Wooden Bow Ties from Two Guys Bow Ties

Is your groom interested in the sartorial aspect of wedding planning? Well, let him have a little fun by choosing his own accessories like a wooden tie or lapel pin! If you’re looking for a dapper, handcrafted accessory for your groom, check out Two Guys Bow Ties.

Two Guys Bow Ties has reinvented the bow tie in an exciting and distinctive way. With classically styled designs, each handcrafted tie will give your groom a truly unique and pulled together look for your wedding. Each Bow Tie is created with the smallest detail in mind, including the type of wood each tie is crafted from. They have created a line of ties from exotic varieties of wood like African Zebrawood, Peruvian Walnut, South American Bocote, Canary and more. And the guys behind Two Guys Bow Ties have taken their designs to the next level by laser etching designs into the wood to create fun and exciting patterns like polka dot, argyle, and plaid, which we absolutely love!

If your groom really wants his lapel to stand out, Two Guys Bow Ties also has a huge selection of trendsetting lapel flowers that will give their suit a special handmade touch, and even better, they can keep it and re-wear it unlike a traditional boutonniere.

Two Guys Bow Ties is excited to share an exciting offer with Once Wed readers today- they’re offering to give away up to $500 worth of merchandise for your bridal party!  You can mix and match bow ties and lapel flowers for your groom and groomsmen so everyone can go home with a fun handcrafted keepsake from your wedding! To enter, leave a comment and let us know which bow tie or lapel flower is your favorite. The last day to enter the contest is May 26, 2014.

And remember, for wedding orders of 5 ties or more, Two Guys Bow Ties gives you a 20% discount or free customization to make dressing your groomsmen easy (email nat@woodenbowties.com for details)! If you’re just looking to buy one tie, enter the code “DapperGroom” at checkout for a 10% discount.

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Desiree Hitchens!

Follow Two Guys Bow Ties on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Photography: Flora + Fauna

Tags: , , , , ,

05.12.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Win a Lo & Sons Tote!

LoSons1 (1)We have an exciting giveaway today from our new sponsor, Lo & Sons! Keep reading to find out how to win a Catalina bag from their collection. 

During the months and weeks leading up to and after your wedding, you’re going to be traveling a lot (probably more than you’re anticipating). You’re going to be traveling to visit your venue, to wedding showers, your bachelorette party, and you may even have to travel to find your perfect dress. During all of that travel, you’re going to want a stylish and functional weekend bag that makes all that travel easier, and let us recommend a Lo & Sons weekender! 

LoSons2

lo-and-sons

los-and-sons3

Derek and Jan Lo along with their mother, Helen, designed the perfect weekender after Helen struggled to find the perfect lightweight travel bag. They’ve designed a stylish and highly functional line of compact weekend totes that are perfect for you to take on your wedding adventures (including your honeymoon)! In a market filled with ugly black plastic plastic totes, Lo & Sons have designed a perfectly chic and quality bag that will last, and we’re so excited to offer you the chance to win one today! 

Visit Lo & Sons and comment below telling us what your travel plans are and how you’d use the Catalina weekender, and you’ll instantly be entered to win! Also, a Lo & Sons tote would be the perfect bridesmaid or groomsmen gift, and Lo & Sons is offering a special 20% off code to Once Wed readers to use through the end of May. Enter ONCEWED14 at checkout to redeem your discount, and remember, the code can’t be used on sale items, and cannot be combined with other discount codes. Contest ends 5/24/2014. 

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Diana! 

05.10.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

DIY Spring Wedding Garland

diy-spring-tutorial-garland

We adore this absolutely lovely spring garland DIY sent to us by Ashley Sawtelle and Ali of the European Flower Shop! Doesn’t this suspended garland seem like it was pulled straight out of a garden? We love the idea of using this over an estate or cake table at a garden party inspired wedding. A cool installation like this creates an interesting focal point for your wedding, and your guests will love admiring this organic garden-inspired installation. Read more from Ali on how to recreate this look for your wedding below.

diy-spring-wedding-garlanddiy-spring-wedding-garland-tutorial-stepsSupplies

- Vine-like greens such as Italian Ruscus

- Delicate blooms like Hellebores

- Floral Wire

- Garden Clippers

Directions

1) Attach green vines to one another using floral tape

2) Continue process until you have a long garland of connecting vines

3) Wire Hellebore to the green vines with floral wire in a natural and organic way

4) Hang finished vine on ladder for reception decor or draped on chairs for ceremony.

Photography and Styling: Ashley Sawtelle | Floral Design: Euorpean Flower Shop | Hair Styling: Liz Burns of Goldie & Bob 

Tags: , , , , , ,

05.09.14 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

Pin To Win A Piece Of Jewelry From Emily Maynard

Pin to Win

We’re excited to be working with Emily Maynard on a Pin to Win Giveaway! We love her new jewelry line, and everyday from now through May 21st, you have a chance to win a piece of jewelry from her collection from EmilyMaynard.com! Just click the image above to find out all the details and enter to win, or click here. You can go here to see a complete list of the beautiful pieces that we’ll be giving out daily!

Good Luck and Happy Pinning!

Tags: , , ,

05.08.14 / Contests, Featured, News Blog