Grooms and Groomsmen Alike Love Groovy Grooms Gifts!

Looking for the perfect gifts for the Groom and his squad of loyal Groomsmen? Look no farther, Groovy Groomsmen Gifts is here!

You know you want to honor your men in the wedding in a way that reflects what they mean to you, but often don’t know where to start or have the time to research. Groovy Groomsmen Gifts was founded by a guy who was part of many wedding parties and noticed a consistent theme of tacky gifts and a total lack of creativity.  Knowing that a lot of men aren’t natural shoppers, he saw a need for one comprehensive stop to make everyone's lives easier during what can be an amazingly challenging and task filled process: wedding planning and gifting.  Here are a few of our faves:

The Vegas Box
Ante up boys! The Vegas box turns any place into Vegas! The Vegas box comes with 4 stainless steel flasks, 100 poker chips, 1 deck of poker playing cards, 4 stainless steel dice, 1 stainless steel bowl for snacks or poker chips and a wood box. The flask and wood box are personalized as shown; however you can can also print anything you'd like to memorialize the good times you're bound to have. Find this popular gift here.

Shake It Up Kit
Bond....James Bond. 007 would have a few of this classic, stainless steel cocktail kit stashed away ready for cocktails! The Shake It Up Kit is a 5 piece set that comes complete with its own wood storage box. All pieces, including the wood box, are monogrammed engraved with anything you want. The shaker holds 18 ounces and the set comes with a wood box that is 4" x 4" x 11". Get your James Bond 'shaken not stirred' cocktails with the boys on with this great gift here.

Dopportunity Rocks
Dopportunity Rocks can tuck away all your travel needs in a nice compact form. This incredibly high quality toiletry bag is constructed from premium full-grain leather with brass zippers and is available in a range of colors. Your guys will love this classic masculine kit for any travel, get it here!

The Weekender
The Weekender is a personalized military style weekend travel duffel made of 100% cotton canvas bag with leather accents. With well constructed brass hardware and slick personalization, it makes for one awesome gift for anyone and is perfect for years of use on trips, at the gym or camping, anywhere you guys may look for adventure! Order one for all the boys [don't forget the dads!] here.

Four Snifter Gifter
Whiskey is one of the top 10 drinking trends according to Beverage Dynamics and whether it's Irish, Single Malt or Blended, you won't want your boys to miss out on the fun tasting this old fashioned drink brings! The Four Snifter Gifter comes with 1 whiskey decanter, 4 snifters and 1 wood box. Decanter comes with a solid 100% glass stopper.  It's a set meant to impress and one that will go a long way. Order your gift sets here then sit back and enjoy the gratitude!

Barber Box
All men need a little cleaning up before a wedding [all those photos!] and The Barber in a Box is a thoughtful gift your guys will use for the rest of their lives. With a sharpening stone, a unique barber style razor (ready to use!), scissors, and comb packaged inside our rocking wooden gift box.  All items are high end in terms of quality. No red and white striped pole or appointment needed. Get your in home barber kit here.

Groovy Groomsmen Gifts is one place with a constantly growing cache’ of great gift possibilities for any type of man.  Oh yeah, and amazing customer service. Their staff is constantly searching for sensational groomsmen gift ideas that embody a balance of tradition, creativity and functionality.  The Groovy credo is to ensure that whatever they sell, it doesn’t end up in your groomsmen’s basement box. 

Modern, Masculine Wedding Styled Shoot Proves Love (and Style!) Wins

We are gushing over this modern, yet masculine styled shoot. This is just one in a series by a beautiful partnership of Left Coast Design Studio and Fairy Godmother Weddings called "Love Wins." This shoot stunningly captured intimate moments between the couple. We love how the compassion between them contrasts the rugged and darkness of florals and decor. The set is so unique that it gives an element of mystery and wonder. Stylists Fairy Godmother Events said it best when they shared: " Utilizing geometric shapes in décor, complete with triangular plates, giving us a new outlook from every angle."

Photographer: Left Coast Design Studio//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer:70 Knots// Hair Stylist: Blackboard Barber Shop// Specialty Foods: Cloud 9 Coffee Company// Event Designer: Fairy Godmother a Wedding & Event Company// Apparel: Fino's Menswear and Tuxedo// Cake Designer: Gimme Some Sugar// Floral Designer: House of Flowers Bakersfield// Invitation Designer: Matinae Design Studio// Videographer: Videographer/Marteen Arredondo Event Venue: The Padre Hotel// DIY or Handmade Goods Designer:Those Things By That One Girl// Linens and Coverings: Walker Lewis Rents

A Groom's Hipster Essentials by Hey Sir Men's Wedding Accessories

We just love the latest groom's fashions for weddings! Suspenders, bow ties, pocket squares and all! Hey Sir, a great shop we found on Etsy, has all the hipster grooms essentials in one spot! 

Love is timeless... and so is this hot style of jewelry by becomb

When you’re dedicated to what you love, time becomes irrelevant...introducing becomb.

Founder and Designer Levi Maestro says "Growing up, the only “jewelry" I ever felt comfortable wearing was a watch. It was the one item that I put on to feel dressed up as opposed to utilizing it for function because I always got impatient with how long it took me to register what the actual time was. When it occurred to me one day to create my own version of a watch, I knew I would prefer the piece aesthetically if it had no parts or markings. I took into consideration how much money our world spends on jewelry that for the majority has no significant meaning. I combined my love for minimalism with my love for symbolism and the Infinity Piece was created to serve as a reminder that when you’re dedicated to what you love, time becomes irrelevant." 

don't worry ladies  becomb  has you covered too! 

don't worry ladies becomb has you covered too! 

We love it and think this hot style of 'not a watch' jewelry will soon be the talk of the town! 

Lavender Blue dilly dilly, a charming outdoor wedding at Quail Haven Farm in Bonsall

An olde English song from the late 17th century goes:

"Lavender's blue, dilly, dilly, lavender's green, When I am king, dilly, dilly, You shall be queen. Who told you so, dilly, dilly, who told you so? 'Twas my own heart, dilly, dilly, that told me so."  

With satchels of Lavender lending a delicate element to the day, The Battaglia's wedding unfolded on a warm October day, with moody skies and turned into a love-filled celebration of lavender and gold worthy of a modern day king and queen. Lovingly photographed by Great Woodland Photography you can see the whole wedding here...

Save the date February 14, 2016 for the romance themed wedding party expo

San Diego's great big beautiful wedding planning show for all engaged couples is back at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay on Sunday, February 14 of next year and we can't wait! 

Brides, grooms, maids, groomsmen, moms, dads...everyone loves the Wedding Party! 

The Wedding Party has the most stylis, on trend wedding fashion shows in the country.

With fabulous food and fashion you'll love this show famous for its open and stylish format. 

Gorgeous displays from top wedding resources are like a living Pinterest board!  

Meet top caterers, florists, rental companies, photographers, videographers, DJs, musicians, bands, event planners and some of the finest reception and ceremony venues in the country

Enjoy a little brew in the shower! Home Brewed Soap Company make cool favors for guys and girls.

Looking for a wedding favor that will appeal to the guys and the girls? Home Brewed Soaps to the rescue!  Check out this totally hip beer-based, hand crafted soap with flavors [yes we said flavors] like Black & Tan, Coffee Stout, Cinnamon & Honey, Belgian Wheat Scrub and more!

Home Brewed Soaps was started with a goal of creating skin nourishing , natural products that artist Melanie Landi could feel good about using & sharing. This small town Maine craft business is honored to bring you safe & effective beer soap and body products that will leave your skin feeling refreshed, renewed & intoxicated. 

[Editor's note: We offered these in VIP swags bags earlier this year and the response was phenomenal! We think that you will enjoy them as much as we do!]

Source: http://www.homebrewedsoaps.com/

Marcus and Matteo's engagement shoot at Sunset Cliffs

Thank you to photographer and artist Amy Millard for this warm and friendly engagement portrait shoot at Sunset Cliffs during, what else, a beautiful sunset! We love the way Amy captured the guys' love, their special bond and spontaneous, fun personalities and the nature around them. Congratulations to Marcus and Matteo on your engagement!!

Featured wedding ARTIST: Holly Ireland Photography

Our jaws were pretty much floored the entire time we were looking through the photos. They captured every single moment...every detail...every expression...every emotion. Her photos filled in the moments we were too caught up with everything else to be able to enjoy.
— — From Jenny and Umar

Holly Ireland Photography loves telling the story of your day. Husband and wife team, Holly and Bruce, will work with you to design your day the way you want it told through photos. They love to do a mixture of candid photos along with the posed photos of family and friends. They use a several lenses through your special day to get some creative shots from 2 angles at all times so those spontaneous moments won't be missed! For more information please contact Holly Ireland by email or visit the website.