Or blue is the warmest wedding color
When W and I started planning our wedding, we decided to keep it casual. I told her I wanted to wear jeans and sneakers. She decided on a white dress because she is a girl and all. Not a fancy bridal gown but a simple white dress.
W said she didn’t want a color theme like we had at our commitment ceremony. Back then, our colors were various shades of pink and rose. I happily wore an antique pink rose boutonniere and a matching vintage tie W had picked out at an antique store. She was the bride after all.
This time around when I decided to wear a bowtie, I had unlimited color and pattern options. What doesn’t match white?
When the Jack & Ennis navy blue bowtie (that’s the one in the bandana pattern) was chosen by 40 percent of y’all, I placed my order with the tie bar. Some all-knowing butches out there commented that they would match their tie to their bride, but my bride said she was just wearing a white dress.
I ordered a matching pair of sneakers and called it a day.
So, when I went to make the programs for the wedding this weekend, I needed a color. Can you say navy blue? The cake? The icing is navy blue.
Yes, I’ve hijacked the wedding or at least the wedding color. Yesterday, W went to pick out a sweater to wear over her dress. (The wedding is being held at a park.) She got one in white and one in navy blue.
What’s a butch to do?
It’s butch etiquette to let the lady pick out things like flowers and colors (see Butch Handbook, page 23).
So, I feel bad and like a bully. At least a color bully.
W doesn’t seem to mind. In fact, she seems tickled that we’re using the color navy because of my bowtie. She’s a good sport and a good woman.
The bowtie came by the way. In a small white box tucked under a blanket of tissue paper.
It took me three tries to get it tied.
This butch says thanks for the bowtie tying lesson, Stay Fly 101 of youtube fame.
One thing to cross off my bucket list.
Learn how to tie a bowtie.
Now, I just have to figure out if I’m too old to be fly. Word.