This is Zam. Lily from Wild About You Photography photographed Zam and his bride Athena in Hong Kong, and I think we can all agree that he totally freaking ROCKED his groom gear. He claims that his style has been heavily influenced by NBA stars (HA!) but we think he's totally got his own thing going on — you're going to lose it when you see his shoes.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of groom gear posts.
We see a LOT of wedding photos of brides getting ready on their wedding days. The "hanging dress" shot. The "doing make-up" shot. You know what we see way less of? Gorgeous grooms (like Andy here) getting ready. The turquoise details, the impeccably parted hair, the inked arms, the lighting coming in through the window… this is just one of those photos that becomes an instant family heirloom. Personally, I'd love to see more wedding photography celebrating everyone's pre-wedding preparations…
If you're looking for a seriously stylish and sexy way to hint at your love of kink, or you're putting together an outfit for a collaring ceremony, OR you simply need an edgy accessory for your wedding outfit, consider a harness like these ones from Zana Bayne. Imagine the above outfit with a jacket overtop, the harness just peeking through. …Turned on yet?
While shopping for his outfit, my future husband goes straight for the shoes that cost twice as much as my dress did. Like an evil-but-sensible Bridezilla, I say no to the beautiful shoes. Then my bridesmaid pointed out that if it was the bride saying "I want to spend X amount on shoes because they're perfect and wonderful, and they'll make me feel just like a princess." Then everyone, including the groom, would be telling the bride to JUST BUY THEM!
Outdoor wedding season is here! If you're wearing a tie without a jacket you might want to think about clipping it down. But why settle for a regular tie clip when you could use this as another great opportunity to show off your Offbeat personality? Check out these options I've curated from Etsy and keep your tie in place in style. Psst: these also make great gifts for the tie-wearing members of your wedding brigade.
Maybe you don't want to totally buck tradition, or perhaps you might get a lot of flack for showing up for the wedding in your favorite leather jacket. You can still channel a refined rocker vibe with a few unexpected accessories.
The key to coming up with an alternative to suits is mixing and matching. Branch out to different brands and price points to create a look that's an unexpected showstopper. Here's one example…
When it comes to styling grooms, it's easy to go the rent-a-look route, but that usually results in a ho-hum, afterthought look for the groom and his guys. Channeling a casual vibe for your nuptials? Ditch the suit, and punch up your look with mix-n-match separates. Stick to a cohesive palette, and you can work lots of stripes (and a few dots) to give a casual groom's style some creativity.
Bill's descriptions of his ultra-techy electronic gagety both went right over our heads and looked mostly like magic. But some of ya'll will totally geek out on this amazing LED and electroluminescent wire-covered wedding. Think centerpieces made from a 3D printer, a circuit ceremony involving a soldering iron, LED lights glowing from within their outfits, and even jewelry fashioned from circuit boards. These electrical engineers totally know their shit, and shared shocking skills with us.