bows for your beaux


I have, admittedly, a well-documented obsession with bows. I also have, blessedly, a fabulous beau who can rock a bow tie with the best of ‘em, which is just plain unabashedly South’un.

When a fabulous at-home-try-on box from High Cotton Ties appeared on our studio steps, I knew I liked Judy Hill straightaway. For starters, her story is great. (Germaphobes unite!) Secondly, she must have sensed that we wedding designers have a James-Bond-like aptitude for tying the expert bow tie in 5 seconds flat x 19 groomsmen with cocktail in hand. K, maybe sans cocktail, but we’re still bow-tying-ninjas. Bonus point: they’re Carolinians too. Secondary bonus point: Judy’s really lovely + put-together, and you just kinda want her to be your automatic pseudo-aunt or something along those lines, stat.

Groomsmen + dapper gents, please partake . . . they’re like candy for your neck. Thanks for sharing, Judy!

high cotton bowties

keeping it classic


Knee-deep in design for our Fall affairs, we are flagging dove gray, taupe, mushroom, bone, sage, eucalyptus, and a pop of clementine or rust here and there in our Pantone books and paint decks. It’s kinda sick how happily we sit for hours over-analyzing the nuances of our color palettes and how our meticulously-mapped-out event lighting will overlay + affect these colors once night falls in a tent, on a ballroom, in a courtyard. Other nerdy habits include word-swapping, like “genteel equestrian meets wine country bohemia”, or “Hamptons meets Highlands“, the latter of which generated a little pinboard below. Dig in!

classic wedding details inspiration board

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