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Mokume Gane Men’s Wedding Rings

by | Groom, Jewellery

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Polka Dot Bride
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If you’re looking for men’s wedding rings that have a touch of the unique then look no further than this collection of Mokume Gane wedding rings. This ancient Japanese technique of jewellery making combines metals to create a unique and impressive rippled effect. Traditionally the technique combines gold and silver but the modern Mokume Gane ring can combine other metals like Titanium and copper too.

Row 1: White gold and silver wedding bands from MokumeGaneJewelry, Stainless steel men’s wedding ring from MokumeDamascusRings, Argentium silver and copper ring from Revonav

Row 2: Titanium and Palladium ring from StonebrookJewelry, Titanium and black Zirconium ring from MokumeDamascusRings, Titanium rings with silver and copper from jewelrybyjohan

Row 3: Argentium silver with copper band from Revonav, Shakudo, Shibuichi and Kuro Shibuichi alloys in ring from ViademonteJewelry, Silver and copper mokume ring from RobandLean

Peter Jackson Summer Collection

by | Groom, Groom Fashion

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Chloe van der Werf
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Gentlemen, I know choosing a suit for your wedding day can be a little overwhelming, so I have complied some of the best looks from Peter Jackson’s Summer Collection to help inspire you.

The brand’s passion for tailoring and high quality fabrics started in Australia’s fashion capital, Melbourne in 1948, and they continue to grow today. All of their products are sourced from only the best of mills located around Europe, which shows in the quality of their clothing.

They offer a tailored fit no matter your size or shape. The luxurious fabric, will have even the most fastidious of gentlemen impressed.

Peter Jackson offers a black label that provides tailored cuts for a classic sleek look, while an Orange Label provides a fitted cut for those of you who like your clothes with a modern edge.

This Summer Peter Jackson are all about elegant but practical fabrics. This ensures you’ll be comfortable, even on the hottest of wedding days and the textured fabrics finish off the look of the suit to a tee. With light weight linen and breezy cotton you won’t need to sweat the small stuff.

And don’t worry, you can lose the jacket. A majority of suits come with matching vests to ensure you maintain your look.

Classic designs like the windowpane check and pinstripe are indisputably the big trends of the season. Peter Jackson is delivering modern cuts with a vintage feel to create an altogether timeless look. The perfect look for your wedding day.

I am loving these accessories from the Summer collection: the masculine Navy Nubuck Desert Boot and the gorgeous Matte Mauve Polkadot Tie!

You can find Peter Jackson’s latest collection of suits, shoes and accessories in store and online.

Image via Peter Jackson

Groom Traditions

by | Groom, Word Inspiration

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Camille Davies
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Photo by Judy Pak via Dress Codes For The Groom – White Tie

Weddings have been around for a while. The ceremonies may vary depending on the couple, country, or culture, but the essence is the same: a celebration of the union between two people! And like all good practically prehistoric ceremonies, there are far reaching traditions associated with weddings.

The thing is, most of these traditions relate to the bride (bouquet toss) or the couple (first dance), and not the groom! So with that in mind, here are some ideas for incorporating some traditions for the groom into your wedding.

1. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Something old is a nod to your family, and the past.
Something new is for the promise of good fortune in your future.
Something borrowed is traditionally lent by a happily married person, whose marital bliss is something you aspire towards in your own marriage.
Something blue is a symbol of love and purity (ahem – we won’t say a word if that part isn’t strictly true!)

This tradition is usually seen as one for the brides, but I see no reason why the groom can’t get involved. Why not wear something your father, or another close relative, wore to their own wedding for your something old or borrowed? Cuff links or ties are the items most likely to have stood the test of time, but there are always great quirky alternatives. Maybe there is a special item of clothing that can be incorporated into the lining of your suit, or made into an accessory. Jewellery is also something with personal and often emotional significance that could be borrowed – a watch, a ring, or maybe a tie pin that you always associate with an important person in your life. You could also easily merge a few themes together – your wedding suit, shirt, or socks could be both new and blue, for example!

Image by Todd Pellowe 

2. Family traditions

Ask around the family – are there any traditions the previous generation had for their wedding? Are there any superstitions or rituals (I mean things like putting socks on before pants, or having your tie tied by your future father-in-law, not animal sacrifices and chanting) that your family or friends do before a wedding or big event? The males of my boyfriend’s family, for example, go and take the groom for a pint before the ceremony! There might be a specific pose that has appeared in a previous wedding (see cool example below) or family photos that you want to recreate, or a gift that is typically given from partner to groom (or vice versa). Find out if there are any little quirks in your family’s wedding history that you can incorporate into your own ceremony.

Image by Davina + Daniel Photography

If there’s nothing that springs to mind…

3. Create your own

Why not start a wedding tradition? This could be as simple as having a drink with your father and father-in-law, or as random as completing a triathlon before the ceremony – although maybe not immediately before! If there is something that’s special to you and your partner, why not revisit it before the ceremony? The park you walked through on your first date, the first film you saw together, the restaurant where you proposed – whatever speaks to you! Maybe you could keep one of your accessories, to be handed down to future generations (I would advise against choosing socks for this), or take a photo of the sunrise on the morning of your wedding day.

Image by Stephen Govel via Julia and Adam’s Manly Sunrise Engagement Photos

There’re plenty of things you can dream up for a new tradition, that you can pass down – or inflict – on the next groom! Happy planning!

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