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The Beginnings_________________
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his journal entry will be updated through out our wedding journey! Older entries are at the bottom of this post. I'm so very excited to be sharing my wedding plans with you! At first I was considering buying a wedding dress from a store in downtown LA…and then I came to my senses. Like "WTF am I thinking?? I make fantasy dresses for other people for a living! Why would I buy a generic gown?" I guess seeing too many wedding Pintrest boards brainwashed me into thinking I wanted what everyone else pinned.

Any-who I snapped out of my pintresthaze and started designing my own dream wedding gown and from it all the details have been taking shape. Like with most projects it all starts with with a inspiration piece. Mine is a lace. A lace that I've been admiring for a few years now from a shop in the fabric district that is renowned for it's high end /designer fabrics.

Inspiration by Lillyxandra

Buying from this store is well… taxing in many ways. Not only are their fabrics very expensive but the owner (a rotund chest-hair baring Armenian) profusely hits on any attractive woman who comes into his store. While explaining that I was buying fabrics for my WEDDING GOWN I had to keep reminding him that I don't think my fiancé would approve of us going on a date and NO my sister is already married.

We are just getting started please keep checking for updates! We are getting hitched on Dec 22, 2014. So soon!!!

11/25/14___________________________
Our ring bearer and one of our flower girls are bother & sister. When Elliot found out that his big sister was going to be a fairy flower girl for our wedding he said "I want to be Captain America or a ninja!". Jack and I though OMG! A little Cap ring bearer would be the most adorable thing ever! Jack is a big Captain America fan too. So Jack ordered a Captain America shirt and mask he can wear with his little suit. I though it would be adorable to make a pillow shield in place of the usual ring bearer pillow. Jes Reaves is a plush master! She patterned and created the pillow equipped with straps so he can actually wear it as a shield!

Cap by Lillyxandra



11/23/14___________________________
Doing some wedding crafting with my mom today! We are going to give these alter pillars a little woodland magic~ We added a touch of silver to the pillars and glued moss to look as though it grew in the crevasses. The white pillars were too stark white and distracted from the ferns.

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11/21/14___________________________
My two fairy flower girl dresses are finished! They are very similar in design with a few variations in their color and accessories. I made the wings with with with organza, fantasy film and resin <3 I can't wait to dress them up!!

Fairy Flowergirls by Lillyxandra


11/15/14___________________________
My little flower girl dresses! I designed the skirts to look like petals. I lining each petal with horsehair braid and a balloon hem to give each petal shape. They are both made from the same ombré pink/fuchsia silk but we flipped the colors to add a little variety. The neckline and belt detail have the same 3D lace.

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11/13/14___________________________

Creating several organza flowers for my flower girl accessories!

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11/12/14
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These next few weeks we are sewing & crafting for my wedding! I've been debating whether to not to make my own wedding dress. There's a folklore saying that a bride should never make her own gown because "every stitch sewn is a tear shed"… now usually I'm not the superstitious type, but because sewing is a huge part of my career I felt the need to abide. Sooo to get around this dilemma my amazing team of seamstress will we sewing my design! I'll be posting more on my wedding gown later We are currently making flower fairy dresses for my two flower girls! They will be very similar in design with a few variations in their color and accessories. This is the first one we created - We used pale pink ombre silk for the petals of the skirt. The top has a gathered layer of off-white tulle with 3D lace embellishing the shoulders and belt.

10407176 733810023376698 5787101483517835158 N by Lillyxandra

Celebration___________
We are honored to share our special day with you! You all are so unbelievably kind! I've gotten messages asking if you can send Wedding Cards & Gifts. If you'd like to do so you send them to my studio:

Firefly Path LLC
631 Atkins Dr
Glendale, CA
91206, USA

We have a honeymoon "Honeyfund" account. If you are wanting to buy us a drink in celebration we will toast to you! 

Chibis made with Chibi Maker 1.1
Much Love
JoEllen
Fairy Flowergirls by Lillyxandra
Fairy Flowergirls
Follow the progress of making my wedding gown and accessories on the Firefly Path Facebook Page! - www.facebook.com/FireflyPath
My two fairy flower girl dresses for my wedding! They are very similar in design with a few variations in their color and accessories.  I designed the skirts to look like petals lining each petal with horsehair braid and a balloon hem to give each petal shape. They are both made from the same ombré pink/fuchsia silk but we flipped the colors to add a little variety. I creating several organza & pearl flowers for the flower wreaths, wings, and belt.  The neckline and belt details have the same 3D lace. I made the wings with with with organza, fantasy film and resin <3 I can't wait to dress them up!!
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Cersei Lannister Red Dress by Lillyxandra
Cersei Lannister Red Dress
Follow Firefly Path costuming & make-up on Facebook - www.facebook.com/FireflyPath
We created Cersei's red gown for Clare Grant's Halloween costume. Our team recreated the embroidery embellishment designs to closely mimic the bird patterns along her neckline in Adobe Illustrator, then we converted it for our embroidery machine. We added real feathers to the birds' tails and faceted gems to the flower buds. We put our own Firefly Path twist on the original design for the hip, sleeve, and belt designs.
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Princess Jasmine Costume by Lillyxandra
Princess Jasmine Costume
Follow Firefly Path costuming & make-up on Facebook - www.facebook.com/FireflyPath
Commission for customer @savahnaroyster. We used pale teal wedding satin with a crepe silk organza overlay. The costume is embellished with gold, blue, and green lace appliqué. Crystals are sprinkled throughout the lace and swag sleeves. 

More Jasmine Commissions! - 
Disney Princess Jasmine Costume by Lillyxandra
 Princess Jasmine Costume by Lillyxandra
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The Beginnings_________________
T
his journal entry will be updated through out our wedding journey! Older entries are at the bottom of this post. I'm so very excited to be sharing my wedding plans with you! At first I was considering buying a wedding dress from a store in downtown LA…and then I came to my senses. Like "WTF am I thinking?? I make fantasy dresses for other people for a living! Why would I buy a generic gown?" I guess seeing too many wedding Pintrest boards brainwashed me into thinking I wanted what everyone else pinned.

Any-who I snapped out of my pintresthaze and started designing my own dream wedding gown and from it all the details have been taking shape. Like with most projects it all starts with with a inspiration piece. Mine is a lace. A lace that I've been admiring for a few years now from a shop in the fabric district that is renowned for it's high end /designer fabrics.

Inspiration by Lillyxandra

Buying from this store is well… taxing in many ways. Not only are their fabrics very expensive but the owner (a rotund chest-hair baring Armenian) profusely hits on any attractive woman who comes into his store. While explaining that I was buying fabrics for my WEDDING GOWN I had to keep reminding him that I don't think my fiancé would approve of us going on a date and NO my sister is already married.

We are just getting started please keep checking for updates! We are getting hitched on Dec 22, 2014. So soon!!!

11/25/14___________________________
Our ring bearer and one of our flower girls are bother & sister. When Elliot found out that his big sister was going to be a fairy flower girl for our wedding he said "I want to be Captain America or a ninja!". Jack and I though OMG! A little Cap ring bearer would be the most adorable thing ever! Jack is a big Captain America fan too. So Jack ordered a Captain America shirt and mask he can wear with his little suit. I though it would be adorable to make a pillow shield in place of the usual ring bearer pillow. Jes Reaves is a plush master! She patterned and created the pillow equipped with straps so he can actually wear it as a shield!

Cap by Lillyxandra



11/23/14___________________________
Doing some wedding crafting with my mom today! We are going to give these alter pillars a little woodland magic~ We added a touch of silver to the pillars and glued moss to look as though it grew in the crevasses. The white pillars were too stark white and distracted from the ferns.

10245553 739275149496852 7639284671208425712 N by Lillyxandra
10351330 739320286159005 8144042540451011037 N by Lillyxandra

11/21/14___________________________
My two fairy flower girl dresses are finished! They are very similar in design with a few variations in their color and accessories. I made the wings with with with organza, fantasy film and resin <3 I can't wait to dress them up!!

Fairy Flowergirls by Lillyxandra


11/15/14___________________________
My little flower girl dresses! I designed the skirts to look like petals. I lining each petal with horsehair braid and a balloon hem to give each petal shape. They are both made from the same ombré pink/fuchsia silk but we flipped the colors to add a little variety. The neckline and belt detail have the same 3D lace.

10431666 734983106592723 8485245401271737376 N by Lillyxandra


11/13/14___________________________

Creating several organza flowers for my flower girl accessories!

1237515 734153236675710 9106344400821133107 N by Lillyxandra

1466200 734085890015778 3006733565912744488 N by Lillyxandra


11/12/14
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These next few weeks we are sewing & crafting for my wedding! I've been debating whether to not to make my own wedding dress. There's a folklore saying that a bride should never make her own gown because "every stitch sewn is a tear shed"… now usually I'm not the superstitious type, but because sewing is a huge part of my career I felt the need to abide. Sooo to get around this dilemma my amazing team of seamstress will we sewing my design! I'll be posting more on my wedding gown later We are currently making flower fairy dresses for my two flower girls! They will be very similar in design with a few variations in their color and accessories. This is the first one we created - We used pale pink ombre silk for the petals of the skirt. The top has a gathered layer of off-white tulle with 3D lace embellishing the shoulders and belt.

10407176 733810023376698 5787101483517835158 N by Lillyxandra

Celebration___________
We are honored to share our special day with you! You all are so unbelievably kind! I've gotten messages asking if you can send Wedding Cards & Gifts. If you'd like to do so you send them to my studio:

Firefly Path LLC
631 Atkins Dr
Glendale, CA
91206, USA

We have a honeymoon "Honeyfund" account. If you are wanting to buy us a drink in celebration we will toast to you! 

Chibis made with Chibi Maker 1.1
Much Love
JoEllen

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saki-guzman Featured By Owner 1 day ago
thanks for the fave!
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LadyPersephony Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  New member
What you do is just amazing!! Love I love all your costumes. You are so creative! :D (Big Grin) 
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Utaleasha Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student General Artist
do you do commissions?
you also need to do calypso from pirates
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Fuzziwigs Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
I would be missing the point of this website if I didn't 'watch' you. Truly remarkable art in such attractive mediums.
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iwannasetstuffonfire Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is amazing. It's like fantasy meets high fashion
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MCVD Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Used your lovely dress as reference in a drawing. Thank you very much for the inspiration!
The Rose Princess by MCVD  
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vampireninjabunnies Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're work is gorgeous
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lexxii Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery JoEllen:)

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AllietheGreat69 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student General Artist
You have a crazy talent!
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goddessandmcmanus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
Your work is really special.
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