Our second wedding on the books was with Emily and Tyler. They came to us looking for eight custom designed bow ties, three ties, and two clip-on bow ties, something we had never experimented with before. Chris and I figured that there was no better time than the present and aimed our sites on how to make adorable clip-on bow ties!
We met with Emily and Tyler to go fabric shopping at Fancy Tiger Crafts and tried our best to match the color of green that Emily had picked out for her bride's maids. We stumbled on a mossy, textured green that fit the bill perfectly. To give each tie a bit of personality, we built them with a pink pinstripe interlining to match the soft pink shirts that the groomsmen would be wearing.
Once we had the fabric picked out, the next step was to find some hardware for the clip-on bow ties. After some diligent searching, we finally found what we needed, designed custom templates for the fabric cuts we would need, and taught ourselves to make our first ever clip-on bow ties. Suffice to say, I think these two little guys looked pretty sharp!
Before we gave everything to Emily, however, she had a special request from us. She asked us to make sure that all of the bow ties were pre-tied. She didn't know if any of the groomsmen knew how to tie a bow tie and wanted to save herself the nightmare of them having to learn how on the day of the wedding! With that in mind, I made sure to all eight bow ties were ready for the groomsmen to strap on come the big day.
It's always interesting to see which fabrics couples pick out when shopping and, with this one, Emily was spot on in terms of color; they match the bride's maid dresses perfectly. I still love looking back at the photos because of those dapper little dudes. Each and every wedding we learn something new and, this time around, we added something great to our repertoire: clip-on bow ties.