Bow Ties for A Wedding

Check out these wedding photos.  This incredibly creative couple in Rock Hill, SC opted for each gent in the wedding party to be outfitted with a unique bow tie from The Cordial Churchman.  They were giddy with excitement when they came over to my sweatshop studio and picked through my inventory of fabrics until they found the nine they wanted.  Perhaps my favorite of the batch is on the groom, who wore a bow tie made with gray and ivory raw silk.  It looked really cool.

There's a lesson to be learnt in all of this:  By no means does a wedding party have to be slavishly matchy-matchy.  Hold down the fort with some solid colors, and then let 'er rip when it comes to the neckwear.

Thanks to Brian Powell of Project: Life Photography for sharing these proofs.  If you're in the Carolinas and need a photographer, you've got your man.  I also hear the dude can keep bad guys out of your corporate offices with the best of them, if you need that sort of thing.

PS--Brian: We hereby award you a free bow tie of your choice.

- Andy and Ellie





May 21, 2010

I like it, even though I hope my children opt for more traditional wedding attire.

This does have one nice bow to tradition, though, and that is exactly what Ellie said: “By no means does a wedding party have to be slavishly matchy-matchy.” Back when men owned their own daytime formal wear, of course what they wore didn’t match, so they looked much better than people wearing the identical ill-fitting monkey suits they rent from “formal” wear hucksters.


May 12, 2010

I made a comment the other day but it didn’t appear. I’ll try again. THIS IS GREAT! Very different…I bet it will catch on…everyone likes to do something “different” with their weddings!

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