After meeting in the Navy and residing together in Hawaii for several years, Lee and Leon said their vows in San Francisco this past June. How absolutely fitting is it that these two Navy men got married at the nautical-themed Argonaut Hotel?
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of groom gear posts.
You have decided you want the guys or gals all done up in tuxedos. Yay! That's awesome. However, you might be not sure where to start. I am the store manager at a family owned tuxedo rental shop in Indiana, and I love my job. I will be the first to say you do not need to rent tuxes if you don't want to, but today I am going to go over what you should know if you do…
People, look through these photos and just bask in the love radiating from Gabriel and Kemberly. They eloped to Gatlinburg, Tenn. for a DIY, super-duper-private wedding. Photographer Raven Shutley tells me that, "The officiant came for the quick ceremony, but she was really only there for a few minutes. Mostly, it was just the four of us (the couple + me and my assistant)."
Raven captured one of the sweetest first looks I've ever seen: Gabriel is giggling, he's so excited. I had to include all of those pics because his expressions are… you've got to see them.
Cannot believe that Nicole and Darin got married in May because this is spooky fall glam at its best. The couple got married at the Pickering Barn last year, bringing the goth style with panache. There's so much dark glamour to love here: Nicole's black dress, her fingerless lace gloves, that amazing short haircut. I also might have included rather a lot of portraits of Darin because I cannot get over his sizzlingly somber makeup. Have a photo of a groom applying his own eyeliner before his wedding. Go on, have two.
Enter Ryan and Susie. They are, as you can see, both clad in utterly jaw-dropping garb for their wedding in Palm Springs last Thanksgiving. Susie, you may note, is wearing a particularly stunning long-sleeved lace dress that she has dyed the most sunflowery shade of yellow.
If you're into rainbow weddings, you've gotta check out Simon and Petra's color-infused, rainbow-central, DIY love fest. They got married in the registry office of Andover, UK, before they partied at a local community center. Check out the monochromatic bouquets (which Petra totally made herself), be in awe of her own red-and-white brooch bouquet, and — oh my WOW — Petra's nails. Those tiny lil hearts took three hours to paint!
Let me tell you about this Georgian, vegan bar in Tel Aviv called Nanuchka. Photographer Liron Erel claims it's famous for fantastic parties and dancing on the bar. Jonathan and Doron got married there after they prepped for the day at their own place and posed for some pics on gay-centric Rothschild Boulevard with their dog.
For these fancypants types, I bring you today's post full of loud colorful formal footwear in masculine styles. Of course there's some Fluevog action in here, but I've also got some Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and some skull-covered Jeffery-West. The sad truth is that some of these shoes are really, really expensive… but they're also really, really fabulous. Even if you're just window shopping, there are styles in here to love…
If there's one wedding accessory that should be given more of a spotlight, it's gloves. Seriously, look no further than a pair of gloves to give your matrimonial ensemble just the perfect touch. Classy, timeless, stylish. Edgy, rocker, goth. Historic, period, thematic. Maybe you prefer gauntlets. Or the matinée glove, so popular in the mid-century. Perhaps you're the type to say, fuck it all, I'm going full-on opera, there's no stopping me.
There's a way to work a glove no matter the style of wedding you have in mind — and I can prove it in 20 photos.
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We'll hopefully be profiling the full wedding soon, but I have to stop first to give some snaps to Rob here and his impeccable gothic-tinged suit, complete with one of the most beautiful red jackets I've seen in a long time. Oh, and the buckled red vest? Amazing. The detailing, you guys… THE DETAILING. And the accessories! And his bride, Liz. Just wait…