So, the Irish summer (such as it is) has finally arrived, and couples all over the country are crossing their fingers and hoping that their big day will dawn bright and sunny!

Summer is busy for me as well - because when I get commissions at this time of the year, they tend to be for a pair of Beasties, rather than just one! 2016 is shaping up to be no exception, but since I don't want to spoil any wedding day surprises, I thought it might be fun to revisit some of the Beastie brides and grooms I made this time last year.

My first happy couple are celebrating in style, with bespoke outfits based on the ones actually worn by their human counterparts!

I also gave them hand-stitched felt accessories to reflect their personalities - Mr Beastie enjoys brewing his own beer at home, while Mrs Beastie (like many of us) enjoys the occasional glass of red wine!

Our next Beastie couple decided to venture further afield for their big day - look out Rome, here we come! The suitcase is packed (and appropriately labelled)...

... And these two little monsters couldn't be happier!

Although it does seem that NOTHING will persuade this Beastie groom to take off his favourite baseball cap! Oh well, at least it matches the bride's bouquet...

Are you planning to go to any weddings this summer? Be sure to let me know in the comments!

Published by Helen Crawford