While Sammy Ng and his fiancée were gathering headshots of their bridal party for their wedding website, he hit upon an idea: gifting each groomsman a customized glass.
Fine Accessories For Dashing Grooms: Add Style To Your Wedding Day Attire With Avant-Garde Accessories
Add style to your wedding day attire with these avant-garde accessories from a variety of California vendors.
(left) Margaret Rowe’s one-of-a-kind antique golden bow tie boutonniere, circa 1950s, is a charming touch. The etched gold filigree adds a dashing accent to a lapel or tuxedo pocket. $225, from Margaret Rowe Couture Jewelry in Santa Monica, margaretrowe.com. (right) Command the scene with Margaret Rowe’s ruby King’s Crest lapel pin. This heirloom piece from the 1940s features a ruby Czech crystal and glass pearl accents nestled in gold metalwork. $215.
Forgo the flowers in favor of Maria Elena’s silver boutonniere featuring Swarovski crystal fabric and mother of pearl detailing. Also available in gold. $250, online at Maria Elena Headpieces and Accessories.
Dune Jewelry, the Original Beach Sand Jewelry Company’s tie bar ($110) and sterling silver rope cuff links ($150) are sentimental and stylish. These handcrafted accessories capture an experience and place with the incorporation of sand and natural elements. Grooms can customize tie bars, cufflinks, keychains and necklaces by selecting a significant location from Dune’s “Sandbank,” which features natural elements from more than 3,500 locations around the world, including California beaches, hiking trails, golf courses and other sites. If Dune Jewelry doesn’t have your favorite beach in their “Sandbank,” you can provide the material, and their jewelers will create your perfect piece. Online at Dune Jewelry, dunejewelry.com.
Long Beach–based Vanessa Baba’s “Chainsmoker” boasts a cabochon crafted from genuine raw pyrite gemstones and a brass chain. $245, online at Vanessa Baba’s Etsy shop, etsy.com.
Fashion-forward grooms can introduce some swagger to their tuxedo with Camilla Christine’s bespoke moonstone-drop antique gold swag lapel pin, made exclusively for California Wedding Day. $150, available by request at Camilla Christine, camillachristine.com.
Maria Elena’s handmade “10” cufflinks are crafted with tarnish-resistant metals and Swarovski crystals. $205, online at Maria Elena Headpieces and Accessories, mariaelenaheadpieces.com.
Channel your best royal moment by sporting Friar Tux Shop’s gray ascot with either white polka dots or black stripes. Price upon request, Friar Tux Shop, multiple locations, friartux.com.
Oakland artisan Kat Martin’s bolo tie features a handmade gold and marble cabochon with gold-leaf accents strung on a faux leather tie. $45, from Kat Martin’s shop on Etsy, etsy.com.