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The Modern Man: 23 Unconventional Ways to Match Your Groom

Jan 4 2015 - 11:00am

He's popped the question, your engagement photos [1] were a hit, and you've found the perfect dress. Everything has come together flawlessly, and now it's time to give the man of the hour a little sartorial love.

Similar to his input on the decor and ceremony, his ensemble should showcase his personality. The modern man isn't about all the bells and whistles, but that doesn't mean you two can't coordinate on a united style front. From colorful cuff links and peek-a-blue accessories to custom shades and even incorporating man's best friend, we're rounded up 23 unconventional ways to match your groom with modern flair.

Now go forth and soak up all the magic that your big day has to offer — and don't forget to snap a load of frame-worthy photos of your stunning dress [2].

All Tied Up

His: Smoking jacket.

Hers: Lace-up dress.

Source: Photo by Hazelwood Photo [3] via Wedding [4] Chicks

Your Little Secret

His: Printed pocket square.

Hers: Matching garter belt.

Source: Photo by Heather Kincaid Photography [5] via Style Me Pretty [6]

Crazy For Color

His: Socks.

Hers: Ombré dress.

Source: Photo by Julie Mikos [7] via 100 Layer Cake [8]

That's the Motto

His: Custom shades.

Hers: Custom shades.

Source: Carrie Richards Photography [9]


His: White suit.

Hers: White dress.

Source: Photo by Jessica Burke [10] via Style Me Pretty [11]

All Buttoned Up

His: Custom buttons on shirt.

Hers: Custom buttons on the back of her dress.

Source: Photo by Oli Sansom [12] via Style Me Pretty [13]

A Splash of Whimsy

His: Rustic boutonniere.

Hers: Fairy-tale flower crown.

Source: Photo by Michelle Boyd Photography [14] via 100 Layer Cake [15]

Old-School Cool

His: Colored suspenders.

Hers: Coordinating ribbon on bouquet.

Source: Photo by Paper Antler [16] via Style Me Pretty [17]


His: Socks.

Hers: Shoes.

Source: Photo by Judy Pak at Dreamlite Photography [18] via Style Me Pretty [19]

Mirror Images

His: Bold bow tie.

His: Bold bow tie.

Source: Photo by One Summer Day [20] via 100 Layer Cake [21]

Shine Bright Like a Cuff Link

His: Colored cuff links

Hers: Coordinating flowers.

Photo by Géraldine Lentzy-Vilmain [22]

Save the Date

His: Embroidered inside jacket.

Hers: Embroidered in dress.

Photo by Abby Caldwell Photography [23] via Style Me Pretty [24]

Man's Best Friend

His: Patterned bow tie.

Hers: Coordinating ribbon on bouquet.

Pups: Patterned bow tie.

Source: Photo by Jennifer Merling [25] via 100 Layer Cake [26]

Double the Love

His: Heart socks.

Hers: Heart shoes.

Source: Michèle M. Waite [27]

Bold and Bright

His: Vibrant shirt.

Hers: Vibrant shoes.

Photo by Evangeline Lane [28]

Blushing Bride (and Groom)

His: Blush bow tie.

Hers: Blush gown.

Photo by JEFF+AMBER [29]

Tie One On

His Unconventional laces.

Hers: Lace-up dress.

Photo by Géraldine Lentzy-Vilmain [30]

Cut From the Same Cloth

His: Tie and pocket square.

Hers: Matching sash on dress.

Source: Photo by Katch Silva [31] via Style Me Pretty [32]

Two Is Better Than One

His: Boutonniere.

Hers: Head piece.

Source: Photo by Shea Christine Photography [33] via Style Me Pretty [34]

A Pop of Prep

His: Gingham shirt.

Hers: Gingham headband.

Source: Photo by Kori and Jared Photography [35] via Style Me Pretty [36]

Monogram It

His: Cuff links.

Hers: Necklace.

Source: Photo by Marianne + Joe At Marianne Wilson Photography [37] via Style Me Pretty [38]

Double Down on Texture

His: Washed denim

Hers: A cropped denim vest.

Source: Photo by Driver Photo [39] via Wedding [40] Chicks

Something Blue

His: Boutonniere.

Hers: Traditional and nontraditional ideas [41].

Source: Photo by KT Merry [42] via Style Me Pretty [43]

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