Normal single guy working at boring government job realizes he wants to change his life. Travels solo to Europe for a month in 2012. Returns home with renewed passion and inspiration.

Still jet-lagged, goes on blind date within one week. Falls in love. Goes back to Europe following year and proposes to girlfriend atop tower in Florence, Italy.

Fiance loses her job and starts a bridal company the next day. Both realize wedding industry is fun. Groom-to-be founds neckwear startup. GroomTies is born.

“Hi, I’m Andrew, the founder of GroomTies.com. The introduction above certainly describes my life over the last few years in a nutshell. Why neckties for grooms? My wife and I run a wedding blog called Love & Lavender, and adding products that our readers love seemed like the natural next step. I would love to have you wear a GroomTie on your wedding day.

“Please don’t hesitate to contact me by email and I will respond as soon as I can!”