Dec 16

Pete & Nikki




Pete, his father, and brother Tim have been clients of mine for some time now.  So when Pete got engaged and asked me to make his wedding suit, I was over the moon.  Given that Pete wears a suit almost daily, we needed to look at something other than a lounge suit. Tuxedos became the order of the day and a Black Tie Wedding it became.



One of my absolute favourite fabrics to use for a made to measure black dinner suit is the Super 110 black twill from Vitale Barberis Canonico. At 270 grams, it has a beautiful drape and is a lovely deep shade of black.  The satin lapels, buttons, and jetted pockets contrast beautifully against the matte tone of the cloth allowing.  Perfectly elegant and with an amazing wrinkle recovery, this beautiful cloth is the reason why VBC, who have been weaving wool since 1663 out of Biella in Italy, are the masters of textile production.


So, without hesitation, Pete and his groomsmen took me up on my suggestion and we opted for this beautiful cloth to create 4 stunning dinner suits that would allow them all to shine.


Pete and Nikki were married in their hometown of Sydney, in front of their closest family and friends.  The ceremony was held at the St. Peter Chanel in Woolwich followed by photos in Sydney’s Hyde Park.  Guests partied the night away at a formal reception at Beta Bar located within Sydney’s glamorous Castlereagh St.


Nikki looked resplendent in her bespoke Karren Willis Holmes gown, which Nikki herself dubbed the “activewear of wedding dresses” as it was so comfortable.  Comfort aside, the bride, groom and bridal party looked stunning.  They even make Maccas take away look sexy!



Congratulations to the happy couple.  It was such a pleasure to work with you all.


CN xx






St Peter Chanel in Woolwich

Beta Bar



Karen Willis Holmes

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