Gents, it’s all about you this afternoon. Looking dapper and feeling great on your wedding day is so important for your confidence and to make the right impression. Whether you are hoping to be a relaxed groom, smart or on trend groom I have many different style ideas to help you find the right look.
First and foremost, what do you wear on a day to day basis? What do you think makes you look and feel great about yourself? You want to look like you on your wedding day and feel comfortable. Take a look below at some real life grooms each of whom had their own individual styles who looked super dashing.
Tweed suits have been making a resurgence, with beautiful texture, pattern and a nod to the countryside many a stylish groom are opting for this fabric. An abundance of colours and styles are available on the high street and by bespoke tailors.
The bow tie is bang on trend and looks really suave. You can go bold with pattern or colour, knitted or silk. You could make your own or buy fairly inexpensively to compliment your wedding day look.
Tags: Bow Tie Groom, Groom Style, Groomsmen, Military Groom, Traditional Groom, Tweed Groom
If I was to be a bride, I’d want to look like one of these girls.
Donning ethereal dresses from the Fable and Promise 2014 collection, dramatic berry hued make up and natural hair this bridal editorial feels like autumn is tangible. I so love the dresses from the Fable and Promise Legend collection, with unusual cuts and pretty fabrics, they are just perfect for the stylish bride.
Thanks so much to Charis Talbot for sharing her images with us today, here is what she had to say about the shoot;
“My name is Charis Talbot, I’m a photographer based in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. Recently I did a Bridal editorial. I’m new to Bridal fashion and wedding photography but I knew I wanted to retain the elements I used in my fashion and fine art photography; mainly the evocative use of sunlight and dreamy touches woven with a bit of fairytale magic.
I was approached by Fable and Promise through my facebook and was immediately excited by their website and enthusiasm via email. I contacted make-up artist Kitty Kerry and Tony Arts the hair stylist, both of whom I have worked with before. I knew that this styling team would produce something wonderful and be able to communicate well with me. I sent mood boards off to everyone involved and did a casting call for models. The two models are Sophie Natrass and Jennifer Brown both with Tyne Tees models.
The collection I photographed was part of Fable and Promise’s Legend collection for S/S 2014 which is based on Legends and myths. The dresses worn by the models are part of the Sidhe collection. a type of fairy gentry or royalty who move between worlds through overgrown and forgotten doorways. I thought the local overgrown graveyard would be perfect for he concept of the dresses. I really wanted to use the autumn leaves and sunshine for the shoot which worked well but alas the sun went in earlier than expected and it began to rain so we didn’t get to shoot as much as we had hoped.
The models had two looks, one traditional and feminine then the other slightly dramatic catering for the more alternative customer. We also incorporated headpieces into the images. I wanted the models to be younger because I wanted to a fresh aspect to the images almost as if one was recalling a scene read in a book set at the beginning of the 20th century when brides were younger and weddings were more a rite of passage between girlhood and womanhood. I felt this fitted in with the Autumnal theme, the ending of summer frolics and the focus on the bigger picture and also the slight pagan and fairy theme.
I think editorial photography should always be about escapism- the same way book worms feel about books.”
This afternoon is for you lovely grooms out there looking for a sophisticated sleek look for your wedding day.
Top bespoke tailors and wedding suit specialists Jack Bunneys are here to share three of their latest collections. I so love their trend led styles, colour ways and double breasted suits. Not to mention their innovative service which helps grooms get the perfect attire for themselves and the boys…
1. A new colour in our ‘Bespoke/Hire’ Service
In 2013 we invented a new idea in wedding suit hire. This was called ‘Bespoke/Hire’ The idea was simple, the groom had his suit ‘Made to Measure’ the rest of the party would then be able to hire a suit that was designed to compliment this suit perfectly! This service was always supposed to come in 3 colour ways but we decided to try out the 2 less risky colour ways first! So we chose the brown and the blue. Well now we have completed the range. We now have all three colours. This is our ‘Bespoke/Hire’ Service in Burgundy:
2. Double Breasted is Back!
Double-breasted suits are back! We are seeing them again in fashion magazines and the high street, our challenge was trying to fit this into our ‘Wedding Services’ well this is what we have come up with for our grooms. The central suits are ‘Made to Measure’ the suits either side are available to hire.
A little bridal fashion goes a long way. And with the New York bridal market over with for this year, next years bridal fashions are now filtering through.
I was delighted to receive these images last week and couldn’t wait to share these pretty dresses with you all. Let me introduce you to the Sassi Holford 2014 Signature Collection, with the most beautiful silhouettes, accessories and fabrics.
Coast not only have an abundance of stylish and chic occasion dresses and accessories perfect for bridesmaids. But they also have a swoon worthy bridal range, with wedding dresses and accessories at a great price point. My favourite wedding dress has to be the Ellerie Bandeau dress above, oh so pretty. I know many of you chose Coast for your bridesmaids too and what a great choice you made.
Hi Kim, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?
I am the design director of Coast, I am married and I have fantastic 6 year old daughter. We were married in NYC at county hall, after my husband proposed to me at the very top of the Guggenheim museum. For a man that is very scared of heights it was quite a big moment for him as well as for me! It was all very fast and fun, we arrived in New York, he proposed and we were married a few days later! We didn’t even have a witness – we had to beg a man with the couple getting married after us to join our wedding too. Luckily he said yes!
What do you love/dislike about your job?
I love travelling all over the world with my job to find inspiration that will inspire the collections we design. I love all the people I have been lucky enough to work with in all the countries I visit as part of my role. I also get a real buzz when I am in stores meeting customers as I love helping women feel confident, to look and feel their very best especially when it Is for the biggest day of their life. There is nothing better than a satisfied customer.