Member News – March 2024

Member News – March 2024

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you’ll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way.

New Year, new publications! Friar Tux has been busy being showcased in some amazing features, such as this Beautiful Jewel-Toned Blending of Cultures in California in Style Me Pretty. This gorgeous wedding embraced both Indian and Western cultures to create a truly unique and stunning design. Friar Tux loves that the groom rocked the Black Shawl Lapel Tuxedo with traditional black-tie accessories to keep it classic and modern at the same time. The other fun feature for Friar Tux was this Elegant Fall Wedding with Burgundy Flowers in Orange County, CA in Wedding Sparrow. The groom and his chic groomsmen wore Black Notch Lapel Performance Tuxedos that perfectly complemented the bridesmaid’s dusty lilac gowns. Last month, Friar Tux was honored to receive both The Knot Best of Weddings 2024 and Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards 2024! Friar Tux is also in The Knot’s Hall of Fame and is truly grateful to serve as a partner in style for its customers for nearly 50 years.

Caroline’s Collective had a playful Texas wedding with whimsical decor & a carousel reception featured on Style Me Pretty. The ceremony was set with giant oak trees hung with chandeliers. Beneath them were arranged mix-and-match vintage chairs and couches in coordinating vibrant colors. A multi-colored floral chuppah stood in the center as the unique floral design melted one block of color into the next. This wildflower theme carried on throughout the night with an array of printed tablecloths, pressed floral signage, name cards, and floral-painted menus.

Tanya Pushkine aka The Vow Whisperer recorded several podcasts this past month. They include: Behind the Veil as well as: How to Create an Epic Wedding Ceremony Tanya also appeared on: I’ll Marry You – Speaking with the Amazing Tanya Pushkine. Tanya is based in New York and works globally creating and producing epic wedding ceremony experiences.

Christie Osborne will take the stage with Jordan Kendris to present “Maximizing Conversions with Empathy: Leveraging CRO in User-Centric Website Design” at The Signature CEO conference March 18-20, 2024. With Jordan’s professional background as a UX Designer and his industry leadership in event stationery design, he brings a wealth of knowledge for creating websites that work, without sacrificing beauty and style. Christie’s experience in analytics and measurement marketing take the guessing out of what works (and what doesn’t) for small business owners and entrepreneurs. They will show attendees how to get more website inquiries through thoughtful web design that is both beautiful AND practical.

This was truly a month of magical publications for Friar Tux. Starting with this dreamy love story featured in The New York Times, Regina + Justin’s romance is one for the books and the newspaper with the groom wearing a Black Notch Lapel Performance Tuxedo by Michael Kors on his wedding day. Then Friar Tux partnered with Wish Upon a Wedding, a non-profit community of vendors who come together and donate their time + talents to help couples facing terminal illness have their dream wedding without the financial burden. Beth and Candace’s wedding was a wonderful day with one of the brides wearing a Navy Shawl Lapel Tuxedo. Next is this uber fierce moment where Friar Tux was featured on the cover of LENSATIONAL Model and Photographer Magazine with the groom model wearing a Black Velvet Peak Lapel Tuxedo. Last, but certainly not least, Friar Tux’s online rental brand Stitch & Tie was featured in California Wedding Day showcases-wedding-suits with this Palm Springs perfection with one bride in a sleek White Shawl Lapel Dinner Jacket and the other in a powerful Rose Pink Notch Lapel Suit.

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