Thus far into our wedding feature posts, we've mostly talked about how we find our couples through local markets. However, in February of 2015, Chris and I were fortunate enough to be named two of the 10 Craftspeople to Know in Denver in 5280 Magazine, a local publication with a hefty following. This did wonders for our small business and is something we attribute a large portion of our success to. Our overall support grew on top of many others reaching out for products, custom orders, and wedding outfitting. Mary Beth and Lauren were two of the people that reached out to us first.
As usual, we met Mary Beth and Lauren at Fancy Tiger Crafts to help them sort through piles of material to find the one that suited them best. However, by the time we got there, they had already beat us to it, lugging around about eight different bolts of fabric in their arms, browsing through the wide selection. With half of our job already taken care of, we set to helping Mary Beth and Lauren figure out what colors they wanted to use. Fortunately, they weren't cornered into a specific color scheme and opted to have a nephew (part of the wedding party) choose what he liked best. The final decision was a warm purple pattern with bold white polka dots. For the tail they went all out with a bright blue star pattern (which you can see a hint of in the photo below), making for one of the most interesting wedding orders we have ever put together. And, just in case they wanted the option, we made the pocket squares reversible too: purple on one side and blue on the other.
For the wedding they were outfitting all of the men and ushers that would be participating, which totaled to five neckties and pocket squares. However, not wanting to leave the ring bearer out, they also ordered a matching clip-on bow tie and pocket square. I think it's safe to say that he was easily the sharpest looking guy at the wedding. This was also the first photo we saw of the wedding (sent from Mary Beth's phone) and you can imagine our excitement to see this young man rocking our bow tie with such poise; a three piece suit, rocks glass in hand, leaning on a marble lion? It doesn't get much better than that.
Speaking to the creative process in making these ties work, it took a little more diligence on our part. This medium sized polka dot pattern is something we've used before in our Essential Line. It's a funny pattern because of it's size: it's small enough that it lines up well in the middle of a tie, but big enough that lining it up perfectly can be difficult and any slight variation throws the pattern off. Chris, in particular, has a knack for lining these patterns up, so he took charge here. As per usual, he did a phenomenal job, making sure each tie looked perfect.
Chris and I see a lot of wedding photos come through our inbox from phenomenal photographers and we have our obvious favorites. However, it always makes me smile to know that one of our most beloved photos came from a customer's cell phone because she was so eager to show us how everything turned out. We like to think that we form a personal relationship with our customers, but it's moments like the above that really make me know that we add a truly special touch to the best day of our clients' lives. Thank you so much for working with us, Mary Beth and Lauren, it was great getting to know you and being part of your wedding day!
Absolutely amazing !!! Lauren and I found HIM clothing in the Denver 5280 magazine "locally made" article. We called Chris and Hugh and explained our vision for our wedding. We wanted bold ties and pocket squares to accent the classic lines of our groomsmen dark gray suites. Additionally, we wanted the guys to have a locally made tie as a gift to remember the wedding and wear for other events. We met Hugh and Chris at a local fabric store to pick out the fabric for the ties/pocket squares. What fun mixing and matching until we found just the right colors. Our groomsmen looked so handsome and stunning in their suites and ties!!! Best part is they really loved the ties /pocket squares and the story about how we found HIM clothing. Hugh and Chris, Thank you for being apart of our incredible day!!!
- Mary Beth and Lauren
Thanks to Van Buren Photography for the great photos!