{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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{Something Old to Something New} – 2014 Wedding Season – Custom Bridal Handbags

Another very busy wedding season at {AO3} Designs! Lots of great dresses are showing up from our brides, which are destined to become custom bridal handbags for their wedding day.

Getting married soon and looking for a unique and special way to carry on the wedding day tradition of “Something old, Something New” ? We can make a custom bridal handbag using a family member’s wedding dress that they wore on their wedding day… Our custom handbag service we call {Something Old to Something New} is a great way to carry on the tradition.

For more information, contact Angela at info@ao3designs.com

“Something old,
something new,
something borrowed,
something blue,
and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”

-Traditional English folklore wedding day rhyme.

 

Something Old, Something New

 

Dress for a Custom Bridal Handbag

 

 

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.