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Behind the Bowtie Thursday: Modern Gent

With wedding planning season in full swing and Brides “Saying Yes to the Dress”, theres little talk about what the groom will wear.  We encourage grooms to explore their options in style, color and fabrics for their wedding day tux.  At The Modern Gent their experts at crafting wardrobes to fit personal tastes, flatter proportions and support life’s greatest moments.  Get to know The Modern Gent:

The-Modern-Gent logoHow did Modern Gent begin? I started The Modern Gent in 2012 after 4 years in men’s luxury formal. I kept seeing pictures of beautifully styled and elegant weddings with the men in poor fitting clothing that ruined the entire aesthetic. There were very few retailers knowledgeable about both fashionable menswear and the etiquette of the wedding industry and it was important to me to merge those two worlds.

 What is the mission of your company?
Our main mission is to educate our clients about the importance of giving as much attention to the men’s attire as the ladies. The men can tend to be overlooked during the whole wedding process but having them look and feel great, confident, and comfortable is important. They deserve the attention and results of fine garments and service at a great value.

What is the best part of designing these suits for a wedding?
Creating a custom piece specifically for such a momentous occasion is an incredible honor to me. There is a lot of love and craftsmanship in each design so my favorite part is the moment I open the box from my factory and see the finished product. It’s a moment of anticipation and pride and never gets old for me.

When I have clients who have never had a custom suit, or even rarely wear suiting at all, its really fun to see the moment they first look in the mirror with the whole look put together. They’re always shocked at how comfortable and confident they feel in a piece tailored to fit their particular figure. Then the moment of realization that they’re marrying their fiancé in that suit hits. It’s a really cool process to be a part of.

What is the process like when a wedding party decides to hire you to create their

Photo Credit: Ross Oscar Knight Photography
Photo Credit: Ross Oscar Knight Photography

Whether it’s product through the rental program, pieces off the rack, or creating custom suits or tuxedos we start with a consultation where we determine styling for the whole mens side of the wedding party. I advise based off formality, time of year, and budget to create the perfect, unique look.

Typically grooms will buy their attire which ensures a more specified fit and unique styling. We carry several suit and tuxedo options in store readily available. When it comes to the custom process, first is a design consultation where fabrics, linings, and trims are selected. 45 measurements are taken and the styling of pockets, lapels, and everything down to thread color are specified. Fabrics then ship to my New York factory and the pattern is cut and suit assembled by master tailors in a process that takes 6-8 weeks. Your name and wedding date gets sewn inside and your world-class quality garment ships back home.

In the case of the rental program, we assign a project manager to each wedding to reach out to groomsmen directly and manage logistics. For Atlanta-area weddings we offer onsite fittings and related services for convenience.

How many different options do clients have when designing a suit?
When it comes to the custom program and all the different fabric options and styling details, the options are pretty much infinite. Linings, lapels, button styles, pockets, and finish details are all able to be customized. I carry several thousand fabrics from Scabal, Zegna, and Escorial.

How far in advance should someone contact you?
6-8 months out is ideal because all product options are on the table, and there’s time to source something unusual if it’s not already in our offerings. But, we can execute weddings within a few short weeks as well.

What are some of your favorite suits that you created for clients and why?
Kerr- One of my all-time favorite pieces and a big point of pride. The first midnight blue tuxedo I ever made and inspired by the tux Daniel Craig wore to the 2009 Oscar’s before the trend for midnight blue started up last year.


Angelo- dinner jackets are a big trend we’re seeing right now and Angelo wanted something very unique but that would also work for a traditional Swan House wedding. We used pattern and texture to get this cool, modern twist on the classic ivory jacket.

Photo Credit: Ross Oscar Knight Photography

 For more information and to schedule a consultation visit their The Modern-Gent or contact Kate Donachy at 404.909.3750 or   

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New Year…New Services…

Although 2015 is here and we are so excited about everything we have coming up this year, I do not want to forget about all the blessings that 2014 brought us!  We at Irene Tyndale Events want to take the time to thank everyone who was a part of such a great year, and also to recap a little of all that happened.

Irene Tyndale Events Team & Partnerships

In August of 2014, Shelby Conner was added to the team as an assistant and has since then been promoted to Day-of Coordinator and Social Media Content Manager.  With a degree in Business Management and a minor in English, Shelby has experience in social media and a lot of passion for weddings and events.  Just before the year was coming to a close, Avia Shelton joined the Irene Tyndale Team as an intern.  In addition to the growth of our event planning team, 2014 also brought many new exciting partnerships.  Robin Smith is now our Lead Floral Designer.  She holds quite the impressive resume from her time spent collaborating with some of the top names in the event design world in places like Los Angeles and New York.  We were also excited to bring on Abbria McWhite as our Wedding Stylist.  From fashion blogger to magazine editor, Abbria is a style expert who can guide any bride in any walk of life to her dream day.

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Be a Guest at your own event!

Looking Ahead to 2015

  • Invitations!  We could not be more pleased to offer you Simply Personal Invitations as one of our services.  Simply Personal is where custom art marries creative design.  From Save the Date’s to cocktail napkins, Simply Personal will provide you with a custom product that you will absolutely fall in love with.  Head over to our Design Matrix to start creating today!
  • February 18th, 5:30pm, Say “I Do” in Cobb at the Hilton Atlanta-Marietta Conference Center.  If you have not yet heard about this wonderful event, look no further!  Say “I Do” is the event for brides, grooms and their families looking for new bridal trends, inspiration and planning information in an intimate setting.  The show will include live entertainment, a fantastic bridal fashion display, inspirational tablescapes and wonderful prizes.  The first 100 Brides that attend will receive a fabulous “swag bag” with great gifts and prizes from the sponsors and vendors.  RSVP at today!
  • March 29th, 1:00pm, Behind the Veil & Bowtie at the Westside Cultural Arts Center-Behind the Veil will offer Brides-to-Be an exclusive opportunity to define their bridal style with the help of Atlanta’s finest bridal and beauty professionals. While Brides & their bridesmaids are being pampered Behind the Bowtie will be be offering Grooms-to-be advice on tuxedos, honeymoon planning and much more.  For more information and to purchase tickets visit

Keep Calm & Read Our Blogs

  • AtlantaGrooms.comAlmost every young girl reads about princesses and dreams of a wedding day where her fairytale will finally come true.  And when that day comes, boy is she determined to make it happen—down to the last perfect detail!  In the realm of weddings there is so much focus on the Belle of the ball (which there has every right to be), but what happened to the Beast?  He is the one after all, in most stories anyway, who swoops in and saves the day!  This blog is dedicated to you, the Groom—the other half of the story that doesn’t always get told.  We at Irene Tyndale Events are here to prep you on everything from the “Will you?” to the “I do,” and all that lies between and happily ever after.   Launching on Monday, February 2, 2015
  • The Wedding SpecialistA few months ago I had an idea, I wanted to create a blog that provided inspiration, ideas and advice for engaged couples from a variety of experts.  Over the years we have worked with some amazingly talented wedding professionals and in December I invited a handful to guest blog on The Wedding Specialist Blog.  Every Tuesday starting on February 3rd we will feature a guest blogger who will share their professional advice and creative ideas to engaged couples planning their Georgia Wedding.  Each expert will post for the blog on a monthly basis, covering everything from beauty and fashion trends, floral and styling inspiration, planning and etiquette advice to photography tips.

Coming soon: IT Events YouTube Channel!  Get ready to have unlimited access to all the expertise that Irene Tyndale Events has to offer.

Thank you in advance for choosing Irene Tyndale Events to dot your i’s & cross your t’s.



Chief Event Officer

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Location, Location, Location… Part 1

Where do I start?

He got down on one knee and asked you to be his wife. You said “Yes” and the planning begins! Finding the perfect venue in Atlanta or Georgia for that matter can be overwhelming. Booking your ceremony & reception location is exciting and one of the most important steps in planning your wedding. It can also be the most stressful with so many styles & locations to choose from . Here are a five steps to take before you begin touring venues.

  1. Set a budget: Since your venue (ceremony/reception) will be the largest budgetary item on the list it is crucial that you sit down with your parents and discuss the budget. This will help you narrow down your choices.
  2. Create a guest list: Your guest list will be dictated by your budget and will assist you in choosing a venue that will fit the logics of your plans.
  3. Wedding style: Knowing your wedding style will help you plan and design the wedding details from start to finish. Are you classic, vintage, modern or rustic?
  4. Venue style/feel: Atlanta and the surrounding areas have a wide array of wedding venues, from picturesque outdoor options to historic homes to modern museums.
  5. Consider hiring a planner: Hiring a Wedding Planner, needn’t be a luxury-it can actually help you to save both time and money. Your planner will know the logistics of the venue, what catering companies they work with and offer up advice on what location will best fit your vision.

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