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Take a Bow

Laurent Desgrange, Pierrepont Hicks and Forage Bow Ties

Two grooms are even better than one. And without a white dress in the mix, gentlemanly attire needs to be extra eye-catching.

Top off your bespoke suit with a dapper handmade bowtie by French designer Laurent Desgrange. Carefully crafted in Paris, his creations range from classically chic (black or blue satin) to playfully patriotic (American flags or NYC subway maps). For a tad more prep, Pierrepont Hicks and Forage are totally Hamptons-worthy with their mix of gingham, check and plaid prints. Go matchy-matchy, color coordinated or individually inspired, but better to be bold than boring.

Tie one on.

Head Case

Custom Veils and Accessories by Bride’s Head Revisited

Whether you’re wearing your hair in loose, romantic curls or pinning it up in a chic chignon, you’ll need the perfect accoutrement to accent your “I do” ‘do.

Offering a treasure trove of combs, pins, veils and more, Bride’s Head Revisited specializes in custom hair accessories hand-crafted by founders Emily Martin and Alexandra Augustine who met while working at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Choose from antique-inspired combs or brooches, feathery fascinators or silk satin flowers. More traditional brides can opt for a fingertip veil or keep it short and sweet with a French veil.

It’s the mane event.


Lapel Love

Bespoke Boutonnieres by Fritts Rosenow

Your bouquet is a floral masterpiece, but why limit your future hubby to a single rose instead of his signature style?

Whether he’s into gambling, guitars or golf, celebrate the groom’s top passion with a custom boutonniere by Fritts Rosenow. The San Francisco-based florist goes beyond blooms to create cool bespoke boutonnieres that will add a dash of personality to his suit. The themes are endless: Go for a swanky boat for an ace sailor, a laptop for a computer nerd or skis for a wedding on the slopes. And don’t worry how quirky his interest may be — he already lost the battle over band vs. DJ, so let him have his moment.

It’s good grooming.


Flipping Out

Travel Flip-Flops from CityFlips

Destination wedding guest meltdown: The flight to the far-flung island affair leaves first thing in the morning, and you’ve put off packing until midnight. Plus, everything must fit in a carry-on so you can easily hop onto a puddle-jumper.

Beachy flats go best with the breezy maxi dress you’ll wear to the reception, but for lounging around throw in a pair of travel-friendly CityFlips. The foldable flip-flops come in a small pouch that fits into a purse (the pouch also expands into a full-size tote bag to lug home favors and souvenirs). Funky leopard, zebra, or black-and-pink striped patterns are fun for the beach, and will leave you enough room in your luggage for all those 3-oz. toiletries.

It’s better than barefoot.



Pal Around

Silk Friendship Bracelets by Ariel Gordon

Old friends are the best: Lend a pink pen, pass a note or share a lanyard, and you’re BFFs for life.

Relive afternoons on the playground and give your bridesmaids Ariel Gordon’s sophisticated silk friendship bracelets. A modern take on a childhood classic, the hand-braided silk bracelets are interwoven with a gold-filled chain to create a modern twisting helix. Choose among cheery hues like watermelon, sage, chocolate and lavender, and gift each girl with her own special color combo. Even better, you’ll save a visit to the craft store.

2-cute 2-be 4-gotten.