Archive for September, 2009

Because we look better as zombies

Posted in Details on Saturday, September 26, 2009 by nightmarewedding

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Here is the second zombie illustration I did of Mr. Zombie and I for our wedding. I’m not 100% sure on what to use it for, but I reckon it’ll probably end up being the programme covers. You like?

I wonder if there are couples out there who would want to have a zombified illustration of them. I could draw stuff like this all day!

All we are saying, is give ZOMBIES a chance!

Posted in Events with tags , , on Monday, September 14, 2009 by nightmarewedding

We may be waist deep in wedding-planning, but it doesn’t mean that we’re not going to devote time to some zombie fun! We are, after all, the Zombies here! We’ve been obsessed with everything zombie for a while now, and what better time to geek out zombie style than to participate in the annual zombie walk! 2009 is special for zombie fans because there are TWO zombie walks this year! The first one just happened this past weekend and we wasted no time in breaking out the fake blood.

This time around, we decided to take advantage of the heat (as zombie walks usually take place in the cold mid-autumn weather) and go as one of our favourite celebrity couples: John and Yoko*.

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It wasn’t that much of a stretch.  I was asian and Mr. Zombie looked freakishly like John Lennon anyway. All it took was a white bed sheet, some makeup and fake blood and the result was this:

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Yes, this is what we like to do for fun on a Saturday afternoon.

I can’t imagine getting tired of the zombie walk. The shuffling, the gore makeup, the themed costumes… hell, I can see us doing this when we’re 80 with walkers! As Mr. Zombie and I got engaged during one of these annual zombie walks, this event will always be extra special. Can’t wait for October 24th for the second zombie walk, two years after Mr. Zombie popped the question and one week before we tie the knot!

*And no… we don’t care if Yoko may have broken up the Beatles. They were a cute couple, damn it.

Licensed to Wed and a Groom is dressed!

Posted in Details, Outfit on Saturday, September 12, 2009 by nightmarewedding

These days it’s rare for Mr. Zombie and I to have a day off together. Our work schedules are always different, so in the rare occasion that we do have a day off, we make the best of it. In this particular day off, we opted to accomplish a lot of wedding-related tasks.

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First and foremost, we had to get our marriage license from the Toronto City Hall. In the province of Ontario, marriage licenses are valid for three months. We had been told that this would be both an exciting and lame experience, which was so true. Dealing with the government offices, with its stale-coloured walls, forms and number sequences are never fun. However, seeing all the smiling faces of couples about to elope and the pleasant license-granting workers made it all the more warm and cozy.

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The entire process took about half an hour, a flash of our IDs and $130. It was that simple. Mr. Zombie and I are officially licensed to wed!

The next errand on our agenda was finding the perfect wedding outfit for the groom. For this, we headed down to the trusty Canadian menswear store, Moores to pick out a snazzy suit. For all you Canadian television watchers, Moores was responsible for quite possibly the most tear-jerking, ovaries-tingling commercial about a couple getting married with the tagline “And while everyone is looking at her, she will be looking at you”. Needless to say, we had been making jokes the entire day about this trip. But I tell you… the damn ad was true. As soon as we found the perfect suit for Mr. Zombie (which really only took all of 15 minutes and three different outfit choices), I had a happy tear or two down my cheek at how handsome he looked. (I know… you can go vomit a kitten now).

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Mr. Zombie was adamant on wearing all black for the wedding. Black suit, black chucks, black tie. And why not? He looks like a badass white guy who so happened to become an honourary Asian mobster. Hubba hubba.

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The suit is a stripled black-on-black two piece (because, really… who needs the cheesy vest?). The jacket was the perfect fit and the only tailoring required was shortening the pant legs. It’ll look awesome with the appliqué he’s planning to embellish the suit with!

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To tie in some of my dress to his, he got a grey silk kerchief to put on his jacket breast pocket. Finding the perfect tie took the longest. The wonderful French-Canadian gentleman who served us was adamant that a plain black tie was only appropriate for funerals and not weddings and brought us many different “offbeat” choices for ties. In the end, he found us an awesome black on black striped silk tie that matched the suit perfectly.

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While we were there, we also found the perfect ties for the groomsmen. They are black and orange striped ties (sorry the iPhone image sucks and shows the black as blue!) and they were one of the extremely few ties with the perfect shade of orange on them (Seriously… do people have a serious hate on orange? Why are they so hard to find?). The groomsmen will look pretty hot this Halloween!

After a long afternoon of wedding tasking (we had more done, but I will save this for another blog entry), Mr. Zombie and I celebrated with some fresh mango bubble tea. It’s hard to believe that there is less than two months left until our big day. There’s still a lot of tasks left to accomplish, but getting the bigger priority items out of the way is such a relief!

Evolution of the dress Part I: Epic Fabric of Epicness

Posted in Outfit on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 by nightmarewedding

T-minus two months until the wedding and I believe this will be my very first wedding dress post.

I’m going to level with you guys… I haven’t really thought much about my dress. My mind had been wrapped up in all the other details (ie. crafting, finances and of all things… my damn wedding mini-hat) that the dress sort of  got pushed off to the side. It’s not that I’m not excited about it or anything. I just had other things to think about. I also know that the task of the wedding dress was in good, trusting hands. 

Ashley of Provocotoure Studios was an old neighbour and friend of ours. She’s an incredibly talented fashion designer who can really pull off outfits with both edge and class. Everything she’s done has been one of a kind. She works hard and she works fast. I’ve seen her plow through custom orders (wedding dresses included) in under three weeks and they look like a million dollars. She’s a goddess of fabric manipulation.

My wedding dress has been on her drawing book since Mr. Zombie and I got engaged. From the get-go, I had very little requirements for the dress: 

– It had to be loud, yet classy (after all, it is Halloween)
– It had to show off as much cleavage as possible (hey, I need proof for my grandchildren that I was once a hot babe)
–  It had to be something that I can wear again (because I was not about to spend hundreds of dollars on a dress I can only wear once, thanks)

We both looked at Burlesque costumes, more particularly photos of Dita Von Teese for inspiration. 

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The rest of it, I left to her creative hands. She hasn’t turned me down so far. The evolution of my dress from her sketches has been, well… pretty freakin’ epic. 

Case in point: 

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Here is a preview of the corset fabric Ashley had custom embroidered for me while she was away in Alberta for a few weeks. This started out as plain pewter silk fabric. Look at her genius work! Just look at it*! This is all I have so far of the epic wedding dress, and I couldn’t be more excited. Hottest. Corset. Ever. 

 

* err… and don’t mind the crappy iPhone photo. I swear, I will get a new camera someday!