Guess what, friends?? My brother is married! Hurray! This past Saturday, we officially welcomed my brother’s new wife (huh?!), Samantha, into our family and celebrated the only way we know how – with lots of yummy food, haha! We had a fabulous time – the wedding, the couple, the entire day was absolutely beautiful. But more on their wedding to come in a later post, I promise.
In the meantime, I have been DYING to share with you my wedding gift to the bride and groom, a very special handmade gift that I spent weeks working on. You see, on Saturday, not only did the couple become husband and wife, they became a family, and I wanted to make a gift for the star of the show, their pup, Marley. In other words, I made Marley’s ensemble for the wedding :)
My brother is pretty adamantly opposed to dressing his dog in anything that resembles human clothing and even refrains from the typical “girly” dog collars (even though Marley is a girl) so I knew that I had a tough job on my hands. I wanted something dressy enough for a wedding, with at least a touch of femininity for the bride, but I also wanted it to fit in with my brother’s style and wishes.
I decided on a tuxedo style collar with a purple bow tie (their wedding colors were a tropical green and purple), purple embroidery that I did by hand (Marley’s name and the wedding date) and just a touch of bling. I also made matching tuxedo style cuffs with faux cufflinks (with Velcro for easy dressing) and I added a little bling to the leash along with a white fabric flower to match the bride’s dress. The best part of the outfit I think is the functionality – I moved the metal loop to the back of the collar so the collar wouldn’t twist around while Marley was wearing her leash and I added snaps to the bow tie that could easily snap on and off so the collar could be buckled and un-buckled as needed. Check Marley out:
Isn’t she just the cutest pup?! I think Marley’s ensemble turned out really well (even after she rolled in the dirt), and I know the bride and groom were happy. I hope you like it, too! Thanks for reading :)