The groom’s suit often gets put to the back of the wedding planning process as let’s face it, choosing the vintage wedding dress of your dreams is always going to be more exciting (and for some of us, we’ve chosen our dress before he has even had a chance to pop the question!) With that in mind, this month we are focusing a little on more on the vintage chap and two looks perfect for your vintage wedding.

For the Don Draper vintage look with tonnes of cool swagger, choose a dark navy or charcoal three-piece suit with a hat worn at a jaunty angle. Soften the look by adding a button hole with a difference; edging your whole top pocket with a line of blooms. This will add colour against the dark fabric and tie in nicely with the bride’s bouquet. Complete the look with vintage accessories, which could also be the bride’s gift to him, such as a vintage tie or cravat, cufflinks based on nostalgic designs or a tie pin.

For a more rustic outdoor vintage wedding, lose the formality of the jacket and waistcoat and show off

your button down braces with pride. A herringbone tweed works well for this style of wedding as it looks lighter in colour and more country-fied. Choose handpicked flowers for a button hole or go for dried flowers in burnt oranges which you can then keep forever. Complete the look with a Peaky Blinders baker boy cap, for that relaxed vintage feel.

By Kate Beavis
Photography: Claire Macintyre
Styling: Kate Beavis from Magpie Wedding
Location: Cliveden House
Suits: 20th Century Chap
Shoes: Modshoes
Dresses: from Magpie Wedding
Hair: Hair That Turns Heads
Makeup: Viktoria Kohl
Flowers: Bloomologie



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