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9 Wood Bow Ties That Actually Look Pretty Cool for Weddings

Hi, loves! Since Emmaline Bride is the Handmade Wedding Blog, we have come across some pretty interesting and unique finds for weddings. There’s always something new and trend-worthy to share, all made from the hands of talented independent artists. Today’s wood bow ties, shared today in honor of #NationalBowTieDay, are no exception! They are one of the most creative ideas we’ve seen for the groom, groomsmen, and ring bearer. These bow ties are made of exotic hardwood and fashioned into a unique shape and style. Its silk centerpiece makes this a complementing piece to wear with a button-down shirt or blazer. I wasn’t sold on the idea of a wood bow tie initially, but once I saw these styles from Two Guys Bowties, I could see why they’re so insanely popular right now on Etsy. These bow ties are especially fitting for an offbeat, unique, nerdy, or hipster inspired wedding. If your groom has an quirky style and craves something way less traditional, these wood bow ties are worth a look! See which nine handpicked ties we’ve discovered below. Enjoy!

P.S. There are more styles to see right here!


Wooden Bow Ties for Weddings

1. The Doc

black bow tie

by two guys bowties

100 Most Unique Groomsmen Gifts for 2015

It’s here! It’s here! The ultimate (annual) groomsmen gift guide is right here! Check it out below + show some love to our handmade artisans featured below. Oh, and by the way, are you subscribed yet?

We are so excited to share the best unique groomsmen gifts for 2015! We love doing this round-up every year and we’ve included some new, incredibly unique finds for 2015. If you’re looking for gifts to say thanks to your groomsmen, you’ve found 100 of them right here to give you some ideas. We found something for everyone! So, go get a huge cup of coffee and get ready to dive in to the guide below because these wedding finds are pretty amazing. Enjoy!

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated from March to reflect new groomsmen gifts! This is now an even more comprehensive list with 100 groomsmen gift ideas in total.

Unique Groomsmen Gifts

1. He’ll love one of these unique tweed-covered flasks

I’ve seen one of these in person and they’re awesome. The pouch is handmade using exclusive Harris Tweed sourced directly from the weavers and mills on the Isle of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. how’s that for unique?

by swig flasks

2. This passport wallet is stylish for the international traveler

passport wallet | 50 Most Unique Groomsmen Gifts | via http://emmalinebride.com/groom/unique-groomsmen-gifts-2015/

by mr lentz

3. These mason jar cap catchers are pretty neat

bottle opener mason jar

by teddy’s room

4. One of these latitude/longitude bracelets is great for the geo-caching fan

5. Speaking of, here’s a pretty rad geo-caching tool

6. Does he love running? This running bib and medal(s) holder (with chalkboard for personal records) is a perfect gift idea

pr chalkboard bib and medal holder

by york sign shop

7. This forked style keychain bottle opener will definitely come in handy

snake bite bottle opener | 50 Most Unique Groomsmen Gifts | via http://emmalinebride.com/groom/unique-groomsmen-gifts-2015/

by snake bite co.

8. Pick out his favorite cigars and put them in one of these

9. A bobblehead that is designed to look like him

groomsmen bobblehead | 50 Most Unique Groomsmen Gifts | via http://emmalinebride.com/groom/unique-groomsmen-gifts-2015/

by bobbleheads

10. One of these swanky engraved pocket watches

engraved pocketwatch | 50 Most Unique Groomsmen Gifts | via http://emmalinebride.com/groom/unique-groomsmen-gifts-2015/

by swanky badger design

11. A personalized cigar box like this one

personalized cigar box groomsmen gift

by swanky badger design

12. This awesome Billy Murray wine bottle stopper (because, why not?) from Meriwether of Montana

bill murray wine stopper

meriwether of montana

13. And this wine tool box with engraving from The Smilin Bride

barrel shaped wine tool kit groomsmen gift

by the smilin bride

14. Golfer? Give them one of these cool golf ball markers

15. For travelers, this weekend bag with personalization is a good choice from Heritage Wedding

weekend bag with personalization

by heritage wedding

16. A subscription to one of the coolest men’s subscription boxes

It features a collection of curated men’s products every month.

sprezza box

by sprezza box

17. One of these personalized compasses is always a great idea

engraved compass

by paperonly

18. A gift certificate to his favorite restaurant

19. One of these custom ammo boxes is neat for hunting buddies

20. Bearded outdoors-men? Get them some of this

21. Speaking of beards, he’ll love one of these beard combs from Burton and Levy:

beard-comb

by burton and levy

22. Or some of this mustache wax to keep it on fleek

23. This leather men’s toiletry kit

mens toiletry kit | 50 Most Unique Groomsmen Gifts | via http://emmalinebride.com/groom/unique-groomsmen-gifts-2015/

by mr lentz

24. An engraved money clip

money clip | 50 Most Unique Groomsmen Gifts | via http://emmalinebride.com/groom/unique-groomsmen-gifts-2015/

by tracy tayan designs

(to see the full list, click here if you’re on the homepage)

Baby’s Breath Boutonniere

Do you need a wedding boutonniere for a woodland, rustic or western themed wedding? This baby’s breath boutonniere will do! It is handmade by HandyCraftTS and made of dried baby’s breath and natural burlap. My favorite part is the cream lace around the bottom, which finishes the look. It is an ideal choice for the groom, best man, groomsman, ring bearer, father of the groom, or father of the bride to wear. We’ve selected this boutonniere as today’s handmade find of the day and we’ve even found a matching hair vine for you to wear! Enjoy!

Wedding Boutonniere Made of Baby’s Breath

Baby's Breath Boutonniere

baby’s breath boutonniere by handycraftts

baby’s breath boutonniere by handycraftts

Baby's Breath Boutonniere

baby’s breath boutonniere by handycraftts

Handmade Beard Comb for Groomsmen

Happy Friday! We’ve featured many wonderful #HANDMADEADAY finds for the bride, so this one’s for the guys! (Remember when we talked about bearded groomsmen? They’ll love this!) This new handmade beard comb from Burton & Levy caught our eye because of its brass material and classic design. It makes a great gift for the mustached and/or bearded groomsmen in your wedding party. Find out more in today’s feature, below!

handmade beard comb for groomsmen

Handmade Beard Comb for Groomsmen

The Doyle mustache and beard comb is one of a kind. It arrives lightly buffed in conservationist’s wax, which will give your comb unique gold and brown tones in a unique pattern. Jason of Burton & Levy hand-finishes each comb to a satin finish, adds a leather strap, and completes the look with a walnut tag before packaging so it is gift-giving ready to your favorite bearded groomsmen.

The Doyle Groomsmen Beard Comb by Burton and Levy | Handmade Beard Comb via http://emmalinebride.com/groomsmen/handmade-beard-comb/

The Doyle Groomsmen Beard Comb by Burton and Levy | Handmade Beard Comb via http://emmalinebride.com/groomsmen/handmade-beard-comb/

The Doyle Groomsmen Beard Comb by Burton and Levy | Handmade Beard Comb via http://emmalinebride.com/groomsmen/handmade-beard-comb/

You can find out more at Burton & Levy or in their shop.

There’s more coming up next — stay tuned!

-E.

In Case You Get Cold Feet Socks — #HANDMADEADAY

Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend! We’re so excited to kick off a new week of handmade wedding inspiration with you. We’re starting with today’s #HANDMADEADAY find which is a gift idea for your groom. These in case you get cold feet socks by GroomSocks are sure to keep his feet warm so he doesn’t, you know, freak out and get cold feet. ;) Cute idea: have a pair of these socks sent as a gift the morning of the wedding, delivered by the flower girl or ring bearer.

In Case You Get Cold Feet Socks

Here’s an example of a real groom with a pair of his very own ‘cold feet’ socks:

In Case You Get Cold Feet Socks | http://emmalinebride.com/groom/in-case-you-get-cold-feet-socks/

Baseball Bat Bottle Opener — Cool Groomsmen Gift Idea

If your groomsmen are baseball fans who love to hit the local stadium, they’ll love this cool gift! We spotted this baseball bat bottle opener at Baseball Bat Stool Co. and it’s unlike anything we’ve seen yet. It is made from the handle of a real maple baseball bat. This bottle opener makes a great gift because he won’t have anything like it. It’s functional, so he’ll actually use it for years to come. Plus, it’s unique, as no two are exactly the same. The baseball bats they use are in rough condition to start: they revitalize them by cutting, shaping, and sanding (and sanding again) until they’re “as smooth as the day they were first made“. Take a look!

Baseball Bat Bottle Opener

baseball bat bottle opener

The baseball bat bottle opener can be personalized, too.

The Ultimate Bearded Groomsmen Guide

Beards. They grow on you, you know? I kid. But seriously, the more we see mountain weddings, rustic weddings, and woodland weddings, the more the look of the bearded groom and groomsmen is growing on us, too. And those vests. And bowties. And suspenders! It’s an entirely casual, laid-back look that’s we’re loving — and it proves that he doesn’t have to be clean shaven or overly polished to look his best on your wedding day. Today we’re sharing our favorite bearded groomsmen inspiration PLUS some gift ideas your bearded groomsmen will enjoy.

Bearded Groom / Groomsmen Inspiration

bearded groom in bowtie | bearded groomsmen guide | http://emmalinebride.com/groom/bearded-groomsmen/

bow tie: scocca papillon

photo: ben blood via green wedding shoes

left: photo – alex tenters photography via love my dress | right: photo – trent bailey via style me pretty

bearded groom | bearded groomsmen guide | http://emmalinebride.com/groom/bearded-groomsmen/

photo: ben blood via green wedding shoes

groomsmen with beards | bearded groomsmen guide | http://emmalinebride.com/groom/bearded-groomsmen/

via rock my wedding, photo: john day

What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick, and Why

Wondering what kind of boutonniere to pick? We’ll help! Find out which boutonniere style fits in best with your wedding theme. Plus, get more advice on wedding themes in the book, The Inspired Wedding.

Hi, lovelies! My, oh my, it is gorgeous outside. Spring finally got serious with winter and showed him the door, making this the most beautiful spring I’ve seen in some time. Hello, 65 and sunny! Where have you been? Anyway, I hope it’s spring-y where you are, too! Today we’re talking about what kind of boutonniere to pick for your wedding, depending on your theme. When it comes to your wedding theme, it’s all about the details. Simply put: themed details make for a more cohesive event. And today, we’re showing you what kind of boutonniere to pick for your groom and groomsmen. So whether you’re planning a beach wedding, a modern loft-style reception, a vintage ceremony, or you’re tying the knot in a woodland wedding, we’ve got you covered! See which boutonnieres we’ve handpicked just for you, based on a handful of seven delightful themes (you’ll find similar themes in my new book, too, which will help you plan the ultimate themed wedding). Enjoy!

What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick

Let’s begin with finds for your nautical or beach themed wedding.

Nautical / Beach

For a nautical wedding, what kind of boutonniere to pick depends on what colors you’ve selected. If you’re opting for a traditional navy blue and white color palette, a striped boutonniere, like this one, is ideal.

striped navy and white ribbon boutonniere with jute twine and anchor charm | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by all for love by gina

knotted rope boutonniere for nautical wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by all for love by gina

If you’re not sure on color, you can opt for something with a nautical twist: this knotted boutonniere features a figure 8 knot made from jute twine.

Or, a compass boutonniere is a fun alternative to a traditional boutonniere and can be easily attached to his lapel.

compass boutonniere for nautical wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by all for love by gina

If your wedding is specifically beach themed, a starfish boutonniere like this one fits perfectly.

starfish boutonniere for beach wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by twining vines

Bohemian

For a bohemian wedding, it’s all about the whimsical and the free-spirited feel. As such, feathers tie in perfectly with your boutonniere choice. This is one of our favorites:

feather boutonniere for bohemian wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by feather divine

Another option is a fun, whimsical fabric boutonniere… like these!

fabric boutonnieres for bohemian wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by cottonbird designs

Modern

For a modern wedding, opt for something minimalist. For instance, here is a flower boutonniere (made of clay):

clay dogwood boutonniere for modern wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by parsi

Succulents are always a nice boutonniere option, too. If you’re planning a more elegant modern wedding, skip the burlap and opt for one with a clean, simple look, like this:

modern boutonniere made of succulent | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by lot450 shop

And remember, for a modern wedding his boutonniere doesn’t have to resemble a traditional boutonniere at all. For instance, check out this button boutonniere we found:

modern button boutonniere | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by nonimode

Another example of a modern boutonniere is a lapel pin. We spotted these wood ones here, which is fitting for a modern wedding with a rustic, outdoorsy feel.

squirrel lapel pin as modern wedding boutonniere alternative | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by cabin + cub

And finally, a very minimal dried flower, like this boutonniere made from blue echinops, gives you yet another option:

modern boutonniere | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by eucca

How to Pick a Boutonniere – Vintage

For a vintage wedding, pick a boutonniere with nostalgic details. One of my favorites: a bountonniere handmade from a page from a vintage book.

vintage boutonniere | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by the sunny bee

This one, too, with a hint of lace:

lace and vintage book page boutonniere | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by the sunny bee

And this cameo ‘button’ boutonniere is made from vintage finds:

vintage button boutonniere | photo: clay austin | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by rustic creek, photo by clay austin photography

by rustic creek, photos by clay austin photography

Rustic

When deciding what kind of boutonniere to pick for a rustic wedding, burlap is usually a bride’s number one choice. Add birch flowers and you have a stunning combination, like this:

< flowers wrapped in burlap | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by rustic blend

We talked about succulents as a modern boutonniere option, but succulents can work for rustic weddings, too. Opt for one that has a burlap or jute-wrapped stem for a little more rustic flair.

succulent boutonnieres for rustic wedding | via What Kind of Boutonniere to Pick (and Why) http://emmalinebride.com/groom/what-kind-of-boutonniere/
by flora

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