Welcome back to #WeddingWednesday, our semi-weekly column where we bring you wedding tips, tricks, crafts, interviews, and interesting Chicago wedding happenings from Chicago’s creative wedding venue, Catalyst Ranch.
The interwebs, magazines, and fashionistas everywhere have a ton of advice on women’s wedding fashion. There are infinite possibilities for the bride’s dress alone. A-line? Mermaid? Ball Gown? Mini? Peplum? Strapless? Halter? Etc., etc., etc. And, of course, every bride needs the right shoes. Heels? Flats? Wedges? Barefoot on the beach? And accessories! Jewelry!!! Gloves? Sash? Purse? To veil or not to veil . . .
And don’t forget bridesmaid dresses! And flower girl dresses! And mother-of-the-bride dresses! And –
Wait! What about the groom? Poor guys! You shouldn’t be expected to just throw on a plain black suit or tux when it’s YOUR special day too! Gents can express their personal style even at the most traditional wedding. More and more, we’re seeing grooms mix it up with daring color combos, cool accessories, and unexpected shapes, patterns, and styles. Gentlemen, if you aren’t all over Pinterest looking for wedding style inspiration (it’s totally cool if you are!), let us help you start exploring with a few of our favorite trends.
Pop of Color
Instead of a plain white shirt under his black jacket, this cool Ranch groom opted for a red and white checkered shirt which played perfectly off the bride’s white dress and red accessories.
If you want to add a little whimsy to your wedding look, shoes are a great way to do it! Here are a few of our favorites.
You really can’t go wrong with orange alligator shoes!
Dig these hipster groomsmen and their cool tan Toms. Paired with the skinny dark pants? Love it!