Complementary green handfasting cloaks for bride and groom
I was so pleased with how these wedding cloaks turned out, and the bride and groom were over the moon when they saw them!
Amelie and Matt came to see me at my studio in Glastonbury as they’d heard that they could get a pair of handmade cloaks tailored to their wishes. Together we came up with designs that were complementary but not matching. The resulting cloaks can be enjoyed by the couple on their happy day and for many years to come.
Amelie explained that she and Matt were getting married in a couple of months’ time in the Glastonbury Goddess Temple, and that they would be wearing green for Imbolc. Amelie was also wearing green when she came to the consultation – she told me it was her favourite colour!
I had bought some luxury velvet a few months back, on a whim as I just loved the colour: a light spring green, often known chartreuse.
A green velvet cloak is perfect for Imbolc, which is one of my favourite times of year. As soon as I showed Amelie the fabric, she instantly loved it and chose a silver satin lining and luxury silver faux fur as a trim around the hood.
Matthew was not as sure about what he would like – as is often the case with the groom!
I suggested an unlined, dark green wool cloak with a trim of the same Imbolc-green velvet around the hood, to complement Amelie’s cloak without being too similar.
I also suggested that we line just the hood for a smarter look. It was for their wedding, after all!
This simple design means that Matt can wear his cloak again. It is made from a durable wool that is hard-wearing, warm and reasonably waterproof. A shorter length – just below the knee but not to the floor – makes it dashing but also practical.
A couple of oak leaves appliquéd at the clasp make the cloak extra special.
The cloaks looked great together when I put them on the tailor’s dummy in the artisan studio at the Red Brick Building. I couldn’t wait to see them on!
Amelie and Matt kindly agreed to let me take some photos of them wearing the cloaks, and here are the results.
Imbolc Blessings to you both for a wonderful life together. I hope you have many years of enjoyment wearing your cloaks.