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Groom Style – Hugh

by | Groom, Groom Style

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Ms Chinoiserie
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Burnt Orange Wedding Tie

Adding a pop of colour and pattern to your wedding day outfit can be as simple as finding a smart tie or stylish buttonhole as Hugh discovered when choosing his outfit for his relaxed country garden wedding.

“I chose a navy suit and vest with a white shirt, dark brown dress shoes and a burnt orange damask tie. My sister Meaghan created the button holes – mine featured pink and peach coloured roses and a tiny burnt orange wildflower.”

Australian bride and groom

Black and white wedding photo

Bride and groom walking with wedding party

Groom and groomsmen in navy waistcoats

Gold pocket watch

Groom in burnt orange tie

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Images by Silk Truffle Photography

Changing Looks: From Ceremony To Reception

by | Groom, Groom Style

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Naomi Neilson
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Changing Looks

Image by Andreas Rønningen

It’s now becoming more common practice for the modern bride to alter her appearance in time for their second entrance to the reception. Usually this restyle means a different hairstyle, more or less accessories, and sometimes even a change of dress. Each of these changes allows the bride to make another grand appearance, so it’s not out of place to think that you could too. The groom’s style can alter slightly too to give a new, and still very dashing, change from ceremony to reception.

What to Change Into

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Add On / Take Off
For a subtle change of appearance, consider adding or removing pieces. It could be as easy as donning a waistcoat for your ensemble or removing your tie or bow tie. If you’ve gone with suspenders for your ceremony, you could remove your jacket during the reception if it is a more casual celebration. Other ideas include adding accessories or changing them, especially if there are gifts or items of significance you couldn’t fit into the ceremony. They may be slightly subtle changes, but they are changes nonetheless and will allow the second entrance to greet your friends and family to be just as debonair.

Change Up

Image by Scott Webb

Trading
For a slightly more major change of look, consider trading in one item for another. If you’ve chosen a bow tie for the ceremony change it up with a neck tie, and vice versa. A change of jacket can also be a suitable trade up, as will be your shoes and accessories. These small changes won’t entirely alter the entire ensemble, but it will allow for a nice change for your reception. With this change, make sure to remain coordinated with your bride – this will ensure a perfect look across the board and it will be especially dashing in candid shots.

Trading

Image by Sweet Ice Cream Photography

Accessories
The change of accessories (or the add-on of accessories) is a small change to make. This change can be particularly important if you’re looking to add on some colour and patterns—or vice versa. The biggest change to make would be the mix-up of a tie and a bow tie. Other accessory changes could be your watches and pocket watches, pocket sqaures,cuff links, and tie bars and pins.

Accessories

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It isn’t necessary to completely alter your appearance for the change—adding on accessories, trading up jackets, or completing the ensemble with alternating pieces is enough. You can remain as dapper as you were during the ceremony, but still come across looking fresh and jazzed up for the reception. Embrace the changes and have fun with your second entrance.

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Such a great idea – there’s no reason why should the bride have all the fun when changing up her look for the reception entrance!

5 Unique Buck’s Ideas

by | Groom, Pre Wedding Parties

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Samantha Chua
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Janine & Matthew’s Romantic Vaucluse House Tearooms Wedding

These days, grooms and best men everywhere are getting more creative and looking for unforgettable and memorable bucks’ experiences that go way beyond the cliché ‘adult entertainment’. Here are 5 unique ideas to consider if you are planning a buck’s event.

1. Supercar Hot Lap

If you and your mates are car lovers with a penchant for speed, nothing will be more exhilarating than taking your dream super cars for a run down the supervised track. My Ultimate Bucks’s “Fast and Furious” hot laps will definitely give you a pulse-quickening, palm-sweating hot lap experience! Race with each other, speeding and steering your car around turns. Before your experience ends, a professional driver will unleash the true power of these super cars and drive you around for one last hot lap.

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Image via My Ultimate Bucks

2. Whisky Tasting

For a true gentlemen’s experience, head to a whisky bar that offers a whisky master class. Enjoy some quality time with your friends while learning about the different blends of scotch and whisky. Gentleman’s Cabinet offers a range of whisky masterclasses for different budgets. Spot the difference between blended and single malts, learn about whisky from different regions, then enjoy a tasting session surrounded by your favourite people. Some also offer a cigar master class to go with your Whisky Tasting session – how debonair!

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Image via Shirt Bar from The Shirt Bar

3. Back to Nature

Many men are now viewing their last days of bachelorhood as a time to reflect and relax. Thus, camping or fishing have become popular activities for blokes to celebrate the last hurrah. If sleeping-in-the-dirt is not your thing, glamping has also become a popular option for buck’s groups that prefer a touch of luxury in nature. The Escape on Clyde River in NSW is just 2 hours away from Canberra and 3.5 hours away from Sydney – perfect for a quintessential Australian bush experience.

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Image via Studio Sixty Photography from Australian Glamping Wedding Inspiration

4. Skydiving

Definitely a once in a lifetime experience, skydiving is also a popular option for the adventurous buck. Enjoy the beautiful bird’s eye view with your mates from the plane, then experience the pure exhilaration from the free fall – it’s the ultimate rush before you take the plunge! Skydive Australia offers different packages in locations around Australia for those seeking the ultimate high.

5. Dude Food Master Class

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, attend a dude food master class where a professional chef will teach you everything you need to know about barbequing. BBQ School offers a range of BBQ classes where you learn about the different cuts of meat, cooking styles and smoking/ grilling techniques. Not only do you get to enjoy your masterpiece, the skills you picked up from the masterclass are sure to make you a big hit with your soon-to-be wife when you show off your BBQ prowess!

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Image via BBQ School

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Love the list of fun get together ideas for the boys – particularly the sky diving if you’re looking for that adrenalin rush!

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