Inspiration for Grooms and Groomsmen Outfits from Nottingham Wedding Photographer James Davies

It’s not just the ladies that have a lot to think about when it comes to wedding dresses and bridesmaids outfits – oh no! Groomsmen and grooms have also got their work cut out for them when it comes to looking smart and stylish on the big day. As a professional wedding photographer in Nottingham and Mansfield, I have had the pleasure of photographing some really fantastic groom and groomsmen outfits, some of which are classic and traditional, others quirky and individual!

Quirky Bow Ties and Chequered Waistcoats

This great waistcoat and bow tie ensemble was sure to make a big impression on this groom’s big day. We loved the quirky floral fabric of the bow tie and the clashing checks of the waistcoat – it just worked! You’ll notice beautiful little leather covered buttons and a pocket watch chain too, adding to this distinctly vintage look. I ensured that the bow tie was the focal point of this photo by getting the groom to casually tweak it as he stood, drawing attention this particular accessory and guiding the eyes up towards his face.

Blue Suits and Tan Accessories

This is lovely example of a great colour scheme for groom and groomsmen. I really like the royal blue of the groomsmen’s suits, complete with tan leather belts and shoes and complimented by pale blue silk ties and handkerchiefs. The groom himself wears a blue suit in a slightly darker shade, and tan brogues with blue detail to subtly distinguish him from his groomsmen.

Traditional Floral Buttonholes

A classic traditional male accessory at a wedding is the floral buttonhole, seen here in pale pink. The groom wears the same shade, complementing the pink of the groomsmen’s ties, which links everything in nicely. I particularly like the way that the groom wears grey with a darker tie and brown shoes; a refreshing contrast to the dark navy worn by his groomsmen.

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If you’re looking for a Nottingham wedding photographer, I can help. Please visit the Contact Page of the website to get in touch, or to make a request for our 2015 brochure. If you would like to see more examples of my work, including plenty of stylish grooms and groomsmen, please feel free to take a look at my wedding photography gallery.