THE BESPOKE WEDDING:
A New Way of Looking at The Party of a Lifetime
For generations, the center of attention at any wedding has been the bride and what she was wearing. That may still be true, but these days, the father of the bride, the groom and his entourage are getting more attention than ever.
It usually starts with an appointment to consult with Ed Shaikh, co-founder and creative director of Hadleigh’s in Dallas’s Highland Park Village and on Madison Avenue in New York at the Carlyle Hotel. Such sessions have taken Ed as far afield as Lake Tahoe and the Bahamas, and to cities across Texas to help smooth the way to a perfect day.
Ed’s enthusiasm for fashion perfection is contagious. It is evident from the first moment you meet him and it gets better as the process proceeds. He marvels at the blending of form and color, the touch of fine fabric, the magic of fine needlework. His pieces and fabrics come from artisans around the world who share his passion for timeless tradition and up-to-the-minute style.
Ed individually guides his clients through a sharing of careful fittings that add up to a true bespoke experience. Each member of the wedding party - the groom, the father of the bride, and individual groomsmen - is expertly measured by Ed himself. By the day of the wedding, each of them will be not just dressed for a very special occasion, but dressed to the perfection the occasion demands.
BE•SPOKE \ BIˈSPŌK \ ADJ
A TERM EMPLOYED TO DESCRIBE AN ITEM CUSTOM-MADE TO THE BUYER’S SPECIFICATION, HISTORICALLY APPLIED TO TAILORED CLOTHING, SHIRTS, AND OTHER APPAREL INVOLVING MEASUREMENT AND FITTING.