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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2007 09:29:37 PM »

Mmm I love lace fans, but I'm having my wedding in June next year (I'm in the southern hemisphere) so it'll be cold so we couldn't really work them in plausibly either Smiley. I acutally forgot to mention in my last post that in the website of your dress that you showed me, the photograph in the heading of Gary Oldman as Dracula was quite coincidental as without the intention of following the film, my fiancé's morning suit is strikingly similar to what he's wearing. We decided it'd be fun, like role reversal, if I donned the black pinstripe and he went all grey and ivory.

So what are you planning to DIY with in your wedding?
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2007 09:37:53 PM »

You know what? Adam (the dude Im marrying...how casual) wants I suit similar to that but Im having trouble find one....blah

Anyways, I think for the wedding, Im going to making the tableclothes and stuff....invitations, sugar skulls as favors, the centerpeices, probably my bouquet. Oh and I think Im going to be making my garter belt. Im trying to do as much as I can to lighten the finacial load, ya know?
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2007 06:28:02 PM »

Have you thought about your dress? Allow me to show you mine...


I think it really captures Gothic Victorian. Stores like Gallery Serpentine and Drac-In-A-Box have some real gems in their catalogues that can be used or otherwise adapted for untraditional weddings.

Oh my God! Did you know I am considering that EXACT SAME DRESS!

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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2007 06:28:33 PM »

Bongirl5, did your best friend already have her wedding? In any case, if you are really interested in this ensemble, let me know if there is anything I can do for you, such as forwarding you my dressmaker's contact. If you sew, I would be more than happy to take some detailed photographs of my dress after I get it in a few months time so you may attempt to make a pattern out of it.

Yes, she got married over a year ago.  Her dress was made by a period dressmaker, and it was a Victorian walking gown in a dark burgundy red color.  It was really, really gorgeous.  Good thing I'm not engaged yet, because I'd be SO undecided about my dress! I wish I had pictures to post, but she's got the pictures.  But it was definitely beautiful.

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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2007 06:32:05 PM »

Oh my God! Did you know I am considering that EXACT SAME DRESS!

Get out! LOL I think I read on another thread that your wedding is in October isn't it? That's coming up quick! Were you considering getting it from Gallery Serpentine or made somewhere else?
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2007 06:39:02 PM »

I'm in NZ Zealand, so it's probable I'll just get it from GS as it probably costs about the same as having one made. I'm not entirely sure yet. I really LOVE the pinstripe dress, but I think I want a red corset over the top, rather then all black.

Wedding is October, but Ocober next year. Heaps of time still!

I've been thinking Edward Gorey invites as well, or making our invitations look like gig posters. Or something else entirely. Weddings are so much fun!

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« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2007 06:47:53 PM »

Darn, I just checked my dressmaker and they only ship within Australia. Otherwise, they do a really good deal, and they actually line the Spanish bolero whereas the one on GS is unlined. This is the style of the corset I was planning to ask them to emulate http://www.dracinabox.com/redscrollcorset.htm but I'll keep it in black. I hope it may serve as good inspiration for the corset you are looking for.

Then our weddings will be rather close together! Mine is 1st June, so do keep me updated with your crafting progress. Sounds like we have complementary tastes already!
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2007 08:20:36 PM »

thats a gorgeous dress!!  are any of you going to wear a womans top hat (do they have a specific name?) bc im concidering making one.

Lysistrata: thats an awesome idea about gig posters!!!

Im so excited about this plannig stuff but I want to get started on some crafts already...Im looking at wedding sites tomorrow (yay!!) and then hopefully I can get start. First order of business, engagement announcments...Any ideas? Something simple, dark, funny
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2007 04:08:31 AM »

I've only made mini top hats for a party once but I can't imagine making a real one. Even with the mini ones I found the precision for the measurements quite a feat to achieve.

Maybe you could borrow the idea of Sally's Song in A Nightmare Before Christmas where she's singing about Jack and she takes a cynical view on their future? Maybe a simple ink drawing in black on one side and a little poem on the other in an old-fashioned letterpress font?
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2008 04:16:47 PM »

woohoo for other goth wedding folks!!!

I'm getting married in march 2010 (have to graduate first) and i'm in new Zealand too!
I'm making a dress thats ivory with black lace, a corset and a slim skirt that flares out under the knees with lace panels and has a back bustle.

I'm aslo going to make a mini tricorn hat with a netting vil across my face.

I'm hoping to get my man to wear either a mourning coat or a frock coat, which shouldn't be too hard as he's all for being dramatic Smiley

we're getting married at carringtons restored pumphouse, with big black old school victorian goth candle chandaleirs hagning from the roof and a banquet style dinner at long tables with ivy and candles on them.

beware of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!

i'm always keen for personal swaps and ATC trading, just PM me!

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