We always have a handful of recommendations for the ladies and their bridesmaid dresses. Now it’s time to show the gents (small ring bearers, grooms & groomsmen included) where to go to pull off their dapper look. It’s all in the tie, or bow tie, right? Whether you’re having a romantic wedding with soft colors, or a summer wedding that calls for fun patterns and bright colors, Bows ‘N Ties is the place to shop. They’ve got close to 5,000 different wedding ties and bow ties in almost any color imaginable!
Photo above by Em the Gem from this wedding / Match your tie to these cute J.Crew Dresses: Mint Taryn Dress by J.Crew / Sinclair Dress by J.Crew / Mint tie: Striped mint tie / Diamond tie in aqua and silver / Mint tie / Aqua plaid tie / Grey tie: Skinny charcoal tie / Silver striped bow tie / Diamond pattern tie / Elegant gray and charcoal tie
Photo above by Feather & Stone from this wedding / Match your tie to these cute J.Crew Dress: Misty Rose Arabelle Dress / Navy ties: Wide stripe tie in spring colors / Midnight blue tie / Polka dot tie in Navy and Pink / Solid Navy Tie / Pink ties: Pink Tie / Pink and grey tie / Rose and pink striped tie / Navy tie with Bright Pink Stripes
The options are endless! Bows ‘N Ties previously only offered ties that complemented wedding colors by J.Crew, Alfred Angelo, and David’s Bridal, but they’ve since added colors that go hand in hand with the gorgeous dresses from Bill Levkoff to the mix. Great news, they are offering a 20% off promo for all 100 Layer Cake readers. Just enter the promo code “LC2013” when placing your order. This code expired on June 30th 2013.
You know how emerald is this year’s color of the year? Yeah well, you’re about to get a pretty little pop of it in Anne + Jim’s wedding. Anne is the Creative Project Manager at Williams-Sonoma & Jim designs and builds museum installations, so the decor (and food) was definitely important to them. Plus, with Sonoma being the perfect getaway from the foggy city where you can be surrounded by gourmet food, wine and such pretty views, why not have your friends & fam meet you there to celebrate?
One of Anne’s bridesmaids designed these beautiful wedding invitations that set the tone for their theme and incorporated the oak tree and rustic shed that were on the private estate.
We love it when we get to tell you that it’s possible to plan a super cute wedding in a short amount of time and actually show you proof. Wendy + Dan’s wedding was just that. A simple, intimate and yet filled with pretty tiny details photographed by Connie Lyu, that were true to their style and sentiment all tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains at The Mountain Mermaid. Wendy’s a type designer & letterer (you’ll see her work in all the lovely details), and Dan is the Assistant-Editor on the TV series, The Walking Dead. Take a peek at their sweet wedding planned in just four weeks!
A 72’ rusted out Ford Bronco sits in the parking lot, random Eames chairs around the property keep modern planters filled with cacti company… it’s the kind of welcoming Rachel + Travis had upon falling in love with The Mojave Sands Motel as their wedding venue. Everything just lined up perfectly with their aesthetic. And when it came to the planning, they really couldn’t have picked a better team than Hello Gem! Events. They pride themselves in being a one stop wedding shop, and they totally are. They weren’t only R + T’s Event Coordinator, they were also their Florist, Invitation Designer and Makeup & Hair team! Check out their handy work:
How rad is this invitation suite and those cactus stamps?
An outdoor wedding venue that can double as a venue for both your ceremony and reception, with an incredible view and a cozy feeling can be hard to find. Sometimes going with two different locations is best. Belle Fiore winery had the incredible view and impeccable grounds, and the Lithia Springs Inn Resort had the cozy romantic backyard garden type landscape Julia + Julian were looking for. In the end they had the best of both worlds. A little fancy, dreamy ceremony and a relaxed, romantic reception photographed beautifully by Amanda K.