I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed a frightening lack of wedding inspiration for grooms on wedding blogs. It’s all dresses, cakes and flowers – not very manly! It can be really difficult to find groom styling inspiration when planning your wedding so today, let’s try and do something about it. It’s time to ditch the ill-fitting rental suits and celebrate some individuality.
Let’s hear it for the boys!
Pink hair, don’t care
Source: Rock n Roll LA Wedding
Old skool British punk
Source: Old Skool Punk Rock Wedding
Source: Cemetery Wedding with the Bride Arriving in a Coffin
Source: Nineties Grunge Elopement
Mohawks for days
Source: Punk Rock Wedding
Whether you think they’re super tacky or amazingly fun, there’s no denying that geeky and themed wedding cakes are getting more popular than ever. I mean, why would you go for a boring, three-tiered, white wedding cake when you can have one of these instead?!
Back to the Future cake
Source: Eclectic wedding extravaganza
Lego and unicorn cake
Source: Tipi wedding
Harajuku, Totoros and rainbow cake
Source: Unicorns and rainbows
Angry Birds cake pops
Source: Angry Birds styled shoot
What are you getting your bridesmaid’s as thank you gifts? If you’re looking for something cute, inexpensive and thoughtful then look no further – I’ve done the browsing for you!
Source: For The Maids
For The Maids make loads of lovely bridesmaid’s jewellery sets. You can get them in squillions of different colour combos too!
Source: Silly, vintage, rock n roll wedding
Silly masks aren’t just for the photo booth. Any kind of funny mask is sure to get a giggle out of your girls and they’ll look great in your photos. The most important question is… who gets the cow… or the pig!?
A pretty phone case
Source: FC Wonders
It’s all too easy to forget about our furry little friends on your big day. I’m going on record and saying your dog needs to be there. And if you’re working to a strict headcount, just uninvite that weird aunt you never actually visit.
Here’s why you shouldn’t leave those poor little guys at home:
1. He’ll be really sad without you
Source: An Orchard Elopement
2. He’s already sorted his outfit
Source: Thrifty Maine Cornfield Wedding
If a real flowers aren’t your thing, then you’re going to LOVE what I have to share with you today! I’ve trawled the archives of Rock n Roll Bride as well as my old favourite, Etsy, in search of the most wonderfully unique bouquet ideas.
1. Dried flowers
I’m so smitten with this dried flower bouquet. Created by The Artisan Dried Flower Company.
2. Purple felt flowers
If you like purple then you’ll love this felt flower bouquet by The Flower Girl Atlanta
3. Paper flowers
Paper flowers can be so creative and varied. This swirl design by Lillesyster is beautiful.
You’d be surprised at how many emails I get from boys about to pop the question, always asking me the same thing: where can they find an alternative engagement ring? I always reply with the same thing too – ETSY!
When once such email came in just last week I got all distracted and started leafing through myself. Literally two hours later I’d not only wondered where the time went, but had saved a plethora of beauties to my favourites.
Here are just a few of the unique sparklers that made me stop in my tracks.