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Custom Bow Ties for Weddings

You Can purchase all sorts bow ties through my online store: 


If you are getting married soon, consider Cordial Churchman custom bow ties for your wedding party. Contact Ellie at ellielaveer{at} or through the contact page of my online store to find out more. Choose from our fabrics or send in your own. A very special thank-you for these wedding parties who have send in their beautiful wedding photos.

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26 Responses to “Custom Bow Ties for Weddings”

  1. AdamsSutherland


    I don’t know if Andy showed you the photo of that amazing seersucker patch bow you made me but I’ll be sure to send it to your e-mail.

    Apparently the Thank You card I asked my younger brother to mail after receiving the tie was buried under some things on his desk. I’ll send that out when I get home tonight.

    Do you still have a bow available in that #1 madras as shown above?


    All the best,

    P.S. it’s nice to see that you’re getting some publicity on these.

  2. Terry Williams

    What is the max neck size on your bows? I assume you can accomodate larger (18.5) sizes in special order, but I am curious about your pre-made bows.

    Thank you.

    • ellielaveer

      The Bow ties that I make fit up to size 19.5 neck. I am happy to make them longer to give you some extra wiggle room as well.

  3. Eddie Ross

    Ok I am so Obsessed with your Bow Ties!!! I need to send you some tired ties to be turned fab again! love this!!!!

    • ellielaveer

      Thanks Eddie! Send them my way, you won’t believe how nice an ugly tie can look as a bow tie! I love repurposing old ties because it takes something that was once totally unloved and turns it into a special item for the gentleman that have them made.

  4. Evan Kurtz

    Ellie –

    Just received the patchwork madras bowtie I bought off ebay today – fantastic! That brought me to your site and I really like your stuff. I’m especially intrigued by your conversions – that is what is next for me.
    Best of luck, but don’t get “too big”… the handmade touch is evident.
    Thanks again,

    Evan Kurtz

  5. Jeremy Bright

    Dear Ellie,

    Today, I received the bow ties that I ordered from you. After tying them on, I’m glad to say that the conversions are great and the ones that were handmade-from-scratch are distinguished by a good cut, a good hand, and their distinctive designs. What’s more, the handmade touch is still evident in the best ways—the work of a modern day artisan. When people inquire in the future, I’ll point them to you.


    Jeremy Bright
    N.Y.C., N.Y.

    P.S. I’ll contact you soon about perhaps converting one of my father’s old neckties. It’s thin-ish and has a tiny scorch-mark at the bottom near the triangle tip. Let’s see what can be done.

    • ellielaveer

      I can only make squares in a limited amount of these fabrics. Please e-mail me with a specific request and I’ll try to accommodate you.

  6. David Fender

    Thanks so much for making the bow ties for me. I have truley enjoyed wearing them. I would recomend your ties to anyone and everyone. Just saw you would convert regular ties to bow ties will deff contact you about that very soon.

  7. Michael Joyner

    Hi Ellie,

    Very excited to have stumbled upon you! I would like to order some of your bow-ties, and I also have a few ties I’d like to send in. I would also like to see if you can take suiting that the moths have gotten to and make ties from them? I would also like to get a couple of denim ties made… possible? I can supply some weathered denim. Please advise, and feel free to call me at 202.439.7686.

    I also write a men’s column for the and can give you some publicity.



  8. Andrew

    I wear bowties exclusively (except for one hand marbled tie that my wife loves) because one cannot be strangled with a bow tie. I have long ties I do not wear that I am thinking about converting to
    bows. To what address would I send them?

  9. Allison

    I heard about you through a friend of yours. What a fabulous website! I’m getting married in 2 1/2 months. If you were to make ties for a wedding, how much fabric would you need per tie? And what is the preferred timeline of doing such a thing?

  10. Allan Chong

    Came across your website. I love wearing bowties. If I order some, how do I pay you?
    I’m in Canada.

  11. Lorna Macaulay

    I just love your website -you are clearly very talented!. I particularly love the Harris Tweed patchwork scarf you made. Would I be able to get a few made up. I can easily provide you with the Harris Tweed.

    I notice you are in South Carolina. Did you know that Pendleton in South Carolina is twinned with Stornoway, the main town on the Isl eof Lewis where Harris Tweed can only (by law) be made?

    I hope to hear from you soon.
    Many thanks

  12. Alice Bryant

    please let me know if you accept our material, as it matches a jacket for a young boy. Thank you.

  13. Louis "Trent" Brown III

    I was referred to this page by a friend! I have a box full of neckties that I would like to have converted to bow ties. I have purchased most of my bow ties from Beau Ties Ltd but someone told me you folks are based in Pensacola Florida (my home town) and I am strong supporter of hometown businesses. I am writing you from Germany and would like cost and timeframe information!
    Thank you in advance,
    Louis “Trent” Brown III


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