. When I was asked at the end of last year to make a couple of Pollies based on the customer and her fiancé, I never dreamt it would end up being such an exciting journey as she prepared for their big day.
The bride had cleverly come up with the idea that her Pollies should be placed on a bench over the seating plan whilst holding a sign saying ‘Please Be Seated ‘.
We decided to make the sign with a detachable post for the groom to hold, but if the bench was high enough, they could also hold the sign by the ribbons on the corners.
In January I received a package with a gorgeous piece of tartan fabric for the groom’s waistcoat and a plain burgundy fabric that was to be used in the bouquet and sign. The dress was a joy to make along with the feather shawl and the embroidered shoes which were to look similar to the hand painted shoes the bride had chosen. Following this I was sent a picture of the most stunning head-dress, it was made with pearls and diamonds, with a neat, flattering veil and complimented the outfit perfectly.
The groom was to wear a black suit with a thin pinstripe, this was to be my only stumbling block, Polly legs are very skinny so even the thinnest stripe fabric only ends up with one stripe on each leg.( Hope that makes sense)! But with his smart tartan waistcoat, burgundy tie and a kiss on the check, he looked very dapper.
Finally I made the bouquet which, with some good advice from florist mum on how to make a trialing bouquet, it turned out just perfectly. It was made using florist tape and wires, satin ribbon, diamonds and pearls. After filling their presentation box with paper hearts and confetti, they were on their way to Ireland.
A month has passed now since the wedding and I have kindly been sent photos and a video of the special day and of the two Pollies sitting patiently waiting for everyone to be seated.