Perfect Personalised Bridesmaids Gifts – Peg Dolls!

I’ve always thought that my peg dolls would make perfect personalised bridesmaid gifts, but never had the time to act on it. Luckily for me, a customer had the same idea, and asked me to make a personalised peg doll for each of her bridesmaids.

Of course I jumped at the chance! I was excited on receiving her photos as each of the dresses were different. They were all united by the same, soft blush colour, but each had a different style.

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Two of the dresses were full length, while one was tea-dress length. The bodices of the left and centre dresses were fully sequined. Yay for breaking out my sparkly special effect finish! The third bridesmaid bodice was embroidered, with a more subtle spatter of sparkles and sequins here and there.

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The backs of each dress were different too, and each girl was having a different hairstyle. However, little white flowers thread amongst the strands of hair were a common theme. I loved adding these differing details to each peg doll, making them a truly personalised bridesmaid gift.

The skirts were made of layers of beautiful light tulle fabric. So I carefully used water colour, adding a gentle base layer of colour, and then pencils to add the effect of soft pleats and layers on top.

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The matching bouquets of wine-coloured gerberas, white carnations and gypsophila were the finishing touches for each peg doll.

These personalised bridesmaid gifts were an absolute treat for me to create, and my customer loved surprising each of her friends with them on her wedding day. If it’s something you’d like to think about for your bridesmaid gifts, drop me a line using our contact form.

Also have a look at our information page about our personalised wedding cake toppers too! Maybe I can create a whole host of peg dolls for your wedding day!

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Wedding Peg Doll Personalised Gift

 I’m sure you all know by now I love commissions that involves creating a wedding peg doll or two!

So when my business friend Stacey, the amazing clay artist behind Stacey’s World, got in touch to ask if I could make her a special wedding gift she got a big thumbs up from me. Her friends had recently got married, enjoying a dream destination wedding. With this in mind I knew this would be a fun wedding peg doll set to work on!

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It was particularly refreshing to work on a totally different style of groom outfit to normal.  A light and fresh linen waistcoat and trousers and white shirt pairing was different to the usual navy or grey suits I work on. wedding peg doll, peg dolls, personalised peg dolls, Personalised peg dolls wedding gift, wedding gift, personalised wedding gift, beach wedding, wedding toppers, bride and groom

The bride was photographed wearing a really light and elegant dress. Its’ simplicity was perfect for all that sunshine and heat I bet! She also had a gorgeous bunch of colourful gerberas. Such happy and bright flowers!

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There were lots of lovely details that really helped me to personalise her wedding peg doll. The bride wore quite distinctive glasses, which always helps. In addition to this, she had a beautiful sparkly tiara which was lovely to recreate. She also was wearing pearl and crystal necklace, and a pearl bracelet and earrings set. Any opportunity to bust out my specialised pearl and crystal finishes is a great one in my books!

Just look how sparkly they are on her little wooden peg doll:

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It really was a lovely commission to work on. It was refreshing to create the peg dolls as a gift AFTER the wedding day and to be able to work from such lovely, happy photos!

Congratulations to the lovely couple!  Big thank you to them too for allowing me to share the photos of their very special day that I worked from, here on my blog.

Don’t forget that we have a whole page dedicated to the wedding peg doll side of our business, right here. It’s full of information and links to my previous Bride and Groom peg doll work.

So if you are feeling inspired and would love me to create a personalised wedding peg doll set for your own big day or as a gift to a special couple, pop over to my contact form now in order to get in touch!

Until then,
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Wedding Peg Dolls with a 1920’s Twist

Every request for a set of personalised wedding peg dolls is super exciting, but especially when my lovely customers would like something different! Celine and Jo got in touch asking if I’d be able to make a set for them, and when I saw that gorgeous 1920’s style flapper outfits were involved, I of course jumped at the opportunity! Totally up my creative street!wedding peg dolls, wedding cake toppers, wedding cake topper,

Even more exciting was the fact that Jo is a super creative artist, and had designed the art work for their invites. Rather than working from photos, they were wondering if I’d be able to recreate her amazing artwork into peg doll forms of themselves!

I absolutely loved the fun portrait of them. What an absolute treat to be able to work from such a brilliant, fun and colourful original piece of art!

Jo posts lots of her drawing on Instagram as @Iknowjojocreates .  She’s also got an Etsy shop where you can buy her gorgeous goodies for yourself!

Girls after my own feline-loving heart, they wanted their cats to be part of their posse too!wedding peg dolls, wedding cake toppers, wedding cake topper,

I truly loved working on the amazing little details on their wedding peg dolls! The flowers and feathers in their hair and the colourful spectacles. The scarves and feather boa, the pleats and beads. Not to mention the bright colours! If this pair of peg dolls is anything to go by, their special day was going to be nothing short of fabulous!

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Just perfect! Celine and Jo reported back that they love their finished dolls, almost as much as I loved working on them!

If you’d like to see some of the other wedding peg doll creations and cake toppers I’ve made, pop over to my dedicated page here for more information and links to past work.

Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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A Personalised Peg Dolls Proposal!

It’s Valentines Day, so what is more fitting than sharing a romantic story involving my personalised peg dolls?!

I was thrilled last year when the partner of my old Uni friend got in touch asking if I could make a set of their little family. Every commission is lovely, but there’s something even more magical about making peg dolls for special friends.

He had one special request for the set. Could I make my friend in her Wonder Woman costume? Well, of course I could! We all know (almost) anything goes here at Pink Elephant Crafts!

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I’d presumed that he was just getting very organised and ordering a lovely Christmas present. So imagine my absolute delight when my friend text me these photos!

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She walked into the lounge to find three little piles of gifts, each with a wooden plaque. They read “Wonder Woman,” “Wonder Woman,” and …….. “Wonder Wife?”

Sam really is a Wonder Woman. And the character had always had a special meaning to them both.

Isn’t that an amazing and romantic way to propose for a superhero-loving couple?

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I was over the moon that my little personalised peg dolls played a part in it too!

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A big thank you to my gorgeous friend Sam for allowing me to share her special photos and story!

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The couples’ beautiful little daughter and beloved English Springer Spaniel are part of the set too.

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We are totally thrilled that this absolutely gorgeous couple are finally going to tie the knot. Congratulations to you both, you deserve every happiness!!

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Can make a special gift for a special occasion for you? If so, you’re welcome to drop me an email to discuss your ideas.  Don’t forget that my personalised peg dolls also make perfect wedding cake toppers. You can find out more and see lots of examples on our dedicated wedding page here.
As always,
Cwtch ♥ Mawr

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Game of Thrones Wedding Cake Toppers

I’m pretty certain that Game of Thrones needs no introduction! The show, based on the George RR Martin Song of Ice and Fire novels, has had us gripped since it first aired in 2011. Who doesn’t love a bit of kings, queens and dragons escapism every once in a while?

So it was only a matter of time before I was contacted to create some Game of Thrones Wedding Cake Toppers!

With just a few days left until Season 7, now seems the perfect time to share  them with you.

Nadine and Richard are huge fans of the show. While their wedding was going to be a traditional ceremony during the day, the evening was to take a bit of a fantastical twist. Nadine was changing into a replica Khaleesi dress, while her new husband would be sporting a suit of armour.

The couples’ two beloved cats were to feature on the cake too!
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The Khaleesi dress was SO much fun to recreate!  I love having the opportunity to break out my specialised finishes! I used some gorgeous metallic gold here to pick out the details on her chain metal belt.

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The lengths of sheer fabric hanging from her shoulders down her back called for some of my pearlised top coat. Lovely! I love working on little details like this. The back of each of my peg dolls receive just as much attention as the front.

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Nick’s outfit was just as fun to customise. They requested a specific coat of arms to reflect his family name. It might just be some of the tiniest details I’ve had to create to date!

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Of course, the finished cake looked fantastic! It was created for them by Jenny Cooper of Coop Cakes. My  Game of Thrones wedding cake toppers perfectly matched the tiers’ themes of winter and of cogs, which are the iconic feature of the opening credits of the show.

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And because all love cake, here’s another shot! 🙂

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So if you are considering ordering a bespoke Wedding Cake Topper from me, don’t be afraid to think outside of the box like Nick and Nadine. Your dolls will be completely customised to your ideas and specifications. Therefore they could be wearing any outfits or reflect any interests you can think of!

For more details about our custom cake toppers see our Wedding Toppers information page. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the contact form at the top of the website if you have any questions!

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I’ll look forward to hearing from you!

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