It was two years ago yesterday that Laura wed Adam, celebrating their marriage with a glamorous wedding at The Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
Congratulations, Laura & Adam Wolter! You are no longer newlyweds, but look just as in love today as you did on the day you were married. I send you, Walter Wolter, and your families all my love!
Thank you to our friends at the Hard Rock Hotel, to fab wedding photographer Deidra Wilson, and to Naakiti Floral. And a very special shout out to Gimme Some Sugar who created the perfect cake! Two years later, and people are still talking about (and pinning) it!
Ladies and Gentlemen - I am super excited about presenting you with my latest find for the Groom’s Corner…
Luxury Cufflinks by Bond47…
And super cool, bad-ass cufflinks by their sister company, UniCuffs!
While ladies agonize and pin for hours and days, considering every element and accessory of the wedding party’s look, men are often overlooked and limited to a few variation of tuxedo and suit style, the occasional cool set of socks, and maybe a debate over the merits of facial hair versus no facial hair. One of my favorite ways for men to personalize their wedding looks is with cufflinks. Eternally classy and with that 007 debonaire feel, cufflinks are often overlooked as jewelry that menu can wear on their wedding day and beyond.
Bond47 is my newest obsession! A luxury French-inspired cufflink shop, Bond47 seeks to provide customers with quality designed and crafted cufflinks, while simultaneously empowering them to change the world, one pair of cufflinks at a time. For each pair of cufflinks you buy, Bond47 donates to the charity of your choice - allowing you to help a vast array of causes. Your purchase can go to support any number of organizations, from cleft surgeries and pain relief for children with cancer, human trafficking victims, providing a session of legal aid to a refugee, providing a daily meal for six months to a child in Liberia, or providing a year of drinkable water to a family in India, you decide. You can even support a rescued bear! And if one of these charities don’t tug at your heart strings, you can name your own, and Bond47 will make a donation in honor of your purchase.
Now, perhaps you don’t take yourself too seriously. Maybe your groom is a hipster, a major photography buff, or an undercover super hero. If that’s the case, the look no further than UniCuff.
According to the website, UniCuffs is the only quality cufflinks shop entirely dedicated to SICK MISMATCHED CUFFLINKS. And it’s run by someone who likes to call him (or her?) self the “ANGRY UNICORN” - an internet sensation dedicated to adding a little bit of naughty to the every day lives of menu in jobs with boring cufflinks. Apparently, mismatched cufflinks are the new glitter for those dull days in your cubical.
I don’t necessarily know if these cufflinks will change your life, but I can definitely see them eliciting a giggle or two, and starting a conversation at the water cooler. Or, better yet, with that hot, single bridesmaid.
I cannot think of a cooler gift for your groom, groomsmen, friends, and men! After all, what man doesn’t love feeling like a bad-ass?!? But most importantly, whether you go with the gorgeous, high end Bond47 cufflinks or the cheeky cufflinks by Unicuffs, these cufflinks are guaranteed to be worn time and time again, forever reminding the wearer of your wedding.
Twelve years ago in a small Seattle sports bar, Halona Grimes met Robert “Rocky” Bernard. The years that followed took them from the northern Pacific coast to New York, New Jersey, and Texas. They built a family, having five - yes, FIVE! - children. He has a Super Bowl Ring, and a year ago, he gave her a diamond ring while visiting with her family in Seattle.
When I began planning with Halona & Rocky, she was pregnant with Baby #5. The couple decided on Las Vegas as a central meeting place for friends and family from around the world, and in honor of Halona’s mother, who loved the city of Las Vegas. We had a wonderful time together, and I could hardly wait to share my behind the scenes photos with you.
With a beautiful and big bridal party, Halona was surrounded by her family and friends when she donned her Marisa Bridal Gown and Badgley Mischka shoes - which I die for! Rocky and his groomsmen were dressed to the nines in Michael Kors.
After spending the morning in hair & make up with her girls, Halona was ready to see her groom for the first time. On the way, our NFL Bride was caught up in a whole different sport - the NBA Summer League was in town and staying at the Four Seasons as well! To avoid the craziness, we brought Halona & her bridesmaids down in a private VIP elevator…
Having safely avoided the players and her guests, Halona and Rocky met at the base of the grand staircase for their first look. Afterwards, they were whisked away while guests filed in for their romantic indoor ceremony.
Halona wants a wedding that is timeless and elegant, with pale pinks and romantic touches. Rocky’s biggest concern is that his guests are well fed and taken care of. As a retired athlete, Rocky and his friends can certainly eat! They fell in love with the Four Seasons Las Vegas, and asked them to put together an amazing summer menu that would feed everyone fully without making them feel too hot or heavy!
Once the dinner finished, we will turn the night over to DJ Mike Fox and the ladies from The Joy Squad. Guests couldn’t get enough of the photo booth and were lining the wall waiting for their chance to get some fun photos!
Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Rocky Bernard! We wish you love and many happy years ahead!
Thank you to our friends Dennis and Aliison for helping to plan and execute the wedding at Four Seasons Las Vegas, along with our friends at Naakiti Floral, Alt F Photography, Memory Lane, Joy Squad, DJ Mike Fox, and Make Up in the 702 for being on hand and making Halona and Rocky’s day so wonderful. Bridal Gown: Marisa Bridal Gown | Veil: Weddings by Debbie, Texas | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Groomsmen: Michael Kors | Flower Girls & Baby: David’s Bridal