Earlier this year, one of my classmates from grad school commissioned a pair of monkey amigurumis from me for her wedding, and I was so excited anyone would even want my amigurumis to be a part of such a special day for them!! :D So I had to make sure I did a good job!
Unfortunately, I didn’t quite have enough time to give them a proper photo shoot, but here are a few pics of them I took in the car.
I even packaged them nicely in a basket with shredded paper and potpourri to give them a more decorative, festive look!
Here’s a close up of the groom monkey. I had my sister cut out a nice bowtie for the groom monkey to dress him up for his special day! The real groom (yes the human one haha) wanted his monkey groom to be playful, so we used the squinty eyes for his face and topped him off with bananas precariously balanced on his head…don’t get too excited now, you’ll marry your bride monkey soon! :P
Now for the bride monkey amigurumi. The real bride wanted a bird cage veil to match hers on her wedding day. I had to consult my mom to make this veil for the bride monkey amigurumi. My mom went all out and added some feathers and nice beading to ensure this bride monkey amigurumi was ready to impress!
My classmate was kind enough to provide me a photo of the wedding monkey amigurumis on her actual wedding day! She placed them so endearingly on the welcome table – such a great use of them! Really sets the tone for a lighthearted, fun time at the wedding, and makes you want to just snatch up a map and start exploring right away! :D
It really goes to show how just tweaking minor details in a plain monkey amigurumi can make it fit any occasion. Just adding a simple bowtie gives the groom monkey such a charming, sharp look. Adding a veil to the bride monkey amigurumi just elevates her into heavenly bliss! The extra felt heart plushies also give an extra bright pop of color to enhance the love in the air! :P It was a lot of fun making these wedding monkey amigurumis. I’ve made wedding bear amigurumis, and now wedding monkey amigurumis…just makes me want to try all kinds of pairings now. The possibilities are endless!
Lastly, I want to thank my classmate again for even thinking of ordering these monkeys from me for her wedding. It really means a lot to me that my amigurumis were a part of your special day. :) Thank you so much, and I wish you and your husband years upon years of boundless happiness!! :D