If there is one thing we hear over and over again from couples it is that they want their wedding to be “unique and memorable.” When it comes to making your wedding unforgettable, we like to focus on the details that many couples tend to overlook. We love finding unique accessories that make a statement and a Bird Dog Bowtie is definitely one of those items! Bird Dog Studios is a Minnesota-based accessory company that offers eye-catching bowties and accessories for your wedding day! We had the chance to chat with their founder, Lynda to learn more about Bird Dog Studios. Make sure to stop by and visit them this Sunday at UNVEILED, where you can see and purchase one of these unique statement pieces for yourself.
Q: What does Bird Dog Bowties specialize in?
A: Bird Dog Studios handcrafts unique Feathered Fashion Accessories for men and women.
Q: How and when did Bird Dog Bowties begin?
A: Just over a year ago I picked up a bowtie on clearance at the mall. Unhappy with it, I reworked it with feathers I had at home. I absolutely loved it and found myself wanting to do more with the natures beautiful feathers. Bird Dog Studios was born.
Q: Where are you located?
A: I work out of my home studio with my dog Doc, a tricolored Springer Spaniel, by my side in Minnetonka Minnesota. That’s where the “Bird Dog” comes from 🙂
Q: Where can a groom purchase a Bird Dog Bowtie?
A: They can be purchased online at birddogbowties.com or by appointment. I love to meet and interact with my customers. They are also available at several retailers, which are listed on my website.
Q: How are these unique bowties made?
A: Being a designer my whole career much thought on color, pattern, and design goes into each Bow Tie. Feathers have to be prepped sorted and graded as to how they can best be used. Nothing goes to waste. Each Tie can take up to 4 hours to complete!
Q: What are some of the most unique/ eye-catching bowties you offer?
A: I would have to say “Blue Eyes” is the most eye catching bow tie I make. It literally is outlined with hundreds of bright blue Peacock feathers and with a special process I’ve developed showcases to Peacock eyes!
Liam may be the most unique. He is made up of Ringneck Pheasant Feathers and has a solid Peacock barb stripe that runs through the design. A very time consuming process!
Q: What is the most popular style you sell?
A: My most popular style has been both “Excelsior ” and “Marshall”. Excelsior has an iridescent quality that is undeniable in the Turkey feathers and can be dressed up or down. Marshall has become a favorite amongst the outdoorsman. It has. a simple yet classic look.
Q: Do you offer any other products other than bowties?
A: Absolutely, I’ve recently added a “Weddings” Collection where I feature Feathered Bridal Hats, Feathered Fascinator’s, and Crowns. I also handcraft a line of Boho Chic accessories.
Q: Anything else you would like couples to know about Bird Dog Bowties?
A: I enjoy working with Brides and Grooms to make their unique personalities stand out! Each couple is unique and I want to help them develop their style. Custom design is always available!
Lightning Round Questions:
Q: Describe Bird Dog Bowties in three words.
A: Unique – Earthy – Elegant
Q: IPA or EPA?
A: EPA- light as a feather 😉
Q: Suit or Tux?
Q: Black, gray or navy?
Q: What’s your go-to comfort food?
A: Pheasant Chowder
Q: If Bird Dog Bowties could dress a celebrity client for their wedding, who would it be?
A: Well, that would have to be BRUNO MARS since he already owns a Bird Dog Studios Bow Tie collection.
You can check out these amazing accessories for yourself, this SUNDAY, March 4th at UNVEILED. Get your tickets today!
Images Courtesy of Bird Dog Bowties
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