{Something Old to Something New} Clutches {January 2016}

This past month I was honored with the opportunity to create gifts for three daughters made from their mother’s wedding dress.

If you’re looking for a way to incorporate your wedding dress or veil into a special gift, contact Angela at info@ao3designs.com.

 

 

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Teal & Gray Wedding Color Scheme

Teal and white wedding color scheme

Photo by Leo Druker

I love working with brides to create a custom wedding bag she can’t find anywhere else.  This time our bride chose the light ivory silk {KNOT} Clutch and she wanted a little pop of teal.  We matched up her wedding color to a silk in the same hue and added it to the inside ruffle fan of the clutch design which worked beautifully!… And it matched her man’s pocket square perfectly!

Here are a few more custom bags we designed around the color teal blue.

IMG_2674{Something Old to Something New} ALICE Clutch

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IMG_3209{ALEXIS} Clutch – In teal silk and nude

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Glitter {CHEVRON} Clutches – Custom see similar here

DSC_0003The {PAPILLON} Clutch

{Something Old to Something New} – 2014 Wedding Season – Part 2

Recently a mom contacted me about making our {Something Old to Something New} custom wedding bags for her two daughters, both of which were getting married soon. She wanted to make three bags; one for each of her daughters and one for herself, all three from her old wedding dress. She also had us design a special hairpin which was also decorated from the fabric of her wedding dress.

She chose two of our {ALICE} clutches and one {ALEXIS} clutch for herself and her two daughters. The results were absolutely gorgeous and we could not have been more happy to be a part of the process.

If this is something that you would like to do for your own wedding, please contact Angela at info@ao3designs.com





Gem embellished clutches

Just arrived! A clutch that well, in our opinion, signifies spring… Sparkly Swarovski crystal embellishments, bright stripes and velvety florals. The perfect plus one to any warm weather soirée! And it comes in three color ways or you can customize the bag to suit you. Find them at our shop http://www.ao3designs.etsy.com

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Beaded lace {KNOT} Clutch

A bride contacted me a few weeks ago loving the idea of our {Something Old to Something New} Clutch where we turn an old wedding dress, veil etc. into a clutch the bride can carry on her wedding day. The bride wanted to use a piece of beaded lace from her own wedding dress to intertwine into our {KNOT} Clutch design… And here it is, our {KNOT} Clutch adorned and wedding day ready.

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Something Old, Something New

Another lovely specimen for our Something Old to Something New clutch. Using the design of our {ALEXIS} Clutch, with its practical and timeless envelope style, we created three clutches for our bride and her party.

Our bride chose to utilize her mother’s veil and incorporate that into her own ceremony. Made of tulle and decorated with cotton daisies and a large silk flower, we began the process of extracting these pieces and creating new arrangements and completely new pieces. The large silk flower was disassembled and recreated into three smaller calla lilies. The daisies were split up and dispersed between the three clutches. The tulle was carefully cut into smaller pieces and meticulously wrapped into darling little roses. All then were arranged onto each {ALEXIS} Clutch. The bride chose our rich ivory silk to display these flowers upon. Lined with delicately weaved ivory and gold silk, the interior boasts an intricate design that evokes visions of glorious cathedral architectural lines or perhaps our imaginings of french royalty dress. Finished with ivory satin ribbon, wrapped around and tied into a pretty bow. Success. The outcome is enthralling, we are always so excited to go through this process over and over. So many different materials to transform, so many ideas to choose from in our creation of Something New.

Our {ALEXIS} Clutch is perfect for displaying the details. Once a beautiful veil worn atop a young bride’s crown, now gorgeous reminders of the past and present love are the focal point of this piece, held in the hand of the next generation.