The Ultimate Groom’s Experience + WIN a $2650 Groom’s Suit Package

It’s the bride’s day.

That’s what we’ve always been lead to believe. These days, however, grooms are getting more involved and indulging in the day, too. 

No longer satisfied with being told they can choose the cake flavour and show up shaved on the day, grooms want it to be their day as well. I’m so here for it! 

That’s why I set about putting together a stellar team of Sunshine Coast wedding pros to design a Groom’s experience that makes him feel spoiled, pampered and part of the proceedings in a meaningful way. 

Read on to discover the crucial step-by-step guide to The Ultimate Groom’s Experience and learn how you could WIN a $2650 Groom’s Suit Package.

VENDORS

Photographer | ELK & FIR

Grooming | HIS BARBERY & LIFESTYLE

Mobile bar + espresso | TIPPLE & BEAN

Suits + accessories | BLACK JACKET SUITING

Groom tees | THE BRIDE’S TREE SHOP

Watches + jewellery | MALENY JEWELLERS

Boudoir albums | ELK & FIR BOUDOIR

Venue + accommodation | YANDINA STATION

Videographer | JENSEN CREATIVE

Content creation | SAY I DO SOCIAL MEDIA

Model | Fabien via THE BRIDE’S TREE CREATIVE AGENCY

STEP ONE – THE GROOMING OF THE GROOM

Groom’s Haircut, Shave and Facial Specialists

Kick off with a wedding morning, or day-before grooming session that will see him transform from scruffy to suave with the help of Julia from HIS Barbery & Lifestyle.

Our gorgeous groom model, Fabien, was in the chair for not just your average cut and shave. Julia gave him a classic style fit for the most dashing of grooms and clean lines so sharp they would give you a papercut. 

The Full Experience

Being treated to the full pamper experience is what it’s all about. Julia keeps a fridge stocked with favourite local craft beers (did you know the Sunshine Coast is the craft beer capital of Australia?) and Fabien was pampered within an inch of his life with a Restore and Relax Facial. This involved a facial steam to open up his pores, a mask treatment, and a delicious facial massage with essential oil infused products designed to nourish the skin. His noticeable post-treatment glow completed the wedding-ready groom pampering session. 

Booking your groom and groomsmen in on the wedding day or days leading up to the wedding is super easy – just follow this link

Looking the Part

Fabien wears our Groom Est. 2024 and Hubby Est. 2024 tees, available in black, white, navy, grey and light blue – find them in our online shop. Use code GROOMX for 15% off all tees and hoodies for a limited time. 

Created specifically ahead of our shoot, The Neon Lady, custom designed the barbery’s new “Tru to Self” signage. At their Sunshine Coast workshop, they design and create the highest quality neon signage for businesses and brands, as well as special occasions – like weddings! 

 

STEP TWO – GIVE HIM SUSTENANCE

Mobile Bar + Espresso

Our friends from Tipple & Bean came along to elevate the experience for our groom. Not only do they make a mean espresso with all their staff being talented and qualified Baristas, they also make the best cocktails. 

The bar itself is a sleek black dream, adding sophisticated old world charm with a modern edge to any occasion. Imagine starting the day with espressos all round for the bridal party, and then bringing the bar to the guests as they gather for your ceremony. It’s a great way to BYO your beverages while maintaining that professional service and RSA. 

Tipple and Bean offer a range of packages from 2, 3, 5 and 6 hours, depending on the requirements for your occasion. Custom packages for longer hours can be arranged upon request. 

Starting the Day Off Right

When you wake up in the countryside serenity of the cottages at Yandina Station, you’ll want to take a few moments to relax on the verandah and enjoy the outlook to the sprawling paddocks as far as the eye can see. You might even spot their majestic white Brahman cattle grazing by the dam. 

You’ll be treated to a hearty breakfast platter to set your day off right. Seasonal fruits, coffee, juice and yummy pastries will fill his tummy, making sure any pre-ceremony beverages are well prepared for! 

STEP THREE – GET THE LOOK

Groom’s Suit + Wedding Fashion Accessories

His suit is important, and we’ll get to that. But let’s talk accessories. I want to draw your attention to the meticulously selected jewellery and accessories in the men’s formal fashion looks you’re about to enjoy… devour… delight in. 

Fabien has been dressed by Brisbane-based menswear Black Jacket Suiting in a carefully curated selection of looks, which are styled to perfection with their matching shoes and belts. For every groom purchase and hire, they also supply socks (genius – I can’t tell you how many grooms and groomsmen forget to bring black socks to the wedding!), cufflinks and a thoughtful gift of a bottle opener. Grooms love the sleek Black Jacket Suiting branding. 

Our friends at Maleny Jewellers brought the looks together with jewellery and watches to complement the tone and style. This first black and grey ensemble, for example, was paired with a beautiful black watch. The European style is chic with the streamlined open-collared black shirt and pants, shiny black shoes and watch, topped off with the grey suit jacket. 

STEP FOUR – LOVE LANGUAGE TIME

Gift for Groom

Make his day with a gorgeous gift. One of the aforementioned watches from Maleny Jewellers would make an ideal wedding day gift for any groom – especially one that would pair with his suit. 

Another idea is to surprise him with a boudoir album. Our photographer, Carissa, who took all of these  stunning images here on our Ultimate Groom Experience shoot is not only a sought-after Sunshine Coast wedding photographer, but she specialises in Boudoir Sessions with Elk & Fir Boudoir

Sensual, yet classy and elegant, Carissa holds regular Boudoir Photo Sessions on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane, empowering women feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. The results speak for themselves – as does the reaction from our groom model! Although these weren’t even images of Fabien’s own wifey for lifey, he still very much delighted in the surprise package. 

Make it Personal

The creative jewellers at Maleny Jewellers are always coming up with new ways to make their pieces meaningful and memorable. They specialise in engraving – your intimate messages, notable dates, and other special touches, like fingerprints of little ones on necklaces and cufflinks. 

You can find all your wedding day jewellery at Maleny Jewellers – from engagement rings to wedding bands, cufflinks for the groom and his whole bridal party, and of course jewellery for the bride and bridesmaids. 

Now it’s time to make her day with a gift she will treasure forever. Sending her a heartfelt card and piece of jewellery she can wear on the day will melt her heart. 

MORE ON STEP THREE…

Men’s Wedding Fashion 

Moving on to a black tie look for the classic groom with a twist on the traditional black tuxedo jacket, here opting for a navy look. It’s equally chic, yet that little bit softer and allows our groom to stand out from the crowd. This look would look fabulous to allow the groom to shine while the groomsmen kept it traditional in all black. Amping up the look, we styled this attire with gold jewellery and a mixed metal watch. 

And finally, scroll to find a look that is popular with grooms getting married at Yandina Station. A softer, grey suit paired with simple white shirt and tie. Mix it up with a tie to suit your wedding colour theme and accessorise with tan belt and shoes, and silver jewellery and watch. 

WIN a $2650 Custom Suit Experience

Black Jacket Suiting and The Bride’s Tree have partnered to give one lucky groom the luxury of creating their dream wedding suit. This prize will provide the winner with the perfectly fitted and styled garment to ensure they will be the ultimate Prince Charming.

Prize Inclusions 

  • Custom 2-Piece Suit
  • Custom Shirt
  • Premium Tie
  • Premium Shoes
  • Premium Belt

Value: $2650 

How to Enter

Simply head to Black Jacket Suiting to complete the entry form. Competition closes 11:59pm June 30. 

Can’t Get Enough of the Ultimate Groom Experience Content? 

Head to our Instagram and TikTok to see Reels of the entire shoot day, including some behind-the-scenes content shot by Wedding Content Creator, Jas, from Say I Do Social Media

COMING SOON 

We were also fortunate to have Ashlee from Jensen Creatives on board to shoot some footage from this shoot, including drone footage of the expansive Yandina Station. Coming soon to the blog – stay tuned! 

Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.