groom Archive

30+ Groom Duties That Will Really Help the Bride

Groom: this groom duties post is for you! Be sure you subscribe and stay in the loop, too!

Dear Groom, Heyyyy handsome, it’s me, your Bride. I know I’ve been a little preoccupied lately, pouring over wedding books and Pinterest and reading endless wedding blogs for even *more* ideas. I’m just really excited to marry you. And I realized something: there are a ton of groom duties you could do that would *really* help me out. So, I’ve put them all into a list. Some of these are really simple, while others are a little more elaborate. You don’t have to do them all… but a few here and there would really make me feel less stressed. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read this, and for helping me with these wedding plans. You’re awesome. But you already knew that. On to the list…

Oh and, you know, kiss me like this.

groom kissing bride

photo: bonnallie brodeur

5 Amazing Wood Rings for Your Groom

Are you looking for wood rings for the groom? You’ll find five of them below! But first, make sure you’re on the list!

koa wood rings barrel ceramic

by northern royal

Are you looking for a beautifully crafted wedding ring for the groom? Perhaps a non-traditional ring or something more his style? Maybe you’re planning a barn wedding or woodland wedding and love the look and feel of real wood? If you’ve answered yes then you’ll love these wood rings from Northern Royal! They are handcrafted using 100% authentic natural woods — like koa wood, as one example — along with tungsten, ceramic, or titanium to last a lifetime. These aren’t factory-made rings, either: Northern Royal is a husband and wife team based in Ann Arbor, Michigan (yay for fellow Michiganders!) who are passionate about providing the most unique wedding bands possible. These beautiful rings can be made for both men or women; however, we’ve handpicked our favorite men’s rings to share today. Which one do you like best?

This Keychain Makes a Great Groomsman Gift

This personalized leather keychain is an awesome gift! Find out why we love it… and be sure to subscribe to stay in the loop!


by mr lentz

If you are an avid Emmaline Bride reader, you know we love finding unique gift ideas for bridesmaids and groomsmen. When we spot something new, we can’t wait to share it and today’s handmade-a-day pick is no exception! This personalized leather keychain from Mr Lentz is one of the best gifts we’ve seen this year. Your groomsman probably doesn’t already own one (at least, not quite like this) and it will look nice with his keys — something he reaches for daily. Plus, since it is handmade, each keychain is completely custom-made just for him! Read on to see more photos of this keychain along with customized styles…

15 Best Gifts for the Bride from Groom

We’re sharing the best gifts for the bride from groom in today’s post! Make sure you subscribe for future posts like this!

15 Best Gifts for the Bride from Groom |

Hey, Grooms: this post is for you! What are the best gifts for the bride from groom? We’ll tell you in today’s blog post! But first, whether to give the bride (or groom) a gift on the wedding day is a common question especially after we published this.

mrs necklace | via 15 Best Gifts for the Bride from Groom |

by urban layered

Should you do it? Well, it really comes down to your own personal preference (and budget). I’ve seen it done both ways. Some couples find a wedding day gift exchange to be a fun thing to do (or even as a way to surprise the groom or bride) before the ceremony. I’ve also seen couples skipping this new custom altogether. There’s no right or wrong way to do it. If you do want to send a gift to your bride while she’s getting ready with her bridesmaids, here are some awesome gift ideas! Read on to see fifteen best gifts for the bride from groom with an Ask Emmaline question from groom-to-be, Mark…

Wedding Date Cuff Links — Handmade-a-Day

wedding date cufflinks

by aristocrafts

Hi, loves! Ready for today’s handmade-a-day wedding pick? You’ll love this one! It’s a gift for the groom that can also count as “something blue” for you, too! These wedding date cuff links — handmade by the lovely Aristocrafts — feature your wedding month and date in beautiful embroidery. Pick a favorite shade of blue to act as your “something blue” or choose another color to coordinate with your wedding. Makes a beautiful wedding day gift from the bride to her groom!

10 Most Emotional Wedding Photos

Editor’s Note – 5.8.16: Hi, loves + Happy Mother’s Day! We published this post awhile back but thought it would be a great fit for today. Wait until you see the photos with the mother of the bride, especially #4 — it’s one of my favorites! We wish all moms a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Today, we’re talking about emotional wedding photos: those real, tear-jerking candid moments captured on film. While planning your wedding, one thing remains certain: your day will be packed full of emotionally-charged, fleeting moments in time. Today, we want you to take a moment to put down the peonies, step away from the mason jars, and put all your stress on hold. Remind yourself why you’re getting married in the first place: love.

My wedding was seven years ago, but I remember the details like it was yesterday. My sister woke me up early that morning with a super enthusiastic, “Happy Wedding Day, Bride! Wake up… the big day is here!” (Seriously, best MOH in the history of ever.) I remember my mom and sister helping me get ready, putting on my veil (my mom’s, worn on her own wedding day), and peeking through windows in anticipation as family and friends gathered. I remember my dad seeing me in my gown for the first time, our father-daughter chat before Canon in D began, and seeing my groom at the end of the aisle once the doors opened. Pure magic. These significant moments made my wedding day extra special, and your moments will be unique, too. Make sure you take time out to enjoy them. (Also, make sure your photographer is ready to capture those candid shots – I’m glad ours did!) Today, we’ve gathered up ten of the most emotional wedding photos. We hope it helps you create your own list of must-have wedding photos and remind you of what’s truly important. So, without further adieu, let’s begin…

10 Most Emotional Wedding Photos

1. The Bride Gets Teary Eyed

In this shot, the bride is teary as she recites her vows. I love how you can see the bridesmaids in the background.

10 most emotional wedding photos - #1. bride gets teary eyed at ceremony (photo by julie harris)

photo by julie harris photography