Fall. Water Fall.

OK, confession time. I was a little obsessed with tuxedo masks in my tween, Sailor Moon, years. Why? Simply put: his tuxedo. You see, even as a pre-teen girl, I valued a man who knew how to dress to impress the ladies.

So it was obvious that my handsome groom would be donning a tuxedo on our big day. While at a bridal expo, Moores, the Canadian equivalent of Men’s Wearhouse, had a booth with a selection of their tuxes. We were particularly impressed with the Black by Vera Wang line. The slim cut really makes a big difference!


Tuxedo: Black by Vera Wang / Image via Moores

We made an appointment at Moores, selected the style of the vest, shirt, and bow tie, gave our guys’ names, and were given a booking code so they could go to get fitted at their leisure.

We weren’t quite sure how to make the groom stand out, but the truth is men’s fashion has very few choices! After considering a few options, like a cobalt blue vest or bow tie, we decided that the traditional tuxedo look was best across the board, and Mr. Waterfall aptly pointed out that if someone doesn’t know who the groom is, they probably shouldn’t be at the wedding. Everyone was really pleased with our selection—except for Brother GM who is extremely particular and kept complaining the entire time that his tux wasn’t tight enough! He actually gave me quite a bit of drama about it the week before the wedding (more on that later), but aside from that, everyone loved their tuxes and looked super duper handsome. :) Seriously, wait until you see the black and white pictures of my handsome men getting ready, y’all!

Here are the boys, modeling their tuxes the day we picked them out:


Brother GM


Mr. Waterfall


Papi Waterfall

I had actually meant to do cobalt blue pocket squares for the groomsmen but ran out of time. :( Oh well, I filed it under: things nobody else will know about or notice, and said “Eff it!” In the end, Mr. Waterfall did have a different boutonniere (a peony bud) than the rest of the groomsmen, and he still stood out because he kept walking next to some chick in a really poufy white dress. 😉

All photos personal unless otherwise specified


Mrs. Waterfall

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June 2013
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  1. mspalmtree Member
    Mrs. Palm Tree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:58 pm

    Our men were also in the Black by VW line, except we did gray. They’re so freaking classy and 007-ish.

  2. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:31 pm

    Love the tux look! yea, seriously, there shouldn’t be a huge need to make sure the groom looks different, he’s the groom! :)

  3. bracelet Member
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 5:41 pm

    We also did Black by VW for the guys and we didn’t worry about Mr. B not standing out – like you said, people should know who the groom is!

  4. jetsetter Member
    jetsetter 535 posts, Busy bee @ 6:34 pm

    VERY classy! 😀

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    Sloaner 84 posts, Worker bee @ 6:38 pm

    We did the same tux. Only difference for the groom was a different colored vest and tie. I actually didn’t even get a chance to pick them out….by the time I got to the tux appointment, my fiancé pointed at them and said, “Those are the ones I want.” Saved me making a decision! Even had the colors picked out. (For the record, they are exactly what I would have picked, but I would never tell him that.)

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    MrsKeAloha 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:12 pm

    Love classic tux. Most of our men and groomswomen wore dress blues army uniforms, one wore navy uniform but all the other men had the classic black tux.

  7. gondola Member
    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:36 am

    I loved tuxedo mask too! The men look great!

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    sapphire-dreamer 3478 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:24 am

    I loved Tuxedo Mask too. Darien…..*sigh*.
    Even better when he came back as the Moon-Light-Knight. *double sigh*

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    jessc4343 219 posts, Helper bee @ 7:05 am

    Snazzy! Did you ever find out who the girl in the poufy white dress was? 😉

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    cakeyp 2562 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:45 am

    Oh, Tuxedo Mask, SIGH. You were such a looker, and sooo mysterious!

    THANK YOU for posting about the Vera Wang line! My FI is VERY slim, and regular rental tuxes look RIDICULOUS on him. Regular suits in general, for that matter!

    So thanks for easing some of my doubts about the Vera Wang tuxes. We are going to check them out soon anyway, so hopefully the cost is reasonable! 😀

    Oh, and nice James Bond pun in the title. 😛

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    daniellekira 573 posts, Busy bee @ 1:59 pm

    I love the look of tuxes. They looked amazing.

  12. mswaterfall Member
    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:57 pm

    @Mrs. Palm Tree: @Mrs. Bracelet: @CakeyP: I really liked the way the VW tuxes fit, and the guys really enjoyed them. No complaints!
    @Mrs. Sword: Exactly! People should know who he is :)
    @Miss Gondola: @Sapphire-Dreamer: Tuxedo Mask was the hottest cartoon EVER.
    @MrsKeAloha: @daniellekira: You cannot go wrong with a classic tux, so amazing!
    @jessc4343: I dunno, but she’s in all my pictures :)

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