‘Grooming The Groom’ by Michael Bennett Kress Photography
January 23, 2016 Posted in


A fresh shave, fully stocked cigar bar, and some fine aged bourbon & rye to toast-who says it’s all about the bride?


Michael Bennett Kress Photography wanted to create the ultimate groomsman experience. Taking place at the chic Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City, they teamed up with Washington DC’s finest luxury “Suite Barbershop” for this styled shoot to promote a new take on “grooming the groom”.

Following their fresh hot-towel shave, mini facial, and haircuts, the boys were suited up with custom pocket boutonnieres (a boutonniere that doubles as a pocket square-hot new trend!)of eclectic herbs and blooms from Nature of Design for a super funky feel. Whistle Pig Whiskey provided custom glassware with their hand-bottled aged bourbon to accompany their cigars. The shoot aimed to appeal to manly men who deserve to be pampered on their big day in a big way!



Photography – Michael Bennett Kress Photography

Floral Designer – Janet Flowers Wedding and Event Designs

Beauty – The Suite Barbershop

Favors and Gifts – Whistle Pig Whiskey

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