I love a man in a bow-tie. A bow-tie is just a little more whimsical than the typical tie, and though “dressed up,” the bow-tie paired with suit (rather than classic tux), adds an element of preppy playfulness that I just can’t get enough of.
I’ve seen bow-tie bars where the boys can tie one on mid-party, and photobooths complete with mock bow-ties on a stick.
Bow-ties can tie in (haha, no pun intended, I swear) the color scheme or theme of a wedding (i.e., Wouldn’t a bow-tie with a madras print be just perfect for a picnic-themed wedding? What about a lobster print bow-tie for a Maine wedding?)
If you’re not really a traditional flower kind of bride, consider succulents for a unique twist on florals. Succulents are hearty, last throughout the festivities, and add an organic feel to a party. These earthy green blooms make a bold statement in bouquets, centerpieces, even decor. Medium-size succulents are also perfect for propping up table number cards or worn as a less flowery take on a man’s boutonniere.
I particularly love this idea of framing succulents, and set on a table, escort cards indicating guests’ names and table numbers could be pinned into the greens.
When new bride, Erica, got in touch with me about her sweet wedding held at a golf club in Atlanta, I knew I had to share. The joy of Erica and Brent’s big day is contagious, and the adorable nods to golf and an old-time feel are just enough to have me smiling at each and every image. I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I did!
From the Bride: We were married at the Ansley Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia We wanted the wedding to feel elegant and intimate but fun. We were able to achieve this by pulling in lots of little details. Brent is an avid triathlete, completing the 2010 Louisville Ironman (140.6 miles!); so to include his passion, we had cocktail napkins with bicycles on them and included his bicycle in our engagement pics shot a few months back. Other fun details included a pea pod in bouquet (in honor of my new last name, Pease), hot pink ribbon cake, a golf cart as our getaway car, and our signature cocktail, a Pease-A-Tini, which was a yummy peach cocktail in honor of our home state. Brent surprised his groomsmen with a hot shave at an old fashion barber shop as his groomsmen gift and I gave each of the girls a custom made clutch purse by Oatmeal Lace.
These images were just too cute not to share … Looking for a fun way to spice up the groomsman’s look without asking the boys to rock fuschia, etc.? Why not have the groomsmen each tuck in a patterned handkerchief in their top jacket pocket? Chevron is a great choice because the print is bold, but generally incorporates only two colors (one often white) and the pattern is simply a basic geometric print, repeated.