Nicholas County couple dons mossy oak camouflage pattern for November vows
“She didn’t care what everybody thought,” Missy said. “It didn’t bother her.”
Kasha acknowledged that finding tasteful camo wedding decorations was challenging.
When no camo ribbon could be found, Kasha’s crafty family members cut sheer, camo fabric into strips to form elegant bows and table runners. It also was used to decorate the five-tier wedding cake. Thick camo fabric was cut in half and used as an aisle runner.
Patty Bevins, owner of Cinderella’s Closet in Hurricane, has been in the bridal business for 25 years and this wasn’t her first camo wedding – she said the trend started three years ago.
Bevins said customers typically have had to make their own camo-inspired bridesmaid dresses.
The Snodgress wedding incorporated fall colors with accents of orange, red and yellow leaves, small pumpkins and sunflowers. The bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets included sunflowers and roses. The groom and groomsmen wore simple sunflower boutonnieres.
Kasha wore a beaded, ivory halter-dress, while her bridesmaids wore alternating green and brown strapless dresses.
Groomsmen wore black tuxedos with camo vests and camo ties.
Britt Abnathy, formal wear manager at S&K Menswear in Charleston, said he gets the most requests for camo items during prom season. Abnathy describes the Mossy Oak pattern as a “hunter’s camo” with leaves, trees and different fall colors.
“It’s really amazing; it’s quite bizarre,” Abnathy said. “I never thought this pattern would be so popular that they would incorporate it into formal wear.”