette is charming, comfortable and appropriate to wear throughout the year. Brighten up a traditional lounge suit with a pale blue or pink shirt if not opting for classic white and ensure it has a cutaway or spread collar.
Accompany tailoring with a wide contrasting silk tie, preferably fastened with the four-in-hand knot method. Avoid skinny ties, as they can appear too casual. Knitted ties are also a strong option, particularly in celebratory shades like silver and gold. You can match your pocket square to your tie for an extra hint of colour. Finish with fine gauge socks in cotton or cashmere, matched to suiting to create an elongating effect.