August, 2011 - Omaha, Kansas City Wedding Planner - Lovestruck Events - Page 3

August 2011

Outfitted: Groom's Attire

I always perceived men’s formal wear to be limited and boring. Other than the plaid suit my friend’s date wore to senior prom, most suits and tuxes I had seen worn were poorly styled and in shades of black, gray or white (cringe). My interest and curiosity for men’s fashion was perked once I was introduced to the well groomed man through JCrew catalogs and blogs like The Sartorialist. I am truly in awe of any man with great style simply because I think it’s a hard skill to master.

Rich was completely disinterested in fashion for the first few years we dated. He would have rather worn one of his five pairs of high school basketball shorts with a cotton t-shirt than fitted jeans and a button up, but with some mysterious shift in the universe, he became intrigued. True to form, Rich began methodically researching men’s fashion. One of his favorite resources is Put This On. Jesse and Adam really know their stuff stuff, and I always read their blog posts and watch their video series when I have a men’s style quandary.

When planning our wedding, the grooms and groomsmen attire completely threw me for a loop. There are surprisingly a lot of rules to follow when dressing a man. Read this article for some help, and check out the inspiration below.

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I had to include this picture of a smartly dressed kitty. I’d allow any cat this finely dressed to come to my wedding (although Rich might not agree with me).

So now you tell me: What resources do you use for men’s fashion? Or how did you select your groom’s attire for your wedding?


Wedding Awards

Last week was filled to the brim with amazing wedding inspiration especially in the wedding attire department. The dresses showcased below are some of the most unique gowns I’ve ever come across. Enjoy!


Cooking with Your Honey

Cooking with your significant other is a great alternative to an expensive date night and a good opportunity to learn new cooking skills together (or practice patience if one of you is considerably more skilled than the other). Rich and I love to try new recipes, so I decided to start a monthly blog series sharing the best recipes we’ve found in blogs and magazines.

I’m more experienced in the kitchen, but Rich has been learning a lot as he has more time to cook during the week. He usually picks one to two new dishes to try each week. We store all of our recipes in a google spreadsheet, and we have a large collection of tested appetizers, entrees and desserts. The following links are some tasty (and easy!!) dishes we think you should try.

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Bourbon Steak Sandwich
This sandwich is not your typical brown-bag sub. I could not stop eating the bourbon-marinated steak stacked between the ciabatta bread. We added gruyere cheese to accompany the roasted peppers and homemade tarragon mayonnaise called for in the recipe. This is a sandwich we’ll be sure to make again.

Thai Shrimp Halibut Curry
Rich and I have tried numerous curry recipes, and this is by far the best one we’ve made. The shrimp and halibut are a great alternative to classic chicken curry. This recipe is so delicious Rich might be able to convince me to stay home and make this rather than going out to our favorite Indian restaurant.

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Thai Shrimp Halibut Curry Picture by Rich Kalasky

Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad With Avocado and Parmesan
Maybe it’s my Nebraska roots, but corn on the cob is one of my favorite foods. This salad uses a delicious combination of grilled corn, parmesean and avocado to dress up a traditional pairing of chicken and spinach. Be sure to try this recipe while you can still buy corn at your local farmer’s market.


Wedding Awards

I read numerous wedding blogs, and each week I come across so many beautiful and creative weddings. Rather than provide a link to those blog posts in my Weekend Links, I wanted to directly showcase what I think is the best part of each wedding. I’ve titled this blog series Wedding Awards not because I think couples should try to outdo each other when planning their weddings, but rather because the following weddings earn gold stars in my book for their creativity and stunning details. I hope the following images inspire you as well!