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Wedding costumes by Laerad Wedding costumes by Laerad
I made my dress with 2 saris : 1 green silk blend sari for the underdress (chemise) and 1 red pure silk sari, embroided with tiny glass beads and gold and silver metallic thread. My inspiration is quite slavic/russian with a hint of middle eastern (and Catherine's outfit from Riven). Details : cloak [link] - dress border [link] - shoes [link]

My handsome husband is wearing a red linen undershirt, embroided by yours truly (but not seen on this picture). The tunic is olive green coton velvet & wool tweed (sleeves and lower part). The red parts are dupiony silk on which I sewed about 30 yards of ochre colored braid, in some sort of celtic pattern. The cut is mostly rus/viking with a more mongolian type of closure at the neckline (but the rus did something quite similar). The breeches are made of ochre linen blend fabric. The hat is made with boiled wool and recycled fur. See here for a detail of the tunic : [link]

The amazing earrings I am wearing are made by SoMK (see my favorites) as well as our wedding bands, and the quality of her work make me speechless. She is a goddess. Visit her page ! [link]
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
I still adore these ensembles, years later. :heart:
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erzebeth-rouge Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Ah ben, je croyais avoir commenté lorsque j'avais 'favé' cette photo. Mais je m'en souvenais. Mon souvenir ne rendait aucunement justice à la réalité toutefois: quel travail! Ce n'est pas du tout difficile d'imaginer que tu préfère faire tes broderies rapidement, surtout si on considère le détail investi dans les deux vêtements! Capuche! ;P
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luthien368 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These clothing are so beautiful, I put them into my favorites a long time ago. And finally I had the chance to use these as an inspiration - altough not as how I thought it would be :) I hope you like it: [link]
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional
exquisite
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Tricia-Danby Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Artist
:clap: Excellent work done!

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HylianJean Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Brilliant, beautiful designs and craftsmanship! Thanks ever so much for sharing!
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Meluriel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
woooow ist gorgeous! I live the outfit!
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silver-star-leader Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
Wearing a fox? How could you?
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applegirl5 Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Wow - these costumes are AMAZING! You two look fabulous together. Do you play SCA by chance? :heart:
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145806715 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
just marvelous! :)))
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NaomiVanDoren Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006   Digital Artist
ooh. looks very festive
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Laerad Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
hey thanks !
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DoidaPorTi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Hobbyist
Beautiful costumes and lovely work! :clap:
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gothchickoflove Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
wow..that is so gorgeous...it looks so authentic, like wow...I don't even know....
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Laerad Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
thanks ! :D
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kinslow Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
awesome - btw found you through cederseed - she rocks
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Laerad Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006
indeed ! Thanks for the appreciation !
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ArmouredRaven Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2005
You both look fantabulous. What a gorgeous pair! ^_^
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DewyneJefferson Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
Gorgeous! This is wonderful.....I LOVE this! :eyepopping:
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HasturCTS Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
This is the first time I've seen this: Ye <deity>! TWO saris?

Seriously lovely on both creations. The detailing on both of these is amazing.
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Laerad Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
Thanks !
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jmulcahy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
You look so pretty! I love it. His outfit is fantastic, too. :) The fur is a great touch. I LOVE the colors. :+fav:
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Majnouna Featured By Owner May 15, 2005  Professional General Artist
This is so rich and stunning! I have no words! :worships:
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Boggleboy Featured By Owner May 11, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD!!! You both look awesome in those GREAT outfits!!!! And that you made them rocks so hard I've sprsined my neck head-banging!!!:headbang:

Slovacian and Russian folklore are among my fav sources for material both mythic and as far as styles go fer me little ones!

Beautiful work.....
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Laerad Featured By Owner May 11, 2005
thanks for the kind comments...

I always said I would never make my own wedding dress, yet somehow, I did...

and some people around us tought we would look like leprauchauns in that color scheme, but I love red and green.
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Boggleboy Featured By Owner May 11, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, so do I....sometimes it drives me nuts when people insist on connecting it just with Christmas...Ya both looked great! :)
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Laerad Featured By Owner May 12, 2005
makes white sooo boring by comparison ;)
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Boggleboy Featured By Owner May 12, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Don't it though!? =)
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HenningOL Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
Wow.
Simply Impressive.
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Laerad Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
thanks !

I love your costume by the way ! Please drop by our viking club

and just out of curiosity... does your wife commission beads ?
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HenningOL Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
Many thanks :)

I'll think about the Club - and I'll upload some more pictures of Vikingstuff if you like.

Yes she does. You can take a closer look at my womans work at her webpage [link]
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Laerad Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
Great !!! More viking stuff !!!

site bookmarked... I'd like to get reproductions of archaeological viking beads some day. I will think of this !
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Vegvisir Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005   General Artist
That is so coooool! You really do nice work! :)
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Laerad Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005
I really like that vegvisir, ever since I saw Bjork tattoo. Do you have any pictures and info on the ancient ones ? The ones from Viking era (like archaeological finds...)
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Vegvisir Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005   General Artist
I never have been able to find any photos of old ones, just reference to them on various sites and most of the examples are poorly drawn so I had to design my own. I don't really do much Viking related art but I am having some Vegvisir T-shirts made to sell on my site. I have a few more vegvisir things there but they are mostly Bjork related. ;)

This site [[link] Has some info on runes and Nordic symbols, it may be interesting for you. :)

Your Viking club idea sounds interesting, I don't have much art or info to contribute to the subject but it would be great to see and I know there are some members on DA who are really into Viking art and it could turn out to be a great club. ;)
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xysia Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
I'm loving the colors and textures, even with the red and green mix it does not look Christmas-y at all, the gold border of the sari just makes your gown look so elegant, and I have a weakness for red shoes!

-A fellow costumer
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Laerad Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2005
Thank you ! I was indeed afraid it would look christmassy, but I guess it does not because the shade of green is olive, not forest green. Anyhow, green and red are opposite in the color wheel, so they compliment each other well, and they are colors I really like. In fact, I was looking for a green embroided sari, but fell for a red one instead.

I hope you will show costumes in your gallery ;)
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xysia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2005
I plan to... eventually. I suffer from the fate of nothing is ever done, also known as "oh this project won't take long at all".. then decide "hmm it needs embroidery..oh and cut work and beads!" Right now I'm working on two 16th century outfits, one Venetian and the other Spanish, and I just decided a few moments ago that my shirt needs blackwork on the cuffs and collar.

It never ends.
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Laerad Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2005
wow... it makes them even more interesting !!! now, I REALLY have to see them !
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apocryphal-angel Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2005
this is really nice.
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somk Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2005  Professional General Artist
WOW !! Comment vous etes beaux tous les 2 !! Et le Gateau !! Superbe, vraiment ! Tiens, je vous epouserais tous les deux (avec le gateau aussi, faut pas deconner :D) :boogie:
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Laerad Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2005
désolée pour la disparition du gâteau....
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