Hi! I’m Rebecca, a commercial and editorial food and brand photographer with a studio in Nashville, and I specialize in helping chefs, restaurants, bakers, and makers market with soulful images to elevate their brands, connect with clients, and sell more of their work. I also photograph food for cookbooks and magazines including Edible Nashville and Tennessee Home & Farm.

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Five Creative Ways To Personalize Groom Details

February 5, 2019

Ideas abound for making the bride’s details personal and special, but creative ways to personalize groom details can be harder to find. I love when couples find unique ways to make their wedding their own, and I’ve rounded up five creative ways my couples have found to incorporate the groom’s interests, personality, sense of style, or just something special to him in the groom details!

It’s the groom’s big day as well, and as a mom of two boys (and a future mother of the groom someday), I have a soft spot for the groom’s side of the family along with the bride’s. I hope this helps spark some ideas as you plan all the details of your wedding!

Customize the boutonniere:

Evan loves to go duck hunting, and his florist incorporated a single duck feather into his boutonniere in a way that’s subtle and elegant. See Eliza and Evan’s full wedding day blog here:

groom boutonniere with duck feather


Incorporate mom’s wedding dress:

Blake had a lace piece of his mother’s wedding dress sewn on the inside of his suit coat as a way to honor her on his wedding day. He did this as a surprise, and she loved it and even shed some happy tears. It was so sweet of him to take the time and thought to do this! See Kelsey and Blake’s full wedding day blog here:

Groom suit with piece of mother's wedding dress sewn inside


Embroider the wedding date

Nate had his wedding date embroidered under the collar of his suit! He wore the collar turned down so the embroidery was hidden, so it was a subtle and sweet way to add a special personal touch to his wedding-day suit.

Groom suit with wedding date embroidered under collar


Personalize the groom’s wedding ring

Jeremy had his white-gold wedding ring inscribed with words from their favorite song – a beautiful way to make this ring even more meaningful with a phrase that’s part of their story.

Chuck had his wedding ring custom-made out of wood from a Tennessee whiskey barrel in honor of their new home in Nashville.

Groom wedding rings personalized


Get monogrammed cuff links

Solomon had monogrammed silver cuff links as part of his wedding details. Sophisticated and personal, he’ll wear them throughout his life and they’ll always remind him of the day he married his beautiful wife, Gabrielle. See Solly and Gaby’s full wedding day blog here:

Groom cuff links

Wear a distinctive tie

Brian expressed his bold style with a pink and white tie and a colorful boutonniere – and he pulled it off with perfectly! I’ve also seen grooms do this with colorful bow ties, which I love. Anything to express your personality just adds to the beauty and special feel of your wedding day.

Groom blue suit with pink tie

If you’re still looking for a wedding photographer, click the contact link above and send me an email. I’d love to learn more about you and your wedding day!

Rebecca Denton is a wedding photographer in Nashville documenting love stories with spirit, joy and romance. A former newspaper photojournalist and magazine editor, she takes a personal, storytelling approach to the wedding day to capture natural portraits along with timeless, candid moments.

  1. Stephen says:

    Great pictures, Amazing day!

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Rebecca Denton is a food and brand photographer with a studio in Nashville.