Wedding Attire: Dress to Impress

Wedding Attire: Dress to Impress

What will I wear?

Have you ever received a wedding invitation that left you completely questioning what will I wear? Maybe the request for specific attendee attire is printed in a few words on the invitation, or maybe the formality of the event is socially implied via venue, location, or time of day.

Regardless, between black tie optional, semi-formal, casual and so forth, the language of wedding dress codes can feel impossible to decode. Preparing that perfectly polished outfit to have you confident enough for the dance floor while enhancing the overall style of the event is crucial for a memorable party. Weddings are photography havens; from wedding day hashtags to professional pictures and photo booths, you will surely end up in the background of several images. You’ll feel your best, knowing that you look your best.

 Our friends at T.M.Lewin, the fine London-based tailors have created a savvy style guide to help all wedding attendees navigate what to wear for the upcoming season of special occasions. Whether you’re only on the guestlist or even preparing a toast, these helpful style tips will have you appropriately prepared no matter how formal or casual the event might be. Historically, the T.M.Lewin company is well known for their timeless innovations to the coat-shirt, better recognized today as the button-down shirt or button front dress shirt. It is no question that this classic garment has become a wardrobe standard in wedding culture. Today, the historic British tailors at T.M.Lewin continue to lend their generations worth of dress code wisdom to have you styled to impress.

So ladies, if you’re like me and your job is to dress your husband or boyfriend, you should check out T.M. Lewin.  They have great prices and extraordinary craftsmanship! You and your partner will look like a million bucks!











Ford’s Colony Wedding Reception with Elizabeth & Dennis

Ford’s Colony Wedding Reception with Elizabeth & Dennis


Congratulations to Dennis & Elizabeth!!!!


Wedding Ceremony at Ford’s Colony from Elisabeth Daley on Vimeo.


Elizabeth and Dennis planned their destination wedding at Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg, Virginia all the way from Florida.  Thanks to the amazing hands-on service by Private Events Director, Shay Rybin and her Banquet Captain Jennifer, and all the wedding professionals involved…the wedding was practically flawless!

Check Out These Video Clips:

Enjoy these video clips of a real wedding in Williamsburg VA at Ford’s Colony.  The wedding recessional, great Aunt Sue dancing to “Celebration”, “Apache” and of course, “Uptown Funk”!  Lots of fun by everyone!

“Uptown Funk” – starring everyone!

Ford’s Colony Wedding Reception from Elisabeth Daley on Vimeo.



Dancing at Ford’s Colony Wedding from Elisabeth Daley on Vimeo.


“Celebration” featuring Great Aunt Sue!

Family Friendly Wedding Reception from Elisabeth Daley on Vimeo.


“Apache” – starring the usual suspects!

Wedding Reception at Ford’s Colony from Elisabeth Daley on Vimeo.


Always Have A Rain Plan

The original plan was to have the ceremony outside by the pond, but 24  hours before the wedding the forecast was very iffy to say the least. Because of this, the decision was made to go with the rain plan and have the ceremony inside the dining room.  It’s a good thing, because during the time of the ceremony it was raining buckets outside.

Special Dances

First Dance:  “At Last” by Etta James
Father/Daughter Dance:  “I Loved Her First” by Heartland
Groom/Sister Dance:  “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

Love Story

How does a girl from Fredericksburg, Virginia who is the oldest of 6, meet a boy from Philadelphia who is the baby of 7? Naturally, they meet in Naples, Florida! They had their first date on April 22, 2014 at Miller’s ale House. And even though it was love at first sight…they didn’t get engaged until about a year and a half later.

And before they could get engaged….Dennis had to muster up the nerve to call Elizabeth’s parents and ask for their blessing.

Which they granted.

So…in their apartment, with their only witness being their fur baby, Franklin….who is a miniature schnauzer….Dennis popped the question on November 14, 2015.

These two truly compliment each other…Dennis is neat and tidy…while Elizabeth admits that she is a little messy and unorganized. Elizabeth knows lots of random useless trivia facts…while Dennis has street smarts and common sense. She is emotional, boisterous and loud while Dennis is calm and more reserved.

But at the end of the day, they balance each other out, and bring out the best in each other…unless, of course… they begin debating whose sports teams are the best.

He loves the Philadelphia Eagles…and her heart is with the Washington Redskins.

Dennis loves the Phillies and Elizabeth is a die-hard Yankees fan.

Of course, they both agree on their mutual love of the Penn State Nittany Lions.

They love good food and laughter, and now on the three year anniversary of their first date…in front of their family and friends…they are beginning a new chapter in their lives….and now it’s time for their first dance as husband and wife

Wedding Professionals

Wedding Venue:  Ford’s Colony – Private Event Director:  Shay Rybin
DJ & Coordinator:  Liz Daley Events
Photographer:  Deborah Fox & Pat Wilson
Cake:  Cindy’s Cakery
Harpist:  Diana Dunnavant
Flowers:  Arlene at Morrison’s
Ceremony Chairs:  Williamsburg Event Rentals