Mike + Kiara - October 10th, 2015 July 08 2016
Mike and Kiara are an amazing couple. When the bride and groom asked me to make a bow tie and pocket square for the groom I was honoured. The couple also asked my husband and I to help style Mike for the big day. It started with Kiara showing me pictures of her wedding dress and us having a discussion on the look and feel of her wedding while on a double date at a Raptors games. Immediately when I saw her dress, I guessed how she would style her hair and makeup...a vintage boho beauty!!! Next, my husband and I joined Mike at his consultation with Emma from Garrison Weddings. She helped put together the design for the grey on grey vest and suit combo of Mike's bespoke ensemble.
At Garrison Weddings they have so much selection for a groom and their linings are out of this world. We selected a paisley lining which had all the colours of the harvest season which played nicely to the fact that their wedding fell on a beautiful autumn day during Thanksgiving weekend.
The colour of the wedding was mostly ivory with hints of burgundy which allowed me to have free reign with the patterns and fabrics to use for Mike's accessories. One of my fave fabrics for ties is wool and I happened to find a wool houndstooth fabric with mustard, burgundy, olive green and sky blue accents on a beige base. I also found a viscose paisley fabric with navy blue, burgundy, brown, beige, emerald, tan and mustard/gold colour. Both fabrics complimented the colours of Mike's suit lining. It was hard to decide which to use for the bow tie, so we decided to use both! Wool houndstooth during the ceremony for a more traditional look and the viscose paisley print fabric during the reception for a fun vibe. The pocket square was made of the paisley viscose fabric and was worn for both the ceremony and reception.
This wedding was special for me for a number of reasons. First, it was a special honour just to be asked and entrusted to help create their perfect look. Second, it was wonderful to see all of the separate elements come together so beautifully. Third, it was great seeing the look on the bride's face when she learned her husband was going to have a change of wardrobe on this special night.
These two were stunning and their pictures capture the amount of love they have for one another. I'm sure they made the photographer's job easy. Enjoy the beautiful pictures taken by Frances of Frances Beatty Photography.
Sean + Christina - September 5th, 2015 July 07 2016
Sean and Christina are a match made in heaven. They had a simply modern wedding with hints of vintage details at the Estates of Sunnybrook and their theme and colours were expressed throughout the venue with their florals.
Sean made sure he was dressed to the nines with his custom S&C cufflinks, Hugo Boss oxford, suspenders, light grey suit and of course a Boarded Hall bow tie.
The groomsmen looked ever so dashing with their grey slacks (a darker shade of grey then Sean's suit), suspenders, and the grey polyblend bow ties I had the pleasure of making for them. The fabric I worked with was pretty stiff fabric which was great for the shape of the ties. It also wasn't a solid shade of grey but more so a fusion of woven threads of black, grey and white to create a shade of grey like no other.
This wedding was spectacular from the junior bridesmaid walking barefoot down the aisle playing on a royal blue guitar while singing Mumford and Sons, I will wait, to the mariachi band treating the guest with some Spanish flare in honour of the brides roots.
Purple tree photography did a beautiful job capturing the love that Sean and Christina have for each other and how much they value their friends and family. When I think of living, loving and laughing I think of these two lovebirds. Enjoy!
Gideon + Alice - July 19th, 2015 July 05 2016
I had the pleasure of accessorizing 7 groomsmen (including the groom) and 3 ring bearers for Gideon and Alice's big day. Their venue could not be more beautiful and fitting for their rustic engagement. The bride and groom gave me free reign to find a fabric that would fit their colour palette and theme.
We ended up selecting a fabric that had blush, white and grey to compliment the groomsmen's trousers and bring out the main blush colour the bride wanted to express throughout the wedding. Sometimes the tipping of the tie can be overlooked. I found some great satin fabrics, that would add a touch of uniqueness but were subtle enough not to overwhelm the tie that added that extra oomph. The main tip was a dark grey satin with a branch-like vein pattern throughout it. The fabric used for the skinnier part of the tie was a solid lighter shade of grey satin. I thought to myself, since this is an outdoor wedding, if the wind happens to blow and the tie flips up, at least the tip is worth taking a picture of for any and all photo opportunities.
Keith + Nicole - January 22, 2015 June 19 2015
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.
Andre + Marsha - August 30th, 2014 June 10 2015
Do you remember the handsome chap below? Well he tied the knot with his University sweetheart back in August 2014 and I was honoured that he asked me to make him my first peau du soie bow tie for his nuptials.
Andre had a James Bond vibe for their 'modern elegance' themed wedding with a navy blue suit with black lapels. Some people believe combining navy and black to be a fashion faux pas, but I say to hell with those naysayers. If done properly, navy and black can look amazing together.
Andre and Marsha's wedding was nothing less than spectacular, and both bride and groom looked haute on their big day and I was proud to have provided the accoutrements to the Groom’s ensemble.
Pictures below are compliments of Found In Love photography.