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The Perfect Wedding or Engagement Gift | The Groom Wore White Socks Book

The Perfect Engagement or Wedding Gift!

Over 50 real-life wedding stories from the life of tenured San Antonio photographer Charles Parish, The Groom Wore White Socks is a unique wedding gift every one should have!
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Whether you have had a wedding, been in a wedding, attended a wedding or are planning a wedding, this book is required reading. It highlights all of the things that can (and sometimes do!) go wrong and offers insights on how to prevent such calamities from occurring on the most important day of your life, or that of a friend or family member. The Groom Wore White Socks highlights some of the most memorable moments of Charles Parish’s 50 years as a professional photographer shooting more than 4,000 weddings. Charles brings his wit, patience, sensitivity and empathy to life through 50 short stories, each of which concludes with a “story lesson” that wraps up each story like the perfectly tied bow we hope every groom adorns.

The Authors


The Story Teller

Logan Ramirez

The Writer


The Illustrator

The Chapters

When you have photographed more than 4,000 weddings over a 50-year career that witnessed major steps toward gender and racial equality, 11 U.S. presidents, a race to the moon, and the invention of computers (not to mention the Internet!), you not only pick up a story or two but gain a front row perspective on the gradual shift from a traditional wedding in the 60’s (where all the men owned tuxedos) to a contemporary wedding (where none of the party wore shoes). Whether it is a matter of a newlywed couple’s departure in a hot air balloon, flying a bride and groom to skydive out of an airplane, almost delivering a baby, or officiating because the minister did not show, The Groom Wore White Socks captures some of veteran photographer Charles Parish’s favorite moments and offers a bit of advice on what to make of each one.



A GREAT read! This book takes you inside weddings where you experience so many unique things that can happen (intentionally or not) on these special days. Expect the unexpected! Most will make you laugh, and some will touch you heart. Grateful to Mr. Parish for sharing these unique stories with us. Well written by Mr. Ramirez and exceptionally great illustrating by Ms. Irvin.

– Catherine Cavender

"one of a kind wedding stories!"

You can’t beat these one of a kind wedding stories told by a photographer whose shot 40,000 of them and closes each story with a good life lesson.

– Richard Newell

"We loved it!"

Unique, humorous and very interesting…We loved it!!!

– Jack P. Casimir

"Great read! Great gift!"

Unique look into the wedding world. This was a fun read.

– Amazon Customer

The Perfect and unique wedding or engagement gift!

This one of kind gift is sure to make an impression!!