Nearly 8 years ago I married Andy. I told him in no uncertain terms that he was not wearing a bow tie* with his tuxedo in our wedding. They were silly. Clown-like. Costumey. That was in Ohio, in 2002. It was a thoroughly Rust Belt-ish sort of position to take.
Fast-forward to 2010, South Carolina. Today, I not only own and operate a bow tie business, but now my bow ties have appeared in--yep--Southern Weddings magazine.
The ladies at Southern Weddings have, quite aside from my bow ties, put together a gorgeous volume 3 of their magazine. There are a zillion brilliant ideas and a phenomenal spread of real wedding photographs in these pages. I think you'll love this magazine whether you've long been married, plan never to be, or are in the very process of planning a wedding. There's nothing stuffy here. Rather, creativity and beauty abound.
Here's Editor-in-Chief Lara Casey with a collection of bow ties from various makers featured in the magazine.
Even the most Southern of Southerners I meet think my run with The Cordial Churchman is pretty weird. I'd have to agree. This is a pretty fun story to tell now. I imagine it will make our grandkids chuckle, too.
PS--I'll see about scanning the pages that feature my wares. But don't hold your breath. You should just go get the magazine.
*I had never even heard of a pocket square then. I have some of them in SW v.3, too.