{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





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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.

Something bridal, something blue, something beautiful

A wedding is a wonderful occasion to express yourself by way of traditions. It seems sometimes that the days of old traditions are winding down and we are all trying to create our own new traditions. Though this may be true, wedding traditions have the ability to hold fast.

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Our bride chose to answer tradition in elegant style, with our {BAGUETTE} Clutch. Champagne ribbon rose swirl ruched  and embellished further with ivory ruffle and then centered with a luminous panel of storm silk. An absolutely gorgeous combination. I feel it speaks to both old and new, classic and modern. The bridesmaids clutches echo the bride’s first thoughts, though reversed. Storm silk wraps and lives on the front and sides and then is centered with our champagne ribbon rose swirl. Both takes are dramatic and timeless and tie all the women together as they proceed down the aisle, on that beautiful day.