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The Beginnings_________________
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!!!


I know it's not crafty but I had to share a photo of my wedding nails! They look like I ran my fingers through a Unicorn's mane! I got them done at Pampered Hands on Melrose.

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Our little flower girl baskets! We sprayed the wicker baskets sliver and added moss and jewels to the lip.
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I love our wedding invitations So airy, they look like clusters of butterflies We ordered this laser cut style from

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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

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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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

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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Creating several organza flowers for my flower girl accessories!

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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.

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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


The Forest in Her Eyes by Lillyxandra
The Forest in Her Eyes
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Our client Christina Whalen shot with a photographer I adore 
Kindra Nikole Photography wearing the Mother Earth Gown and Headdress she commissioned from us! Check out her entire set -
Detail shot - 
Mother Earth Original Gown and Headdress by Lillyxandra
WIP: Dark Elsa Sleeves by Lillyxandra
WIP: Dark Elsa Sleeves
I wanted to create the illusion of dark powers emanating from her hands! Follow the progress of this commission on -
Twilight Blossom Necklace by Lillyxandra
Twilight Blossom Necklace
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Three authentic swarovski crystal flowers nestle between the hand beaded chain. One large crystal swarovski droplet falls from the center with two matching crystals flanking each side. The necklace features a silver flower clasp at the back of the neck.
The Unicorn Queen by Lillyxandra
The Unicorn Queen

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I'm proud to collaborate with so many talented artists for this enchanting photo set! I pulled the Lavender Masquerade Fairy gown and created a dark purple lace shoulderpiece for Photographer & Stylist Leonid Gurevich's shoot with Doe Deere for a "Unicorn Queen" photoset for  GLASSbook Magazine. You can purchase the print issue of the magazine HERE

View the entire photo set -

"Through deserts and forest, savannas and mountains, she travels - Eternally young, invisible, and unbothered. Once in a thousand years, the Kalavan fishs' deep voices echo from the depths of the lake, and the glistening dew drops on surpoule's wings reflect in the eyes of a unicorn, forming a mirrored passage into the 25th hour. Only then, for just a few breathtaking moments, she will appear in all her glory" - 
The Unicorn Queen 

Photographer and Stylist: Leonid Gurevich

Model & Mua: Doe Deere 

Hair: Daved Scissorhands 

Flower head pieces: Miss G Designs & Fiori Couture

Jewelry:  Gasoline Glamor

Purple Gown & Lace Shoulder Piece : Firefly Path



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JoEllen Elam
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United States
Current Residence: California


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andreareno Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
nice gallery
gaghielart Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Your work is beautiful, she is an inspiration to perfect every day more. Congratulations!
MurielTailorcraft Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
your works are amazing, i wish i could be as good as you.
Lots of love!
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thanks for the fave!
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) 
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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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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Your work is amazing. It's like fantasy meets high fashion
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