All too often, the groom and his party can be forgotten during the planning process of a wedding. If you’re organising a vintage themed wedding, then your husband to be will need to suit the theme too, so here’s some inspiration to get you started.
Tweed Waistcoat & The Trilby
I love the combination of the Tweed/Trilby in the image below, and the rolled up sleeves give a cheeky look to the groom’s outfit. This would be perfect for a country house wedding. Image sourced here.
Tweed has come in and out of fashion over the years and was traditionally popular in the construction of shooting and hunting jackets; it has always been associated with the elite of the Edwardian era. The popularity of tweed declined post-war but it had a revival in the 1960’s via the mod culture. In recent years, tweed has once again infiltrated the fashion industry, particularly during the Autumn/Winter Seasons and with shows such as Downton Abbey so popular, it’s hardly surprising. Image sourced here.
The beautiful bride looks like a snapshot of the 1920’s and the lovely chap in the image below was styled and dressed by Tweedman’s Vintage. The plum smoking jacket oozes elegance, and I love the combination of the vintage hankie, bow tie and striped shirt. This fabulous couple would fit right in for a chic city wedding. Image sourced here.
This shoot demonstrates how different eras can be combined to create a cohesive look. Velvet suits were popular in the 1960’s & 1970’s but again, it is one of those fabrics that reappears in quirky and reworked ways every Winter. Image sourced here.
Bow Ties & Suspenders
I think the boys in the image below are secretly quite enjoying posing for pictures! They look very geek chic with their suspenders and it’s a light-hearted way to embrace the vintage trend. The groom wears a vest to differentiate his look from the others and they have fabulous shoes too; the mismatched shirts bow ties keep things casual. I’m a strong advocate of mismatched everything – check out the post on bridesmaid dresses too. Image sourced here.
If you’re looking for fabulous bow ties, the London-based company Rokit might be a good place to start looking. Mismatched bow ties give everyone a little of individuality for the big day. The image below (sourced here) shows just a selection of the ties available to purchase.
Top Hat & Tails
The FABULOUS wedding below has the groom dressed in the traditional top hat and tails combination. It’s a very formal option but it could suit your vision perfectly depending on what you have in mind. Much like the velvet, I can visualise this type of attire for a more urban based wedding but that is of course by no means limiting, it’s just down to personal preference. Image sourced here and courtesy of Tomasz Slota Photography.
I found this beautiful vintage wedding image here, and just couldn’t resist including it to inspire you.
If you had a vintage wedding, what did your groom wear? I’d love to see your snaps.