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Image by Jackson Grant via Naomi & Todd’s Modern Mulwala Wedding

Being a groomsman is an honour that most men cherish. It’s a salute to the strength of (often enduring) friendship and support amongst blokes. It is also a time for men to say “I love ya mate” and show genuine affection for one another, a particularly important institution given the West’s masculine ideals that seem to slam genuine, man-to-man displays of love and respect. Folks on the wedding party get to share a different experience of the big day than the regular guests and, in my experience, get to talk about it and bond over it for years to come.

However, having said that, being on the wedding party can also be nerve-wracking. Whether one has to give a speech, carry a ring, organise the bucks, help out on the day or with planning, manage the groom’s flip outs or simply be in the spotlight alongside the happy couple being a groomsman carries with it a burden of responsibility. This means the man of the hour’s best mates can’t just sit back and enjoy the day (the exception to this is the one groomsman at every wedding whose only responsibility is to feed the groom beers before and during the festivities). Despite this, the lads will do all that is required with a twinkle in their eye and a joke always firmly on the tip of their tongue. They do it, because they’re mates. More than that, they’re necessarily your BEST mates who’ve been through a lot and shared a whole lot of laughs.

A great way to show one’s appreciation for your groomsmen – friends who you love and respect – is a thoughtful groomsmen gift. Below is a list of a few that we think your boys will thoroughly dig:

Vinyl

Australia’s largest importer of vinyl records, Vinyl Destination, offers everything from Prince to The Clash, Norah Jones to Amy Winehouse and hundreds of other genres through their online store. Present your groomsmen with something unique by finding an album that you both used to listen to when you were younger. A cool gift from a cool groom.

Photo by Crew on Unsplash

Personalised cufflinks

For the classic groom. Buying your groomsmen their wedding cufflinks and having them engraved is something they can keep forever and a traditional keepsake of the wedding day experience.

Photo by Jonathan Francisca on Unsplash

Group grooming session

Taking your guys out for a traditional barber experience is a great way to kill two birds with one stone – getting your hair did and drinking a beer or a nice glass of something stronger with your mates. Here are some of the coolest barbers in Melbourne and Sydney.

Photo by Hai Phung on Unsplash

Whiskey Set

Nothing better than having a nice bottle of Whiskey and some glasses on the shelf at home. Some winners are: Talisker, Ardberg, Oban, Caol Ila. For those who like a “craft-ernoon”, fancy whiskey bottles make good fancy soap dispensers.

Photo by Angelina Litvin on Unsplash

Monogramed suit shirt 

Look at positioning the monogram on the cuff on the watch side, go for something subtle in terms of size – dressmakers and embroiderers are easy to come by if you take a wander through Google. Monogramed shirts are also great for deterring younger brothers or room mates from suit thievery.

Photo by Alvin Mahmudov on Unsplash

Ms Zigzag says: With so much to think about in the lead up to the wedding, we are thankful that Caz has done the research on the gift giving. Spot on ideas Caz! 

About the author Caz Pringle: Caz has been in the Event Management industry for the last decade, producing events for the likes of Rolex, Revlon, New Balance, Jeep, The Australian Open, Peroni and Alfa Romeo. After running her own events company for three years, she now lives in Antalya, Turkey with her husband Louis – where they remotely work as a copywriters and digital content producers. Caz also writes the blog www.shecanpunch.com about boxing and women’s empowerment, you can follow it on Insta @SheCanPunch.

Image by Dezine by Mauro

Arrive in style with a timeless classic 

Over the years we have had the pleasure of spending time with so many beautiful couples on their wedding day. Although many people think that wedding transport is just getting from point A to Point B, it’s much much more than that. In most cases our chauffeurs spend many hours with the couples driving them from house to ceremony and to the various locations. Some brides are very nervous on the way to the church and it’s great to have someone who can help calm the nerves and offer advice.

Classic wedding cars are so much more than just your basic transport on the day. It’s a classic piece of history that is yours for the day to use in wedding photos and videos and to cherish for a lifetime. Being chauffeured around in a 70 year old car, being the centre of attention and being pampered on the day is quite a special once in a lifetime experience.

Below are some of our favourite photos from real weddings that show the emotion and fun our couples experience on their special day.

The wedding of Alison and Dane 

These two cool cats are close friends of mine, so it was an honour that they chose three of our classic Mercedes for their big day. I had the pleasure of driving them around on the day and after dropping the car back to the depot, I joined them for their reception dinner, dancing and drinks. This photo is my favourite from the day (and features my favourite car: our Mercedes Benz 220S Convertible). It has that old school Hollywood look to it. This was shot at the beautiful Gardens House at the Royal Botanical gardens.

Images by John Warren Photography 

The Wedding of Trea and Tom  

What a beautiful smiling, happy couple these guys were. Trea is actually the sister of leading Melbourne Celebrant and super friendly Koran Harvey – we also provided cars for Koran’s wedding. These photos were shot by one of our favourite photographers, John Warren. John captures the emotions like no other photographer and you can clearly see in these shots how happy the gorgeous bride Trea is. The cars that this happy couple used on the day were our 1949 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith and two of our Jaguar MK7 Sedans.

Images by Dezine by Mauro

The Wedding of Michelle and Tommy

This stylised wedding shoot was shot by the world renowned photographer Dezine by Mauro. The beautiful couple Michelle and Tommy are an international couple who had their wedding in China and came to Melbourne for a photoshoot and celebrations. This shoot was a full production (almost like a movie set) with two assistants and an entourage of people, props and photography gear. This was shot at the Essendon Airport and features the old DC3 plane in the background and our classic 1949 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith in Burgundy and Silver colour combination. We love the theme of travel and old world charm as seen by the choice of car, suitcases and of course the old DC3 aeroplane.

The wedding of Danielle and Chris 

Dani is the studio manager at Yervant Photography and we have known her for many years through the industry. We loved that she chose to use our Black Rolls Royce Wraith for her big day. Working for one of the world’s leading wedding photographers has its benefits as Dani had Yervant himself shoot her big day.

Images by Yervant Photography

The wedding of Stephanie and Matthew
Stephanie wore a stunning gown by Annette of Melbourne Couture. The couple were married at the beautiful St Ignatius Catholic Church followed by a night of dancing and celebrations at The Park, Albert Park.

Images by Eye to Eye Photography

The wedding of Jasmina & Arben
This gorgeous couple chose to tie the knot at the stunning Overnewton Castle. The black 1949 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith was complemented by the smaller 1955 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn for the perfect pairing. Peter from Eye to Eye Photography captured the day beautifully. Overnewton Castle is the perfect backdrop for wedding photos and the The Rolls was a hit with the rest of the guests too.

 Images by T- One Images 

The wedding of Alexandra & Damian
What a classy East Side wedding this was. The beautiful Greek couple were married at Saint Anargiri Orthodox Church in Oakleigh and chose some picturesque east side photo locations such as Central Park in Malvern, and the iconic Labassa mansion in Caulfield. After the photos with our classic Bentley Dawn Sedan, the bride and groom hopped into a modern limo with the rest of their bridal party. Thanks to Leon from T- One Images for these beautiful images, it’s always a pleasure working with him.
Ms Zigzag says: Transport is an essential piece of the puzzle for a black tie wedding and we are so thrilled Triple R could share travel stories from these wonderful weddings with us! 

About Triple R Luxury Car Hire: Triple R Luxury Car Hire is Melbourne’s leading provider of Classic European Wedding Cars. With over 35 year’s experience, this family owned and operated business has provided unrivalled friendly and reliable service to over 21,000 couples. Our fleet of 34 Classic vehicles offers timeless beauty and sophistication for your wedding day or special event to ensure you arrive in style.

Alana & James’s Italian Style Abbotsford Convent Wedding

There is a rich sense of black tie romance to Alana and James’ Italian style Abbotsford Convent wedding- the couple, wanting to honour Alana’s Italian heritage  – from the favours to the flowers, the dancing and the music. Each element came into play to create the warm family driven feeling the couple wanted for their day. They chose Jessica Prince Photography  to join them on their day and capture their memories.

Alana tells us how James’ flawless black tie attire came together. “James had a suit tailor made, he has always struggled to find a suit that fits properly. He went for an Italian fabric that was breathable (in-case it was a hot day) and ended up with a beautiful classic black suit that was comfortable, stylish and timeless.”

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Credits: Groom’s Attire: Suit Shop / Groom’s Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Attire: Black Tie Classic / Groomsmen’s Shoes: Aquila