The Joy of Bows
30th January 2015
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A bow can be used as an accessory in its own right and can give your wedding an individual and unique touch. Whether in a matching or contrasting colour, designed to match the wedding flowers and other members of the bridal party, a sash bow gives you the opportunity to create a truly original look for your wedding. Think about the colour scheme of your wedding and consider bringing out some of the colours in the flower girls’ dresses - a gold silk dress with a deep red sash for example or how about the perfect green silk with a pink sash and bow? Some of the most popular sash colours this season include rich jewel shades of reds, blues, greens and gold.
If your wedding does include a bow, my advice is to be prepared in advance of the big day and ensure that there is somebody who can tie it correctly. A droopy bow looks a little bit sad and does not have quite the same effect as when crisply and smartly tied.
Wedding videographer Carol Navis from Cut Above Productions, has seen a few wedding morning panics. “I’ve witnessed time and again, the moment when it becomes evident that nobody knows how to tie a bow properly. It then becomes one of the most time-consuming and stressful elements of getting ready for the wedding. It seems such a shame to have a beautiful dress and then end up with a disappointingly limp bow.”
At Nicki Macfarlane, we are often told that we make tying a bow look easy and I suppose we do have lots of practice, but it really is easy once you know how. Following many requests, we have created a video that gives a simple step-by-step guide to tying the perfect bow. Pass it on to your bridesmaids or those responsible for helping you get ready on the big day and enjoy the happiness that a beautiful bow can bring you.