Beastie Wedding Couple, by CrawCrafts Beasties

Monster Cheers to the Happy Couple!

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…

//www.instagram.com/embed.js… But I thought it was high time they got their moment in the blog spotlight. Hey there, guys!
Meet the Beastie Couple! CrawCrafts BeastiesNow, 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.
Wedding Beastie Jacket - CrawCrafts BeastiesThe 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!
Wedding Beastie Shirt and Bow Tie - CrawCrafts BeastiesLet’s just take another look at those jackets… First of all, they’re fully lined!
Beastie Couple Wedding Jackets - CrawCrafts BeastiesI 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…
Jacket Cuff Buttons - Wedding Couple Beasties - CrawCrafts Beasties… 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…
Wedding Beastie Style! CrawCrafts Beasties… 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!
Wedding Beastie Record - Beastie Couple - CrawCrafts BeastiesMeanwhile, Mr D Beastie decided to toast to the success of the marriage with a refreshing Beastie-sized pint.
Wedding Beastie with Pint - Beastie Couple - CrawCrafts BeastiesStrategically-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.
Holding Paws - Beastie Wedding Couple by CrawCrafts BeastiesAnd 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!