17 Lumberjack-Inspired Styles for a Rugged Groom

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Rustic groom look with dark khakis for a woodsy wedding
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Looking for an unexpected groom look to rock for your wedding? Try a lumberjack style—we're talking about plaid flannel shirts, pinecone boutonnieres, wool vests and suspenders. Stay with us on this one, because it can actually work in the right setting. Sure, it's not your classic formalwear, but casual styles for grooms and groomsmen are perfect for woodland and rustic barn weddings. Check out 17 of our favorite lumberjack-inspired styles here.

1. Natural Suit

Natural-colored groom's suit for a bohemian wedding

Sport a light natural-colored suit to keep with your low-key, bohemian theme. A pop of color with a bright and playful boutonniere that matches your partner's bouquet will complete your wedding day look.

From: A Bohemian Backyard Wedding at a Private Residence in Franklin, New Hampshire

2. Mismatched Vests

Mismatched vests for groomsmen at a rustic wedding

Have your groomsmen select their own wool vests for a rustic look that'll ensure a classy style without being too matchy-matchy.

From: A Rustic, Bohemian Wedding at a Private Resience in Idaho Falls, Idaho

3. Feathery Boutonniere

Wedding boutonniere with small feathers and bright wildflowers

A personally designed boutonniere is a fabulous accessory to dress up your lapel. Add a whimsical touch to your formal suit with patterned feathers and bright wildflowers, or use a favorite fishing hook to make your boutonniere festive and totally you.

From: A Modern Rustic Wedding at the Bauer in Kansas City, Missouri

4. Vintage Vest

Vintage groom look for a bohemian forest wedding

A vintage vest paired with a white collared shirt will add a gypsy-esque vibe to your wedding's rugged charm. Consider a patterned fabric, like plaid, to give texture to your look.

From: A Bohemian Forest Wedding at a Private Residence in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

5. Neutral Tones

Groomsmen attire rustic tan khaki

Allow the natural elements surrounding your waterside ceremony to take the lead and wear khakis for a casual and carefree style.

From: A Rustic, Lakeside Wedding at a Private Residence in Meredith, New Hampshire

6. Dark Plaid

Groomsmen attire rustic casual navy blue

Take the nontraditional approach to your style with a checkered button-down and solid colored tie. Dark colored plaid is a striking but simple pattern that will look great at your outdoor ceremony.

From: A Rustic Mountainside Wedding at a Private Residence in Leavenworth, Washington

7. Leather Accessories

Rustic groom attire tan khaki

A dark leather belt is a simple accessory that will fit your casual, woodsy theme while maintaining a very put-together look. Remember: Try to match the color of your shoes to your belt.

From: A Bohemian Woodland Wedding at Tall Timber Barn in Canadensis, Pennsylvania

8. Floral Tie

Casual rustic groom attire

Planning a simple elopement? Go for a casual look that complements your partner's dress, then add a floral tie for a playful pattern.

From: A Bohemian Mountainside Elopement at Craggy Pinnacle in Asheville, North Carolina

9. Bolo Ties

Rustic country casual groom style

Forget bow ties and traditional neckties—bolo ties are the perfect accessory for a Western-chic wedding. Plus, neckties are unique gift ideas for your groomsmen.

From: A Relaxed Southwestern Wedding at Gutierrez-Hubbell House in Albuquerque, New Mexico

10. Pastel Ties

Casual rustic groom attire

What's a spring wedding without pastels? A subtle hint of color with a soft-hued tie is sure to look charming at your woodsy wedding.

From: A Rustic Spring Wedding With Vintage Details at the Barn at Sleepy Hollow in Clarksville, Arkansas

11. Elbow Patches

Rustic groom style with a wool blazer

Elbow patches are a timeless fashion trend that will give a vintage vibe to your wedding style. Consider bright, patterned patches for your wool jacket for a playful look.

From: A Simply Natural Wedding at the Washington at Historic Yellow Springs in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania

12. Organic Boutonniere

Rustic groomsmen boutonniere with wildflowers

Mimic your wedding day style to the organic venue surrounding it. Incorporate simple wildflowers and greenery into your boutonniere for a natural look with unique textures.

From: A Natural Camp Wedding at Rocky River Ranch in Wimberley, Texas

13. Dark Khakis

Casual rustic groom style brown and tan

Opt for a pair of dark khaki pants for a laid-back country wedding. Khakis can pair with just about anything, so go with your favorite gray vest and tie or ditch the extra layers for an even more relaxed style.

From: A Gold-Studded Country Wedding at a Private Residence in Meeker, Colorado

14. Burlap Bow Tie

Casual rustic groom style khaki and burlap

Take to your beach wedding ceremony in alternative neckwear. Burlap as your wedding accessory of choice will be a perfect yet unexpected touch to your breezy, bohemian style.

From: A Bohemian Beach Wedding at Minos Mare Hotel in Rethymno, Greece

15. Rolled Cuffs

Casual rustic groomsmen attire with bandanas

Roll up your cuffs for steampunk style. Incorporate brightly colored vests and patterned socks for a whimsical touch.

From: A Bohemian Backyard Wedding in Hillsdale, Michigan

16. Suspenders

Western rustic groom style suspenders

Suspenders are a classic accessory for any groom or groomsmen to sport on the wedding day. Pair them with worn-out boots for a low-key event or wear embroidered suspenders over a crisp, collared shirt for a festive occasion.

17. Skinny Ties

Casual rustic country groom attire

Add a '60s touch to your style with a skinny tie and a tie bar. Consider pairing a bold red tie with dark blue jeans for a stylish contrast.

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