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Father of the Bride by Malindachan Father of the Bride by Malindachan
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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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:iconbalckash:
Balckash Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
You both look so nice and you make wonderful dresses.
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Talty Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! You have been featured in this Father's Day Feature. Have a nice week!
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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
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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! ;)
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HikazePrincess Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
u know, he kinda reminds me of king hubert from sleeping beauty ^_^
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JBugallo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
THATs AWESOME
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ForeignButterfly Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
daw such a sweet daddy and this wedding looks great
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ViktoryaRozeTassi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW...

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

he is such a princess...
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invexx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really sweet story! Your dad is awesome :D
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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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XNightshadeX Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is so incredibly sweet!!!!! <3333 The things dads will do for their little girls <3 I think my dad would just about pass out if I put him in costume--he can't deal with being the center of attention. Beautiful wedding photos! I wish you the best :D
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ErisYao Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
OMG!!!! What a wonderfull story!!! Gave me tears in my eyes. You look so awesome, and you father seems so wonderfull!
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:iconeverviciousyuna:
EverViciousYuna Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Most awesome wedding ever!! Congrats to you!!!
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:iconyamibrianna:
yamibrianna Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!KAWAII!!!!!!!
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Leioll Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
you are so beautiful! an amazing wedding idea too! love it <3
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RikusAngel01 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow, hun! you are one lucky girl! i hope all your dreams do come true! and if you do hear the sound of "little feet" do you think you'll name them after Disney stars? now that will make a really good fairy tail come true! :D 
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Orihara-Sierra Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
D'awww!!
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mizumaruu Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student General Artist
awww your dad must be amazing!
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Engelen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
tears... tears in my eyes ; 3;
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MistressChi08 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^w^ congrats miss.melinda-chan for your awesome wedding...

hehehehe... i wonder what the near future~ a family with awesome
cosplayer with a little cute child...:blush:

keep it up good work my idols~
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Nevacen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Congrats on gettin Married!
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optimus-prime-girl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Awwww! How sweet of your dad. You look beautiful! Congratulations! :D
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KawaiiAnimeplusheart Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Artist
You are so beautifull.
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Darkmoonwanted Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This just feels me with happiness <3
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:iconknight-of-knives:
Knight-of-Knives Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that's just plain awesome!
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LadyRosepixie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. And it's so sweet that your father got so involved in the costuming and everything!
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reikkou89 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
you know, you are one very special lady.
a parent who goes as to make her daughther happy , specially for her wedding day will go trought anything to see that her vision comes to reality.
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
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nikishadows98 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
You look so Beautiful you really do and Your dad just...............So supportive to do that You two look so cute really like a King and his daughter the princess I can`t *sobs* I`m so glad your married and like this such a beautiful wedding and of course couple.
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YoakeKodomo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
The most my dad has ever dressed up in is throwing a sheet over himself to be a ghost for halloween. You must have a very supportive family - and husband - to let you have such a seriously Disney themed wedding. Very cute.
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Snow-Larka Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your dad is an awesome person. makes me wonder if mine would do something like that for me... probably? XD

the costume looks awesome! great job on it! :love:
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Crystalsky470 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just amazing ^^ <3
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Asiandolly Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congratulations and that's amazing <3
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Rose-Whip Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
The love a parent has for their children is an amazing and beautiful thing. That's very touching what he did for you, I started to tear up <3
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OtakuPerformance Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Adorable :] u and ur father look amazing
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AXYIC Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
: D Your dad is an awesome person. Some fathers would not agree on what he did, but he even offered to do it! I wish my dad were willing to do something like this if I was getting married ♥____♥
Congratulations! You are very lucky and have and wonderful supportive family!! Be happy forever and ever!!!
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Aerithita Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Awesome as all the pictures!!=)
Really, I envy you and the wonderful work you've made to make your wedding unforgettable!!=D
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NenaluvsSesshy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww ur father seems very happy and u look beautiful :aww:
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WaifuBeam Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
That story, is so touching. I think I almost cried. That's amazing your dad did that for you. <3
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Mana-Ryou Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aw, so cute! knowing my dad, he'd probably just go with the whole army thing... I don't know half of what he and my brother go on about sometimes... looks fantastic and I hope you and :iconex-shadow: have a wonderful life together!

And I hope your telling your dad how many people of DA say he looks awesome!
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ArtisanKirei Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's such a wonderful story. You have a really great dad :)
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Selene200 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
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That's so sweet!
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ChristianGirl4Life Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
that's so sweet!
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sasuotaku4ever Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Oh wow! That's so sweet!
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Snarkdoof Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so cute. ;-;
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ManishaChan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omeegawdddd
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FoolishLittleMortal Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, your dad is awesome. :D
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Nodokalover101 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
amazing, your talented
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o0Joke0o Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
=') Dad's sure do have a way of surpising us don't they^^
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ManaDarkMagicianGirl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
that is THE sweetest story EVER ;w; I teared up! Aww your daddy is the best X3! he makes SUCH a good king too :) :iconbigheartplz: Aww I love this >w<
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