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If you’re at the discovery phase in identifying a wedding theme, we’ve got some news for you. The good news: There’s never been a better time to keep a mood board (or inspiration board) thanks to shareable imagery on Pinterest and Instagram. The bad news: There are a ton of wedding styles to consider so this could take a while.
Cue the eye rolls and groaning. We get it. Because after all, scrolling through bride-focused wedding theme boards is exactly what everyone wants to do. But it’s time grooms stepped up to the plate and gave a little input, especially when it comes to the big day’s overall vibe. I mean, it’s your wedding too, right?
Don’t worry, The Plunge has your back. We’ve put together a guide to wedding themes designed specifically for grooms who are ready to impress. Below, you’ll find shots of real couples from around the world that should spark some ideas of your own. So the big question now is: what sort of theme are you going for in your wedding?
Rustic Wedding Theme
A rustic theme fits any couple that wants a natural, alpine feel to the wedding ceremony and reception.
Think: Lots of dark wood, earthy colors, and a more reserved flower arrangement.
Bonus points: If you can get the flowers on the actual suit!
Jessica & William photographed by Rebecca Carpenter Photography
Amy & Mark photographed by Sarah Carpenter
Allison & Isaac photographed by Hana Gonzalez Photography
Emily & Jordan photographed by Alixann Loosle Photography
City Wedding Theme
A city theme is perfect for couples that value urban splendor.
Think: Lots of glass and steel, and definitely a skyscraper or two.
Bonus points: Whether it’s modern or more old-fashioned, a city backdrop often provides natural framing for pictures.
Daisy & Geo photographed by Lika Banshoya – Poetic Photography
Diana & Carlos photographed by Chaz Cruz Photographers
Christine & Will Photographed by Peterson Design & Photography
Ramya & Garrett photographed by Mary Costa Photography
Country Wedding Theme
If farms and barns are more your thing, you’re a country kind of guy. Or maybe you just want a more relaxed feel to your wedding.
Think: Wide open plains and simple decorations.
Bonus points: Consider including animals in wedding shots (dogs, horses, no snakes).
Chloe & Florian photographed by La Bohème Photographie
Ashley & Chris photographed by Awake Photography
Whitney & Casey photographed by Nicole Leever Photography
Bethany & Hank photographed by Cottonwood Road Photography
Beach Wedding Theme
A beach theme is perfect for grooms looking into destination weddings, whether it’s white or black sands.
Think: Sand, surf, sunshine, and maybe even a fire pit.
Bonus points: Shoes are fully optional, of course. Just be on the look-out for seagulls.
Christina & Johnathan photographed by Jeremy Chou
Melina & Byron photographed by Adrian Wood
Margaux & Dylan photographed by Loric Gonzalez
Kayla & Jason photographed by Chris & Ruth Photography
Garden/Outdoor Wedding Theme
A garden theme is good for couples that want the feeling of the great outdoors without the hassle. Plus, the guests will thank you.
Think: Sunday brunch or maybe even an exotic bungalow.
Bonus points: Plants, fences, and garden flowers double as wedding decor.
Brian & Johnathan photographed by Sweetlife Photography
Leslie & Cano photographed by Chelsea Abril Photography
Hayley & Omar photographed by cara robbins studio
Travis & Ariel photographed by D.Lillian Photography
Ana & Filippo photographed by Foolishly Rushing In