The Happy Couple, March 2014

The Happy Cople 2014

The Beautiful Happy Couple

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The sign ended up with a velcro attached post that could be removed, in case the sign hung better on ribbons

. 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.

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The sign with ribbons

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.

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The finished bride

 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.

 

 

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The brides pearl and diamond head dress

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Showing off her bouquet

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The dapper groom

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The Happy Couple go off to Ireland

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The Happy Couple

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The Happy Couple

I started making a wedding couple two months ago, then a  commission was ordered and work on the wedding couple stopped for a while. Recently I was contacted and asked when the bride and groom were going to be finished, so I set to work on them again.

Raise your glasses, I have finally finished ‘The Happy Couple’!

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In love

I have so enjoyed making ‘The Happy Couple’ and experimenting with their clothes. I wanted them both to have  traditional wedding day outfits but still manage to retain their wooly Polly look. For the groom this was easier to achieve than the bride, he is wearing a woollen jacket with a silk lining, a Tweed waistcoat and linen shirt. His trousers are wool wrapped using black Tweed and finally his outfit is finished off with painted shoes and a big smack of lipstick on his cheek!

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The groom looking dapper

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Button and lace bouquet

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Going on their honeymoon

 Continuing the wool theme, the bride has woollen under garments (not very romantic but the nights are getting chillier!) Her dress is silk decorated with lace flowers  and then embroidered with iridescent beads. Over the top of her dress, she is wearing a little Angora shrug and a little pearl necklace. Finally, of course, all brides must have a buttons, ribbon and sparkles bouquet.

 Both Pollies of The Happy Couple measure 22cm each in height.

This wedding couple will be on honeymoon in my Polly Pincushion Folksy shop.

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