Oh boy, do I have the goods for you today. I have been dying to reveal this little secret to the world of Wedding Row for way to long now. Behold…The Grunion Run Groomsmen Shop. Guys, look no further. Your search for the perfect groomsmen attire is over – The Grunion Run offers affordably stylish groomsmen looks with a vintage touch.
Opened spring 2012, this Los Angeles based online-only shop run by married couple, Kevin and Yun, was created to fill a large void in the bridal niche by offering grooms an easy and convient way to find affordable pieces for their groomsmen. Their designs have been tailored very specifically with the customer in mind – offering clothes that are versatile enough for and after weddings (GENIUS in my mind). Even down to the shirt collar, all styles can be worn buttoned or unbuttoned, with or without a tie. On top of the extreme attention to detail, the price point for these stylish garbs is set to match that of renting a tuxedo. The difference? This time your groomsmen can pay for keeps and wear long after the big day. And just a little tip from me to you…The Grunion Run may also be your solution for those sleepless nights contemplating the perfect groomsmen gift, just sayin’.
P.S. Wedding Row readers receive a 10% discount until July 15, 2012 using the code TWR10.
So who are Kevin and Yun, you ask?
Kevin and Yun have know each other their whole lives. Their parents were friends long before they were even particles of an idea. Their childhood friendship turned into a real life romance, marriage, and now The Grunion Run. The Grunion Run has been a seed of an idea for about 6 years now, ever since Kevin and Yun went through the process of planning their own wedding. This is where they first discovered the lack of resources for guys within the bridal fashions niche – specifically for non-traditional options. Now with The Grunion Run, their partnership is perfection, with Kevin running the business side and Yun handling all things creative. (I hope this ADORABLE picture of Kevin and Yun just makes your weekend.)
So what did Kevin where on his wedding day?
I bet you’re curious, I was. Their wedding colors were lavender, yellow, and green. They loved the idea of tone on tone shirts and ties, but were never able to find the “perfect” color or suit/vest combos. Now you can see evidence of the outfit they wish they had found in their line today — a pale yellow tie, in the shade and style they would have preferred, and a light gray vest. The two pieces that started off The Grunion Run.
Why the name, “The Grunion Run”?
Grunion are fish that are native to the coasts of California and Baja, Mexico. Grunion have a mating ritual that is unique to their species, a spawning event called “The Grunion Run”. When Kevin and Yun were looking for a name, they wanted something to represent the uniqueness of a groomsmen shop, the individuality of their customer, and the shop’s Southern Californian roots. My opinion? It’s perfect and I’m so excited to welcome The Grunion Run Groomsmen Shop into the crazy, wonderful world of weddings and beyond.
Dont forget! Wedding Row readers receive a 10% discount until July 15, 2012 using the code TWR10.