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AJ & Tamar's Wedding [Oct. 5th, 2010|11:26 pm]
Nicodemus
As I mentioned previously, we went to a wedding this past weekend. Whereas the last was a more traditional ceremony, this was an invite to a reception at Teatro ZinZanni (in SF) and the invitation stipulated "costumes encouraged". Well... I don't take such words lightly!



Our new outfits for the occasion. This has been my project for the last two months or so. I created the vests, skirt, cravats, and choker from scratch. I modified my jacket a bit, too. I think we ended up looking pretty smart!

The groom, of Scottish descent, was in a proper kilt and regalia, as were many of his party. A number of other guests went the Victorian route or just plain dapper. So it was quite a colorful group. Much fun was had!
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2010-10-06 08:56 am (UTC)
So.... colonial! I like it :-)
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[User Picture]From: harvardheinous
2010-10-06 05:51 pm (UTC)
Your outfits are projecting an air of confidence.
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[User Picture]From: loranskunky
2010-10-07 02:23 am (UTC)
Oh yes, so awesome. I have close to the same outfit already, but looking for a coat (or coat pattern).
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-10-07 03:22 am (UTC)
Thanks!

My coat is a dyed and slightly modified version of this cheap duster from Amazon. Trey's is a Goodwill find.
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[User Picture]From: loranskunky
2010-10-07 03:45 am (UTC)
OH! Thank you for that link! Didn't even think to look on Amazon :P
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[User Picture]From: singingnettle
2010-10-07 03:12 am (UTC)
Aw, those are great!

I SO wanted to have costume dress at my wedding, but my mother so desperately wanted a traditional wedding and indeed a far more traditional life for me than I'd managed, and given that we did everything else our way, I wore a version of the traditional white dress to make her happy.

It makes me a little wistful, but she did so enjoy it.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-10-07 03:31 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)

Despite all the talk of it being "the bride's special day", I think really the wedding ceremony is about the families that are coming together.
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[User Picture]From: singingnettle
2010-10-07 03:33 am (UTC)
What about the groom's special day?

Yes, we looked at it as community acknowledgment of our relationship, and that was written into the ceremony.
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