Let’s Talk Tuxedos

Let's Talk Tuxedos

So we know you may not get a lot of say in most of the wedding planning … but, the tuxedo consultation is your turn to shine!

What is a tuxedo consultation? 

During a Tuxedo Consultation, you and your fiancé will sit down with one of our trained tuxedo rental specialists to pick out your ensemble for your wedding day. We will talk about your wedding colors and venue, and see if you have a particular look in-mind. This is YOUR wedding, so don’t be shy! We don’t want to show you a light grey suit if you have your mind set on a traditional black tuxedo.

 

the consult

We know it can be intimidating for a guy to walk into a bridal shop, so we strive to make the consultation as quick and painless as possible for you. Scroll down to get a feel of what your consultation will look like.

Step #1

Schedule the appointment. This can be done by calling us at 636-561-4030 or visiting our website www.boulevardbride.com

Step #2

Show up on-time with an idea of what color suit or tuxedo you want to wear. (If you have no clue what color you want, that’s okay too.)

Step #3

First we will get your information and write down the names of your groomsmen, ring bearer(s), ushers, dads, etc. (Hint: If you have 6 full ensemble rentals, you get yours for FREE!)

Step #4

Now for the fun part…  We will begin with book 1 which has all of our suit and tuxedo options. Tell us what you like and what you don’t like. Once we choose your favorites, we’ll narrow it down until we find the one.

Step #5

Now that you have the suit picked out, we can move on to choosing any tie, vest, pocket square, suspenders, shirt, and shoes you may want. (Don’t feel overwhelmed, once you know the color you’re matching, it’s pretty easy).

Step #5

Once we know what you are wearing, we can decide what the rest of your bridal party will wear.

Step #7

We’re almost finished! It’s time to get measured. During this step we will take various measurements and have you try on a sample coat.

Step #8

It’s time to make your down-payment. (Remember, if you have 6 full-ensemble rentals yours is free.) The down payment is 60%. The final payment is due when you pick up your rental.

Step #9

Last but definitely not least, it’s time for you to tell all your groomsmen, ring bearers, ushers, and dads to head on in to get measured. They can come on their lunch-break, after/before work, or on the weekends. Their measurements will take no more than 15 minutes.

Come on In!

Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday / Wednesday: 11-7

Thursday: 3-7

Friday / Saturday: 10-4

Contact

Phone

(636) 561-4030

Mail

boulevardbridal@gmail.com

Address

21 Meadows Circle Dri. Suite 304 Lake St. Louis, MO 63367

Fall Bridesmaid Inspiration

Planning a wedding can be the most fun and most stressful thing all at the same time. From choosing the venue, finding the dress, and figuring out how the heck you are going to pay for everything, you have a lot of decisions on your plate. One of the decisions, is color. The color palette of your wedding is what helps to set the mood and the overall theme of your wedding. If you are getting married in the fall, you don’t want hot pink bridesmaid’s dresses or khaki colored suits. You want to choose colors that compliment the season, the venue, and the theme. 

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If you’re looking for some fall color palette inspiration (or just want to look at pretty bridesmaids dresses) scroll through to read more.

 

Beautiful in Burgundy

Of course we have to start with the most popular color for wall weddings – burgundy! Burgundy, or wine, is a classic and timeless color that will always be associated with the crisp autumn air and colorful falling leaves. Burgundy looks beautiful on all skin-tones and pairs well with almost any color suit. We love how burgundy pops against greenery in bouquets, and how well it compliments the colors of the fall outdoors.

 

   

    

If you’re leaning towards burgundy for your bridesmaids, you’re in luck because you groom and his groomsmen can really wear any-color suit! For a classic yet on-trend look, we suggest the Michael Kors Navy Sterling suit from Jim’s Formal Wear. The trim and tapered fit of the Navy Sterling Wedding Suit fits close to the body for an updated look. It’s tailored in lightweight Venetian Super 130’s wool and features a self-framed notch lapel. The suit pairs well with cognac dress shoes, and can be worn with a vest or suspenders.

Purple Majesty

If you love the idea and the look of burgundy, but want something a little different, go with a deep purple like Concord. Concord is a deep purple that is the perfect mixture of elegance and fun. It will look great with all skin tones, but will make your bridesmaids with fair skin and dark hair, look like a million dollars.

   

    

   

   

Offset the deep hues of Concord with the Clayton Heather Grey Suit. Its ultra slim styling is tailored to fit all body types – including big and tall sizes. Constructed of Super 130’s wool fabric, it’s the most comfortable fit and feel in our line. The Clayton features a self-framed notch lapel and double besom pockets. Pair it with a matching pair of ultra slim fit pants with no stripe and a matching wool vest for the ultimate three-piece look.

Halloween Hues

Are you planning a Halloween themed wedding but want an orange that says classy instead of little-kid-ish? You have to check out our Tangerine colored dresses! Tangerine brings together all the fun of Halloween with the sophistication of a wedding.

   

    

   

   

Complete your Halloween themed wedding with the black Ultra Slim Sterling Wedding Suit. It offers a trim and tapered fit that fits close to your body. Pair it with matching ultra slim fit trousers that offer belt loops and buttons to accommodate suspenders. Also available in slim fit styling to provide sizes for all the members in your party.

Blushing Beauty

Okay, I know what you’re thinking … Pink…for a fall wedding? But really girls, how great would blush dresses look against the crunchy fall leaves and rich colors of fall?! Blush is a fun take on a fall wedding, and a color that looks great on almost every skin tone!

   

    

   

   

A fresh approach to formalwear, the Indigo Blue Lane tuxedo is perfect for your next formal affair. The ultra slim fit styling is tailored to fit all body types – including big and tall sizes. The Lane is tailored in a luxurious Super 120’s wool fabric. It features a satin-edged peak lapel and satin double besom pockets. Pair it with a matching pair of ultra slim fit pants for a trim and tapered silhouette.

Meet Our Boulevard Bride: Julia

Happy Wedding Wednesday! I am seriously so excited to share today’s featured bride with you. Julia is one of our favorite brides here at Boulevard Bride. She has the kindest heart and looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day. Scroll down to learn a little bit about her love story and to see her beautiful wedding pictures (and her cute husband).

What is your husband’s name?

Ethan Nevins

When and where did you get married?

10/20/17

“Our ceremony was at the Conservatory and we had our reception in the Cascade Ballroom at the Heart of St. Charles.”

Did you have a theme for your wedding?

“Our theme was essentially fall/autumn”

Who was your photographer?

“Zoe Life Photography, and she is the bomb dot com. She is incredible!”

Who did your hair and makeup?

“My hair was done by Caitie Stark at JuJu B’s Salon. My makeup was done by Ashley Caito, a family friend who used to be a makeup artist for MAC.”

 

How did you two meet?

“We actually met when Ethan started working at Starbucks. I had already been a barista for several years and he started working at the same store in Lake Saint Louis.”

When did you know that he was the one?

“I don’t think there was ever one specific moment that made me think Ethan was ‘the one.’ I just realized one day that I always wanted him in my life and I couldn’t imagine not spending every day with him.”

 

Tell us about the proposal!

“Earlier in the week of the proposal, we had planned a date night to see The Jungle Book. It had just come out and I’m a huge Disney nerd, so we made a plan to go see it that Friday since we were both off. I think it was Wednesday or Thursday that he suggested we go out for drinks afterwards and I was more than okay with that. Fast forward to us leaving the theater and heading to VB’s Chocolate Bar. Little did I know that he had planned to propose there! He had secretly ordered a beautiful and delicious dessert and the staff put the ring box on the silver tray with the dessert! He took the box, got on one knee, and asked me to marry him. It was such a sweet evening!”

 

Tell us about the proposal!

“Earlier in the week of the proposal, we had planned a date night to see The Jungle Book. It had just come out and I’m a huge Disney nerd, so we made a plan to go see it that Friday since we were both off. I think it was Wednesday or Thursday that he suggested we go out for drinks afterwards and I was more than okay with that. Fast forward to us leaving the theater and heading to VB’s Chocolate Bar. Little did I know that he had planned to propose there! He had secretly ordered a beautiful and delicious dessert and the staff put the ring box on the silver tray with the dessert! He took the box, got on one knee, and asked me to marry him. It was such a sweet evening!”

 

What was your first dance song? Why?

“We went back and forth with our first dance song, but we decided on “Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop” by Landon Pigg. Since we actually did meet and fall in love at a coffee shop, I thought it was a perfect balance of sweet, cheesy, and easy to dance to.”

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

“My favorite memory from my wedding day was just getting to marry the love of my life and being able to spend the day with so many loved ones. Over half of our guests came from out of town, so it was so wonderful celebrating with them.”

What is the best part about being married?

“The best part about being married is that I get to grow up and go through life with the best partner I could ever ask for. It’s a great feeling knowing that I’m sharing my life with someone I love so much.”

Do you have any advice for engaged couples?

“My advice would be to enjoy every moment with each other, and realize that throughout this crazy life it won’t always be sunshine and roses. It’s important to never lose sight of how much you love your partner, no matter what like throws your way.”

Meet Our Boulevard Bride: Kaitlyn

It’s #WeddingWednesday here at Boulevard Bride, and to celebrate we are sharing a wonderful couple’s story with you!

Meet Kaitlyn and Joseph. This cute couple got married two years ago on July 23, 2016. They had a beautiful park wedding in Washington, Missouri, and hosted their reception at the Best Western Reception Hall. Scroll down to learn a little more about them and see their special day.

What was the theme for your wedding?

“Our theme was rustic!”

Who was your photographer?

“Endless Magic by Jessica Politte”

Who did your hair and makeup?

“My girls and I got our hair and makeup done at Ulta”

How did you two meet?

“We actually met at Target where we worked. But what’s crazy is we went to school together when we were in middle school and even rode the same bus! Who would have known I would marry this man!

When did you know he was “the one”?

“I don’t really think there was an exact moment I knew. Just everyday growing closer and enjoying being with each other every second and many other things just made me fall in love with this man.”

Tell us about the proposal!

“We were on vacation in Tennessee and he proposed at dinner in front of my whole family and the whole restaurant! It was amazing!”

What was your first dance song? Why?

“Ed Sheeran ‘Thinking Out Loud’ because we love that it talks about growing old and we would love nothing more than to grow old together!”

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

“My favorite memory would be walking down the aisle. Just the butterflies I had and the feeling I felt was the scariest most happy moment of my life and that day!”

What is the best part about being married?

“The best part is waking up every morning knowing you have someone by your side that supports you to the fullest and loves you unconditionally.”

What advice do you have for engaged or newly married couples?

“Make sure you keep communication in your relationship! Talk to each other and tell each other the way you feel. Nothing can change or get fixed by trying to guess what you’re feeling. Be honest and communicate.”

Meet Our Boulevard Bride: Sarah

We are so excited to share our awesome bride, Sarah, with you this week!

From the moment she called us to ask us if we had her black and white

wedding dress, we knew that she was going to be so much fun! We hope

that you enjoy this post and her photos as much as we do!

When And Where Did You Get Married?

“[We were married at] Unity Church of Light in St. Charles. The reception was at All Occasion Banquet Center also in St. Charles.”

What Was The Theme Or Vibe Of Your Wedding?

“We didn’t necessarily have a theme. Everything was about having fun and enjoying each other.”

Who Took Your Wedding Photos?

“Joy Lynn Photography”

Who Did Your Hair And Makeup?

“The ladies at Eclipse Salon in St. Peters are amazing!!”

How Did You And Jesse Meet? 

“Jess and I met at a party a week before Thanksgiving in 2010.”

How Did He Propose To You?

“Jess proposed on Christmas day under the Christmas tree. We were taking a family picture and he was in the back behind me holding a sign that said ‘will you marry me?’.  As a girl I wanted to see the picture to make sure I looked ok. It took me a minute to understand what he was doing in the photo, but I turned around and he was on one knee.”

When Did You Know He Was “The One”?

“I knew Jess was the “one” when we were pregnant and having our first daughter. Seeing him with Avery Faye was the most beautiful moment and I knew 100% I needed Jess forever.”

What Is Your Favorite Memory From Your Wedding Day?

“I loved every minute of our wedding, but for me dancing with my Daddy was a favorite moment.”

What Was Your First Dance Song?

“Our song is ‘Cowboys and Angels’ by Dustin Lynch. Every word in that song is us. We live for each other. Plus there is nothing I love more than seeing him in his boots.”

What Is The Best Part Of Being Married?

“The best part of being married is finally having the same name as my children and being able to say he’s my husband.”

Meet Our Boulevard Bride: Elena

We are so excited to share with you the beautiful wedding of our Boulevard Bride, Elena, and her husband Jon! Elena and Jon were married on July 8, 2017, in St. Augustine, Florida. Their low-key Florida wedding was perfectly captured by Drew Photography.

How Did You and Jon Meet?

“We met through an online dating site, but we realized that we had been going to the same gym and lived within miles of each other for years!”

How Did You Propose?

“Our proposal was definitely unconventional – actually I proposed to him. After three years together, being the proud parents of two fur babies (mastiffs) and owning a mortgage together, I was ready to seal the deal on forever. After I proposed to Jon, we didn’t tell our families for a week, picked out engagement rings together, and then surprised them at a dinner the following week.”

Where Did You Get Married?

“We wanted our wedding to be super low-key, fun, and budget friendly. So, we were lucky enough to host it at my uncle’s beautiful 10+ acre property near St. Augustine, Florida, during our family reunion. We had a short ceremony and then “trashed the dress” by jumping in the pool afterwards. We had a doughnut buffet instead of a traditional wedding cake.”

What Was The Theme For Your Wedding?

“Our theme was sort of beachy rustic. We had a lot of whites, tans, and reclaimed wood accents.”

Who Did Your Hair And Makeup?

“We had a local hairstylist style our hair, and we all did our own makeup. I practiced my wedding makeup a few weeks before to get the routine down.”

Who Took Your Pictures?

“Our pictures were done by the amazing Katrina Drew of Drew Photography. She was absolutely amazing, and I would recommend her to anyone seeking a destination wedding in Florida! She’s so sassy and vibrant!”

What Is Your Favorite Thing About Each Other?

“My favorite thing about Jon is that he is a perfect team player and leader. He loves to support people around him, and gets happiness from making others happy. I take more risks with him, whether it’s trying a new sport or career path, because I know I can count on him. As far as his favorite thing about me . . . it’s probably my awesome cooking skills (haha)!”

What Is The Best Part About Being Married?

“Being married is like having your own personal life coach with you at all times – my husband is always cheering me on, encouraging me to take risks, and pushing me to be the best me. Knowing he’s always with me on this journey through life gives me a confidence and hope that is unmatched.”

What Is Your Favorite Memory From Your Wedding Day?

“My favorite memory from our wedding day is “trashing the dress” and jumping in the pool right after our wedding ceremony. All of our bridesmaids, groomsmen, and parents jumped in my uncle’s pool after the ceremony – still in our wedding attire.”