Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mika's UK wedding

I just had to show you the wedding that we just finished for a sweet girl in the UK. It was a long process, but tons of fun. I love to custom design, especially for brides. Mika contacted me about some flower belts and brooches and we just took off from there. Here wedding story is unique, she is getting married in a traditional dress for the ceremony, but there is a twist for the reception. Here fiance is Chinese and she order a surprise traditional red silk dress for the reception. So, there were two different looks for this wedding. Mika loves flowers and we made sure they were everywhere.

Here is what we designed for the bride: Mika wanted a red silk flower with a vintage center to wear with her Chinese red silk dress. The dress is very red with hot pink silk on the inside. So, we chose a red silk flower with a vintage pink rhinestone center on a thin red velvet ribbon. Mika also chose a hot pink anemone cuff bracelet with a red vintage center for an opposite coordinating look. Just in case she wanted something in her hair we created a small red rose for an alternate look.

Mika's wedding ceremony handbag was made of ostrich feathers and a tiny rhinestone butterfly at the top. We created a small rose with a vintage center and placed it on a sheer ribbon so she could tie it to the handbag.

We also found a great Chinese red silk handbag that we could not resist. We embellished the handbag with red satin ribbon roses on both sides. These are the same red roses that we used to make her shoe clips.

The ring bearer pillow was made of an almost white satin, we embellished it with a vintage trim, satin ribbon streamers and a large peony with a vintage rhinestone center.

We embellished red sheer bags with orange and hot pink satin roses to use as favor bags. What a great gift to get at a wedding.

Finally we created flower accessories for the mother of the bride, bridesmaid and the flower girl. We created one brooch and the others we placed on ribbon to tie around their wrists.

What a fun elegant wedding. I can't wait to see how it all comes together.