How To Tie a Bow Tie from Snippet & Ink and General Knot & Co. How To Tie a Bow Tie from Snippet & Ink and General Knot & Co.

 

If you ask us, not enough gents (or ladies for that matter!) wear bow ties on a regular basis – we just love that dapper look! If you’re tying the knot in a bow tie, or you’ve asked your groomsmen to wear them, then this post is for you. We’ve teamed up with General Knot & Co. to bring you this video on how to tie a bow tie so you can look your very best… and it’s easier than you think!

 

 

Haven’t picked out your bow tie yet? We’ve got you covered: General Knot & Co. makes charming ties from vintage fabrics (so each design is limited edition!), and if you have something specific in mind, they’ll even create something custom just for you and your wedding party.

 

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This post is sponsored by General Knot & Co., who creates limited edition ties and bow ties, handmade in the United States from vintage fabrics. Custom designs are available, and General Knot & Co.‘s personalized customer service makes it easy to coordinate your tie, bow tie, or bridal party gifts with your wedding colors. 

Director, Producer: Christina McNeill / Co-Director: Jill Vice / Director of Photography, Cinematography: John Burke / Bow Ties: General Knot & Co.
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I’ve been lucky to have my sister in town for the past two weeks, and since she’s leaving Sunday (nooooo!) I’ll be making the most of these last couple days with her here. And by “making the most of it,” I mean, “convincing her to bake some delicious treats for us.” The girl is a baking whiz (she has a dessert food truck after all), and she’s always got some yummy recipes up her sleeve. So, happy weekend for me! And some weekend links for you!

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Step into a fairy tale with these incredible photos by Kilian Schönberger.

Adorable cherry clutch for spring!

Could you cut your wardrobe down to just 25 pieces?

This pineapple cheese ball is retro deliciousness at its best.

Tiny concrete heart necklace.

Help your local honey bees – plant a bee friendly garden!

Chocolate steamed pudding and coeur a la creme would be perfect for Valentine’s Day dessert.

This dress is totally wacky and whimsical and I love it.

Trying to remember these words of wisdom.

In case you missed it this week on Snippet & Ink:

Great Gatsby inspired wedding.

Minted’s new save the date collection.

Vintage meets modern in this Omaha wedding.

Lakeside wedding with a full ceremony!

More words to love by from Swiss Cottage Designs.

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"You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how." - Rhett Butler, Gone With the Wind :: Words to Love By :: Swiss Cottage Design for Snippet and Ink 4 "You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how." – Rhett Butler, Gone With the Wind :: Words to Love By :: Swiss Cottage Design for Snippet and Ink 4

“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”  - Rhett Butler, Gone With the Wind

Artwork by Swiss Cottage Designs for Snippet & Ink. Swiss Cottage Designs is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor.

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Snippet & Ink Select vendor Britt Chudleigh shared this laid back lakeside wedding with us, and I absolutely love what bride Ashley had to say about Britt’s photos: “When we received our pictures we relived the day through them – they somehow captured not only the feel of the event, but exactly how Chris and I felt that day. From the laughter and smiles at the ceremony, to adorable candids of our cousins, to sweet quiet moments with my grandmother, we love each and every one.”

SEE THE GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS LAKESIDE WEDDING BY BRITT CHUDLEIGH.

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Did you have “something old, new, borrowed, and blue”?  I wore blue shoes from Brian Atwood, an heirloom emerald and diamond ring that was my great-great-aunt’s (old and borrowed from my mom), and amazing earrings from my friend’s company Charm & Chain (new). Another “tradition” was having my friend Asya do my makeup – she always did all of our friends’ makeup in college and has now done all of ours for our weddings! It’s so special to have someone so close to you help you get ready and keep everyone calm and relaxed.

 

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The Ceremony

“The mountaintop is picturesque and took our breath away when we toured Cedar Lakes. We knew right away it was where we wanted to get married. It was important to us to have the ceremony and reception in one location for convenience of our guests and to make the day a seamless event.”

 

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Your ceremony in three words.  Personalized, laid back, joyful.

How did you go about planning your wedding ceremony?  Chris and I both grew up with religion in our lives, but wouldn’t say we actively practice anymore – Chris is Catholic and I am Lutheran, so we wanted to have a traditional feel without it being overly religious, and it was important to us to find an officiant that we felt really understood us as a couple, as we’ve been together nearly a decade. As soon as I contacted Reverend Lisa Zaro, I could tell she understood where we were coming from, and would make the ceremony personal to us. She took the reins from there, getting to know us, suggesting readings, and vetting her plans with us every step along the way. Our guests could not believe that Rev. Zaro wasn’t someone who we’d grown up knowing – she perfectly captured our personalities and our relationship and it resonated with all of our loved ones there. Choosing an officiant that you don’t have a background with can be daunting, and she far exceeded our expectations in every way!

 

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Did you include any traditions in your ceremony?  Nothing in particular, but it followed a traditional format with my dad giving me away, some readings and declarations of support from family and friends before exchanging our vows.

What was your ceremony music?  We chose songs that we connected with and were non-traditional. They were played by a keyboardist without vocals.
Processional, bridal party: “American Honey” by Lady Antebellum
Processional, bride: “Thank You” by Jennifer Nettles
Recessional: “Bonfire Heart” by James Blunt

READ ASHLEY AND CHRIS’S FULL WEDDING CEREMONY RIGHT HERE.

What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony?  Rev. Zaro really captured our relationship and shared stories and anecdotes that kept it light, funny and energized for both Chris and me and our guests. My face hurt by the end from smiling so much!

Is there anything else you’d like to share about your ceremony?  For the ceremony, both Chris’s grandmother and my grandmother processed down the aisle ahead of our parents and the bridal party – we are extremely close with our families and wanted to honor the role they have played in our lives.

 

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Why did you choose this location for your reception?  Chris and I originally wanted to get married in Jackson Hole, Wyoming because that is where we got engaged and go skiing nearly every winter. We love the outdoors and knew we wanted it to be somewhere that captured some of the scenery we love most. After talking with our families though, we realized it would likely exclude some family and close friends, since it’s not the easiest place to get to from the East Coast. Once we decided against a true destination wedding, we still wanted to create that ‘weekend away’ feel and invite our guests not to just celebrate with us for one day, but for the whole weekend.

 

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The Reception

“Cedar Lakes Estate had accommodations for all our guests to stay, and we had over 65 people join us for the whole weekend: blobbing, ziplining into the lake, athletic fields for a Crossfit morning workout, fire pits, etc. We loved every minute of the weekend, and by the time the wedding itself began, it just felt like a continuation of the party! The reception was held in their beautiful barn with its reclaimed wood interior and string lights. It was exactly the look we were going for – rustic and elegant.”

 

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What did you serve at cocktail hour?  Passed hors d’ouevres of fresh ricotta toasts with local honey drizzle, mini franks in homemade buns, melted brie and fig grilled cheese (Beyond a hit! People were swarming the servers to be the first to the trays!) and sirloin sliders with smoked ketchup and sweet pickles.

 

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What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  Rustic but elegant weddings that incorporated beautiful locations and a laid back feel. This is probably the right spot to bring up our designer, Meg Low from That Time Events. Words cannot express how talented she is! I always joke that I’m missing the creativity and artist genes, so finding someone who could make sense of the disparate ideas I threw her way was very impressive!

First Dance: “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds
Father/Daughter dance: “I Loved Her First” by Heartland
Mother/Son dance: “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts

What type of cake or dessert did you serve?  Chris and I are not big sweets people so we went back and forth on whether to do a traditional cake. We eventually decided against it and went with milkshakes and ice cream sundaes in our favorite flavors: peppermint, chocolate peanut butter, and vanilla. Cedar Lakes staff made them to order so you could mix in any of your favorite toppings and mix and match any flavors you wanted. To finish the night, we gave out favors of pre-made s’mores with homemade marshmallows from Cedar Lakes. Everyone walked with us out to the fire pit and kept the party going!

Are there any DIY details you’d like to tell us about?  As I mentioned, I am not the craftiest or most creative bride out there, however my sisters both are! We hand wrote the table cards using an embossing pen and gold embossing powder. It definitely wasn’t something I would have tackled on my own, but I loved how personal it came out. My sisters also put together toiletries baskets for the restrooms and for the guests who chose to stay in the more rustic camper cabins, stuffed the welcome bags, and made the s’mores favors with the homemade marshmallows.

 

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What was the best advice you received as a bride?  To make sure to take time as a couple to step back and reflect during the day. It really is such an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have nearly all of your closest family and friends in one room, there to celebrate you and the life you are starting together. Chris and I chose to have a sweetheart table for that reason and we were so happy we did. It allowed us to talk with one another, to really watch things from the outside a few times and to soak in how special it was.

What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding?  Remember what matters most and stay organized. Thankfully both Chris and I were pretty low key about the whole thing, but it’s an expensive endeavor and tensions will inevitably come up. Don’t let the little molehills turn into mountains, and put your effort into just a few elements that really matter to you both. For us that was a great band, amazing food, and creating a fun relaxed vibe for the weekend.

If you had it to do over again, is there anything you would do differently? Take my own advice (see above) when I initially got completely overwhelmed! Chris and I paid for the majority of the wedding ourselves and had initial sticker shock when pricing options. At the end of the day, we stepped back, decided what was really most important to us and that helped bring it all down to earth.

What was your favorite moment or part of the reception?  How could I possibly choose just one?! Honestly, the entire night felt like a fairytale – like we were living in a dream state. I think my favorite memories though are of being on the dance floor. Every guest was out there almost the entire night! From my young cousins, to my grandma in her wheelchair, our band perfectly felt out our crowd and kept everyone up and dancing which was what we really wanted. To end the night, we asked the band to play “Africa” by Toto which was always the last song played at our favorite college bar – all of our Cornell friends (which was the vast majority of our friends there) went wild!

 

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Photography: Chudleigh Weddings / Venue, Catering, Cake: Cedar Lakes Estate in Port Jervis, New York / Event Planning & Design, Floral Design: That Time Events / Officiant: Reverend Lisa Zaro / Dress: Jim Hjelm via Kleinfeld’s / Hairpiece : J.Crew / Shoes: Brian Atwood / Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane, Bounkit / Bracelet: Ben-Amun / Bridesmaid Dresses: Ann Taylor, J.Crew , Herve Leger / Suit: Paul Stuart / Ties: Vineyard Vines / Shoes: Gucci / Cufflinks: Tiffany / Stationery: Minted / Hair: Karmela Lozina / Rentals: White Plains Linen / Keyboardist: Times Square Orchestra / Reception Music: eight-piece band, Times Square Orchestra / Devine Photo Booths / Golf Carts: Tri-State Golf Carts, / Transportation: Rolling V Transportation / Welcome Bags: CheapTotes.com / Bell Jars with handles: The Knot

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Do you love vintage inspiration? Or maybe you love all things modern? Why not both! Katie and Justin were able to bring their love of both vintage and modern design to their wedding in a way that worked beautifully. From the bride’s vintage style to the modern ceremony setting, the day was nothing but lovely.

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Katie accented her dress with lace gloves from BHLDN and a crystal hair pin by Jennifer Behr, highlighting her vintage bridal look. She and her bridesmaids carried bouquets filled with pink peonies.

 

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The Ceremony

“My husband and I have a love for art. He is a full-time artist and I am a graphic designer. We choose to be married at the Holland Performing Arts Center. This venue was perfect for us. It offered crisp, urban modernism inside and out with large windows, glass stairs, unique lines, and grey interior. To tie in Justin’s profession, he hand-painted our aisle runner, detailed with classic, structured lines (grey, black, and white) alternating with the contrasting loose, free-form, abstract sections. The aisle was decorated with white stands holding clear-vase floral arrangements full of white flowers and greenery. We sealed our love in front of a gorgeous Jun Kaneko ‘Dango’ sculpture.”

 

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Your ceremony in three words.  Love-filled, personal, unique.

Who officiated your ceremony?  Our officiant was Chaplain Royal Bush. Before selecting him as our officiant, we met with him a few times and loved his easy going, heartfelt side. He wrote a story of love about us, which was comical yet captured the essence of our love in a magical light.

 

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Ceremony music:  Processional: Air on the G String, J.S. Bach // Bridal Processional: Prelude from Cello Suite no. 1 in G Major, J.S. Bach // Recessional: Bourree 1 from cello suite no. 3 in c major, J.S. Bach

Ceremony readings:  First Reading: Cherish Every Moment, by Leslie A. Neilson // Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

What were your vows like?  I (Katie) wrote my own vows declaring Justin as my best friend, soul mate, husband forever. Always promising to share in his dreams and challenge him professional, emotionally, spiritually. Most importantly with Justin’s love I will be a better person tomorrow than I am today.

 

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony?  Definitely the hand-painted aisle runner – well besides the groom, of course! Months later, we cut-up the runner and framed the pieces as gifts to the wedding party. It’s astonishing to think that everyone who was at our celebration walked on the runner.

 

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The Reception

“Our reception was also at the Holland Performing Arts Center in the Scott Recital Hall. We worked with Lovestru.ck Weddings and Events to execute and tailor our wedding to reflect our everyday life. We really wanted to highlight Justin’s painterly side as well as our love for all things vintage and eclectic. The room glowed with 245 candles. A variety of hand-painted hobnail jars, heirloom votives, and holder vases filled the room with a playful romance. Each place setting had a striped place card and a miniature paintbrush (the paintbrush handle specific colors representing food selection for plated meal). Mix and match black and white linens added texture to the room, as well as tall centerpieces full of white lilies and greenery.”

 

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What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  A mix of contemporary and vintage. We wanted to use a variety of colors and textures, yet everything looked like it belonged together. I showed Lovestru.ck images and ideas of what we liked (via Pinterest) and they ran with it!

First Dance: “Home” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Father/Daughter Dance: “Isn’t She Lovely” Stevie Wonder

What type of cake or dessert did you serve?  Carrot Cakes, Lemon Cakes, and Chocolate Mousse Cakes. Each table had one cake on it as part of the centerpiece.

 

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Please tell us about any other special details or moments from your reception.  Take my word for it, having a photo booth is essential! It captured all of our guests in the moment. I mean, even the conga line went through it! Shots the photographer just won’t get – super special!

What was the best advice you received as a bride?  Have help! We hired Lovestru.ck Weddings and Events to help us make our dream a reality!

What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding?  Breathe and absorb. Take time to enjoy the planning process. It’s easy to invest a lot of time in your special day, and the day itself flies by in the most beautiful way.

What was your favorite moment or part of the reception?  My favorite moment during the reception was our first dance. Justin and I first danced as husband and wife to “Home,” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Our moves were lively, versus the typical slow first dances. Our guest clapped, whistled, and sang along – positive energy filled the room. I truly was lost in the moment.

 

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Photography: Megan Pomeroy Photography / Venue: Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha, Nebraska / Event Planning & Design: Lovestru.ck Weddings and Events / Officiant: The Inclusive Life / Dress: Catherine Dean Onyx from BHLDN / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Lace Gloves: Cornelia James Heritage from BHLDN / Hair Pin: Crystal Wing from Jennifer Behr / Earrings: Ben-Amun / Necklace: Swarvoski / Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN, Jenny Yoo / Suit: J. Crew / Stationery: Design by bride, Letterpress by Inclosed Studio / Floral Design: Hillis and Company / Hair, Makeup: Kontempo / Rentals: AAA Rentals / Ceremony Music: cellist April Faith-Slaker / Reception Music:  Pam and The Pearls / Catering:  Guckenheimer / Cake, Dessert:  Cupcake Island / Photo Booth: Justin Limoges
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  • Holland Performing Arts Center Wedding by Megan Pomeroy

    20 January 2015
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