I always love a good Pinterest find! I adore this print made by Conor Whelan. A simple guide on how to tie a bowtie. Trust me, if your guy is planning on wearing a traditional bow-tie on your wedding day, make sure he has this handy guide ready to go for he & his groomsmen. Also, this list of step-by-step instructions would also work!
Illustration by Conor Whelan
You know we are always on the look out for cool gifts for your guys. We are so excited to share Emil Erwin handcrafted leather accessories! The bags, belts & wallets are insanely beautiful and are classics. Every piece is handmade and great attention is given to detail. If the bags are a little out of your budget, think about the wallets & belts, which are extremly reasonable. They would also make great groomsmen gifts!
Check out Emil Erwin to see the full collection.
If you are a fan of the Billy Reid look and have a ring bearer to outfit, head over to the J.Crew boys’ section. There you will find suits, bow ties, shoes and other accessories sure to make even the best dressed gentleman jealous. However, it is not necessary the ring bearer match the groomsmen perfectly. In fact, we love when the best (young) man has a look all his own. He has a very important job – dress him for it.
This week, lets focus a little bit more on the Groom…
I always believe that the Bride should never underestimate how much your Groom might really feel about his Wedding day attire. Making sure he looks dapper and so very handsome. Know that he is wanting to look his best – especially for you. We do know, especially in the south, the bow ties are making a serious comeback. Whether its a Spring or Fall affair you are planning there is always a bow tie pattern, print and shape that would fit your Grooms needs. I personally love the traditional bow tie. They are easy, not fussy and you have endless options of colors and patterns. They will make your Groom look very unique and will give him a chance to exhibit his personality in the color of bow tie he might choose. One idea is to let your groomsmen select a different bow tie – in the same color family – and give your Groom one more reason to stand out.
I have included below a good cheat sheet for any Bride and Groom to carry on the big day…. how to tie a bow tie. It’s a true artform. And just incase, things start to get a little crooked during your photographs, you will both know how to straighten it (or him) out.
How to tie a Bow Tie:
1. Start with one end slightly longer then the other.
2. Cross the long end over the short end.
3. Bring the long end through the center, directly at the neck.
4. Form an angle loop with the short end crossing to your left.
5. Drop the long end at the neck, directly over the horizontal loop.
6. Form a similar angle loop with the long end that is remaining loose.
7. Push through the short loop.
8. Tighten the knot by adjusting both ends
Shop for a great selection of Bow Ties in-store or online at Brooks Brothers
The sneak peek that you have been waiting for….the one that I hinted to.
Showing off those hints of Red just made this wedding truly classic and gave it a unique flavor of modern with a vintage appeal. Angela and Troy were married in a simple ceremony with added bits of twist that showed off their true personality. The flowers were those of Red roses hinted with bits of pink and magenta. The reception continued their vintage, yet modern affair – from cupcakes to an actual turntable to the bits of sparkle throughout the decor. But all in all, you can not forget about the gorgeous bride. Her slimming silhouette dress that accented her very 1940’s inspired hairdo to those unforgettable ruby red lips. One thing at WedCandy that we always seem to go back to is the shoes. The one surprise that Angela had was her purple shoes. Those amazing purple shoes that complimented her flowers oh’ so beautifully. Now Troy, stunning troy…. in his suspenders and his groomsmen by his side. Classic yet so very Modern. This man has taste.
Angela and Troy – I hope you live happily ever after and inspire Brides everywhere with the unforgettable taste from your wedding day.
Wedding Day Details:
Photography: Sarah B. Gilliam
Ceremony: McKendree United Methodist Church
Planner: Louisa Kennerly
Baker: Dulce Desserts
Caterer: Hotel Preston
Florist: Belles Fleurs
Dress: Designs by SaraMarie
DJ: DJ Sound BWOI
Makeup: Dee Byrd
Assisting/shooting: Sara E. Rose