string quartets and j-goth dresses

Because I refuse to play Pachelbel’s Canon at my wedding, Paul and I have spent some time this week surfing Rhapsody to find string quartet tributes to bands we like. Of course, there is no string quartet tribute to Siouxsie and the Banshees – I would have walked down the aisle to “Kiss Them For Me” in a heartbeat. But there is a fine tribute to the Pixies, as well as to the Cure, the Pumpkins, and Joy Division. So I think we’ll have the bridal party walk down the aisle to “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, and then I’ll walk to “Just Like Heaven”. The opening chords sound just like the Canon, so it’ll be a few seconds before everyone realizes that I’ve done something different. And we’ll pipe in all the other string quartet renditions of our favorite artists before the ceremony, while everyone is finding seats. Like “Here Comes Your Man”.

I’m also trying to make the bridesmaids’ dresses a little more unique:

to: the bridesmaids
from: the bride
re: dresses!

Hi ladies –

Barring the fact that they are made by a Japanese goth costume company, these are some of the options for bridesmaid dresses I found
(WARNING: Ignore the rest of the site. I’m not INSANE.) Cost on either would run around $120 with shipping – but you don’t need alterations because, hey, it’s a custom made dress!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Gothic-Lolita-Dress-Costume-All-Colour-Custom-Made-RP_W0QQitemZ230181886966QQihZ013QQcategoryZ314QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting
(see the burgundy option in the listing. We could add a cream fabric sash to make it look more bridesmaidy)

and I think this would be a very solid option, because it would look good on everyone in the dark red:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Gothic-Lolita-Sissy-Cosplay-costume-Red-White-D1_W0QQitemZ230178054015QQihZ013QQcategoryZ314QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting
(this also would be perfect for Bats Day if the overdress was dyed black)

You’re all getting posy-style bouquets made out of black baccarat roses, which would match dark red dresses:
http://plants.thompson-morgan.com/pix/m/plants/8/8438.jpg

Let me know what you guys think. I will also need a volunteer to send me her measurements & get a “test dress” made if one of these two is
deemed acceptable.

love,
jillian

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