A Weekend of Tuxes and Diamonds
Sunday, November 8th, 2009 at 5:17pm
First off, I want to apologize for being MIA lately. Can you believe it has been three days since my last post? Unfortunately it will probably only get worse as we head into finals these next few weeks. I have TONS of posts just waiting to be written, I only wish I had more time!
This past week Mr. Knight and I reviewed our little checklist for what needs to be done each month before the wedding. We are 6 months out and the list is long that we need to accomplish this month. We need to find a Priest, a florist, rent the chairs for our ceremony, look for flower girl dresses, search for wedding bands, register for gifts, and pick out tuxes.
This weekend we decided to try and tackle the Priest (sorry for the football pun) and the tuxes. We went to Men’s Warehouse on Saturday and picked out the tuxes for Mr. Knight and his Groomsmen. Mr. Knight was so sweet and modeled the two combinations for me (since I’m a very visual person). :-)
Mr. Knight is wearing the Groomsmen’s tux. The Groomsmen will be wearing an ivory shirt (since my dress is ivory), and a pool vest and tie to match the bridesmaid dresses, along with a Calvin Klein tux. The Tux is specially made to be as cool (temperature) as possibly. Which is good, considering our wedding is outside in May at 5 in the afternoon. Can you say hot?
*Note: The jacket is way too small and Mr. Knight needs a haircut and to shave his face. Don’t judge Mr. Knight’s hott-ness from these photos.
Mr. Knight is modeling what he will be wearing when we tie the knot in 6 months. I originally wanted him in a color, since we are both very cheerful and bright people. But, the sales lady some how convinced me to go with all ivory. I was skeptical but once he had it on I was pretty happy. Boy, does he look sharp.
*Yes, Mr. Knight is wearing khaki shorts. It is Gainesville. It is hot…. and it is Game day. What can I say?
**Yes… that is a Christmas tree you see in the background. Men’s Warehouse is out of control.
Men’s Warehouse also had grey suits for rentals, which I would have LOVED for Mr. Knight and his groomsmen (check out my inspiration for it here) to wear… or even khaki suits. But, Mr. Knight would not budge on wearing a black tux. Which, in the end I’m very pleased with.
We also dropped by the mall to check out some wedding bands. We found one that matched my engagement ring PERFECTLY! I couldn’t believe it. The round diamonds and baguettes lined up perfectly with the ones on my engagement ring.
Mr. Knight ruled it out and said we should continue looking and take a trip to Orlando to some jewelry stores. His problem with the ring? It didn’t have big enough diamonds in it. Don’t you just love him?♥ Too bad ladies, this one is taken!
Another problem with the wedding band is that you couldn’t specify the clarity of the diamonds since it was a ‘stock’ setting. Mr. Knight says he wants the diamonds to be as perfect as possible. We always noticed that with my engagement ring the side diamonds are not as sparkly (it was a stock setting) compared with my center diamond (hand picked by Mr. Knight). He always says to me that he wants to make sure we get exactly what we want. Which you should when you will be wearing something for the rest of your life. That is a long time to wear something your not happy with.
I believe Thanksgiving weekend we will be driving down to Orlando to check out some wedding bands for both him and I. Stay tuned shortly after for a full run down complete with pictures of some beautiful diamonds!