Imagine being married on open sea waters in the Atlantic ocean, on a beautiful bright sunny day, with a captain as your officiant...Well, my father (Keith), experienced this beautiful setting when he married Nicole earlier this year, and they asked me to prepare all the bow ties for the bridal party. I suspect they "hired" me mainly because of my talents but also because I'm the daughter of the groom, but I know they love my work and want to help me succeed in any way possible.
I was tasked with preparing 4 bow ties; all bow ties were done in peau du soie fabric. The groom wore a classic ivory butterfly bow tie with a matching pocket square (my first pocket square ever!). One groomsmen wore a classic black butterfly bow tie, which was his first bow tie that he would come to own. One groomsmen wore a diamond point black bow tie, and the ring bearer wore a pre-tied bow tie for kids. The bride and groom wanted everything to look fairly classic, so I thought to create some uniqueness by using various shapes for these ties. Both the bride and groom loved the finished product.
My father wore a custom made tuxedo and the white bow tie and pocket square made him look ever so dapper. The groomsmen and ring bearer wore navy blue suits. Remember Andre and Marsha's wedding? At first there was skepticism about the navy suits and black ties but I was able to easily convince them that the black bow ties will look amazing with the suits, and, as these were also gifts for the bridal party, it allows for multiple re-wears.