Greetings, Beastie friends! And hooray, after a bit of a break, it’s new Beastie time again! Those of you who follow me over on Instagram might already have caught a glimpse of this handsome couple last week…
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A month and a day ago today, my good friends got married… And look who crashed the wedding! Their Beastie mini-mes considerately posed for photos in front of a truly stunning cake, before launching themselves at it and gorging themselves silly. Congratulations guys on your one-month-and-one-day anniversary! 🍾🥂 . . . #wedding #beasties #beastiefamily #beastiesofinstagram #weddinggift #weddingcake #merchanthotel #mrandmr
… But I thought it was high time they got their moment in the blog spotlight. Hey there, guys!
Now, I don’t mind admitting that this was a pretty big project. All Beastifications are important, of course, but it was hinted that this pair would be joining the wedding party on the day. They’d be given the monster task of looking after (not eating!) the wedding cake, and the ceremony and reception were to take place in the oh-so-fancy Merchant Hotel in Belfast.
In short, these Beasties needed to look swish!
Fortunately, their human counterparts were on hand to narrow down my sartorial options. Armed with a photo of the very classy matching tuxedo jackets they were planning to wear for the reception dinner, I was able to get to work!
Here’s Mr D Beastie now, modelling his to great effect.
The jackets close with a snap fastener, and are completely removable. Underneath, a shirt with felt collar and cuffs completes the look… Then a black ribbon bow tie adds a final flourish. Here’s Mr P Beastie to give us a close-up!
Let’s just take another look at those jackets… First of all, they’re fully lined!
I used a lighter weight wool and viscose blend felt for this, to make sure the jackets kept their lines and didn’t end up looking like bulky winter coats. They’ve got black satin collars, and…
… I even copied the cuff buttons from the human-sized version!
Then it was time to get the couple looking like their people, by fitting them out with the right glasses and haircuts…
… And then sending them down the aisle with a special accessory each!
Mr P Beastie is big into music, so a felt appliqué and embroidery record was the obvious choice. Spot the pun band name!
Meanwhile, Mr D Beastie decided to toast to the success of the marriage with a refreshing Beastie-sized pint.
Strategically-placed magnets mean that the Beasties can set their goodies down and hit the dancefloor at the end of the night, too!
So, let’s raise a glass to the woolly couple – here’s wishing you a long and happy life together.
And while they’re off honeymooning, we might indulge in a bit more holiday reminiscing ourselves! Join us next week for more from Kew Gardens – see you then!