Back in the 80’s, when my friends were getting married, I made portrait bride and groom dolls for their cakes. One memorable pair was Ben and Julie, riding side by side on a toy windsurfer. Julie showed me what her dress would look like ahead of time, so that I could match it.
I don’t think Julie actually wore red pumps at the wedding, but these Tammy shoes were the right size. Ben wore Ken’s leather slip ons. The shoes are stuck onto the board with double sided tape.
Over the years, the dolls had started to fall off the boat, so I reattached their hands to the boom. Now they can go back home to Ben and Julie’s. We went down to Woodneck beach in early evening, just before sunset, to take photos in the low sunlight. See other posts about more recent wedding figures here and here.
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Well that is just adorable!
What a charming story and what a lovely keepsake for your friends
Your friends are very lucky indeed. I love that you stitched the date on the sail. Happy 27th anniversary to Julie and Ben…hope they are still surfing! 😉
Wonderful! Lucky couple!