Mr Theodore: Erasing the line between same-sex & opposite sex weddings
When Mr Theodore waltzed into the bridal scene almost twelve months ago we were captivated by their refined and sophisticated aesthetic. We were also immediately drawn to Alexander, the Founder of Mr Theodores captivating passion for all things bridal.
So we wanted to properly introduce you to the man himself himself. We chatted to Mr. Theodore about what he represents, what he is passionate about and what is in store for this alluring brand we love so much. Oh, and did we mention he is also planning the final touches for his own wedding? We cannot wait.
MR THEODORE, WHO IS HE?
We are an online wedding platform dedicated to erasing the line between same-sex and opposite sex weddings, showcasing the finest wedding suppliers from right across Australia that embrace same-sex and opposite-sex wedding equally. Mr Theodore is a platform free of prejudice where any couple can go and plan their wedding, knowing that the suppliers they select from us support same-sex marriage, whether it be for themselves or just out of ethics.
WHERE MR THEODORE BEGIN?
The real story of Mr Theodore began once I started the process of planning of my own wedding. I found that there were no real platforms that shun light on same-sex weddings in a refined, sophisticated way; not in the way that I like weddings to be anyway. I wanted to create a destination that catered to this market and that also focused on a wedding as a wedding, not a gay wedding or a straight wedding, but just weddings. But I all along wanted to create more than just an online platform but a brand, a brand that focuses of high-end weddings no matter the sexual orientation of the couple.
WHAT INSPIRED THIS PASSION FOR YOU PERSONALLY?
My earliest childhood memories always involved weddings in some way or another. I am the youngest of a large family so there were many weddings taking place from as far back as I can remember. My mum would create wedding dress and they just captivated me, and they still do; I can stand in awe for hours. Everything I have done in the past has lead me into the wedding industry, starting right back to my early days has a hair stylist with a real passion for brides. It is most certainly an industry that really reflects me as a person and everything I love, so naturally I have always wanted to be a part of it.
Weve got big plans, as any new brand does but we really want to make a presence within wedding scene here in Australia. We want to keep working hard on erasing the line between same-sex and opposite sex weddings as well as bring the industry together. You can expect boutique-wedding events in the not to far future showcasing our favourite suppliers from across the country. You can also expect lots of inspiration. Weve got some of the countrys best wedding suppliers at our fingertips and we want to share their insight into the world of weddings.
DARE TO LET US IN ON SOME WEDDING DETAILS?
Oh not long to go now, I think were just under a month. Weve pulled together some extremely talented suppliers and are working on creating a sophisticated and classic wedding; masculine and refined.
I believe with same-sex weddings (particularly with 2 grooms), there hasnt been much of a focus on that classic masculine feel and thats what were about. We want to erase the stereotype of gay weddings and show that 2 men can have a wedding that reflects masculinity and sophistication.