Fur is the ultimate wedding accessory; fake fur that is. Think of the Lady Gweneviere. Picture her arriving at the church doors draped in a floor length white mink cape. At the alter, her medieval bridesmaids are wrapped in mink fur stoles. It’s a lovely vision, isn’t it? The best part is that it’s something any bride can do!
Today’s fake fur looks and feels remarkably real. It comes in a wide variety of lengths, colors and patterns, and caring for it is a snap. All you have to do is wash it in cold water, and let it air dry. Faux fur is warm and soft and opulent, and it’s that touch of elegance that will make your special day truly unforgettable.
Summer brides get a lot of press. However, weddings take place all year long in hot and cold climates. Besides beauty, fake fur can wrap you and your maids in warmth. If Gweneviere’s hands were cold, she would simply snuggle them into her mink muff. Flower girls can get cold too, so don’t forget the little ones!
What about a fur trim? Accent the collar or bodice of your gown with fur. Add a fur trim to the hem of your dress or any formal occasion frock. Fur can also be used to accent handbags. Fake fur is a versatile fabric, so let your imagination run wild.
So, you’ve decided that fake fur is for you. You can find a wide variety of faux fur fabrics including white and off white mink at Faux Paw Furs.com. Next, you’ll need to find a seamstress. Check with your local wedding boutique for a recommendation. Lastly, you’ll need a pattern for the garment/s that you want. EBay is a great place to find sewing patterns. You’ll find gothic hooded cape patterns, vintage 1950’s cape-let patterns, and as well as name brand costume patterns that could work. You might also check with your local fabric store.
Faux fur items also make great gifts. Present the stoles to your bridesmaid’s as gifts and take care of two birds with one stone. You can also add a fake fur blanket or pillow/s to your gift list. Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life. There’s no need to go searching for Gweneviere, because Gweneviere could be you.
By Alison Wayne
Alison Wayne is the owner of Faux Paw Furs where you can find the ultimate wedding accessory for your wedding attire, fake fur. Faux Paw Furs carries a wide variety of fake fur fabrics including white and off white mink. http://www.fauxpawfurs.com.