A Foxy Fête: Dapper Dudes

Oh, to be a man and have it take all of five minutes to get ready for one of the biggest and most photographed days of your life. Must be nice.

All photos by Exclamation Imagery unless otherwise noted.


Groomsmen Matty & Negs

So while it took me literal hours to get all gussied up, it took Foxy and his four groomsmen less than ten minutes. I present to you: the guys getting ready.


Best Man Carkey


Groomsman Matty


Brother Groomsman


Groomsman Negs



Foxy-licious himself

Boom. Done. Eventful, huh?

I asked Foxy if he had any stories to tell from that morning, and the only one I got was that he asked someone who worked at the Vandiver for some Guinness for him and the guys. After having to somehow prove he was the groom, they got a whopping four-pack about a half hour later for the five of them to share. I guess it pays to be the bride? Sheesh.

Regardless, I was always adamant in having a second photographer for the primary goal of being able capture those moments, no matter how brief. The whole “guys getting ready” shots are kind of a not-so-secret obsession of mine, and I still totally love looking through all of them over and over (and over)!


Big, puffy-heart love this one.

Now, in an effort to not have this be the worlds shortest post ever, I might as well share the moment when Foxy opened the gift I got for him, yes? We didn’t do an official exchange (even though I hinted at it), but I still found a last minute, cute and little keepsake that I wanted him to have and thought he would enjoy. And even though I didn’t get a gift from him the day of the wedding, he did buy me a pretty smokin’ pair of Oakley’s the week before…which I told him could count as my “wedding gift.” Fair is fair. 😉

So while I was getting my hair done, I passed Foxy’s gift off to Officiant Em to bring over to his room. Thus commenced the presenting of said gift by groomsman Matty..


(personal photo)

…the reading of the card…


(personal photo)

…the opening of the gift…


(personal photo)

…and the utter confusion.


(personal photo)

Fortunately, Em stuck around to encourage him to reread the card, hinting telling him that there was probably a clue to what the gift actually was and what it meant in there somewhere. Despite his protests, Foxy eventually found (the fairly obvious place) where I explained it.


It was nothing fancy, but was just meant to be sentimental. It’s simply a keychain (from Etsy shop Pat’s Design) with a copper charm and four pennies—one from his birth year, one from mine, one from the year we met/started dating and one from 2012 that I had imprinted with our actual wedding date. So it’s sweet and functional—now he has no excuse not to remember our anniversary, hah!

And so, with the the guys all dressed and the girls all gussied up, it was just about time for our first look…!


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Rise and Shine!

Pretty Women

Dressed Up


Mrs. Fox

Washington DC/Havre de Grace, MD
Wedding Date:
June 2012
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  1. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 7:18 am

    That is such a cute wedding gift idea!

  2. castle Member
    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:47 am

    I love your gift to him! What an awesome idea. I don’t have any photos of the guys getting ready. They got dressed at the hotel and we got ready at the venue. I told him to have someone take pictures but you know boys they never remember to do what you asked them 😉

  3. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:48 am

    What a cute gift!

  4. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:21 am

    I’d seen those keychains but never noticed the meaning of the years, it’s so sweet!

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    RoseTylerWannabee 182 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:58 am

    I love the gift too! And thanks to you, I just bought one for my fiance for christmas :)

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    steph01924 308 posts, Helper bee @ 9:21 am

    what a cute gift! love it!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:04 am

    I LOVE this gift idea so much! My FI is a big keychain person; totally pinned this post :)

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    katie395 527 posts, Busy bee @ 12:28 pm

    Love the gift to him! So sweet!

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 1:38 pm

    Your gift to Foxy is so sweet!!

  10. coyote Member
    coyote 1960 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:32 pm

    Oh my gosh, I have never seen anything like that before. What a wonderful gift!!

  11. potion Member
    potion 223 posts, Helper bee @ 7:20 am

    Very creative gift!

    And posts like these make me so thankful we’re having a 2nd shooter- can’t wait for the shots of the guys getting ready!

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 5:00 pm

    What a sweet (and functional) gift!

  13. beanstalk Member
    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 7:39 pm

    that was such a creative and thoughtful gift!!!

  14. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:13 am

    Love your gift to Foxy, so sweet!

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    Snowflake343 112 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:44 am

    1.) I absolutely LOVE your gift for Foxy! So cute and clever!
    2.) I completely share your obsession with guys-getting-ready pictures and I was very, very sad to find out that our photographer only got 3. :( I was originally going to have a friend there as a second photographer, but she couldn’t come and since they do have an amazingly short get ready time, apparently the photographer missed it. :( Fortunately, my husband (!!) knew I would want pictures and took a bunch with his cell phone. Cell phone pictures are way better than none at all, that’s for sure, but it still made me a little sad.

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    MrsElle, Guest @ 8:26 am

    Hi Foxy! Where did you get the ties for the groomsmen? I’ve been looking for ties that exact color but so far haven’t had any luck. Thanks :)

  17. msfox Member
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:57 am

    @MrsElle: We got them through Dessy – color is Oasis!

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