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When it comes to wedding day fashion, it’s usually all about the wedding dress and what the bridesmaids are wearing. But what about the groom and his dapper groomsmen? There are so many ways that a groom and his crew can add personality and flair to their wedding day get-up. After all it’s your wedding as well and you need to make the most of your special day!

Our grooms love nothing more than getting ready for their big day in the beautiful Library, complete with chesterfield lounges and a roaring fireplace. It’s the perfect place to sip on a whiskey while you calm your pre-wedding nerves. We love it when we see the groom and his groomsmen make the most of this hour. What really tickles our fancy is seeing the unique looks each groom has chosen. Lately we’ve seen some very fashion-forward grooms come through the homestead doors and we couldn’t be happier! Here are some fun new trends we are noticing.

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Let’s start at the bottom – Hello colourful socks!
From stylish to silly there are so many colourful socks to choose from, all of which can reflect your personality or even small things about you, that only the bride would know. Keep things cool and sophisticated with a three-piece suit and add a cheeky pop of colour when it comes to your feet.

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Go matchy-matchy with your groomsmen or mix things up with a different pair for each. And did we mention a statement pair of socks make a killer photo op?
The best thing about socks is there are so many choices out there for the groovy groom. From crazy bold colours and prints, to personalised wedding socks. We recommend checking out Happy Socks and Etsy as a great place to source personalised wedding socks.

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Add meaningful touches with your accessories.
If there is an occasion to splash out on some new accessories, boys your wedding day is it. Consider a new watch or a new pair of cufflinks. We’ve even seen grooms engrave the date of their wedding on these items to create a daily reminder of their special day. There are some amazing cufflinks available that can be used to reflect your personality and interests!

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Be bold with braces and bow ties.
Oh hey there Mr Personality! We love a pair of braces to finish an outfit and add a burst of style. Or look dapper with a bright bow tie and matching pocket square. Feeling creative? Match (or clash) with the bridal party if you dare! It’s these little touches that transform your wedding day get-up and allow you to inject your own personality and swagger to your outfit.

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Gabbinbar Homestead is a magnificent and historic estate established in 1863, located high on the mountain range in the garden city of Toowoomba QLD. Set amongst 150-year-old gardens, towering ancient trees and expansive lawns, Gabbinbar Homestead offers you a choice of beautiful spaces to enjoy including the gorgeous Homestead, stables, garden pavilion and old-school house. Our Wedding Planning Team are highly experienced and will assist you with every aspect of your wedding.

About James White Photography: Hey! We are James and Daniela, husband and wife team here at James White Photography, located on the gorgeous Central Coast of NSW! Eccentric, funny, and one of a kind are some of the words most often used to describe us. Between the two of us (James does photography and Daniela does your videography), we focus solely on making you feel comfortable. It’s all about the banter and laughter. If we can achieve this, the stunning, tear inducing photos just come naturally…That’s just how we roll.

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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.

Secondly, matching the buttonhole flowers to the rest of the wedding theme, whether its the bridal bouquet or the venue flowers. If the wedding is at a winery, then more often than not, it will be surrounded by native Gums and Olive groves, so I always like to include those into the wedding florals. Other times a particular flower or greenery might be a nice way to acknowledge the grooms heritage, such as if the Groom has Scottish heritage then a thistle type flower may be used for the buttonhole.

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Florals you might include: The Ranunculus

Why you love them: The Ranunculus is one of my favourite flowers  because it’s soft and delicate and full of petals. It’s seasonal and only available in spring, and then it’s gone for another year. So, it’s one of those flowers you have to love for a short time of the year like the Peonies. They are available in a range of colours ranging from white & creams, to pinks, burgundy and yellow and orange and sometimes we’re lucky enough to be able to get our hands on a peachy colour.
What suit/styling/look they go well with: This buttonhole would suit a romantic or whimsical style with soft pastels and works well on light grey/blue and navy suits

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Florals you might include: White roses with silver suede and gum leaves
Why you love them: Rose buttonholes are always classy and so versatile. By changing the leaves or additional foliage/flowers with the Rose, you can change the style.
What suit/styling/look they go well with: This type of buttonhole suits a classic or modern style wedding and works well with all suit types and colours.

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Florals you might include: Roses, hypericum berries and silver suede leaves and tied with twine
Why you love them: Adding other elements such as berries and smaller Rose buds to the buttonhole is for the Groom who likes to stand out from the crowd.

What suit/styling/look they go well with: Having the twine wrap around the buttonhole suits a rustic wedding.

Basia Puchalski Floral Design specialises in wedding and event florals throughout Melbourne, from the Bellarine to Mornington, the Yarra Valley and anywhere in between. With a background in forest ecology and Quality Assurance, her love of nature and flowers has lead her to pursuing a career in floristry. Basia has been creating beautiful florals for weddings and events for over 14 years and is committed to providing couples with the freshest and finest blooms.

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