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1 0 TH A N N I V E R S A RY

Where the girl comes before the dress Mindi Linscombe, owner of Something New Boutique in Colorado Springs, Colorado, knows what it is like to be disappointed as a bride. Her frustrating experience led she and her husband Jordan to open their store to create a better experience for brides and to ensure that another bride will never have to repeat what happened to her. She says: “When I searched for my own bridal gown for my wedding, it started off as a very disappointing experience. Many of the places I went, treated me like a number or blatantly cared more about their dresses than they did me—a real

customer standing there in the store. I eventually found my gown, but had to go to great lengths—even out of state—to find the experience for which I had hoped.” Since Something New Boutique opened in 2008, thousands of brides all across Colorado have flocked to the beautiful store. Brides tell us that they come not only for a beautiful, quality bridal gown in a stunning setting, but for the experience where they know “The Girl Comes Before the Dress”. Brides go to Something New Boutique rather than somewhere else because they know they will

be treated with personal attention to get exactly what they want for their big day. Recent bride, Kelly Carswell, said of her experience: “This place is amazing! I went in there, doing a little dress shopping by myself, totally not expecting to find THE dress... The girls at this boutique were amazing!!! Lisa & Alex were so patient with me and really took the time to understand what it was I was looking for. The gown selection is gorgeous! Little did I expect, but when I walked out of that store that day I had SAID YES TO THE DRESS! And could not be more excited for my dress to come in so I can try it on again. It

made me feel like a million dollars! And the service that they provided was unbeatable! They are a wonderful team and I really cannot even find the words to fully express my experience at Something New Boutique. All I have to say is, if you are shopping for your dress in Colorado, you HAVE TO go to Something New Boutique. BEST dress shopping experience!!!! Thank you so much, girls!” As a recently engaged bride, Colorado’s Best Wedding Dresses invites you to schedule an appointment where you can see what brides from all over are raving about: the elegant lighting, the expanded dressing room space, and a truly intimate boutique experience that has the bride’s goals and focus in mind.

created even more ‘something new’ who lives out a ‘people matter’ options for brides.” effort everyday. We’re excited to be able to give back to such a noble She continues: “Throughout the last organization and cause. I invite you year, my team and I have been hard to learn more about what they do at at work sketching and envisioning” designs for “Divina”. You are going For a fifth year in a row, Something to love it! Here’s what I love about The Divina Collection will feature a New Boutique is offering something Divina: The designs are gorgeous wonderful balance of classic, simple truly unique and incredible for and the dresses are high quality; I looks; destination gown options; Colorado brides: a brand new, have done hand work to put unique and even a daring yet elegant long stunning line of gorgeous gowns touches on each style.” sleeve throw back look. The line pulls that have to be seen to be believed. from Mindi’s personal experience in Mindi says of her Divina line, In addition, a portion of the being a bride, working with so many “Over the years, I have gleaned proceeds from each dress sold from wonderful brides at Something New tremendous insight into what the Divina line will allow brides Boutique, and carefully listening brides really want by going through to contribute back to the rescue, to what brides of various ages and the process of alterations and body types want sketching gowns for their big side by side with “Throughout the last year, my team and I have day. To see the brides as we been hard at work sketching and envisioning new line, please focus on what call Something designs for “Divina”. You are going to love it! they really want. New Boutique This experience to schedule an has allowed my team and I to put restoration, transformation, and appointment at (719) 282-6500 together an incredible collection rehabilitation of vulnerable and or visit them online at www. of designs and styles that truly exploited men and women in work well on brides. I have used Cambodia. Mindi says: “I’m thrilled that knowledge to raise our gown with the partnership with Sak Saum, selection to the next level and have

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There are many amazing wedding professionals who have worked hard to help tell the Divina story. The beautiful pictures you see in this magazine are the result of a hand-picked team of incredible talent. Tna Joiner Photography worked with us to get these amazing images at Moss, a vibrant wedding venue in Denver. Mindi invites you to come in to see the stunning gowns in person. She says: “I can hardly wait for you to come in to see the looks on YOU and your friends. We look forward to getting to know you and hear about the current chapter of your unique wedding story. Also, if you know someone engaged, please be sure to share this story with them!� Mindi finds great satisfaction in helping brides find the perfect dress that will bring out her confidence and beauty. After meeting with Mindi and seeing how she and her staff care for the brides that come into her store, it is our hope that

you or a bride you know has the chance to have the experience of being assisted in your search for the perfect wedding gown by this exceptional trendsetter in the bridal industry. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime by calling Something New Boutique at 719-282-6500 or by going to their website to set up a visit, shop with a purpose, and find your something new!

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Seamstress constructing your gown Every single gown at our store is hand sketched and designed with the most luxurious and exquisite fabrics available and are hand sewn by the most talented artisans on the planet. Every gown at our store is hand selected by members of our staff to be the perfect gown for each of our wonderful brides! Many of our highly coveted and stunning gowns will not be seen at any other bridal salon in our area.


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PLANNING CALENDAR Congratulations on your recent engagement! As you’re enjoying the glow and excitement of your new commitment to each other, here is a wedding planning calendar to help you plan your perfect wedding.


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DAW NS CREATIONS At Dawns Creations our brides bring in ideas for one of a kind creations. We look at a large variety of flowers in her color palette and textures. We start with the creation of her bouquet ending with center pieces and decorations. Using her flowers and colors throughout her design so everything flows with her vision in mind for her special day.

RUSTIC ELEGANCE This centerpiece creation uses blush pinks and white roses with curly willow branches, babies breath and seeded eucalyptus for accent. Using custom wooden boxes for each table for an added rustic charm.

This centerpiece combined a natural wood box with bright colors of red gerbera daisy, circus orange asiatic lilies, yellow spray roses, purple stock and blue orchids to finish off the arrangement.

This centerpiece was created with the Christmas theme in mind. Beautiful red and white flowers, roses, branches, crystals and candles give a warm glow for a romantic setting.

BOHEMIAN RUSTIC ELEGANCE My bride came in with the flowers ideas and brought in her containers of what her vision was for her wedding day. Together we created a very stunning and beautiful flower creations for her wedding in a mountain setting. This was so much fun we used such a large variety of flowers, herbs and succulents accented with burgundy dahlias, peonies and lot of different green textures. The bride used lavender to accent her menus and rosemary for the back of her chairs.

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I want my mother to (check all that apply):

I want my father to (check all that apply):



Host an engagement party (bride’s family traditionally gets the rst opportunity) Help couple decide on sites and/or make other big planning decisions Contribute to wedding budget O er suggestions for special family or ethnic ceremony traditions Help bride shop for her wedding gown

Help pick up out-of-town guests from the airport; may also arrange transportation to and from the wedding (vans, bus, and so on)

Along with maid of honor and bridesmaids, plan and host a shower On wedding day, help bride get ready

at reception

Be escorted by an usher (sometimes her son or husband) to her seat directly before the ceremony begins, if it’s a Christian ceremony; in a Jewish ceremony walk in procession with her husband and daughter and stand underneath huppah; in a Mormon temple wedding, be seated next to the bride Greet guests in receiving line Be announced with her husband Sit in an honored place at parent’s table and next to bride in receiving line Help coordinate vendors

Help couple decide on sites and/or make other big planning decisions

Rent his own formalwear (ask couple if he’s to coordinate with wedding party)

Choose own wedding out t (may consult with mother of the groom about formality)

at wedding

Contribute to the wedding budget

Help choose hotel for out-of-town guests and reserve a block of reduced-rate rooms, create maps to be included with invitations, or anything else the couple asks for help with

Help bride put together family’s guest list

Travel to ceremony with her daughter and the father of the bride

Along with his wife, host engagement party

Travel to ceremony with his daughter

at wedding

Escort his wife to her seat directly before ceremony begins; walk his daughter down the aisle as part of ceremony; in Jewish wedding, walk with his wife and daughter and stand under huppah; in Mormon marriage or sealing ceremony be one of the witnesses Walk in recessional with his wife in a Jewish wedding; escort mother of the bride out a er wedding ceremony

at reception

Greet guests in receiving line Be announced with his wife Make a welcoming speech Sit in an honored place at parents’ table Toast the newlyweds a er best man makes his speech and groom responds



MOTHER OF THE GROOM: FATHER OF THE GROOM: I want my mother to (check all that apply):

I want my father to (check all that apply):



Contact mother of the bride if the families are not acquainted bride’s family hosts one Along with her husband, may host an additional engagement party Contribute to wedding budget Help couple decide on sites and/or make other big planning decisions

Help couple decide on sites and/or make other big planning decisions

Help groom put together guest list

Rent his own formalwear (ask couple if he’s to coordinate with wedding party); attend Along with his wife, plan rehearsal dinner

If close to the bride, help shop for her wedding gown consult with mother of the bride about formality) Along with maid of honor and bridesmaids, plan and host a shower

On wedding day, travel to ceremony with the groom and best man

at wedding

Along with her husband, plan and host the rehearsal dinner

at reception

Along with his wife, host an additional engagement party for groom’s side of the family Along with his wife, contribute to the wedding budget

ethnic ceremony traditions

at wedding

bride’s family hosts one

Be escorted by an usher (sometimes her son or husband) to her seat directly before the ceremony begins; in a Jewish ceremony walk in procession with her husband and daughter and stand underneath huppah; in a Mormon temple wedding, be seated next to the groom Greet guests in receiving line Be announced with her husband Sit in an honored place at parent’s table and next to groom in receiving line Help coordinate vendors

May escort his wife to her seat right before mother of the bride is seated and before ceremony begins; if it’s a Jewish wedding, walk down the aisle with his wife and son and stand under huppah; in Mormon marriage or sealing ceremony be one of the witnesses Walk in recessional with his wife in a wedding party and bride’s parents

at reception

Greet guests in receiving line Be announced with his wife Make a welcoming speech Sit in an honored place at parents’ table Toast the newlyweds





I want my bridesmaids to (check all that apply):

I want my groomsmen to (check all that apply):



Help shop for dress Go on at least one bridesmaid dress shopping trip (except for out of town maids) Go for ttings and alterations as needed)

Help choose formalwear Go for ttings and alterations as needed Attend couple’s shower Help plan and attend bachelor party

Help with wedding planning errands Help plan shower and/or bachelorette party

at wedding

Walk single le in the procession along with other bridesmaids

at wedding

Stand in line in front of altar or stage, or sit with other bridesmaids

Be announced at reception Sit at head table


Stand with groom, best man, and other groomsmen at the altar or stage as ceremony is about to begin Stand in line or sit with other groomsmen during ceremony

Walk in recessional paired with a groomsman

at reception

If also serving as an usher, stand at door ready to escort guests to their seats

Walk in recessional paired with a bridesmaid

at reception

Be announced at reception Sit at head table Take part in rst dance


Attend shower with mother Walk in processional directly before the bride (possibly with the ring bearer) carrying a bouquet, wearing a oral head wreath, and/ or scattering ower petals from a basket

Attend shower with mother Walk in processional directly before the bride (possibly with ower girl), carrying a ring pillow with the wedding bands (most couple entrust the real ones to the best man)





I want my maid of honor to (check all that apply):

I want my best man to (check all that apply):



Help bride shop for gown Help bride shop for bridesmaid dresses Spread word about couple’s registry Coordinate bridesmaids’ dress orders, payment, and ttings

Help groom shop for formal wear Coordinate tux ttings and payments Plan the couple’s shower and/or bachelor party Spread word about couple’s registry

Plan shower and/or bachelorette party

O er assistance with planning tasks

O er assistance with planning tasks

Arrange groomsmen’s travel and lodging

Create a wedding-day emergency kit

Organize groomsmen on wedding day

Organize bridesmaids on wedding day

at wedding

Walk down the aisle directly before the bride (if no ower girl)

at wedding

Adjust bride’s train at altar Hold bride’s bouquet during the vows

Carry bride’s (or both) wedding ring(s) (if requested)

Carry groom’s wedding ring (if no ring bearer)

Walk in recessional with bride’s honor attendant

Walk in recessional with best man

Sign marriage license as a witness (if requested)

Organize programs, tossing petals, and so on Sign marriage license as witness (if requested)

at reception

Stand at front with groom and other groomsmen as procession begins (or walk in, in a Jewish ceremony) or sit with groom’s family in temple ceremony

Stand in receiving line Help bride bustle her gown Sit at head table next to groom Make toast to the couple Help ‘host’ party (make introductions, get people dancing, etc.) Dance with best man during rst dance (if wedding party is involved)

at reception

Stand in receiving line Sit at head table next to bride Serve as toastmaster, making rst toast to couple Dance with maid of honor during rst dance (if wedding party is involved) Help ‘host’ party (make introductions, get people dancing, etc.) Help direct vendors—caterer, photographer, band—as needed Help groom give out nal payments and tips to vendors Collect gi s and gi checks brought to the reception

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Your Guide to Finding the Perfect Look for Your Fiancé and Groomsmen at Your Wedding by Mindi Linscombe


ow that you have your dress, its time to plan a time for your fiance’s and his groomsmen to find the perfect tuxedos so they all look their very best on your big day. To help you in your quest to help each of the men at your wedding look stylish and fashion forward, I’ve prepared this

special report to help you know some of the most important things you’ll want to consider before you pick

out the perfect tux and accessories for each of them. I’ve also included a special coupon that your groom and each of the groomsmen can use when you call to schedule an appointment at our store for them. The Right Tuxedo for

Style, Theme and Formality

vest, tie and pocket square, but the color

the Right Body Type

The first thing to consider when picking

of the tuxedo itself. You will have plenty

While most tuxedos will fit most body

out attire for the men in your wedding is

of options with the many tuxedo colors

types properly (when sized correctly),

the style or theme of your wedding day.

available. The most traditional color for

it may surprise you that there are some

Will your day be formal, informal, colorful,

tuxedos is basic black. If you are going

tuxedo styles that are designed to for

classic, trendy, or modern? The style

away from the classic look on your big

certain occasions and particular body

of your wedding will play an important

day there are a number other colors to

types. The following are some of the

role in what you choose for your men’s

choose from; chocolate brown, khaki,

more common styles of tuxedos:

formalwear. If your style is simple and

light or dark gray and navy blue are some

informal or if you are having a beach

great choices if you want a darker color

wedding, choosing a suit for a more

but are trying to get away from black.

relaxed and informal look may be a good

There are also white and ivory tuxes,

way to go. You may also choose a three-

many times only the groom will wear one

piece option with pants or shorts, a shirt

of these to match the bride and the rest

1-button tuxedos – these are the most traditional of all tuxedo styles; they are always appropriate for formal occasions and are the style that show the most of your vest or cummerbund

and tie to achieve a casual,

2-button tuxedos – these tuxedos are

laid-back look. If you’re

a bit more formal and fashionable than

planning a day that will be

the 1-button tuxedo, but they still have a

traditional and formal, you

traditional flair

may choose to wear a full

3-button (or more) tuxedos – This is the most formal of all of the styles of tuxedos. Here are the di erent types of lapels: Peak lapels – the very first tuxedo ever

tuxedo complete with a vest or cummerbund and tie. If your look is trendy and modern, you may choose to skip the vest and go for

worn was a one-button, peak lapel style,

the tie only look. Once you

this style is still the most common and

choose which pieces you


wish for all the men to wear then you can start to think

Notch lapels – this style of lapel is the most popular. More than 90 percent of all rentals of tuxedos have a notch lapel.

about color. Colors After you decide on the style

Shawl collars – a very traditional choice,

of your wedding, you’ll need

not the best choice for rounder bodies (as

to determine the colors the

it tends to accentuate that even more)

men will wear. This not only includes the color of the

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of the wedding party will wear a di erent

are a bit broader a jacket with a shawl

should be worn throughout the men in

darker colored tux or suit. You can get

collar which is rounded o and smooth

the wedding party.

very creative with the coordination of

with little detail and one or two buttons

your vest, tie and pocket square. Mix

that cuts in at the waist will elongate the

and match patterns and colors that

body. Another thing to keep in mind when

compliment each other for added

thinking about finding formalwear for

variation and interest. If you’ve chosen a

larger men is that black is very slimming.

two-tone bridesmaid dress, you can mix

The peak lapel is a classic look along with

your vest and tie or tie and pocket square

the notch lapel these jackets usually have

with the two di erent colors for the

a deep v which can be very flattering for

perfect compliment.

all body types. Variation is created with

The Jacket The jacket is a very important piece to your tuxedo look. This decision can

subtle details such as tone on tone satin bands, chalk striping, pin striping, and tone on tone texture.

Shirts Shirts provide another opportunity to add character to your wedding day attire. There are several di erent shirt styles to choose from. The collar is the most noticeable detail of the shirt that you will have a chance to pick out, there are lay down, banded, and wing-tip collars. When you are choosing which sort of collar you will want it is important to keep in mind what style of tie you will want the men to wear. A lay down collar will normally

sometimes be overwhelming, but it is nice


accommodate any style of tie, while a

to have options! There are many di erent

The trousers for the tuxedo jacket will

banded collar is typically worn with no

factors you should consider when picking

be determined, somewhat, by the jacket

tie. The wing tip collar looks best with

out the jacket for your tuxedos. The build

you’ve selected. If the jacket you’ve

a classic bow tie or string tie. Pleating

of the groom and wedding party should

selected has a pattern or details in it

is also added to some styles of cotton

be one major factor on which you base

there is, more than likely, a matching

shirts to give a traditional look. The basic

your decision. If the majority of the men

trouser to go with it. If you’ve chosen

colors for shirts are white and ivory, which

in your wedding are tall and slim they

a solid jacket without pattern, you can

should be based o the brides wedding

will look great in many di erent styles.

usually choose from a flat front or pleated

dress. You can also choose colored shirts

One look that slim men can pull o that

trouser for your wedding party. The front

such as pink, blue, black or chocolate,

many others can not is a longer jacket

of the trousers is where you will see

some of which may also have a whisper

with four or five buttons. For guys who

the di erence between pleated and flat

stripe. Microfiber material is the latest

front they are just as their

most popular material today providing a

names say flat in the front

very smooth texture and feel and often

or pleated. The side of the

many color options.

trouser will typically have a satin stripe down the side of it on both legs. You should take into consideration the overall size of your wedding party. If your men are more on the athletic side, you could sport a flat front tuxedo. If your men are not very fit and need a little room in their trousers, a better choice would be a pleated trouser for your group. In general, the same style and color trousers

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Accessories, Vests and Cummerbunds Accessories put the finishing touches on your whole wedding day look. The vest or cummerbund, tie, pocket square, studs and cu links, and shoes not only bring your whole look together but are also another great way to reflect your own personal style. Vests and cummerbunds can drastically alter the look of your tux. In the past a cummerbund was a staple for all tuxedos, recently, vests have become all the rage they seem to be a more flattering way to add color to your tux or just keep the guys looking great when they decide to take o their

jackets. Vests come in many di erent

color or black but some of them do come


colors and textures and there are even

in a textured or patterned fabric. The

Shoes should be the last thing you pick

camouflage and tropical prints to choose

Windsor tie has become increasingly

out. You should only pick shoes that

from. You may choose to have the men

more popular in recent years; it creates

match once you have the rest of the tux

in your wedding wear neither a vest nor

a more modern and slightly more casual

all figured out. The classic shiny black

cummerbund if you are going for a more

look than the bow tie. Windsor ties come

tux shoe is the most commonly chosen

casual look.

in a wide array of patterns, textures, and

option; there is also a shiny black shoe

colors. Some other less common ties

with a square toe that is becoming

that can create very unique looks are the

increasingly popular. There are many

cravat, string, bolo, and cross over ties.

other ways you can go with your shoe

The cravat is usually tied in an ascot knot

selection, there are matte shoes in black

and is a vintage look usually paired with

and brown, usually these look best with

a cut away jacket. The string, crossover,

a more casual look such as, a suit, in the

and bolo ties are perfect for a western

corresponding color. If the color you

themed wedding they look great when

have chosen for your tuxedos is white

paired with a dark jean and casual jacket.

or ivory then a shiny white or ivory shoe

In many cases the groom chooses the white or ivory accessories. The vest, tie and pocket square should match the color of the bridal gown if you decide to go with white or ivory. The groomsmen typically go in the color of the bridesmaid’s dresses, but the same pattern as the groom. The ushers of the wedding can vary with an accent color

would look best. There are even shiny

or a neutral color, such as silver. The

Pocket Squares

fathers of the wedding should have a

Pocket squares are a great way to add

neutral color, like black, to be easily paired

a splash of color to your tux jacket;

up with the moms of the wedding. The

they come in many di erent colors and

patterns and style can all be the same, but

patterns. Many people match the pocket

the colors can vary according the role of

square with the tie they have chosen,

the person in the wedding.

or choose a completely di erent accent color. Pocket squares can also be folded

Ties Ties come in many di erent styles, patterns, and colors. The di erent tie styles can really change the look of your formalwear. Bow ties are typically a more classic and formal look, they are

in di erent ways; folding techniques range

black sneakers made as a tux shoe for the man who can’t live a day with out the comfort of tennis shoes. These days people are getting very creative allowing their groomsmen to wear actual tennis shoes or other matching shoes. In some western themed weddings a cowboy boot is appropriate.

from basic to exotic. Some of the

No matter what you choose for all the

more popular folds are the winged pu ,

men in your wedding to wear try to take

three fold stairs, and the four point crown.

into consideration what they will feel

Any way you fold them pocket squares will

comfortable and look great in. Remember

add a little bit of personal flair and color.

you will look back at your pictures from

Cu inks and Studs

often a

Cu inks and studs give your shirt a


very polished look. The selection of cu links varies greatly from a

$40 OFF

simple black and silver to a show stopping diamond studded

any tux rental plus an additional

accent or a personalized

$10 OFF

link with an engraved

if your fiancé buys her gown at our store

monogram. Again,

ed Bridal Tux o Savings

the style of your wedding should be kept in mind when picking out all accessories.

Cannot be combined with any other o er or promotion. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Tux rental must be booked more than 7 days prior to event date.

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your big day for many years and you want everyone to look their best! Be sure to give this coupon to your groom and his groomsmen. Mindi Linscombe is the owner of Something New Boutique— Colorado’s #1 choice for brides, located at 11550 Ridge line Drive Colorado Springs, CO. She can be reached at info@somethingnewboutique. com or by visiting www.some

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