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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.

Visit bridesheadrevisited.net.

To the Maxi

Sun-Protective Tunics and Dresses by Mott 50

If your honeymoon plans include a trip to the tropics, make sure to include a few stylish double-duty pieces to take you from brunch to the beach. Mott 50 offers a vibrant collection of comfy cotton maxi dresses and tunics with a 50 UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) to block harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Choose from Mott 50′s cotton poplin tunics in festive herringbone, wild animal print or traditional embroidered styles, or opt for the racerback maxi made from soft bamboo and available in black, fuchsia, poppy or royal blue. The plus: Frolicking in the sun sans damage to your dewy, just-married skin.

You’ve got it covered.

Visit Mott50.com.

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.

Visit rosenowfloral.com.

Bust a Move

Super Bras and Swimsuits by Panache

A good bra is hard to find. Especially if you’re larger than a C, built-in cups may not be enough for you to feel comfortable dancing around in your wedding gown.

Avoid a bridal wardrobe malfunction: To fit those blessed with a fuller bust, Panache recently launched its Evie Bridal collection for cup sizes D to H. Pretty, feminine ivory strapless and basque bras will keep you contained during the big day, but are delicate enough to show off afterward (goodbye, grandma bras!). And no more struggling with a flimsy triangle top on your honeymoon: Panache also introduced a genius line of adorable bikinis and tankinis available according to bra size.

Now that’s a good support system.

Visit panache-superbra.com.