2019 Groom & Groomsmen Suit Trends I Love | Nashville Wedding Photographer

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It’s no secret that all eyes are on the bride and what her dress will look like on her wedding day. Yet, with so much emphasis put on the bride and bridesmaids, I wanted to spend a moment today chatting about the other half of the bridal party. Current suit trends for grooms are some of my most favorite I’ve seen in years. Long gone are pairing tennis shoes or Converse sneakers with suits. And quite honestly, I could give all the praise hands for that trend vanishing.

It seems as if grooms are so often forgotten on a wedding day. But I can honestly say that some of my favorite photos I’ve taken are of the grooms. I thoroughly enjoy spending some time as they get ready on their wedding day, piecing their own look together, and overcoming any pre-wedding jitters. So why not give a little love to the much thought out, but rarely spoken of grooms looks for wedding days.

In 2019 we can say hello to textures, fitted suits, and the re-emergence of the three piece suit. You can also expect to see the return of classic black tuxedos. And guys, I am here. For. It.


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I can’t say YES PLEASE enough to this trend! For 2019, velvet is in, you guys. And not just for grooms suits, either. Velvet bridesmaids dresses, shoes, you name it, it’s here. I absolutely loved this wine colored velvet jacket on a groom at Yonah Mountain Vineyard. It gives a rich depth to the grooms wedding day attire, providing a more elevated and sophisticated feel. And who doesn’t want to feel like they’re a step above on their wedding day?

2. Go Bold

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Also on trend for grooms in 2019 are bolder hues such as burgundy, purple, and ink blue. Pair them with contrasting colors, and boom your groom is trendy A. F.  (Did I just use that phrase in a blog post? I think I did.) On your wedding day I absolutely think it’s okay to wear something that is a little outside of your comfort zone. It’s the one day in your life you (brides and grooms, alike!) get to dress up, be fancy schmancy, and go all out. So why not be a little risky, wear a bolder color than you’re used to, and really make a statement.

3. Classic Black Tux

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There’s not much more sleek and sophisticated than your classic black tux. In 2019, we’ll see the reemergence of this sleek look, with more brides opting for a more traditional look and feel to their wedding party. I, for one, am a big fan of classic looks that never go out of style, and love this is making a comeback! This is one suit trends for grooms I can get behind and hop it stays!

What do you think? Tell me in the comments if you’ve got a favorite trend for grooms suits in 2019! Check out wedding day timeline tips here.
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Harp & Olive Photography is a Nashville, TN based wedding photography company. Rachael provides a customized wedding photography experience to brides in the Nashville, TN area and beyond. And she is always ready to be your dance floor hype girl.


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