Time for some serious Bonding

OK guys so it’s your wedding too! Florida Bride Magazine has not forgotten that its not always about the Bride. The Grooms Corner has been created specifically for the Men.  In our articles you will find everything the groom needs to know to prepare for his Big Day, from classic styles to cuff links, cigars to choosing the perfect diamond the Grooms Corner was created with you in mind.

skyfall-smallWho doesn’t know this infamous figure? With his taste for the finer things in life, it is not uncommon for him to be sporting a tuxedo while he saves the world!  However, there is something a bit uncommon in this picture and that is James Bond sporting a Midnight Blue Tuxedo.  Tom Ford, one of the biggest names in men’s fashion in America has a very conservative edge when it comes to formal wear.  He tends to stick with basics and is known to succeed in that endeavor.

You may be asking why a designer that is known for being conservative when it comes to black tie attire, would place James Bond in his very first blue tuxedo?  We have a very good answer for that question.  Midnight blue is an appropriate substitution for black in black tie attire, and is actually considered by many to be MORE formal than black.

Under certain lights, black tuxedos may take on a greenish hue, while under these and other lighting conditions, midnight blue looks blacker than black therefore making it more formal than black!  Adding a bit of blue to his wardrobe places this year’s Bond as the best dressed Bond yet.  To get the look try  the Midnight Blue “Maxwell” by G. Alexander.  So, how can you get this look for your upcoming wedding? We have all the tips for your starring role in your Bond themed wedding.

bond-glassesWhat type of cufflinks does James Bond wear?

In the movie “SkyFall (2012),” James Bond (Daniel Craig) wears Tom Ford mother of pearl cufflinks with his tuxedo. The cufflinks can be spotted on the SkyFall film posters.  He wears Tom Ford cylinder cufflinks in the opening scenes in Turkey and in the movie Casino Royale he sported S.T. Dupont cufflinks.

The Sunglasses

James Bond wouldn’t be seen outside without his Tom Ford Marko TF144 sunglasses.  Daniel Craig even wore them on the film set between shoots.  He was spotted wearing them while filming action scenes in Turkey.

bond-watchHis Timepiece

An Omega watch is the focus in a lingering wrist shot in an opening scene in “Skyfall”.  Watches have played an important part in 007’s inimitable style cachet since Sean Connery first portrayed the character in the 1962 film “Dr. No.”  Omega has equipped 007 with a Seamaster wristwatch in every film beginning with “Goldeneye” in a 17-year partnership with the Bond production company, Eon,  “Skyfall” is no exception.

There was a stir online when it was disclosed earlier this year that the secret agent would appear on screen wearing both a Seamaster Planet Ocean a staple in Bond films since “Casino Royale” and a Seamaster Aqua Terra Mid Size Chronometer.

The Aqua Terra is a somewhat dressier watch and consequently appears throughout the film as an accompaniment to Bond’s more formal attire. This decision was the personal choice of Daniel Craig, who owns an Aqua Terra and asked to wear it.

His Car

“Bond’s car was his only personal hobby. One of the last of the 4.5 litre Bentleys with the supercharger by Amherst Villiers, he had bought it new in 1933
and had kept it in careful storage through the war. Bond drove it hard and well and with an almost sensual pleasure. It was a battleship-grey convertible
coupé, which really did convert, and it was capable of touring at ninety with thirty miles an hour in reserve.”  In 1963, James Bond, then played by Sean
Connery was introduced to his silver Aston Martin DB5 in the 1964 film “Goldfinger.” One of Bond’s first non-British cars: a 1995 Atlanta Blue Metallic, Q-
Branch equipped BMW Z3 with Beige Nappa Leather interior and a 1.9 Litre 16-valve four-cylinder engine. The car can be seen twice in the 1995 movie
“Goldeneye.” The brand new model was fully equipped with weaponry as well as other refinements.

bond-martini-133x231Shaken not Stirred

The Vodka Martini actually appears forty one times in the books and movies. Gin or undetermined types of Martini come in with twenty one appearances. The celebrated “shaken not stirred” line appeared for the first time in the book Diamonds Are Forever published in 1956 but wasn’t in fact used by James Bond. His first use of the line didn’t come until the book Dr No arrived in 1959. Sean Connery was the first movie Bond to use the line in Goldfinger (1964). James Bond’s preferred Martini recipe was spelt out in the book Casino Royale (1953). It read; “Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel”. In fact, this was the only occasion James Bond has been noted
drinking a vodka and gin mix.

and of course a little Female Bonding


Transform your Maids into Bond Girls!

Skyfall opened in full force and just like the explosive set pieces and Daniel Craig’ s charms, the Bond girls dress this year worn by french actress Bérénice
Marlohe is dazzling. One particular outfit, a mesh and crystal-encrusted gown worn by Marlohe, took as much work to create as one of M’s famous gadgets. Award winning costume designer Jany Temime described how she made the dress specifically for the character.

‘We wanted as small a waist as possible, and at the neckline we made it as naked as possible.’Bérénice said of her dress: ‘To create the character, the transformation is completed with the dress.’ You can transform your bridesmaids into Bond Girls with these Tony Bowls designs for todays modern Bridal party. Keep your colors in black and white and add a splash of red  or silver to finish the look.