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Father of the Bride by Malindachan Father of the Bride by Malindachan
After seeing new pictures and video clips for the Tangled short film coming out in 8 days, I really wanted to submit a photo of my dad from my wedding day.

There's a story behind this; something that really touched my heart. Before my wedding, I saw my dad as one of the last people I would ever expect to dress in costume for anything; I've never seen him do it before even for Halloween. I knew he didn't mind my crazy costuming hobbies, but it wasn't something I felt he was really interested in.

So after we decided on letting attendees and people outside the bridal party dress in costume for the wedding (and it could be non-Disney related if they wished), my dad came to me and asked, "So, what do I get to wear?"
I told him "Well dad, you can wear whatever you'd be comfortable with. Whether it be a tux or any kind of costume you want." I was thinking that since he had a rifle-shooting hobby and liked historical war movies, maybe he might be interested in wearing a military-styled uniform or camo attire? Or he might just stick to a traditional tux since I know he's a pretty professional guy.
But then he went on, "I'd wear a costume instead of a tux any day. I want us to match. So does this mean I get to be the King?"
I about died. He was into it enough to even grew out a beard; I've never seen my dad with a beard before. I love you, Dad.

The most reference images we could find were with the purple under-coat, which the King wore at the beginning of the movie. While starting on the costume I felt like a derp because I totally forgot about the white and gold outfit he was seen in very briefly at the end of the film, which is what they are also using for the new short film. But by the time we went back to watch the movie for certain details, we had already bought all the pretty fabrics for the red and purple garb, so we just went with it.

The King's outfit was a big team effort; it wouldn't have been done on time if I was doing it by myself. :iconkmrsworld734: and :iconex-shadow: did most of the work on the purple coat while I made the red/gold one. My dad found the boot covers and crown at a Halloween store. We knew we wouldn't have enough time to make an accurate medallion, but one of our friends helped throw one together the night before the wedding using a belt that we were originally going to modify for the "chain."

Rapunzel Wedding dress made and worn by myself

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This photo is by :iconsaraaamarie:

Tangled is (c) Disney
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Balckash Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
You both look so nice and you make wonderful dresses.
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! You have been featured in this Father's Day Feature. Have a nice week!
AbbyElena Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist
your dad is a wonderful man for doing this for you on your big day - i love it when dads do these things :) thank you for sharing this story with us, it means a lot to this stranger ;) <3
Fidessa-chan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Aaaw!! This is just amazing! the story tied with it is even more beautiful ^^
I wish you the best with Eugene! ;)
HikazePrincess Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
u know, he kinda reminds me of king hubert from sleeping beauty ^_^
JBugallo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
ForeignButterfly Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
daw such a sweet daddy and this wedding looks great
ViktoryaRozeTassi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012

i wish i had your daddy, my daddy wont even do something like that for me

he is such a princess...
invexx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really sweet story! Your dad is awesome :D
redfireblossoms Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
This wedding looks pretty nice xDD I want to make mine similar to this one :3
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