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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Caling all the boys!

So boys, you think a wedding is all about the ladies looking beautiful and you can put on a suit and hey presto! Well, sometimes its pretty much that! But, you have the chance to look super daper too. A well fitting suit, classy footwear and the chance to show us who you really are too. Paul from our "Concrete Cool" wedding did just this. It was truly refreshing to see a groom who had made an effort and styled his outfit in a personal way. We loved his pocket watch and 3 piece suit. It really made a big impression.

Choosing grooms men seems to be a huge task. possibly more complicated than choosing bridesmaids. If you're part of a big groups of friends do you go for all of the lads? If you don't who do you choose? Do you go for family members? Who do you make your best man? More than one?
Its not uncommon these days to have more than one best man. Choosing friends from different walks of life is quite common. Mates who have lived with you in different situations and bring something different to the speeches and the general merriment of the day.
One thing, as photographers that we recommend (and this is from experience of seeing how weddings come together and work on the day)is that once you have chosen your "boys" that you make sure they know their roles for the day and that they all know who is responsible for what! Most men take their roles seriously and will truly flourish in their support throughout the day. We have had the true pleasure and privilege of working with some truly awesome grooms men who have made our job easy and fun and have really helped in making their mates wedding the best day it could possibly be. Of course, there is often some liquid refreshment and cigars involved! Happy planning boys! :D

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