Best of 2017: Groom Style

Words by Julia Jones
January 3, 2018

The Nouba groom is no shrinking violet. From the sharpest to the chillest, the gents let their unique styles shine throughout the year that was. Continuing with our Best of series, we take a look at the ones who rocked it best in 2017.

Burgundy was big this year and we’re still loving floral prints, bow ties, braces and hats. And hats off to the grooms who mixed things up with unexpected fabrics like velvet, denim, linen… and the odd tartan kilt.

Say what you will about peak beard, we’re quietly pleased to see plenty of grooms still sporting well-manicured whiskers. Paired with a suit and stylish quiff or bare feet and a top knot, we reckon the beard still has its place in wedding day style.

These are but a handful of grooms who styled it well, but for more inspo be sure to stop by our Pinterest board.

Best of 2017: Groom Style | tartan kilt and black shirt
Riley’s Scottish heritage saw him wearing a kilt made with his traditional family tartan teamed with a simple linen Island Luxe shirt. Brooke Adams captured Rebecca and Riley’s Byron Bay bash, which you can catch in full here.
Best of 2017: Groom Style | braces and Akubra hat
Jesse eschewed a traditional suit in favour of beige linen pants, olive green braces and a bow tie. His Akubra hat was a last minute decision to disguise a bad hair day - well played! Catch Jesse and Araluen’s carefree country wedding by Scott Surplice right here.
Best of 2017: Groom Style | burgundy and baby blue jackets
Grooms with blooms will always catch our eye and Kevin and Christian’s sharp mix of blue and burgundy with floral shirts completed their seriously stylish look. Image by Shoshana Kruger and flowers by Floral State from this styled shoot.
Best of 2017: Groom Style | casual bearded groom with top knot
Levi and Lauren's beach wedding was tiny and super low key, so keeping with the relaxed spirit of the day, Levi donned a bow tie and suspenders with his Roger David shirt and rolled up chinos. Captured by Janneke Storm, you can catch their barefoot affair here.
Best of 2017: Groom Style | velvet magenta jacket by Declic
We can't decide if we love Daniel's Bek Burrows bouquet or velvet magenta jacket more! He and Catherine tied the knot at Tassie's MONA with Jonathan Wherrett behind the lens. Catch it here.
Best of 2017: Groom Style | hipster groom with casual black suit and hat
Untucked and perfectly irreverent, we couldn't go past Ben's rock n roll look. Captured by Perth photographer Fields & Skies from this desert luxe styled shoot.
Best of 2017: Groom Style | groom and groomsmen in contrasting blues
Keeping things fresh and bright in mixed blue M.J. Bale jackets, Derrick opted for a sharp black bow tie in contrast to his groomsmens' floral numbers. Captured by Lover of Mine, Kathy and Derrick’s stylish can be seen in full here.
Best of 2017: Groom Style | burgundy suit
2017 was the year of the burgundy suit, and we reckon this bearded groom rocked the look in head-to-toe ASOS. Captured by Bonnie Jenkins from this mountaintop elopement.
Best of 2017: Groom Style | grey chequered suit
A well tailored suit is always in fashion and Gerard upped the style stakes in a bespoke Prince of Wales check suit and Tom Ford double bow tie. Justin Aaron captured Peta and Gerard’s Carriageworks wedding, which you see in full here.
Best of 2017: Groom Style | floral shirt and bow tie
More is usually more in our books, but Scott proves the opposite can also be true with his pared-back look. A floral print Grand Frank shirt, Hallensteins bow tie and some dark-rimmed specs completed his look, captured by Amy Kate from this Waimauku wedding.
Best of 2017: Groom Style | cream linen suit
Few fellas could pull of a cream linen suit like Benjamin did in his understated Zara ensemble. He and Monique oozed effortless style in their modern Brisbane wedding captured by Kait Photography. See the whole shebang here.


Header image Bonnie Jenkins | Other images various, as captioned |

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