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Bowties Making A Comeback

Jan 19 2014

by Christy Griner Hulsey

Okay, y’all. I am not going to lie! Isn’t it adorable how Patrick and his groomsmen kept it Southern-casual in suspenders and bow ties?

Ah. LOVE!

It lends to the laid back, comfortable setting that is a perfect mirror of the relaxed, cheerful couple. Speaking of bow ties , these funky wardrobe pieces are making a come back. They’re having a moment, and I am thrilled.

Gone are the days of the solid black bow tie paired with the gold-standard tux, and here are the days of bold-colored and fun-patterned pieces, designed to spruce up any drab ensemble.

Here’s one from Acorn in the Lake that is polka-dot-adorable.

Southern LIving recently featured this so-so-south bowtie clad crew in their Real Weddings blog.

Groomsmen Attire
Okay, so yes definitely love. Love. LOVE. bow ties paired with seer sucker.
And, these gingham ones, below… I mean, whew!
bow-ties-seersucker-gingham
But, you don’t have to be from the south, and you don’t really have to be a gentleman to rock one of bow ties.
They can work with any wedding style.

Striped-Bow-Ties

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{formal striped bow tie photo by Scott Andrew via Style Me Pretty; rustic striped bow tie photo by Ben Sassovia Elizabeth Anne Designs}

If you are going for the “Southern Gentleman” style, there are specific fabrics, colors and patterns should be used. Seersucker is on the top of the list, closely followed by colorful madras. Cotton and linen trump silk, and colors tend to fall in the fresh pastel category (peach, pinks, pale blues, light yellows) but not always.

Here’s one, LIndsey Bierman found, that is spot on. The bold red color somehow makes the playful polka dots feel a bit mischievous, and crazy-handsome-southern.

Red Polka Dot Bow Tie

Here’s one last picture of Patrick and his bow tie clad groomsman:

{boutonniere by Colonial House via Wendolyn Wells}

So, what do YOU think about bow-ties in weddings? Did you wear one in a wedding? We want to know.

Guys, if you’re having a little trouble tying the knot check out this great resource on how to tie a bow tie! And, guess what girl, bow ties aren’t just for the boys. Yep. Forage has an amazing new summer collection of bow ties just for the women.

Our Bow Tie Go To: RJ Pope & The Sir Shop

Original post: http://www.colonialhouse.net/suite-1i-1/2013/08/11/bow-ties-having-a-moment

Photography: Wendolyn Wells Photography

Floral Design: Tonia McElveen, Colonial House of Flowers

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Christy Griner Hulsey View More Blog Posts from this Author

Christy Griner Hulsey is the Creative Director of Colonial House of Flowers, a family run boutique, founded in 1968 in South Georgia along the United States eastern seaboard in the little town of Statesboro - south of Atlanta, north of Savannah and with a growing international presence.

Using plants, flowers and a real story as her medium she specializes in creating intimate, high-end, bespoke, artistic partnerships, weddings, and event florals. She travels the globe teaching sold-out workshops, hosting fun pop-up shops, demonstrating and sharing herself in ways that focus on her old-world, painterly, classic yet whimsical garden style arrangements, which she shares on instagram @colonialhouseofflowers.

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