Max & Danielle At Knowsley Hall

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Max & Danielle At Knowsley Hall

Back in February, Max tied the knot with his partner, Danielle and we were so thrilled to be a part of their big day! Read on to find out what Max wore and his tips for future grooms.

The bride and groom walk arm in arm in front of Knowsley Hall.

In 2017, Max and Danielle approached us to create a special stand-out look for their wedding day at Knowsley Hall. Max already knew that he wanted to wear a dinner suit, however, after trying a number of off-the-peg styles from various high street stores, he was left disappointed at their lack of the “wow” factor. As a former Scotland rugby player, he also found that these suits were ill-fitting around his broad shoulders and muscular quads.

“When I visited Whitfield & Ward, I instantly knew that this was where I was going to get my suit; they suggested options to me that I never would have thought of and Keith’s knowledge of design and fit totally put me at ease.”

So, what did Max wear?

Designed to his requirements, Max wore a stunning three-piece dinner suit that was tailored to perfection! For a modern take on traditional black tie, he went for a midnight-blue jacket with a black satin peak lapel, satin covered buttons and matching trousers featuring a classic, black stripe. To compliment, Max chose a horseshoe style waistcoat in black satin, which he wore over a studded Marcella shirt that we tailored to give him a perfect fit.

The groom looks out of the window wearing his 3 piece dinner suit and bow tie.

For the finishing touches, Max wore a patent, pointed-toe shoe and accessorized with a gold pocket watch given to him by his father when he was born, so it had great sentimental value and added a special touch that was both personal and stylish.

The overall look was the epitome of sartorial elegance and provided Max with a wedding suit that was unique and beautifully fitted – something that is best achieved by having it made-to-measure.

Detail shot of the groom holding a golden pocket watch which is attached to his waistcoat by a chain.

When asked about his experience with Whitfield & Ward, Max had the following to say:

“The experience from start to finish was better than I ever thought it would be. The team were fantastic and made it an easy and enjoyable experience throughout”

“They even helped to secretly organise a surprise for myself and Danielle. They had a gold heart stitched onto the sleeve of my shirt, so I was essentially wearing her heart on my sleeve for the entire day.”

Max’s tips for fellow grooms looking for a wedding suit:

Research is key! Max recommends having an idea of what you want before visiting any shops by using Pinterest or Instagram for inspiration. He comments that it made the process a whole lot easier when designing his suit. He also suggests picking a style that will compliment your venue and find a tailor that knows how to make the best out of your shape.

A landscape shot of Knowsley Hall taken from the viewpoint of the path lined by bushes.

The ceremony room pictured before guests arrive.

The bride and groom walk together arm in arm with guests throwing confetti over them.

The bride and groom pose with their bridesmaids and groomsmen.

Back view shot of the bride and groom leaving the wedding venue with the bride's veil blowing in the wind.

Photographer: Matthew Rycraft

Venue: Knowsley Hall

Flowers: Kelly Louise Floral

Artistry Makeup: Kate Hayes Makeup

Hair: Rebecca Lauren Hair

Cake: Antonia’s Cakes

Dress: Angelica Bridal


If you would like to enquire about our made-to-measure or suit hire services for you and your groomsmen, get in touch by calling us on 01625 536 545.