Archive for October, 2009

One day more…

Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, October 30, 2009 by nightmarewedding

My brain is mush with all the last-minute wedding projects, so I’ll keep this short and sweet and leave the rest for recaps.

OMFG WE’RE GETTING MARRIED TOMORROW!!!!! SQUEE!!!!!

See you on the other side!

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Wonder Twin Powers ACTIVATE!

Posted in Details, Friendors with tags , , , , on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by nightmarewedding

Less than two weeks until the wedding and we are starting to receive products from our vendors. It’s a strange feeling when you first see the tactile outcome of all your hypothetical and conceptual discussions that happened who knows how many moons ago. I think this of all things probably makes the wedding feel more real now.

We received our wedding rings in the mail last week. For a few months, we had been emailing and making long distance calls back and forth with our awesome jewelry artisan, Chris from Steelwerks in Montreal. Working with Chris on our rings was a wonderful experience. He was honest and incredibly thorough. He really made sure that we got exactly what we had wanted, but also threw in some awesome ideas to get the full effect of the concept we had envisioned. The process from the final sketches on the drawing board to the shipping was also quite speedy for custom work. In short: we HIGHLY recommend working with Steelwerks for all your stainless steel/titanium jewelry needs!

Now the ring design. Our original concept was for the rings to connect at the top somehow. This isn’t because we wanted to symbolically portray two lives becoming one or anything… it was because we wanted to be able to randomly give each other props while shouting “WONDER TWIN POWERS ACTIVATE!”

Yea. We’re serious when we say that we’re just that full of geek cred.

So, this funny little idea shared with Chris resulted in this:

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SUPER HERO-STYLE WEDDING RINGS! SAY WHHHAAAAAATTTTT?!

I was drooling on my iPhone screen when Chris first sent me these photos. Mr. Zombie almost made me deaf when he squealed like a happy little school girl after I forwarded him the email. No words can describe how perfect they are… except for maybe “Wonder Twin Powers, ACTIVATE!”

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The rings lock in so well! As soon as we got them, we had been playing with them and giving demos to all of our friends. We didn’t even need to say what cheeseball pop culture reference we were inspired by… every single person we showed them to squealed the famous line and reminisced about their hilarious misadventures.

The rings also came with a wonderful surprise:

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Who needs Paloma’s Nest* when you’ve got a super badass custom stainless steel ring holder that locks your rings in perfectly? Most importantly… this solid piece of work can kill zombies if the zombie apocalypse should arise… just sayin’. ;P

Thanks Chris for making the best wedding rings ever! We’ll be sure to stop by when we’re in Montreal!

* Nothing against Paloma’s Nest of course. I do think the bowls are cute… it’s just that whenever I think of wedding ring bowls I automatically think of them because it seems like everyone’s ordered a Paloma’s Nest for their jewelry holding needs.

Hair and tiny hats!

Posted in Friendors, Outfit on Monday, October 5, 2009 by nightmarewedding

On the subject of styling my hair for the wedding, there were two things that I was absolutely adamant about:

1. Veils are a big no-no unless it is a birdcage veil in a colour that is NOT white.
2. A wedding is the best excuse to splurge on a mini hat.

Ah, the mini hat. Little top hats. Fascinators. Feathers. My weakness. ┬áBeing a huge fan of the Burlesque style, I grew quite the obsession with mini-hats and am constantly trying to find a perfect opportunity to wear them. When we first started planning the wedding, I was glued to Etsy in search for this wedding hat. You could even say that I was more OCD about it than my wedding dress. The first milliner I commissioned was Creepsuela, who had a great rep for making beautiful mini-top hats. However, the great hat/postage mishap of June 2009 nearly broke my heart and I thought I would never see the hat I had been dreaming of for nearly a year… but guess what? IT ARRIVED! …. but only after I had commissioned a second talented milliner, Bubbles and Frown to make me a wonderful little asymmetrical hat with a more true to Halloween aesthetic.

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So now I have two wedding hats. Bubbles and Frown will be my ceremony and reception hat. Creepsuela will be my after party and Rocky hat. I am madly in love with both of them.

Now what to do for the hair? Originally, true to pin-up and burlesque fashion I was more drawn to soft curls that scream classic Hollywood glam. Unfortunately, from past experience, my hair is kind of a pain in the ass to deal with when it came to curls so I was concerned about how long it will last.

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Yea. I know. Another Dita Von Teese reference photo. I can’t help it if I want to be like her when I grow up!

My hair and makeup artist, Jenni Evil had a different vision in her mind, one that would compliment both Halloween and the wedding hats at the same time. She wanted to do a messy sort-of-up-do that, at least, in the way I saw it, channeled some Helena Bonham Carter circa Sweeney Todd.

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While an up-do wasn’t the first thing I had envisioned for my hair, I kept an open mind and let her experiment with my hair last night during my trial. What she came up with was so wonderfully loud and crazy that it was perfect!*

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Here is the trial hair with my Creepsuela hat. The photo doesn’t quite show the epic volume of poof that I actually had going on, but I love it! The lesson for today is: make sure you give your friendors some room to play, you never know what kind of awesome thing they will come up with that could even be better than your original idea!

*Well, almost. We realized at the end of the trial that the fancy sides-swept ponytail should have been placed on the other side to accommodate the shape of both hats and my partly shaved head. It’ll look more badass during the wedding!

Warming up Repo! style

Posted in Outfit with tags , , , , on Saturday, October 3, 2009 by nightmarewedding

As much as I love late fall, it does have its downsides. The most obvious being that it’s not exactly walk-around-in-a-tube-top weather. Being a child from a tropical country, I get cold really easily. If I don’t bundle up and walk around outside in 10 degree weather, BAM! I’ll surely be sickly and sneezing the next day. Since my dress is a strapless corset, I have to acquire a stylish fall coat fit for a Halloween bride.

This is where my nerdy love for Repo! The Genetic Opera came in handy.

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One of the first things I fell in love with about this movie was the costume design. Starting the monthly shadow cast for this film gave me the opportunity to put together a lot of fun replica costumes based on this film. However, since I hadn’t played the character of Blind Mag yet, I never got a chance to commission the making of my favourite costume of the film: her hooded cloak. Well, this wedding is my excuse to finally get one made!

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Our very own Blind Mag, Dolly was kind enough to make me a cloak of my very own. She made this replica cloak herself when she took on the role in our cast back in March. She did such an awesome job and received so much praise from the Repo! community, including the costume designer of Repo!, Alex Kavanagh. It looks just like the real thing!

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Well, Dolly just finished my Blind Mag cloak and I couldn’t have looked any more bad ass than this! It’s absolutely perfect for a Halloween wedding. I’d wear this cloak every day if I could!

Less than one month ’til the big day!