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Bowen & Britt


I love a black-tie wedding; they’re elegant, timeless, and memorable. A man never looks more handsome than when he is wearing a tuxedo. Speaking from experience, it makes you feel special. It creates a more special feeling than any other ensemble, so it’s only appropriate that wearing a tux marks one of the most important days of your life.

When Bowen and Britt first came in to see me, we looked at a different version of a tux (or dinner suit) and what a black-tie wedding could look like. Not all tuxedos have to be plain black and Bowen wanted to look different from his groomsmen in a subtle but obvious way.

I always like the groom to stand out, so I presented Bowen with a range of textured black fabrics and a range of plain black options for his groomsmen. I thought it would be nice to have the groomsmen in a classic black cloth with satin detail and Bowen could wear a jacket that had a little flair about it. Both Britt and Bowen fell in love with one of my favourite fabrics from Vitale Barberis Canonico, the Italian masters of textiles, a beautiful black jacquard weave cloth that had a diamond-like weave through the entire cloth.

Bowen’s Made to Measure tuxedo was styled and finished with a narrow shawl collar lapel with contrast satin, black satin buttons, and satin trim on the jacket pockets. On first look Bowen and his groomsmen look to be wearing the same suits, but up close and in certain lights, the beautiful weave in Bowen’s jacket shone, setting him apart from the super stylish pack.

As for the dashing groomsmen, we utilised our Made to Order suit program and the guys all wore out Romano Cocktail Suit in black. The slim lines and peak lapel resemble a dinner suit so closely that we all we needed to add was a satin bow tie and were we done! Classy, effortless, and cost-effective. Our Made to Order program is an online program, but for bridal parties of 3 or more we are happy to fit and style in the studio alongside the groom.

Bowen and Britt were married in late January 2020, back when the term “social distancing” hadn’t even be uttered and when weddings could have more than five guests. They celebrated their nuptials on the beautiful grounds of Coombe Yarra Valley and Britt looked stunning in her white gown from Mariana Hardwick. The bridal party looked elegant in their all-black attire, as did the father of the bride also wearing a custom Carl Navè suit.

Congratulations to Bowen and Britt! Thank you for allowing me to contribute to your special day. If you would like to talk about your wedding, because we WILL be celebrating them again before we know it, or you feel inspired to create something special and unique, please contact us to arrange a free consultation.

All the best




Motta Weddings


Coombe Yarra Valley

Botanics Melbourne

Wedding Dress:

Marian Hardwick


At Carl Navè, it’s only the best craftsmanship of premium style suits tailored with style. Book your free 60 minute bespoke consultation with Carl today.


This is a 1 hour obligation-free consultation where we establish your needs and look at fabrics. We also talk about style and details and take measurements if required.


This is a 1 hour obligation-free consultation where we establish your needs and look at fabrics. We also talk about style and details and take measurements if required.