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Wood Scented Gifts For The Groom

by | Gifts and Favors, Groom

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Polka Dot Bride
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Top Row: The Outdoor Guy soap with juniper berry, sandalwood, cedarwood and fir scents from RegularGuySoap, Scented pine wood ring box from JSWoodenMagic, Camphor wood wardrobe or shoe  stick NaturesJoin

Second Row: Cedar and balsam soy candle from plainjbodyandhome, Apple wood potpourri from lizbethsgarden, Sandalwood, cedarwood and orange scented beard oil from LONEWOODS

Third Row: Tobacco natural soy candle in recycled wine bottles from LitandCo, Birch tar + Sage shea butter soap from theblacktiemarket, Sandalwood, fir and cedarwood scented shaving soap from RegularGuySoap

Peggy and Finn Groom Accessories

by | Groom, Groom Fashion

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Chloe van der Werf
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Want to spruce up your groom accessories for the big day with something just a little different? Maybe a little something that is quirky and definitely oh so debonair. Peggy and Finn‘s groom accessories have you covered with wooden bowties and cufflinks. If like me you are growing tired of seeing the same old traditional wedding attire and would like to get a little cheeky and have some fun with your outfit, I think wooden bowties and cufflinks could be just what you are looking for.

Based in Victoria, Peggy and Finn offer Australian handmade wooden bowties and cufflinks created from hand-selected recycled timber that gives each piece an individual feel. As each piece is handcrafted you can rest assured that it is of the highest quality and very much so bespoke. The discerning groom will look and feel as stylish and dashing as ever. These timber accessories bring a sort of warmth and vintage charm and will polish off any suit.

Whether you want to standout from your groomsmen and sport a bespoke bowtie and matching cufflinks or have each of your groomsmen and even your little ring bearer (kids bowties are available) wearing one, you will be sure to find something that suits your distinct style. Why not mix and match bowties and cufflinks throughout your grooms party to add some fun and flair.

Where to find these little gems? You can shop online at Peggy and Finn and a list of stockists will be coming soon!

Images by Ed Sloane | Styling by Two Of A Kind Events | Flowers by She’s A WildFlower | Hair and Makeup by Momu Hair | Bride’s Dress by Briony Marsh | Venue: Wolseley Wines | Men’s Outfit by Browse Clothing

Proposal Stories From Bended Knee: Sam + Peggy

by | Engagements, Groom

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Ms Chevron
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It’s a big moment in any man’s life – the moment he decides to ask his lady to be his wife. But, what exactly runs through his head in the lead up? I’ve caught up with some menfolk to spill the beans on their own proposal stories. Today Sam and Kate (Peggy) share with us how it all happened:

Planning a proposal is HUGE – what initial ideas did you have about how you would propose?

I wanted to make the engagement in the summertime, keep it true to us and be near family and friends so we could celebrate with them.

How were you feeling leading up to the big question?

The only element that made me nervous was whether or not Peggy would like the ring and how I proposed. I had zero nerves about if she would actually say yes!

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Please spill on all the proposal details – we want to know how it played out, any hiccups along the way, and if she was surprised!

I kept the weekend very standard. We had a usual Friday night fish and chip dinner and then went for an early morning run through Noosa national park on Saturday morning. On the run home past Little Cove beach, whilst listening to music, I sent Peggy a text message with a link to a video. She opened the video and I asked her to come down to the beach to watch it. After watching the video I proposed and then surprised her with lunch at Sails with our closest friends.

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I had also organised for Peggy to have 3 days off work the following week and took her for a getaway to Longitude 131 at Uluru. She had no idea any of it was happening! In typical engagement stories the whole thing was nearly re-scheduled/changed because it was pouring with rain when we originally set out for our run.

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Do you have any tips or advice for future grooms planning to propose?

After being together for a long time (10 years), I wanted to make sure I could still surprise her – it’s worth it to put the effort of thinking every detail through. Also, being able to celebrate with our closest friends afterward and having the video as a momento were great things about the engagement.

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Congratulations Sam & Peggy and all the best with the wedding planning!

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