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Our lovely Grooms can sometimes be the forgotten link when we chat all things wedding. However, we at Polka Dot Bride love them so much, we have an entire section dedicated to them! As we round-up all of our favourite posts from the year, we landed on some pretty epic Groom posts that covered everything from choosing an engagement ring to Groom weddings!

HOW TO CHOOSE AN ENGAGEMENT RING: A PERSONALITY MATCHING GUIDE

Choosing an engagement ring can be a difficult decision, particularly for women who don’t wear a lot of jewellery. With so many styles, variations and vendors to choose from, deciding on a ring she’ll love not only when the proposal comes, but in 50 years time can be tricky.

Photography by Gold & Grit

HAZELEY & SIMON’S INTIMATE & QUIRKY MELBOURNE WEDDING

We work hard around these parts to find weddings, that are quite simply “feel good”, and for today’s grooms, we couldn’t describe it any better, because, for a day that was about love, it was also about fun about personality, personal details, cake, bubbles and plenty of absolute joy.

Photography by Kate Ballis

DAMON & KAELA’S JOYOUS MELBOURNE INDUSTRIAL WEDDING

When it came to planning features for The Suit Issue, we wanted to find a groom who really rocked their wedding day suit, and by george, I think today we’d nailed that mission with the wedding of Damon and Kaela.

Meet Damon, you might know him from previous adventures like this modern city wedding of Hazeley and Simon, or even this post on some of your favourite dapper Melbourne celebrants and their groom style advice. But today? It’s all about a different side of Damon because today we get to share his very own wedding. And not only is it beautiful, but it’s filled with laughter, with love, and with the best kind of stories.

A Julia Deville ring from e.g.etal. Image by Gold & Grit

HOW TO CHOOSE AN ENGAGEMENT RING

Mr Houndstooth took our Groom readers through the epic task of choosing an engagement ring and take it from us, his tips are not to be missed!

Choosing an engagement ring can be daunting for many grooms, after all, picking out a ring is something you may not have done before. Personally, I’d never been into a jeweller prior to buying my wife’s ring.

Damon Hughes by Rick Liston

MAN TO MAN – MELBOURNE’S BEST MALE CELEBRANT’S SHARE THEIR TIPS FOR THE GROOM

There are about 20 minutes before the love of your life appears at the end of the aisle when you might be.. well… pooping yourself. All eyes are on you, you’ve got vows whizzing through your head, you can’t remember if it’s left over right or right over left and either way there’s a little bit of sweat on those palms.

However, breath easy gentleman, according to four of Melbourne’s finest and most stylish male celebrants, those pesky prenuptial nerves are not only totally natural but totally normal.

Image via Vanessa Norris Photography

BUTTONHOLE BLOOMS 101 WITH BASIA PUCHALSKI FLORAL DESIGN

When discussing the buttonholes with the Groom (yes, you would be surprised that some Grooms take their buttonhole very seriously), I always ask if they would prefer something simple or something a bit more special. It’s also important to note the suit colour and whether the Groom will be wearing a tie, bowtie and/or a pocket square, as these elements help in the decision making process.

Photo by Jason Corroto via Crystal & Don’s Tropical Black Tie Bali Wedding at Royal Pita Maha

20 CREATIVE COLOURED WEDDING SUITS FOR THE BIG DAY

When it comes to donning a suit for your wedding day, it can seem like the only options are black, navy and well more navy. So today, in honour of The Suit Issue, we’re unveiling 20 coloured suits that you’ll be thrilled to wear down the aisle.

Image by Lisse Photography

DRESS CODE ETIQUETTE – WHAT DO COCKTAIL & BLACK TIE REALLY MEAN THESE DAYS?

With the increasing leniency of menswear dress codes, it can be easy to forget what they mean and where they originate from. It is high time to take a moment to learn about the history of these terms and how they translate to the modern day groom, groomsman and wedding guest style.

Image by Benedict Sutton

GOING TROPPO – SUITS TIPS TO TAKE YOU FROM BAREFOOT TO BLACK TIE

So you’ve decided that your special day is going to be set amongst bohemian tropical surrounds, with the sun, sand and the ones you love as the backdrop. However, now you’re wondering how to make sure that your attire lives up to the luxe feel of the day. Here are a few things to consider when going from Barefoot to Black Tie.

Photography by Grace Petrou Photography

THANK ME LATER…WITH MELBOURNE BASED TAILOR EXTRAORDINAIRE, CARL NAVE

If wearing a suit daily isn’t what your Groom is used to, they might scoff at the idea of a new suit or attire for the wedding day. Thankfully, Carl Nave explains why tailored suits are beyond worth it – and why your Groom will only look his dapper best whilst donning a tailored suit!

Bright Western Australian Beach Wedding - Polka Dot Bride

Colourful, bright and full of love is exactly how Jade and Chris tied the knot! The pair even included their labrador puppies as part of the celebration. The dapper Groom shares the intimate memories of their day and what stood out to him. 

How happy Jade was throughout the whole day. In every photo she is either laughing or has a massive smile on her face!

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Groom Style – Luke

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Meeting at their Church, it seemed the perfect place to host their own wedding. Luke and Anna embraced a winter wedding, the Bride’s floristry talent (and own business) was on show for their friends and family who helped to make the day so special. Bride Anna details Luke’s outfit choice for the day.

Luke wore a Navy blue suit from Politix finished with a blue linen tie. We chose navy for a more casual feel and to match our dusty pink bridesmaids dresses.

 

 

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