Bearded and Bespectacled

Mr. Big is handsome. He’s cute, charming, and absolutely a-dork-able (I might be biased). He’s also never without two things: his spectacles and his beard.

When I first met Mr. Big, he was beardless and he had what are typically known as “rimless” glasses.

Over the years, his glasses have stayed more or less the same, but in most of our photos together, he has a beard in some form or another:

Mr. Big’s had glasses for most, if not all, of his life, and he started wearing a beard since he entered the corporate world at a young age, where his age held more weight than his intelligence. So it only made sense that he will have a beard and glasses for the wedding.

In the wedding world, beards seems to be picking up. Long gone is the clean-shaven individual, with the “Dawn of the Beard” having well and truly risen over the horizon:

A bearded groom / Image via Well Groomed / Photography by Krista Photography

Personally, I LOVE the beard on Mr. Big.

Mr. Big’s beard completes his look, and I’d like our wedding selves to be a reflection of our real-life selves, just more polished and presentable. So I’d be completely happy with Mr. Big sporting the beard, and it’s safe to say that he WILL be wearing it when we get married. He even wants to get a hot shave to get it looking schmick.

The other part of his look which must be a part of the wedding are Mr. Big’s glasses.

Mr. Big needs his glasses to see, as his vision isn’t exactly great. However, as Mr. Big wears his glasses pretty much all the time apart from sleeping, he’s got Transitions lenses, which basically means they go dark in the sunlight. It makes it much easier for him to drive and generally go about life as he doesn’t particularly need sunglasses. However, Transitions lenses make it difficult to see his (very pretty) eyes in photographs and also became a problem during our engagement shoot.

In some shots, he was even asked to take them off so that they could fully capture his (adorable <3 ) face.

Because of this problem, we’re thinking of grabbing an old pair of glasses and replacing the lenses so that he can wear them to the wedding. They’re rimless Ray Bans, so they’ll look sleek from the sides. But from the front, it’ll look like he’s not really wearing glasses.

That way, people can focus more on his fabulous face.

About a week or so ago, we got the lenses changed for his glasses, and I think they look good. Here he is with his rimless, Transitions-lenses-less glasses:

What do you think about bearded men? How about grooms in spectacles?

(All images personal unless otherwise stated)


Mrs. Bighorn Sheep

Sydney, NSW, Australia
Wedding Date:
February 2014
Local Traditions: La Pedida
Classifieds: December 13, 2013
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    kit10 178 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:04 am

    Dang, thought I was logged in. That was me: “Mr. C can’t *not* have a beard…maybe we’ll try a hot shave by a pro some day, but he’s never been able to remove the dark shadow completely. So a trimmed beard definitely looks better than his supposedly clean-cut face.

    Mr. Big is very handsome, even if you are biased. I think it would be more flattering if he shaped his beard further back under his ears, though, if possible.

    I tried Transitions but the jerks didn’t work for me – huge waste. I like Mr. Big’s regular frames! His rimless are nice, too.”

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    DBS5127 220 posts, Helper bee @ 7:11 am

    I’m not a fan of beards, but I definitely agree with looking like yourself on the wedding day. Both my FI and I wear glasses and we will be wearing them on our wedding day. We both needed new glasses this past summer, so in preparation for the wedding, we both got anti-reflective lenses and he got his first pair of non-transitions. When we had met our photographer the first time, he still had his transitions. For our engagement photos, we already had our new glasses. Our photographer said she was so happy and relieved that he got rid of his transitions. She hadn’t wanted to say anything because of the “look like yourself,” but had been dreading photographing them!

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:10 am

    Mr. Waterfall wore his glasses and trimmed his beard the night before. He’s very rarely clean shaven, so it would have felt weird, but we wanted him to look clean and classy in his tuxedo, so the little bit of stubble was perfect.

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    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:17 pm

    Mr.G got an eye infection and had to wear glasses. He looked great!

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    krislynn_sd 72 posts, Worker bee @ 6:13 pm

    My fiance has a goatee that I could never imagine him without. He also has glasses, but only wears them when he runs out of contacts or his contact lens are bugging him that day.

    I have my own issue with glasses, I wear glasses and I hate wearing my contacts. So I’m up in the air on what I’m going to do on the day of.

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    scottishmrs 3213 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:06 am

    I insisted that DH have his beard for our wedding! He thought that maybe it wouldn’t be formal enough, but I told him that I love him with a beard. He almost always has one and I wanted him to look like himself in our wedding photos, not like some clean-shaven, strange version of himself. Neither of us needs glasses though, so that wasn’t something that ever came up.

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    lolot 8916 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:37 pm

    Yup, my husband has a beard and most definitely had one (nicely trimmed) for our wedding.

    He only fully shaves about once every 5 years and I HATE it! So much FACE! I love his trimmed beard.

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