I always loved wedding magazines. It seems that most females seem to take an interest in them as soon as they get engaged, but I was reading these types of magazines long before I even knew the man that I became engaged to. I knew that I wanted to have a unique wedding, and I wanted to do it in a way that would be affordable. Gathering ideas early on helped me with that. One thing that really surprised my guests was the feather bow tie that my new husband wore with his tuxedo. It really stood out and everyone wanted to know where it came from.
My husband was a big bird lover. He had two parrots of his own, and when he was growing up, his parents had a peacock that wandered freely around their fenced in back yard. His mom then began collecting a lot of peacock themed items, and it’s that bird he had growing up that remind him of home the most. I decided I would pull that into our wedding ceremony somehow.
After ruminating for awhile, I finally came up with the idea of using a peacock’s feathers to make a bow tie with. I knew that it would be simple to do, inexpensive and really pack a punch when it comes to generating interest because of the way it looks. I certainly did not want any birds harmed, so I found a farm about an hour away that raises peacocks. I called the owners to ask if they would be willing to let me have any feathers that fell off their birds naturally, and they were very happy to oblige. It was easy to glue them onto an already existing tie. The best part is that the results were fabulous and my husband was proud of wear it on our wedding day.