from Jared: [After a lot of shopping with my style conscious cousin], I was feeling a bit defeated. As we walked back to hang up my rejections, our eyes simultaneously locked on this white blazer with colored specs. Neither of us had seen it there earlier and it reminded me of that scene in Little Shop of Horrors when Seymour spots the Audrey II after the eclipse. It was perfect. I didn't want a traditional matching suit and thought dark blue pants would go well.
more from Jared: Tasha loved it, but said I had to wear a bright tie to make it pop a bit more. I love plants and since were having a lot of bright green plants at the wedding, I searched the web for a skinny neon green linen tie. I found it, as well as the grey shoes and it was all set.
Our wedding was on the beach during the day, and I didn't want to look like I was going to an event in some prefab wedding factory in central NJ. I wanted to wear a bit of a costume and encouraged my guests to do the same. Initially, I wanted to put together this futuristic sci-fi get up (think formal Ziggie Stardust) but that wasn't going to pan out, so I actually think my attire was more conventional than I originally intended. I topped it all off with an ornate tillandsia for my boutonniere.
Jared's tip for other grooms: Just do it. Don't go traditional if that's not what you want. We had no expectations of what anyone would show up in, but we did encourage everyone to have fun with what they were wearing. For some, this was a problem. There are people out there who need specific directions and were confused by our nonchalant approach to attire. But if you have a vision just try to make it work.
Thanks for giving us a little insight into your wedding style, Jared. Congrats to you and Tasha!