The Grooms of 2014 - The Year in Review
Groom Lockhart Steele waiting patiently before the ceremony.  March 2014. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.corryarnold.com

Groom Lockhart Steele waiting patiently before the ceremony.  March 2014.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.corryarnold.com

Where would we be without our grooms?  Those dapper, good looking, lucky as hell guys that put it all on the line with just four little words, "Will you marry me?"  Followed up, of course, by the big two....I do.

To kick off the 2014 Year in Review blog series, I want to spend the day looking back on the beautiful men that allowed me into their lives, that took the plunge, tied the knot, and made the ultimate commitment.

2014 was a great year to be a groom!  Each of the gentlemen I worked with took an active role in wedding planning, bringing ideas and a unique perspective to the day.  The modern man is learning that weddings are not only about the bride, and they are making statements with their attire, their accessories, and even with the menu and post-wedding activity planning.  I was proud to partner with these guys, and watch them evolve from finance to married man!

To all the men I loved and married (to other people) in 2014...Cheers!

Always....

Groom Eric Noe was all smiles all day as he wed his bride, Amy, at The Westin Lake Las Vegas.  April 2014  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

Groom Eric Noe was all smiles all day as he wed his bride, Amy, at The Westin Lake Las Vegas.  April 2014

 Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

The groom's cake by Peridot Sweets featured a bottle of Jack, a gaming control, and bet tickets.  Made for Eric Noe.  April 2014. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

The groom's cake by Peridot Sweets featured a bottle of Jack, a gaming control, and bet tickets.  Made for Eric Noe.  April 2014.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

Grey was the color of the year in men's wedding tuxedo's.  Michael wore Vera Wang with black trim for an elegant, understated look.  Michael Tran.  April 2014. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.ellagagiano.com

Grey was the color of the year in men's wedding tuxedo's.  Michael wore Vera Wang with black trim for an elegant, understated look.  Michael Tran.  April 2014.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.ellagagiano.com

The ladies weren't the only one looking for comfort in 2014!  Sneakers, Chucks, and casual shoes were another thing we found in the groom's corner quite a bit this year.  Michael Tran.  April 2014. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.ellagagiano.com

The ladies weren't the only one looking for comfort in 2014!  Sneakers, Chucks, and casual shoes were another thing we found in the groom's corner quite a bit this year.  Michael Tran.  April 2014.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.ellagagiano.com

Patterned ties were also a hit, giving our grooms a pop of color and allowing their personality to come through.  Jimmy Lee.  May 2014. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.adam-frazier.com

Patterned ties were also a hit, giving our grooms a pop of color and allowing their personality to come through.  Jimmy Lee.  May 2014.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.adam-frazier.com

A classic black tux always gets me.  I especially love the white tie.  It's an elegant but unexpected look that never fails.  Bryan Heard.  June 2014. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

A classic black tux always gets me.  I especially love the white tie.  It's an elegant but unexpected look that never fails.  Bryan Heard.  June 2014.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

Bespoke watches and cufflinks continue to be popular gifts for grooms to receive from their bride, parents, and best man.  Bryan Heard.  June 2014. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

Bespoke watches and cufflinks continue to be popular gifts for grooms to receive from their bride, parents, and best man.  Bryan Heard.  June 2014.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

All eyes were on the groom as he took to the dance floor.  Bryan Heard.  June 2014. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

All eyes were on the groom as he took to the dance floor.  Bryan Heard.  June 2014.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

Retired NFL Player Rocky Bernard traded in his uniform for a sharp black tux with blush accents to match the bridesmaids dresses.  He and his guys were on point in their classic formal attire at The Four Seasons. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

Retired NFL Player Rocky Bernard traded in his uniform for a sharp black tux with blush accents to match the bridesmaids dresses.  He and his guys were on point in their classic formal attire at The Four Seasons.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

A plaid bowtie and small blue flower were all this groom needed at his beachside wedding in Coronado just outside of San Diego.  Phillip Safarik.  August 2014. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.burlapandblossom.com

A plaid bowtie and small blue flower were all this groom needed at his beachside wedding in Coronado just outside of San Diego.  Phillip Safarik.  August 2014.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.burlapandblossom.com

A handmade tuxedo is to a man what couture is to a woman.  Juan Graham went with Zegna for a debonaire tuxedo with a great fit and sticked lapel.  September 2014. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

A handmade tuxedo is to a man what couture is to a woman.  Juan Graham went with Zegna for a debonaire tuxedo with a great fit and sticked lapel.  September 2014.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

The fit and feel of a custom made tuxedo are transformative.  Juan Graham.  September 2014. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

The fit and feel of a custom made tuxedo are transformative.  Juan Graham.  September 2014.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

Another custom cut for the groom who wants to make a statement.  Alan Bridges worked with a tailor and designer to create a combination that shouldn't have worked together, but totally did.  September 2014. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Andrea Eppolito.

Another custom cut for the groom who wants to make a statement.  Alan Bridges worked with a tailor and designer to create a combination that shouldn't have worked together, but totally did.  September 2014.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Andrea Eppolito.

When the bride wears P'Nina Tornai, the groom can either go completely classic to let her shine, or make a statement right along side of her.  Alan Bridges.  September 2014. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

When the bride wears P'Nina Tornai, the groom can either go completely classic to let her shine, or make a statement right along side of her.  Alan Bridges.  September 2014.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by www.alf.com

Weddings are Gay!  What's better than one groom?  How about two!  Rocco & Marek.  September 2014. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Andrea Eppolito.

Weddings are Gay!  What's better than one groom?  How about two!  Rocco & Marek.  September 2014.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Andrea Eppolito.

Known throughout Las Vegas for his irreverent style, Rocco opted to leave his embroidered bowtie undone, with the M&R logo and his wedding date proudly on display.  September 2014. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Andrea Eppolito.

Known throughout Las Vegas for his irreverent style, Rocco opted to leave his embroidered bowtie undone, with the M&R logo and his wedding date proudly on display.  September 2014.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Andrea Eppolito.

To marry his long time love, Marek accessorized his Vera Wang Black Tux with custom made orange bowtie, a pink and tangerine pocket square, and both cufflinks and button covers.  His chocolate diamond engagement ring was firmly on his finger. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Andrea Eppolito.

To marry his long time love, Marek accessorized his Vera Wang Black Tux with custom made orange bowtie, a pink and tangerine pocket square, and both cufflinks and button covers.  His chocolate diamond engagement ring was firmly on his finger.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Photo by Andrea Eppolito.

CONGRATULATIONS GENTLEMEN!

To the best grooms of 2014 - love and happiness to you all!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of BRIDES, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, LA Times, Junebug Weddings, and more. With an eye catching style that shares not only the story, but the soul, of a wedding, Andrea's clients praise her for being their wedding planner, event designer, advocate, and friend.

An internationally acclaimed speaker, Andrea appears and speaks at events for The Engage Luxury Wedding Summit, NACE, The Knot, the Wedding MBA, and more.  Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013, 2015, 2016), Wedding Professional of the Year (2011) and ranked as one of the top 50 wedding planners world-wide, Andrea works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and all people in love!

Based in Las Vegas, and working as a destination wedding planner world wide, you can learn more at www.AndreaEppolitoEvents.com.