WARNING! This shoot does not contain mimosas, cakes or bridesmaids for that matter! Today we are catering to the men with this dapper modern ranch wedding inspiration. Different huh? Well Peggy has put together in her cover letter why this is needed and I couldn’t agree more, read below!
Modern Ranch Wedding Inspiration for the Groom
“Working in the wedding industry we see that all too often, our fellow industry peers whether it be local vendors or large publications acknowledge their “brides” and not their “couples.” We feel that the language needs to change. Every marriage has two parties which may or may not include both a bride and a groom. Where are the men to get inspiration from when everywhere you turn, the most accessible resources are still drenched in everything bridal?
This shoot features Ricki and Ryan, a bride & groom who celebrated their nuptials 3 months prior to this styled photo shoot. Here you won’t find a bridal party, you will find a wedding party. In this day and age there is no reason to adhere to conventional traditions. This wedding party highlights odd numbers and a solely male presence standing up with the beautiful bride and groom.
What we encounter every day are men who are involved in the planning process who know exactly what they want. What they mostly have in common is that they like to show their guests a good time and for their friends and family to be well fed. They take pride in the way they look and know which styles compliment them best.
To start off the day, we sent Ryan and the wedding party to Skoden Barbershop for fresh haircuts, beard trims and hot shaves while Ricki got her hair done at Prep Hair. This is a great way to unwind and for everyone to get some much deserved pampering before the big day.
Back at the venue, we went with black tones with colourful fall blooms. Given the masculine nature of the shoot, we opted for a scotch & cigar bar rather than a sweets table featuring local and international brands.
Ricki wore a beautiful understated gown from Bliss Bridal Boutique. Ryan wore a tonal floral slim fit suit with a shawl collar while the boys sported slim fit mandarin collared suits with textured stretch fabric. The suits were provided by Le Chateau which is a great option for Canadians to purchase formal wear and is widely available across the country.
What we seek to portray here is that men are savvy. They like being pampered, they like being involved and having fun. What they don’t like is being overlooked and we as an industry need to recognize this.”
Photographer/Co-organizer: The Collective – Peggy Venter | Co-organizer: Alli Mae Fresh Events | Venue/Co-organizer: Anderson’s Hitch ‘n Post Ranch | Men’s Attire: Le Chateau | Styling: Kelly Evans Le Chateau Polo Park – @darling_devil72 | Men’s Haircuts/Styles/Beard trims/Shaves: Skoden Barbershop | Makeup: Primped & Polished | Bridal Hair: Prep Hair – Carly – @carlyyceehair | Florals: Petals By S & A | Furniture/Linens/Dinnerware: C&T Rentals & Sales www.ctrentals.ca | Rentals: Ornare Event Rentals | Gown: Bliss Bridal Boutique | Stationery: Lily Blossom Press | Calligrapher: Leslie Cayetano | Groomsmen Gifts Infusion Packs & Local Infused Vodka: Baltic Brothers Infusions | Cigar Bar: Thomas Hinds Toba