Jesse's impeccable Victorian groom gear #Offbeat grooms#animals#custom suit#grey dress#groom gear#victorian#wedding boots Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Mar 30 2010) Ariel arielmstallings Photo by Tanya Saenz We spent a lot of time on OBB geeking out over bride fashion and accessories, but what about grooms? We do groom gear posts when we see something that blows our mind a little bit, and Jesse and his Victorian aesthetic definitely qualifies… Jesse's bride Aiko explains: Jesse was very clear from the beginning of our wedding planning that he wanted "pretty clothes", with hand tailoring and luxurious brocades. He hated the idea of wearing a traditional tux and likes a lot of historical clothing (anything before the Industrial Revolution). Jesse's favorite colors are black, gray, and purple, so he wanted something in those colors that was historically inspired (rather than dead on historically accurate). His wedding outfit was primarily inspired by Heath Ledger's wedding coat in "The Patriot". It is a Revolutionary War style long coat in charcoal gabardine, with matching trousers. His waist coat is silver satin brocade and his cravat is imitation plum dupioni silk. Oh, but there's so much more… ZOMG, CRAVAT! I would like to see lots more grooms rocking cravats. Related Post Spats and gaiters for shmancy shoe coverage Did you know that "spats" was originally a shortened version of "spatterdashes?" That is a neat word and a fun fashion detail that we sometimes... Read more Aiko again: The watch he is holding is an 1886 Elgin key wind pocket watch that was given to him as a gift by the best man. The watch was restored by Rusty Tuggle from the Antique Watch Company. In the tradition of Victorian love tokens, the watch fob is woven out my hair and fitted with silver dipped original Victorian findings. Jesse sewed all three of his groomsmen's wool frock coats. As Aiko says, "I think that's pretty badass." Jesse's sword is a Horseman's Basket Hilt Broadsword. Here's a full slideshow of photos from Aiko & Jesse's stunning Victorian wedding. There are tons of details about the wedding on Flickr, so if you see a photo you want to know more about, just click it! Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the brand-new From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. To follow her latest work, join join The Afterglow, for exclusive access to essays, videos, online courses, and more. PREVIOUS Dina & Gary's carnival, freak show wedding NEXT Silvia & Timo's punk rock candy wedding Show/Hide comments [ 19 ] Is the feed working or was a change made? I haven't gotten any rss posts in a number of days. The last one I got was Farmer post on March 26. I'm using Google Reader… Reply Feedburner borked our feed this week — we're working on it! Reply Love the ensembles of both the groom and the bride, and I really like the photos in the garden and kissing amidst the swords! Reply Absolutely gorgeous! Reply Oh, this is SO incredibly cool! DROOLING over everything. Reply Okay so, I love everything that my fiance and I have decided on for our August wedding. The colors, the invitations, the venue, my dress, the flowers, everything. But then I saw THIS, and was insanely jealous. OMG. Loooove it! Reply Whoa, he's style twins with my fiance almost, he is getting a purple cravat, silver vest black tailcoat, and borrowing a pocket watch from my father. My father is obsessed with pocket watches and repairs them as a hobby, he has quite a few elgins even Reply sexy ensemble! and the brides boot kick ass. love it. Reply What an awesome wedding! Where did the bride get her dress? It's beautiful! Reply My dress came from a talented historical seamstress named Christine Hall. You can google her name to see her website. I love my dress and it fits perfectly, even though we've never met in person. She also recovered my parasol. Reply Oooh I wish I knew how to get into contact with you, or that I had seen this post back in March! I have been seriously considering using Christine Hall for my dress because she's one of the few people I've seen who I feel would get all the intricate Victorian details right on my dress. But I'm so wary because I hate the idea of never being able to go to a fitting. I really, really wish I could talk to someone who's been through the process about how it went! And your dress was beautiful, so beautiful. I actually bet money with myself when I saw it that it was someone I'd heard of before, since I've probably spent a full day looking for the right person to make my dress and all the ones who make high-quality Victorian-inspired designs like that stick out in my head. Reply Wow! You had me at the watch fob woven of the bride's hair, so precious! Reply ooooooh lovely. Love her dress too. And both their boots. Reply Absolutely beautiful! The color of her dress is just perfect. If you are going to do a themed wedding, this is definitely the way to go – all out! Reply Your husband is hawt. Reply That dress is JUST AMAZING, and I love that the groom was totally on board with the themese. My dress is also going to be based on the Victorian era (specifically, Worth designs from 1885-1900). So lovely. Reply One of my favourite weddings featured on OBB. Really beautiful! Reply Ariel said, "ZOMG, CRAVAT! I would like to see lots more grooms rocking cravats." Your wish is my command! My groom will rocking one I made in our wedding Oct 2013. It's SUCH a sexy look! Reply Oh my… I love the horse idea. My fiance and I decided to go gothic victorian, so the horse shot really inspired me since i'm a horse lover since my childhood. Beautiful wedding! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.