This is absolutely the crowning achievement of my handmade decorative arts accessory work to date!
Alphonse Mucha made jewelry and stage accessories for Sarah Bernhardt, and in this great tradition I couldn’t be more proud to be a figurative artist making decorative arts work!
Dear ones Gieza and Tomi celebrated their wedding at beautiful and historic Zionskirche in Berlin this May.
The grooms were swamped with wedding preparations, and two weeks before their “Hats and Headpieces” themed wedding, had nothing to wear themselves!
Tomi asked at the last minute, “I know you don’t do commissions, but maybe we could borrow pieces you’ve already made?”
“Of course!” I said.
I went through all the pieces I have on hand, re-photographing old work and new, and sent the photos to the grooms.
Gieza chose my “Dejah Thoris” crown from 2020.
Tomi chose the “Snow Queen”, which was the first headpiece I ever made, back in Oakland in 2014 or so.
I know you are going wild wanting to know about their suits. Gieza and Tomi’s wedding clothes were completely hand made by Alexis Mersmann. Alexis hand-marbled sheets of fabric to make the suits and every detail from scratch.
I absolutely beg you to watch this video of the process!
To have headpieces I made worn by beloved friends dressed in the most incredible, and SO GAY, garments I have ever seen!
This is one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. And what a joy to have these moments so beautifully documented.
Photography by Felix Jonathan Jenkins and Essie Jenkins of Jenkins Photography! Jenkins Photography website here and insta here.
This wedding was a celebration of Berlin’s queer community, of drag and burlesque family and talents and love, at the highest possible level. Queer Love is UNSTOPPABLE.
To get the crowns to the grooms, we organized a Queer Courier mission.
I put the crowns in the “art bag” and lowered them down from the balcony to Suze, who transported them across town. This balcony art drop has been one of the few fun parts of our 2.5 year self-isolation, as people come by to buy drawings and I lower them down.
Here are some of the new photos I took, which are better than the old ones on the original posts lol!
As always, I am so grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to continue documenting and decorating Berlin performers as a disabled artist.