For the Gents: How to ask your groomsmen

A groom and his mates, we think, are just as important as a bride and her girlfriends. After conducting our own research on high-quality inspiration for the groom and his crew (and finding none!), the concept for our styled shoot was born. So boys, here is a totally achievable idea for how to ask your groomsmen to be part of your big day. (Plus a great excuse to drink whisky & smoke cigars!). Let us know if you’d like some pointers to create a similar treat for your prospective groomsmen.

How to ask your groomsmen, whiskey tasting

We wanted to highlight some of the ways that a groom could spoil his groomsmen, in a relaxed setting but with a touch of styled sophistication. We stumbled across this hidden carpark in the backstreets of West End, Brisbane, and just knew that we had to take advantage of the incredible street art!

How to ask your groomsmen, whiskey tasting
How to ask your groomsmen, whiskey tasting and caravan bar
How to ask your groomsmen, beer and whiskey tasting
How to ask your groomsmen, cigar bar and whiskey tasting

Against the striking backdrop, we created an opulent outdoor lounge area, complete with lush florals and an immaculately presented cigar bar, with a generous picnic hamper provided by Village Food & Events. The Gathering Events caravan bar was the perfect accompaniment, serving Australian craft beers and top-shelf whiskies to our lucky gents.

The real life groom-to-be and his mates enjoyed a guided whisky tasting, learning about the delicacies of the different single malt varieties. The whisky bar featured gorgeous vintage crystal decanters, props and florals, accented with stunning calligraphy labels, signage and stationery from You’re My Type.

The gents were also treated to a customised box of manly treats from Wood & Beau – presenting the perfect opportunity for the groom to ask them to be a part of his wedding day!

How to ask your groomsmen, whiskey tasting, caravan bar
How to ask your groomsmen, Wood and Beau, Groomsman box

It was such a pleasure to be able to help these lovely guys celebrate their friendship and spend some quality time together in the lead-up to the groom’s big day.

We were super excited to have this shoot published by White Magazine – you can check out their blog feature here.

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Thanks to the wonderful vendors who made this day extra special:

Photography – Just For Love Photography & Film

Caravan Bar – Gathering Events | Caravan Bar

Stationery + Paper Goods – You’re My Type

Groomsman Gift Box – Wood + Beau

Picnic Platter – Village Food + Events

Stylist, Florist, & Furniture + Prop Hire – Coco & Confetti