Well-Groomed Groom: Indian Opulence

A brocade jacket, turban, and best of all, a sword. Day 4 of an Indian celebration called for an elaborately dressed groom, who donned a little red, a lot of ivory, and a ton of jewels. Shouldn't we all walk down the aisle with a sword?
images by Chris + Lynn Photographers

Well-Groomed Groom: Anniversary Outing

Want to score some points with your spouse? Pitch the idea of an anniversary shoot. This guy and his girl hit the wooded trails for a secluded picnic. A heather grey blazer with brown elbow patches works alongside a blue gingham button-down and geeky glasses. Keep it casually crisp with an open collar.

images by Tinywater Photography

Will You Be My Groomsman Printables

A reader wants a creative way to pop the question...to the groomsman. So, I thought I'd create some free, yes, you read that right, free printables to help her out. Feel free to snag some for yourself.

Q: I've decided to have one of my close guy friend be a part of my entourage! And was wondering if you have any ideas of asking him creatively. --Malia

A: Since you've known your "man of honor"/groomsman since your school days, I figured a chalkboard theme was in order. Grab a few items that mean something to the two of you, cram them into a pencil box (mine was $.69 from Target), and pop it in the mail.

I used Rolos (not that any of those ever got stuck in my best friend's nose on a dare) and mini drumsticks (which may or may not represent a legendarily bad band audition). On the practical side, I also tossed in two mini Moleskin notebooks. They're streamlined and fit perfectly in the breast pocket of a suit or button-down shirt. The groomsman can use this to write reminders and to-dos for the big day or to jot down a toast for the reception.

Ready to pop the question to the guys in your life? Grab the "Will You Be My Groomsman?" printables. There's a groomsman, man of honor, and best man version to fit any scenario.

Well-Groomed Engagement: Blue Suede Shoes

You know that beat up, free couch you saw next to the dumpster? Yeah, that one. Grab it, and use it for your engagement session. This guy's effortless style is mostly accomplished with a fitted tee, no socks, and blue suede oxfords. Add in some glasses and intentionally messy hair, and you've officially got a look.
images by Jesse Bosse Photography

Style Snapshot: Exotic and Dotted

image by Brandon Kidd

Well-Groomed Groom: Embrace the Beard

Long grizzly beards and weddings don't usually go together, but in this case they do. Instead of shaving your signature face fuzz, take a cue from this guy. Stay true to your style and personality, by cleaning up, not eliminating your overgrown beard. He keeps his head shaved and the rest of his look conservative with khakis, suspenders, and plaid. Casual sneakers finish off his laid-back look.

images by Kristin Shyla Photography

Well-Groomed Groom: Guests Giddy Up!

The guys at this Wisconsin wedding don their country finest. Even though the groom wore a simple charcoal suit, the guests had cowboy hats, jeans, and boots. One even sported double glasses.

images by Tyler Branch Photo

Well-Groomed Engagement: So Long, Summer

Ninety degree temps will soon to be a thing of the past in Minneapolis, so I figure a guy-centric farewell to the season is in order. Nothing says Minnesota or summer like a lake and a dock. This tattooed guy rolls up his sleeves and pants for a beer with his girl. A mini pompadour and shades are more than enough flair for a dockside sendoff.

images by Tec Petaja for Kinfolk

Well-Groomed Groom: Dreadlocks and Treetops

Must be tree house week here on W-G, because along with this groom, this guy's also hanging out in trees with his girl. Pulled back dreads, a contrast trim polo, and desert boots with no socks work together in this Topanga Canyon engagement session.
images by Braedon Photography

Style Snapshot: Letter Links

image by Matthew Morgan

Well-Groomed Groom: Pattern Meets Texture

Go ahead, wear jeans to your wedding. This groom did, along with a tweed tie, gingham shirt, and vest. The groomsmen each wore different vests and non-matching shirts, some patterned and some plain. Cuffed sleeves and brown boots complete the look, which makes sense for these nature-themed nuptials.

images by Sweet Little Photographs


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