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The Gentlemen’s Wedding Style Handbook

The Gentlemen’s Wedding Style Handbook
Photo by Gideon Photography

We can’t gush enough about our fashion-forward brides here at Patrick Properties, but we must admit, there’s some much-needed praise that’s long overdue. Yep, we’re looking at you, style-savvy gents: we see that dapper big-day attire and the personal touch that’s uniquely tailored down to the details – from groomsman gifts and custom décor right down to the dinner menu. And we like it.

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Today, we’re rolling out the groom’s stylebook for our soon-to-be misters, with three unique looks inspired by the fashionable men who’ve proven every bit the match for the lovely and ever-so-chic ladies in white on their arm.

Classic Black Tie

That glamourous Old Hollywood look never goes out of style, and is it any wonder? Still, there’s plenty of room for modern touches that put a fresh spin on formal affairs. Start with custom accessories, like a Brackish bowtie or heirloom cufflinks. For décor, we like dark leather couches, vintage cocktails and a gentleman’s cigar lounge. A seated dinner sets the evening’s elegant tone, but that doesn’t equal stuffy. Pair a tasting menu from Chef Nico Romo with fine wines for your guests to enjoy while surrounded by live oak groves and riverfront views at Lowndes Grove.

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Urban Cool

These trendsetters bring unique city style to the Lowcountry. From tailored Billy Reid and hip suede kicks to vintage cameras, oriental rug centerpieces, antique china – hey, even taxidermy – their stylish and sometimes quirky eye for design make these weddings interesting and fun. Chances are he’s a bit of a gourmand, so a food-forward menu that includes craft beer, housemade charcuterie and innovative cuisine is a must. We also love the idea of dinner al fresco or cocktails beneath strung café lights at The William Aiken House.

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The Southern Gent

His style is smooth as the bourbon he’s sipping, and easy as a Lowcountry sunset. Outdoor celebrations at The River House are the perfect setting for this Southern gent to feel right at home, especially with acoustic bluegrass music and fire pit lounges. For the menu, he’s set on local oysters and roasted seasonal vegetables alongside sophisticated twists on favorites like shrimp & grits, fried chicken and sweet potato biscuits with country ham. Cap the night with bacon-maple manhattans and hand-rolled cigars.

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Special thanks to photographers: Sean Money & Elizabeth Fay, Leigh Webber, Riverland StudiosVirgil Bunao, Margot Landen, Paige Winn, Dana Cubbage, Jamie Clayton, Hunter McCrae, Austin Gros, Jordan Maunder, Amelia + Dan, Aaron and Jillian, Jennifer Bearden,Adrienne Page, Alice Keeney, Gideon Photography