I recently had a wedding in the family and had to wear a suit for the celebration. So all the grooms men and the best man were wearing navy so to coordinate I wore a navy suit too. I got my suit in Tom Murphy’s in Cork and they were really helpful with the fittings and making sure everything was the right size. You can see me in the picture below wearing my outfit. For a wedding two great color’s to go to are blue or grey. But lets face it if it is your wedding you can wear whatever color you want it is all down to personal taste. I have worn a black suit to my friends wedding in France a few years ago. But I feel like black is for funerals and for a wedding you want might want something different. But that’s my opinion maybe yours is different. Actually Topman can be really good for finding a suit for a wedding and at a decent price too.
Anyway the wedding was brilliant the ceremony was at the church in my local village and the reception was at Dunmore House Hotel in Clonakilty and we all really enjoyed ourselves. The day after the wedding there was a barbecue at The Emmet Hotel in Clonakilty. Both of them are two of the best hotels in Clonakilty. And I needed something to wear for that gathering. I went into Gentleman’s Quarters in Cork and found a beautiful aqua shirt by Penguin. And I got a lovely beige pair of chinos they have a gorgeous array of colors in there by selected/homme. And I got my shoes for my suit in there actually aswel they were by Remus Uomo and I was pleased with the color they were a golden brown. The service in the shop is amazing and I am really glad I went in there especially Ruth who was very helpful. If you are buying shoes for an event remember to wear them a week or so beforehand so they won’t cut your feet or feel uncomfortable.
Then I went into a boutique shop called Tony’s Menswear on Marlboro Street to get a blazer and found a flattering blue with some interesting print on the inside. They had a good selection of blazers and other clothes and I would recommend going in there. I think the best thing about these boutiques are the service you get compared to the high street. You walk into the shops and the people there know how to help you make a stylish choice. My look was complete and someone commented at the barbecue that I looked very stylish that evening. So job done.
A funny thing happened to me at the wedding reception. When isn’t something funny happening to me!!! Anyway this person who I am not going to name. I will just call her the girl in the red dress bearing in mind she was in her 30’s. She had drank a lot and decided to focus all her attention on me for some of that evening. She grabbed me and dragged me out to the dance floor to my utter shock and embarrassment. I don’t know her very well. And she made me dance with her grabbing me uncomfortably. I kept trying to escape but she wouldn’t let me go. I recall her saying “I don’t know whats happening here but lets go with it.” I didn’t know what was happening either!
Anyway I kept trying to escape but she kept dragging me onto the dance floor. And then she took me to the bar and ordered tequila. And I don’t do tequila. She got a shot for each of us and even though I refused she made me have one. So I knocked back the shot I think you lick the salt off your hand. And she had a lemon and for good measure and she stuck the lemon she had in my mouth! Then I had to go find my friend at which point I think she got fed up and became very rude. I spent the rest of the evening making sure she wasn’t going to appear and grab me again. But luckily somebody took her home. And you know what they say about the girl in the red dress. Now I know why they write songs about it!!! Still I enjoyed myself and got on well the rest of the night. It was a memorable wedding for sure. I put all the links in this article if you want to check out the stores I shopped and places I was. There is so much to consider when dressing for a wedding but once you find something you are comfortable and confident in everything else falls into place.