Kim and Joel didn’t let rain ruin their big day.

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Kim & Joel

The golden sunsets of the wide open land are enough to entice me to fall in love with a country wedding, but when it’s a beautiful modern Australian farm wedding like Kim and Joel’s complete with the memory of a sudden downpour, dancing in the farmhouse garden and dining under sparkling lights – it’s sure to be one best enjoyed over a cup of tea! Emma Nayler was there to capture it all.

On how they met, Kim tells, “We met through mutual friends years ago and started seeing each other 8 years ago.”

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The bride chose her gown from The Babushka Ballerina , noting, “It was a two piece dress from the Babushka Ballerina, I selected it because it reflected my style, was timeless (hopefully!), and I felt comfortable in it. I wanted something that suited my usual style (for example I never wear strapless clothes, so didn’t want a strapless dress!). I had a great experience with dress hunting, but the decision was hard and in the end I just went with the dress that I felt myself in and that I would be most happy to still look back at in 20 years.”

The bride’s family farm hosted the wedding, Kim explaining, “We had the Ceremony and the Reception in my parent’s garden at “Hayfields”, my family property near Dalby, Queensland. We didn’t have it in a marquee or anything and it was all open air in the garden which was perfect for the casual and fun atmosphere we were aiming for. The garden was absolutely perfect and my parents put an incredible amount of work in to it in the year leading up.”

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Kay Graham officiated the ceremony, which included a surprise downpour! “We aimed for a casual and simple ceremony. It was in a separate part of the garden and included a mix of vintage chairs. We also used a vintage side table to sign our marriage certificates on which used to be my grandparent’s table. We wanted to keep it very pared back so the garden could shine through. We had a downpour of rain in the middle of the ceremony which made it a memorable experience, but the sun came out just in time for us to sign our certificates.”

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“We loved having it at our family farm, our amazing bridal party, all of our friends and family who came together and put in an incredible amount of work, the fun and relaxed atmosphere, and the fact that everything about it reflected exactly who we are.”


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Of their photographer, Kim notes, “Our photographer was fantastic. She was so easy to deal with the entire planning process and was a dream to work with on the day. She made the photographing experience so casual, relaxed and fun and was even kind enough to lend me her boots so I could trudge through the mud in the paddock while getting photos. I think the quality of her work does all the talking, though. She captured every little element perfectly and her photos reflect exactly how the day was.”

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Congratulations on your marriage Kim and Joel! To read the entire blog and see all the pictures visit Polka Dot Bride’s blog page Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Emma Nayler for sharing today’s celebration!

Photographer: Emma Nayler / Bride’s Dress: The Babushka Ballerina / Bride’s Shoes:Kate Spade / Bride’s Jewellery: Samantha Wills / Groom’s Attire: Made With Class / Groom’s Shoes: Jeff Banks / Groomsmen Attire: Spurling Formalwear / Bridesmaid Dresses: Samantha Rose / Bridesmaid Dresses: White Runway / Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell / Bridesmaid Dresses: Paper Crown / Bridesmaid Dresses: Frock and Frill / Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS /Hairstylist: Katrina Devlin Hairstylist / Makeup Artist: Mirror Mirror Makeup Artistry / Floral: Friends /Invitations & Stationery: Minted / Venue: Private Property / Ceremony Hire Items: Elegant Vintage Hire Toowoomba / Ceremony Officiant: Kay Graham / Rental Furniture: Elegant Vintage Hire Toowoomba / Rental Furniture: Poppies for Willow / Band: Preserve the Moose /Catering: Annie Makim / Cake: Bride’s Mother / Wedding Rings: Hogans Family Jewellers

50 Shades of Grey – Tailored Suits Editions

At least once a week we get asked the question, “If I could only choose one colour suit, what colour should it be?” This might come across as a relatively simple question to answer for some, however we promise you it’s not.

We guarantee that the majority of the public would say that ‘navy’ is the colour to choose, and maybe they’re correct. However, we’re here to argue why you should consider one of the many shades of grey as an alternative option.

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Don’t get us wrong, we still believe that navy makes for an awesome daytime and business suit. We Just don’t believe that it matches up in versatility against a grey suit.

Long gone are the days of the ‘smart relaxed’ look. Douse your collection of chinos with fuel and set a match to them because the time has come to get down and suit up!

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So we have your attention now, you’re interested in a grey suit. Good, now we’re going to tell you some tips to help you choose which shade, because there is literally 50 of them. To make this blog palatable we’re going to stick to a more definitive question, Light Grey or Dark Grey? Once you decide that then your selection process will be much easier.

Traditionally, the darker the grey the more formal the suit is considered. We’re speaking from first hand experience when we say that it’s easier to accessorise with darker suits than it is with the lighter alternative.

Take this example of formal styling for your dark grey suit:

Weddings – A crisp white shirt with a patterned tie and matching accessories.

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Funerals – A plain black shirt, high shine black shoes and your choice of black tie.

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Formal events – French cuffed, cutaway collar with your choice of bow-tie and an understated pocket square.
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Business Attire – Checked Shirt with a solid tie and tie pin.

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Light grey is also very versatile and should exist in the wardrobe of any sophisticated suit-wearer. Men who sport suits out of business necessity will naturally want to opt for darker colors and more conservative choices; men who want to look sharp when they go out socially can wear light grey with confidence. The color will stand out as a consciously-thought choice rather than a default style. Wearing a light grey suit is is a great way to feel like you’re dapperly dressed without feeling like you’re in a business meeting.

Men who reside or work in hot, humid climates will also want to think about investing in a light grey suit, especially one that is lined with 100% natural fibers like ours at Made with Class Suits. It’s no surprise that dress codes tend to relax as the thermometer climbs, meaning that a light grey suit might be a more useful piece of business wear for those working in a tropical climate.

At the end of the day, light grey isn’t a suit that every man needs – but it’s a colour that nearly any man can look good in if he wants to. Many of our customers are using their light grey blazers in combinations of blue or black trousers, getting the maximum mileage out of their garment. This looks fantastic.

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Adding a light gray suit to the closet gives you a powerful tool for social occasions and a unique chance to stand out in a crowd. Here’s an example of some light grey options.

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If you’re interested in purchasing a suit through us please contact us here.

 

 

Photographer Appreciation Post

Big thanks to Infinity Faith Photography and Set in Stone Photography.

Time for an appreciation post!!! Both Infinity Faith Photography and Set in Stone Photography recently helped us complete our first ever styled shoot without piggy backing off our sister business Made With Love Bridal.

The idea and vision of this shoot was to break away from the wedding scene and exhibit some our newest designs in a way that would be more appealing to our male customers. Despite it currently being winter in Australia, we wanted to show our versatility by unveiling some of our summer suits. Picking a suit for your wedding that you wish to wear after the fact is something that you should consider when shopping for your wedding suit.

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Nathan from Set in Stone Photography.

Before we could shoot we needed to decide on a location. I rung Nathan from Set in Stone photography to see if he
knew off any cool places to complete the shoot.

Specializing in adventure sports photography, Nathan was aware of many cool locations and hidden gems local to our Made With Class Showroom. He’s best suggestion was Pizzey Park Skate Bowl. With a mix of old school graffiti and clean concrete skate bowls he knew that it would be the perfect location.

I was so pleased that Nathan had suggested Pizzey Park, and was absolutely blown away when he offered to be the second shooter for the day. Nathan and the team at Set in Stone Photography are passionate about all things photography and he was keen to play an active role in helping our vision come to life.

The lead photographer on the day was none other than Gerhard from Infinity Faith Photography. We originally became aware of Infinity Faith Photography through Made With Love Bridal who had used them numerous times on previous shoots. We absolutely loved the work they put together for our sister business and adore their photography portfolio.

 

 

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Gerhard gave us a pep talk prior to the shoot and made us clarify exactly what the purpose of the shoot was. He asked us questions like “what is the feel” and “who is the buyer”? Infinity Faith Photography wanted to make sure that not only were we clear on what we wanted, but how exactly he could assist us portray the look we wanted through his photographs. Gerhard is a dream photographer and knows how to direct a model and shoot with ease. He had the ability to direct and make constructive suggestions which in our opinion made the shoot a complete success.

We couldn’t be happier with how the shoot went. We’ve already received such great feedback, and orders of our new products. We couldn’t have done it without such enthusiastic photographers. Thank you Infinity Faith and Set in Stone. You’re absolute legends!!!

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Below are some of our favorite pictures from each photographer.

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Pictures of the Alex suit taken by Infinity Faith Photography.

Pictures of the Alex suit taken by Infinity Faith Photography.

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Pictures of our Ryan suit by Infinity Faith Photography.

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Set in Stone Photography capturing some awesome behind the scenes shots.

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Set in Stone capturing the different looks of the versatile Ryan suit.