Well Groomed: The Beach Wedding

Happy Saturday y’all! It’s been a week of hectic jetlag and post-travel lurgy for me, but before I move on to next week’s loveliness (and some exciting reveals!) I wanted to share a bit of beachy inspiration with you all- and this one’s for the boys. The fact is, beach weddings can be a difficult dress code to crack, both for grooms and their parties (and even for male guests).  A suit too smart for sand? Shorts too casual for an important occasion? It’s hard to find the right balance, but fortunately there are lots of stylish grooms both in our own archives and across the web to give the lads some inspiration. I’ve noticed that it really comes down to personal taste – for example, some grooms go all out and take their black tie to the beach, while others jump at the opportunity to wear shorts and sandals. As with all the best groomswear, I think it comes down to personal taste – a little tweak on a favourite summer look – but with a bowtie here and a well-cut open shirt there, just about any combination can be made to work handsomely. And when in doubt, a light linen trouser and white shirt will never serve you wrong. Here are 20 groom’s parties who rocked their tropical look.

BEACH BLAZERS

NO JACKET REQUIRED

SHORT CHANGE

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Image sources (top to bottom, left to right): 1- Memory Box Photography/ Blank Canvas Event Design/Jagadi Couture via SouthBound Bride; 2- Christopher Nolan Photography/Orange Beach Weddings/Jos. A. Bank via Style Me Pretty; 3- Ashley Bosnick Photography/Ginny Au/J Crew via Style Me Pretty; 4- Vanilla Photography/Hèrmes via Junebug Weddings; 5- Nathan Coe via Town & Country Magazine; 6- via Inspired by This; 7- Beck Rocchi/Jack London via Nouba; 8- Adam Nash Photography; 9- Kelsea Holder Photography via Bridal Musings; 10- Corbin Gurkin/Take Us To Thailand via Style Me Pretty; 11- ShoeBox Photography/Mayte Marie + Amore Weddings/Mexx via Style Me Pretty; 12- Sarah Christensen via You Mean the World to Me; 13-  Jules Morgan on SouthBound Bride; 14- Danelle Bohane/Love Ugly via Hello May; 15- Nadia Meli/Special Events/Hilton Weiner via Ruffled; 16- Just Judy on SouthBound Bride; 17- Alexis Diack/The Love Bucket on SouthBound Bride; 18- via Orange Blossom Special Events; 19- dna photographers/Evention on SouthBound Bride; 20- Gypsy Westwood/Prada via Belle & Chic