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BN Weddings Trend Watch: Grooms in Something Blue! | In Collaboration with Morts and More




Happy Friday {again}. BellaNaija Weddings has a double treat for you. Sooo excited for our second article today!  – the first was a bridal style feature on Edo Brides, and now learn how to rock the blue suit!

Many of our grooms have rocked this trend but it’s really peaked in popularity this year. Helping us with this dose of dapper and deliciousness, is Sena Dale Mortoo of UK bespoke label Morts and More.

When going for the blue suit there are a couple of things to think about.

Shades of Blue
Morts and More has found that the three favourites with grooms are Navy (the classics never go out of style), Royal, and Cerulean/Electric.

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How To Stand Out 
Do you want to rock it alone, with your best man only or with all your groomsmen? Our answer? Any way you like! Our BN Grooms have rocked it in different ways, all looking dapper and distinct. If you all wear blue – groom and groomsmen, you can choose a different colour of boutonniere (the lapel pin), different shade of blue suit, or a different colour of tie or pocket square to stand out. Scroll down to see it in different ways!

Tie or Bowtie?
Whether you opt for a tie or bow tie, make sure you infuse your wedding colours in some way! You can keep it classic in a bow tie, but give it a contemporary edge by making it a patterned or bright colour like an ankara bowtie on BN Groom Nathan (1st pic!)

Another nice touch? The socks! Going for a bright colour and/or a bright pattern is so contemporary and fun. They peek out when you’re dancing! So cool.

How about the colour of your shoes? We’ve noticed a popular choice is brown instead of the usual black. Make sure you pick what goes with your overall groom look. Morts and More recommends this rule of thumb – the lighter the blue, the lighter the brown.

Here are a couple different types of suits you can rock, that are really trending right now – {thanks Sena!}

Types of Suits 
Two Button: 2 button, single breasted jacket, with a double vent. Classic style, and very suitable for occasions, so you can keep it in your closet after the wedding.


Morts and More – Groom Tobi


Morts and More Groomsmen In Blue Suits and Brown Shoes

One button: Single breasted jacket, satin shawl lapel with a double vent. A sought after look following the most recent 007 film Skyfall. Suitable for formal evening wear.


Suits by Morts and More


Suits by Morts and More

BN Grooms looking dapper in Blue!

Groom Nathan: Click to see his Wedding

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Peep the socks 😉

Groom Tolu: Wedding

Gozy Ekeh Tolu Ijogun White Wedding - BellaNaija Weddings - February 2013 - BellaNaija008

Lanre and his Groomsmen: Wedding


We had to show off the socks 🙂


Groom Lanre stood out from his groomsmen with a different colour boutonniere & different shade of blue suit and tie  – Mark Marengo Savile Row


David Wej Suits


Groom Sotayo & his Best Man rocking blue suits: Wedding

Dami Ayuba & Sotayo Sosan White Wedding - December 2011 - BellaNaija 149 Dami Ayuba & Sotayo Sosan White Wedding - December 2011 - BellaNaija 130

Groom Olumide and his Best Man in Something Blue: Wedding

Tolu Odukoya & Olumide IjogunWhite Wedding Photonimi - December 2012 - BellaNaija237Tolu Odukoya & Olumide IjogunWhite Wedding Photonimi - December 2012 - BellaNaija1664

Groom Hakeem: Wedding

Ameena Rasheed & Hakeem Shagaya - Wedding Reception - Abuja - April 2013 - BellaNaija Weddings002 Ameena Rasheed & Hakeem Shagaya - Wedding Reception - Abuja - April 2013 - BellaNaija Weddings003 Ameena Rasheed & Hakeem Shagaya - Wedding Reception - Abuja - April 2013 - BellaNaija Weddings022

Celebs as Groom Inspiration

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Naeto C at his Wedding last year – Okunoren Twins


Ghanaian Actor John Dumelo


Banga Lee – D’Banj

Mixed Delight! 
Notice they are wearing different types of suits but the same shade of suit and tie makes the groom’s party look cohesive!

Maze couture blue groom groomsmen

Groomsmen in Maze Couture suits via Instagram

Special thanks to Morts and More for helping us with this article! We included designer names where we knew them. If you know the designers for our other grooms, feel free to add in comments!

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xoxo Ink

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    October 4, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Awwwww cute bride.

  2. Aibee

    October 4, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I have to be the only girl on earth that hates brown shoes with anything other than brown suits/pants. I know men should match their shoes to their belt but I absolutely hate black/grey/blue suits with brown shoes. In my non-fashionable opinion, brown leather shoes should be restricted to khaki pants, suits in shades of brown and native attires. Tony red is better than brown in my opinion.
    Note to future groom, you’d be wearing a blue suit and tie. I already saved a picture of your look like early last year. Don’t get angry, just go with the flow. Love you and come quickly.

    • Mimz

      October 4, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      You’re not the only one. I absolutely can’t stand then either!

    • BellaNaija Weddings

      October 4, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      LWKM! He will come soon.

    • OgeAdiro

      October 4, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      I like tony red. I think it is a rich colour. It all depends on the shoe, the entire getup, and the occasion. For me, light coloured clothes = dark coloured shoes. If you want to add interest then you can accessorize. Generally speaking, brown is for a more casual look. Black tends to be too formal sometimes. If the suit looks playful already like the light blue suit this guy,, is wearing then I’d go with a black shoe(you can go glossy black). I still think he looks badass.

    • Naija Realist

      October 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      The color is actually TAN! LOL!
      But no one in their right minds should wear one with a blue suit and a canary tie. Awlful!

    • MANDY

      October 18, 2013 at 8:12 am

      Certainly not, i hate them with more passion dan u can imagine, 4 a wedding! NOpe,no, no,no, its MURDER

  3. Monica

    October 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Inspiration! tnx bella naija

  4. dike Nwamaka

    October 4, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Dis is really nice bella,thumps up

  5. meme

    October 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    i do love the brown shoes with a specific shade of
    blue..never knew these colors complemented each other,

  6. Chy

    October 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm


  7. Tee

    October 4, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Aibee and Meme,u guys are funny!!!!! No comment

  8. LadyRocks

    October 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Loooooooooove it!

    Blue suits (esp. couture/made to tailor) looks dapper on men!


    • Dayo

      October 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      Technically correct, but colloquially men’s suits are not ‘coutured’ but bespoke!

  9. Bobosteke & Lara Bian

    October 4, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I would genuinely admire it on other people’s grooms and groomsmen just like I did here, but will personally fry any groom or groomsmen who dares to wear it to my wedding if I decide to get married.

  10. Emy

    October 4, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Nice, gray suits, for me

  11. the mane captain (natural hair & skincare)

    October 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    the navy blue suits are absolutely the best. allthe other shades just looks off on them.sorry 🙁

  12. merci

    October 9, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    navy blue and the cute bouquet is fine to me, any other lighter shade of blue will look odd.

  13. beartha

    October 21, 2013 at 9:35 am

    i love the red and blue . I was thinking of a red theme for my big day and honestly speaking i had trouble on deciding what the groom and his groomsman should wear. the whole black suits think is so overrated. i think i will add a touch of blue

  14. ijeoma

    November 15, 2013 at 11:37 am

    i just simply love the colour BLUE, in my opinion guys look
    better in deep blue , dnt really like the light (sky blue suit)
    rather sky blue tee shirts for guys or blazers mixed with other
    colour of pants kaki,black ,white but for formal wears navy blue
    and anytin dark is always awesome on guys.

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