Since the wedding day focus is mainly on the bride, we’ve decided to shine the spotlight on the handsome fella by her side. Our most recent styled shoot was dedicated solely to the boys – we hope you enjoy it and it sparks some creativity for grooms and groomsmen.
As the saying goes, “A well tailored suit is to women what lingerie is to men” and who could resist a handsome man in a suit? Think Harvey Spector, James Bond and Tom Ellis (Cue *drool*). All these men look dashing in their suits, so why shouldn’t your man? After all, it is his day too…
After getting House of Monatic on board to supply the outfits, we were in awe after walking into their showroom. Manufacturers and suppliers of brands such as Carducci, Fabiani and Polo, we couldn’t wait to start playing dress up with our handsome models.
Our outfits wouldn’t be complete without the help and assistance of some of our favourite accessory brands. We would therefore like to extend a huge thank you to the following service providers: Tread+Miller for the incredible shoes and belts; WEEF for the handmade leather ties, bowties and pocket squares; Dan Fuller Jewellery for the rings and cufflinks; Sexy Socks for the epic socks; and Bettél for their incredible handcrafted wooden watches.
When we dreamt up this shoot, we had a specific look in mind and no venue matched our vision until we came across the Lichtenstein Castle in Hout Bay. This stunning venue is situated against the mountainside in Hout Bay overlooking the harbour. The Castle lends itself to events with photographic opportunities in every direction, from the rolling green lawns complete with dragons, to the gargoyle statues on the bridge and turrets. This venue will turn any event into something extraordinary with its incredible attention to detail and magical décor.
Lastly, none of this would’ve been possible without our incredible hair stylist and make-up artist, Lauren Smit, for making our boys look their best and Duane Smith for his incredible photographic eye. We absolutely love Duane’s work and couldn’t have chosen anyone better to bring our vision to life. If you’re looking for a calm, professional and all round epic photographer who will produce quality memories of your special day, Duane is your guy!
Venue: The Lichtenstein Castle
Clothing: House of Monatic and Old Khaki
Footwear and Belts: Tread+Miller
Models: Richard Wollboldt and Al Madondo
Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Lauren
Photographer: Duane Smith Photography
Socks: Sexy Socks
Ties, Bowties and Pocket Squares: WEEF
Rings and Cufflinks: Dan Fuller Jewellery
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The Lichtenstein Castle is situated against the mountainside in Houtbay overlooking the harbour
“I’m so moved with how each wedding has its own heartbeat , and I get to be part of that beat”
WEEF is a gentleman’s leather lifestyle brand - all handmade in Cape Town, South Africa and exported to the rest of the world.