Men in Grey: Becky + Mike’s Winter Wedding at Houston Station; Styled by Street Tuxedo
Friday, August 24, 2012
Winter weddings are typically styled in dark colors, a nice contrast on bleak days or in the snow, but Becky and Mike have proven that light grey tuxedos from Street Tuxedo can add a lovely softness to their choice of dark blue bridesmaids' dresses. Their wedding was held at Houston Station, with all of it's romance and their unique coffee bar. Hopefully, you will enjoy their day and the photos by Mary Rosenbaum as much as we did!
Their wedding highlight video by First Dance Pictures!
Becky + Mike
Wedding Date ~ January 22, 2011
Ceremony + Reception Venue ~ Houston Station
Guests ~ around 150
$20,000 – 50,000
Planner | Kristin Kaplan of Simply Stunning Events for month-of planning
Photographer | Mary Rosenbaum Photographs
Venue I Houston Station
Videographer | First Dance Pictures
Gown | Jim Hjelm from Faccio Bridal
Bride’s Accessories | Veil: Faccio Bridal, Shoes: Steve Madden, Faux Fur Jacket: Forever 21
Groom’s Attire / Groomsmen Attire | Street Tuxedo
Bridesmaids Attire | Anthropologie
Hair + Makeup | Amy Lynn Larwig
Stationery | Etsy
Caterer | Becky Daniel - Burton Catering
Cake Artist | The Bake Shoppe
Floral Designer | Sue Workman
Ceremony & Reception Music | iPod
Rentals | Southern Events
Lighting | Nashville Event Lighting
Coffee Bar | Scott Davis of Noteable Blends
My Wedding Details
How would you describe your style as a couple?
I’d say our style as a couple is comfortable, uncomplicated, and inviting.
How did you incorporate that style into your wedding?
I really wanted our wedding to be personal, warm, romantic, and classic. I think that our style was portrayed through the minimal décor, warm lighting, and cozy atmosphere. Houston Station has such an inviting feel with the hardwoods, exposed beams and brick throughout. Pairing that with soft string-lights and candles/lanterns created such a warm and comfortable, yet oh so romantic, feeling for our day.
What was your guests’ favorite aspect of your wedding?
I think our guests loved the coffee bar. It was a January wedding, so the availability and variety of the delicious custom-made coffees, teas, and hot chocolates was a definite crowd-pleaser. We even had our own custom coffee blend made up and given out as favors!
Also, our wedding had traces of our 3-year long-distance relationship intertwined. Our invitations and our groom’s cake were good examples of this. (The groom’s cake was a replica of a Southwest airplane flying between Maryland and Tennessee). Aside from that, I heard from a lot of the guests talk about how much they loved the venue itself and how unique it was.
Where did you splurge? Where did you save/DIY?
We splurged on my dress and our photography. I always knew those were the two things I cared most about spending money on. We saved on music by having a friend work an iPod for the ceremony/reception. We saved on invitations by using Etsy. We also kept our florals and catering very simple to keep costs down in those areas. We didn’t want anything elaborate, and preferred to keep the focus on us and our commitment.
Why did you choose tuxedos for your groom / groomsmen? How did you decide what colors they should wear? Did Street Tuxedo have the right colors or a broad enough variety?
I knew going in that I wanted the guys to be in grey. The bridesmaids were wearing navy blue with black details and I didn’t want use black for the groomsmen too. I wanted to keep them a little lighter. I originally wanted them in a deep grey, but when we went in to Street Tuxedo we were shown a lighter grey and we ended up loving it. We compared it against one of the bridesmaid dresses and we thought it worked out well.
What did you most enjoy or not enjoy about choosing your men’s attire from Street Tuxedo?
The ladies at Street Tuxedo were very easy to work with and the process was very simple from beginning to end. Now that the wedding day is over, is there anything about your planning process you feel you could have done differently? Our planning process was rushed to say the least. We planned our wedding 3 months from our engagement (tired of long-distance dating). I think we did a pretty good job considering the time allowed. It worked out surprisingly well!
In one sentence, what words of advice do you have for couples in the midst of their planning?
Don’t plan your wedding for other people, the day is about your love for each other and that should be your focus from the proposal to the “I do”!