Put a Bow on It

 While many couples choose to have a theme for their big day, themes are certainly not a "must do". If a themed event is just not your cuppa tea, you may still like to select one subtle detail that (pun intended) ties everything together and bows can be the perfect finishing touch.

There is just something about bows! Sweet, simple, elegant, neat, classic, and without a doubt -- timeless. Bows will never be dated or passé. They can enhance anything and everything from the invitations, to the wedding party attire, to the cake.

One of the many elements that can set the tone for the wedding is the bridal gown. Whether the gown is formal or casual, gilded with intricate detail or simple and unadorned, a beautiful bow can always work into the design. So whether you prefer to wear them at the front, side, or back of the gown, bows are wonderful additions that add personality to the bride's ensemble.
Left: Gown by Igor Gulyaev via Be Modish, Right: via Every Last Detail

I love the simple, yet striking back on these blush pink dresses. How pleased would a bridesmaid be to wear this lovely dress as she shares in your special day?

Bows can also be a charming hair accessory. Look how beautifully this dainty bow works into the bridal veil.

Whether you prefer to wear comfy flats or sleek stilettos, bows accents on bridal or bridesmaid shoes are just darling! 
(Right: Ballet Flats by BHLDN, Photography Meredith Perdue, via ModWedding
Left: Silver Heels Photography Steve Steinhardt, Source Style Me Pretty)

Remember, bows are not just for the ladies. The groom can't go wrong with a dashing bow tie. This classic choice is versatile and chic -- not to mention, bow ties blend seamlessly into both casual and black tie menswear.
(Left: Wedding Chicks, Right: Tuxedo by Ralph Lauren Black Label, Photography Lilian Haidar, Source Brides)

Bow can also be a smart addition to another wedding essential, taking wedding invitations from plain to perfection.
(Invitation by Letter Perfect & Paper Ink, Photo by Michelle Warren

Smooth satin bows (in your wedding colors) can elegantly trim the pews or chairs lining the aisle for the ceremony.
(Source: Style Me Pretty, Photo by Caught the Light)
Also seen here: Back Beauty

Lastly, this scrumptious wedding cake is skillfully finished with a fondant bow which can be tinted to any color and gracefully draped across the tiers.
Cake by I Do! Wedding Cakes, Photography Debra Eby
Source Style Me Pretty Canada

No matter how you choose to incorporate it, something as simple as a bow can become a reflection all of the thought you have put into making your day unforgettable.

As always, thank you for reading. I hope you were inspired today.

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