Sweets for my Beast…

Wedding Beasties, by CrawCrafts Beasties
…Monsters for my hoooon-eeeeeey!

Yes, I know that’s not how the original song goes… but I like mine better. It really sums up the magic that happens when a Beastie meets that one special monster they want to spend the rest of their life with. And these two are definitely ready for their big day… let’s find out a bit more about the happy couple, shall we?

Let’s meet the groom first – I believe tradition dictates that the bride should always arrive a little late!
Groom Beastie, by CrawCrafts Beasties
He’s looking sharp in his wedding suit… a bit of bespoke Beastie-sized tailoring to make him extra handsome for his lovely bride!
Groom Beastie's Tie, by CrawCrafts BeastiesGroom Beastie's Smile - CrawCrafts Beasties

And who could resist that smile?

But should he really bring that pint with him?

Groom Beastie's Pint - CrawCrafts Beasties
Of course he should! Groom Beastie makes his own beer, so what better way to celebrate than a toast with his delicious homebrew? Oh look, here comes the bride… WOW!
Lovestruck Groom Beastie - CrawCrafts Beasties
Bride Beastie, by CrawCrafts Beasties
Her simple but super-elegant dress is entirely hand-stitched…
Bride Beastie's Dress, by CrawCrafts Beasties

…And check out the back!
Gold chain detail on the back of Bride Beastie's dress - CrawCrafts Beasties
Then of course she had to have her hair done nicely…
Bride Beastie's Hairdo, by CrawCrafts BeastiesBride Beastie's Hairdo (Again) - CrawCrafts Beasties

… And now all that’s left to do is to drink to a long and happy life together! Cheers!

Bride Beastie's Wine Glass - CrawCrafts Beasties
Finally, there was just time to get some photos in the garden before they headed off on honeymoon with their human counterparts!

Thanks for being a part of this special monster day!

These Beasties were specially commissioned to celebrate Linda and Cormac’s wedding! If you would like to invite a pair of personalised little monsters to your own big day, or to someone else’s, drop me a line at crawcraftsbeasties@gmail.com!

Nice Day For A Monster Wedding…

Bride Beastie with Crocuses - CrawCrafts Beasties
Well, it’s been a long old winter… but over the last few weeks, it really has started to feel like spring is on the way! The flowerbeds in the park on my way to work are a riot of colour, there are fresh green leaves on the trees outside my window, and the sun is even daring to peek out from behind the clouds every once in a while!

The arrival of spring also heralds the start of the wedding season… and it looks like this event isn’t limited to Dublin’s human population! A recent burst of sunshine saw me taking a day trip to the National Botanical Gardens just north of the city centre, where I encountered a blushing Beastie bride posing for photos among the flowers!
Bride Beastie in Heather - CrawCrafts Beasties
I first found her standing in a patch of heather. The tiny purple and white flowers really work well with her delicate pale blue skin tone, don’t you think?
Bride Beastie at the Miniature Waterfall - CrawCrafts Beasties
We also took a picture at the picturesque Beastie-sized waterfall that flows through the rockery and Japanese-style garden!
And of course, it’s not a proper springtime photoshoot without a host of golden daffodils in there somewhere, so…
Bride Beastie with Daffodils - CrawCrafts Beasties
After that, we took a stroll through the crocuses in search of more photo opportunities inside the glasshouses… the one you can see in the background of this picture is the Palm House, which is the largest in the gardens. It’s full of awesome tropical plants, such as coffee, banana trees and enormous bamboo canes!
Bride Beastie heads for the Palm House - CrawCrafts Beasties
But Bride Beastie preferred something a little less exotic as a backdrop, so we set her up against these richly-coloured cyclamens instead.
Bride Beaste with Cyclamens - CrawCrafts Beasties
It also turned out to be a prime location for some closeups of her elegant wedding hairdo, veil and bouquet!
Bride Beastie's Hair and Veil - CrawCrafts BeastiesBride Beastie's Bouquet - CrawCrafts BeastiesAfter all that, I figured it was time to let her get back to her wedding party! Hopefully she’ll keep in touch and send on some photos from her honeymoon…