Beautiful Gifts for Grooms from Oh So Cherished

I recently had the pleasure of taking a look at the My Gorgeous Groom Journal and Gift Box from Oh So Cherished. These fab gifts for grooms are unlike anything you will find on the high street.

Renowned for quirky and beautifully designed personalised gifts, Oh So Cherished offers a huge range of items including wedding guest books and albums, personalised jewellery, wedding and thank you gifts, and unique keepsakes.

My Gorgeous Groom Journal

The My Gorgeous Groom Journal is one of the most unique wedding gifts for grooms that I have seen. By writing on the statement pages, this leather journal documents the story of your relationship past and present. Some of the statements in the journal are, ‘How we met, the way I remember it’, ‘Our funniest moment together’ and ‘If tomorrow never came, I want you to always remember’. There are also blank pages within the journal for you to add your favourite pictures, and beautiful love quotes and dittos between the pages.

My Gorgeous Groom Journal - Cover

Made from the softest genuine leather and moire silk inner and embossed with My Gorgeous Groom, the journal comes with a quality presentation box to keep it clean and safe to keep for years to come. You can also have the journal personalised with your groom’s name, a message or dates engraved on a silver nameplate to add to the front.

My Gorgeous Groom Journal - Our Beautiful Life Page

It is a truly gorgeous and personal gift to give to your groom on your wedding day, and if your hubby-to-be gets emotional you might want to include some tissues!

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Cool Groomswear Ideas Mood Board

Cool Groomswear Ideas

We love cool looking grooms and groomsmen, so today we are sharing some ideas for cool groomswear. Everything from sharp suits with a sheen, to a groom in a tweed suit with open shirt and cravat. Oh, and what do you think about groomsmen in jeans? We think it’s pretty cool! Okay, it’s probably best you don’t wear jeans if you are having a traditional church wedding, but if you are having a relaxed affair then jeans will work well.

What about braces, bow ties, floral shirts or pastel striped jackets? We love them all, and hope you do too!

Cool Groomswear Ideas Mood Board

Groom with Flat Cap and Waistcoat – Etsy

Groom with Smart Fawn Colour Jacket and Bow Tie and Groom with Rolled up Sleeves and Braces – Wedding O Mania

Groomsmen in Smart Blue Suits – The Wedding Scoop, picture by Ben Yew Photography

Groomsmen in Jeans with Waistcoats – Magnolia Rouge, picture by The Melideos

Groom in Pinstripe Jacket – Trendy Bride, picture by David Newkirk

Groom with Brown Tweed Suit and Open Shirt with Cravat – Love My Dress, picture by Rebecca Goddard Photography

Groom in Floral Shirt – London Bride, picture by Anushé Low

Groomswear Mood Board

Groomswear Ideas

Today’s groomswear mood board is to help all you grooms out there who are trying to find the perfect wedding suits for you and your groomsmen. We have chosen a selection of our favourite groomswear, from traditional morning suits and frock coats to modern fitted suits.

What will you wear?

Groomswear Mood Board

Morning Suit – Affleck and Moffat

Light Grey Suit – Red

Brown Jacket with Pink Waistcoat – Jack Bunneys

Purple Cravat and Light Gold Cravat – My Tuxedo

Air Blue Suit – Hugh Harris

Grey Morning Suit – Winstanley’s Morning Wear

Ivory Cravat – Marks & Spencer

Oatmeal Suit – Marc Wallace

Navy Slim Fit Suit – Next

Black Frock Coat – From Here to Eternity

Men Crying at Weddings

I Am Staggered Head

Men – we’re surprisingly complex beasts you know? You women look at us and just see the oil-stained hands, our knowledge of football trivia and the leering at women we do as we drive past them on the street, but you completely overlook the fact that beneath these crunchy, sexist outer layers there lies a chewy, emotional centre. Sometimes us men are just big girls in shiny shoes and nowhere is this more apparent than at a wedding, where we can finally let ourselves go. Like these colossal jessies.

Ok, this bloke might be taking the whole emotion thing a bit too far. From the opening seconds where you think you’re going to witness him upchucking his pre-wedding G&T to the stomping and restraining, you do wonder just how eager he is to get on with the whole first night thing…Glory indeed.

All the women in the congregation are sighing and wishing they had a man who could be as open and emotionally honest as this groom. All the men are counting down the seconds until they can laugh straight in his big teary face. His bride dabbing his tears away with a little silk hankie just makes the whole thing unbearable.

Meh. Not so sure about this one. The whole massed audience, the cameras and his pre-prepared speech make us wary that he’s faking it. We’re not going to come right out and say sociopathic tendencies but we’re all thinking it.

Article by Andrew Shanahan

Groom and best man

Picking Your Best Man

One of the few wedding jobs going that is emphatically the groom’s responsibility is choosing the best man. Now that doesn’t mean that certain people *cough* the bride-to-be *cough* might not offer an opinion or two on who it should be. But they ultimately know that the best man is as serious as male friendships get, and therefore they should back the heck off. We’re not going to join the roster of people queuing up to tell you who to pick, but we do have some advice.

Groom and best man

Pick with your heart, not your head

What the bride wants is for you to pick someone who won’t take you to a strip club on your stag do. She wants you to pick someone who will say disarmingly charming things during his speech. She wants someone who looks good in a suit and won’t spend the reception at the bar chanting: “CHUG! CHUG! CHUG!” with their pants on their head. In essence, the bride wants you to pick your grandmother.

The guy you’re thinking of choosing might fit the above description, or they may be a rogue of the first water. Just remember that you’re picking your best man on the qualities of deep friendship, of shared experiences and, damn it all – on love. Go with your heart.

Don’t pick a woman

You’re angry aren’t you? You’re thinking – “How dare they. Women can be just as much a best friend to a man as a man can.” Well, that’s a debate for another time (as is the old When Harry Met Sally men can’t be friends with women because sex gets in the way discussion).

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