We’re switching things up a little this afternoon and moving our focus away from the bride and beautiful dresses, to the groom. These gorgeous images were sent in by our friend Kate Beavis of The National Vintage Wedding Fair, who felt that frankly, it was about time the groom received a little love and attention on wedding blogs like ours. And we agree completely, especially when the outfits are as gorgeous as this. Are you getting a say on the choice of suit your groom wears? If not, you might want to push your phone (complete with browser open on this very page) under his eyes.
“Grooms suits don’t often get featured in the wedding press as of course, the focus tends to be on the wedding dress and the bride. And sometimes men’s suits tend to be quite plain. With these two facts niggling away, we set out to create a set of images using interesting suit designs to capture the imaginations of all the men out there (and hopefully, their brides too). For once, the bride took a back step, and let her groom shine.”
Photography by Claire Macintyre
“I chose to feature suits from 20th Century Chap who design and manufacture everything they sell in the UK, something I am very passionate about. Every suit they create is based on original designs, so uses silhouettes that were popular in the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950s – beautiful, classic, timeless and sharp design.”
“The waistcoats are based on a design from the late 1930’s, with a revere collar and 6 buttons, always worn with the last button open – something that would have been done at the time.”
“The shirts have a longer length arm and are based on 1940’s designs, when shirts were made with only one arm length to ease manufacture. This means that your groom will need to wear sleeve garters which add a nice vintage touch and come in silver and gold. Another feature I love on the shirts are the spear points collars and the double cuffs.”
“Accessories were added as so often it’s the bride who has the extra finishing touches. A trilby, a ‘Peaky Blinders’ style hat popular in the 1920’s, original vintage ties and of course cuff links to finish the look.”
“The shoot was at Clivedon House, a truly stunning Italianate mansion and estate on the Berkshire/Buckinghamshire border. The French dining room was breath taking and the perfect backdrop for the look and feel of the shoot; we wanted to capture a slight Don Draper cool vintage feel and based some of the poses on image of him.”
Seen something you love? I love it all and would absolutely love to see more of this groom style featuring on our pages.
Huge thanks to Kate Beavis of The National Vintage Wedding Fair for sharing these images.