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Style – Dashing Suits and Elegant Gowns

Published on November 1, 2011 . Blog, Issue 48

Although the classic tuxedo will forever be the pinnacle of style and sophistication for that special wedding day, Shawn Swinney, owner of The Tux Shop of Tyler, is bringing exciting changes to men’s wedding attire. Here in East Texas, Shawn is adding new life to the suit trend with some added formal flare. Blending unique and classy styles, he creates individuality for any occasion at an affordable price – not only to rent, but to purchase as well.

You are sure to find a look to satisfy even the most fashionable palette when browsing the selection of custom suits and tuxedos at The Tux Shop of Tyler. Whether it’s classic, trendy or cutting-edge, Shawn is committed to going the extra mile to help you look your absolute best.

The Wedded Bliss worked extensively with The Tux Shop of Tyler, Brides and Belles of Tyler, Lillies and Lace Bridal and Formal, Lesa’s Bridal, Susan Robinson Jewelry, Identity Day Spa, and The Flower Girl to showcase some sharp, chic, and stylish suit, gown, and accessory pairings that you too can capture for your wedding day.


A razor-sharp brown suit is artfully complemented by a gold silk tie and Rolex watch with Blue Dial.

On Groom: Giorgio Fiorelli (Milan-Italy) brown textured two-button double-vent Euro slim coat made of super 140s wool; matching non pleated pant – for a fresh, modern look. Cardi gold silk woven tie; Steve Maiden caramel-colored shoes; all from The Tux Shop of Tyler. Tacori 18k white gold 7.5mm carved band; Rolex 41mm Datejust II stainless steel and 18k white gold with blue roman dial watch; all from Susan Robinson Jewelry.

Hair and makeup by Identity Day Spa


A Summery, yet sophisticated pairing delivers a picture-perfect wedding to remember.

On bride: Madeline Gardner New York whimsical tulle and romantic lace gown featuring beautiful floral trimmings, pearls and crystals that adorn the bodice; from Lesa’s Bridal. Diamond by the yard 40″ white gold, 36″ white gold 21-station, and 40″ platinum bezel set necklaces; all from Susan Robinson Jewelry. On groom: Perry Ellis tan linen coat with white laydown collared shirt; Mantoni camel non-pleated pant; Cardi hand-tied bow tie; casual polo green and tan plaid lace-up shoes; all from The Tux Shop of Tyler.

Hair and makeup by Identity Day Spa


This Layered Tulle and Taffeta Gown is truly a Breath of Spring.

On bride: Jasmine Collection ivory strapless gown with sweetheart neck line featuring a multi-layered petal skirt edged in taffeta, which forms into a sweep train, and a floral brooch that accents the natural waistline; Giselle feather headpiece accented with stamens of fresh water pearls and Austrian crystals compliment the simple elegance of this gown; all from Brides & Belles of Tyler.

Hair and makeup by Identity Day Spa


A Sporty gray suit and smart polka dot bow tie scream of turbo-charged style.

On groom: Mantoni (Milan- Italy) solid light gray hand-tailored two-button Euro slim double-vent coat made of wrinkle resistant super 140s 100% virgin wool; Modern non-pleated pant; Silver silk woven vest and blue and silver polka dot bow tie; all from The Tux Shop of Tyler. Rolex 41mm Datejust II stainless steel and 18k white gold with blue Roman dial watch; 18k white gold 5mm diamond Eternity Band; all from Susan Robinson Jewelry

Hair and makeup by Identity Day Spa

Accessorize With Class


Rose gold and chocolate accents for him paired with an emerald cut diamond ring for her make for a match made in heaven.

On groom: 18k rose gold 7mm Satin Finish Eternity Band; Rolex 40mm Daytona 18k rose gold with chocolate Arabic dial. On bride: platinum Precious Pastel diamond bracelet; Christopher Designs 18k white gold emerald cut engagement ring; all from Susan Robinson Jewelry.

Hair and makeup by Identity Day Spa


Sparkling Diamonds coupled with a shimmering smile add to the grandeur of the wedding day; add a vibrant spring bouquet for a day filled with wonder and enchantment.

On bride: 18k white gold circle link diamond bracelet; 16″ 18k white gold diamond circle link necklace; 18k white and yellow gold fancy yellow diamond engagement ring; 18k white gold shared-prong multi-circle diamond earrings; all from Susan Robinson Jewelry. Woodland Spring Bridal Bouquet featuring pink blush Dendrobium orchids, green Cymbidium orchids, ivory Vendella roses, antique green hydrangea, fuzzy green trick, seeded eucalyptus, green safari sunset, pink waxflower, cream stock, and reindeer moss; from The Flower Girl.

Hair and makeup by Identity Day Spa


A Stunning gown adorned with glistening embellishments coupled with this lustrous black suit ignite the romantic flame of matrimony.

On bride: Casablanca ivory strapless gown featuring embroidered appliques sewn on silky taffeta with criss cross champagne/silver charmeuse satin bands; from Lillies and Lace Bridal and Formal. 18k white gold flexible wide diamond bracelet; 18k white gold pressure set diamond necklace with a concave pear shaped drop; 18k white gold earrings with cushion cut diamonds; platinum emerald cut engagement ring; all from Susan Robinson Jewelry. On groom: Carlo Lusso two-button double-vent Euro slim jacket made from 150’s poly/rayon blend; joined with non pleated matching pant; Ralph Lauren white laydown tuxedo shirt. Cardi silk bamboo with tapestry pattern tie; all from The Tux Shop of Tyler. David Yurman titanium 6mm streamline band with black diamonds; Tag Heuer stainless steel Carrera with black dial and black alligator strap; all from Susan Robinson Jewelry.

Hair and makeup by Identity Day Spa

Be sure to check out the behind the scene videos of the fashion shoot, featured in the Nov-Dec groom’s edition.


Behind the Scenes (Part 1)

Behind the Scenes (Part 2)

The Wedded Bliss wishes to thank all of the people and vendors involved in making the photo shoot possible and for helping to create the beautiful photos.


Other Participants and Volunteers

  • Amy Bolton & Brody Wing – Models
  • Ray Jackson – Legendary Media
  • Rebekah Williams – WOW! Creative Consulting
  • JP Davis & Steve Thornton – Oak Properties
  • Monty and Becky Whetstone – Porsche 911 Carrera
  • Trent Schiek & Melvin Gregory – Hollytree Country Club
  • Cory Jones, Kody Foster, & Markie McNeese – The Wedded Bliss Assistants
  • Joel Dryer – Art Director, The Wedded Bliss