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Because weddings are primarily feminine affairs it is becoming popular to have a ‘Man Cave’ for the gentlemen.  This is a nearby room or area of the reception that might have cigars, brandy, scotch and a flat screen with the game on. Men are notorious for disappearing to find a safe haven and a television with ESPN.  Why not already have this available to them?

We put together what we believe would be some great components for building the perfect man cave for your reception:

A whiskey bar or brandy bar.

A cigar bar or if your budget allows it you could even bring in a person to hand roll cigars for your guests.

Comfy leather furniture or lounge chairs.

Flat screens with cable or satellite access to broadcast the latest game.

And if room permits – even providing a gaming station.

What do you think would make the perfect man cave?

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Neck ties and bow ties are a great way for the men in a wedding party to express themselves.  Here are some fun options.Mint Julep Cups printed on a blue background from Vineyard Vines

Silk oversized Burberry plaid tie from Nordstrom

This Brooks Brothers Bow Tie is reversible with oars on one side and an oversized stripe on the other.

A twist on traditional with this old-school wide-striped tie from J.Crew

Blue crabs, starfish and sand dollars from Southern Proper

This woven plaid version is from Ben Silver

It is hard to see at first, but this Ferragamo tie is printed with pairs of birds that almost look like little ‘love birds’.


The classic Ralph Lauren Black Label black satin bow tie.

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So often details for the men in the wedding party are overlooked. But a boutonniere will be in every picture the groom is in so why not make it just as personal and unique as the brides bouquet? After looking around these are some of our favorite non-traditional takes on boutonnieres:

First of all don’t think you are stuck with flowers.  Boutonnieres can be made from colorful felt, feathers, fabric pinwheels, yarn, buttons or a combination of many materials for a mixed media look!

Get creative with totally fresh ideas. The film flower is perfect for a photographer and the guitar would be great for the music lover and party horns (what!?! – we love this) would be pure perfection for a New Years Eve wedding! Other cool ideas were wheat, pinwheels, cotton, shells and one that even looks like an award ribbon (appropriate for most grooms we think!)

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