Image by Feather + Stone Photography. Via Laura and Brentons Rustic Queensland Wedding.

So you’ve settled on a winter wedding. Respect.

As a groom, there are fashion benefits when it comes to cooler climates, after all, we’re expected to be suited up.

I got married in February in Melbourne. And. It. Was. Hot.

But we can assume that an abundance of sweat and a groomsman on the verge of fainting won’t be an issue for you.

Let’s assume that your wedding day is so cold that a plain suit just isn’t going to cut it.

We need to talk about how you can stay warm on your Winter wedding day without sacrificing your fashion credentials.

Stylist Sally Mackinnon from Styled by Sally says one of the biggest mistakes she sees in her line of work is men making bad choices when it comes to winter coats.

“They either simply don’t have one, what they do have is very dated or they just pick up their casual hiking jacket and make do with that,” she says.
“Having said that, if a groom is worried about shivering through his wedding service, there are some things he can consider: choose a suit made of 100 per cent merino wool. This not only breathes but will help keep you warm. You can also add a basic under garment like an under shirt (Uniqlo have a great range called HEATTECH which retain heat), or you could even consider a thermal if it’s a seriously wintery day, as this won’t add any bulk.”

Sally MacKinnon. Image via Styled By Sally

Sally MacKinnon. Image via Styled By Sally

Sally says a beautiful overcoat is a “great pièce de résistance” for any man.

“I would definitely suggest a warm woollen coat or even a trench, teamed with a luxurious chunky knit scarf, you’ll look every bit the man in waiting.”

Styled by Sally’s Top Winter Wedding Items:

The Stylish Overcoat

“I would choose something knee length that will look dressy and ultra stylish. Keep it simple in a classic colour like black, charcoal or navy.”

Let’s go shopping:

MJ Bale jackets and coats

MJ Bale overcoat

Calibre check overcoat

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The Scarf

“Look for something with texture that will complement the coat and suit jacket, but doesn’t match them. I would avoid a scarf with fringing as I think this looks a bit too casual.”

Let’s go shopping:

Burberry checked cashmere scarf

Johnstons of Elgin fringed checked cashmere scarf

Country Road heavy waffle scarf

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“Leather gloves are classy and will make a statement while not taking away from the rest of the outfit.”
Let’s go shopping:

Mr Porter Dents cashmere lined leather gloves

Politix Danny gloves

Polo Ralph Lauren deer skin hybrid touch gloves

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While we are talking all things winter fashion it would have been remiss of me not to mention the mighty brolly. I just had to ask Sally what she thought about stylish umbrellas and if there were any a groom should be using on his wedding day?

“I’m not sure on the umbrellas,” Sally says.

“I think if an umbrella is needed it’s time to move indoors!”

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Photo by: Solas Wedding Photography via Celeste & Alten’s Winter Wedding

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Ms Zebra says: It can be so beautiful to be married in winter – frost on the grass, everything is green! It’s also a dapper way to dress as a groom! Overcoats, gloves and scarves; channeling their inner New York City resident! Thanks Mr Houndstooth for featuring some great picks for Grooms!

About the author Mr Houndstooth: I am a happily married man. I enjoy a fine whisky, a new suit and swashbuckling around town with my beautiful bride. Looking back on my wedding day always makes me smile, even though it began to rain just as I said ‘I do’.PDB Blog Banner WINTER 1200 x 261px preview