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Here Comes the 4L Bride!

A Blushing Bride for Just 4L

Love is in the air and SL’s wedding season approaches.  Valentine’s Day weddings have a been the seasonal kick off since the beginning of time (well, virtual time, anyway).  But, what’s a bride to do if she doesn’t have oodles of Linden to spend on her special day?  Never fear, Desi is here!

I set out to create an entire wedding outfit for less than 200L including dress, shoes, hair, flowers, jewelry, makeup, and a pose. I had two rules: the outfit would have to be something I would actually wear and the items couldn’t be part of a weekly/weekend special so they’d be available to our FabFree Readers if they wanted to check them out.  In the end, this amazing outfit only cost FOUR (4!) Linden!!! (Plus a group join fee!)

Assembling an elegant bridal package was a harder task than I could have imagined, but thanks to hints and tips from my blogging sister, Jacx Broome-Waverider, I ended up with a beautiful ensemble to reflect my own tastes in bridal finery.

First, I had to say yes to a dress.   I hopped on over to Siss Boom because I remembered seeing a white gown on the Lucky Boards.  You can read more about my obsession with Siss Boom‘s FREE no-group lucky boards here.  It took about 20 minutes, but HOORAY!  I found a beautiful simple white gown named Wayward.  It’s elegant and comes in two styles – sheer and solid.  I am wearing shear.  The solid version has modesty backing to the top.  Cost : FREE!!!

Dress Sizes:

  • eBody Curvy
  • Freya
  • Hourglass
  • Isis
  • Physique
  • Venus
  • TMP

Next came hair.  Jacx reminded me that No-Match recently had a bun posted as the group gift. We teleported over to find a new group gift, but quickly made our way to the VIP room.  The group gift was not actually a bun, but, rather, hair attachments (called No-Embrace) that could be used with bridal hair. However, in perusing the fabulous room of VIP Gifts, I found No_You Rock which is my style of a messy but classy updo complete with pearls in it.  I paired that with the No-Embrace Pearls accessory to create a pretty head of hair for the wedding outfit.  Price: two free group gifts with 50L join.

Beloved & Truth Closeup

I tried to find a nice veil for cheap, but didn’t score.  The ones I tested off of MP were, well, circa 2006.  I did, however, find a pretty Pearl and Pewter Tiara from Nightfairy.  You have to fiddle a little with it, but, overall, it works.  Cost: 1L

For jewelry, I stalked MP for a good hour to find something pretty.  I found two sets from Beloved that I liked, but settled on the Teardrop set in Silver because it matched the Tiara.  Cost: 1L

For flowers, I found a simple but pretty bouquet at Wedding Princesse on MP that is currently being offered as a dollarbie.  This really is a no-frills bouquet, but you only need it for a hot minute before the dancing begins!  Cost: 1L

For shoes, I found LaPerla’s Apple Sandal for Maitreya in White on MP.  They are simple and pretty, but you really can’t see them under the dress. Cost: 1L

Finally, to strike a pose for my official wedding album, Jacx sent me to MP to An Lar poses where for 0 Linden, I picked Like a Lady #4.  Cost: FREE!!!

Total Cost for this outfit and pose?  4L (plus 50L group fee for No-Match)

Desi is Wearing…

Clothes

Dress – Siss Boom Wayward Gown in White (Free Lucky Board Prize/No Group Join Required)
Heels – LaPerla Apple Sandal (1L on Marketplace)

Jewelry

Necklace & Earrings – Beloved Teardrop Set in Silver (1L on Marketplace)
Tiara – Nightfairy Pearl & Pewter Tiara (1L on Marketplace)
Hair Accessories – No-Match No-Embrace Pearl Accessory (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

Body   

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Kaya
Head Applier – Session Skins Candy 
Eyebrows– WoW Poison
Eyes– LeLutka
Eyeshadow – LeLutka
Lipstick – LeLutka
Nails – Maitreya Lara
Hair – No-Match No-You Rock (Free Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

Pose – An Lar Poses Like a Lady (Free Gift on Marketplace)


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So Enchanting

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A touch of fantasy.

The Tie the Knot Hunt (which runs until March 24th) is all about weddings… but I came across a free prize (in all the popular mesh body sizes plus a quality alpha) that would make not only a lovely wedding dress, but also would be perfect for roleplay. So I found myself adventuring to find the perfect setting and backdrop to show it off.

I ended up in a field of lavender wildflowers, that perfectly set off the lavender ties in the corset part of this dress. For 0L, I imagine you’ll want to pick up this beautiful gown from K&A Design too. Just stop by K&A Design and search for the wedding ring box and this lovely dress is yours free.

Sizes in the box:

  • Maitreya – Lara
  • eBody
  • Fitmesh
  • Slink – Hourglass & Physique
  • Belleza – Freya, Isis, & Venus

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Body – Maitreya – Lara
Head – Catwa Head – Tumble
Head Applier – Glam Affair – Alba Applier
Eyes – IKON Hope Eyes – Wight
Hair – [e] elikatira – Lalora
Dress – K&A Design – Flauna Gown (Free/0L for the Tie the Knot Hunt)

Sim Location – Revenland

Astrids Signature


Winter is Coming for A Tiffany’s Bride

Sure, you could have a June wedding – but winter is coming. And for me there is something magical about the idea of a white wedding. And even if you aren’t planning a winter wedding… these gifts are too fabulous to pass up!

A Tiffany's Bride [1]

Right now if you stop by Tiffany Designs you can use your group tag to pick up this shimmering Jocey Bridal Gown in white for only 1L (the group is 50L to join). It includes Maitreya, TMP and Slink appliers as well as system layers for the body portion of the gown and though I’m usually a mesh-fan girl… this dress is perfect in flexi. Mesh could NOT have given this dress the ‘flow’ it needed with the glittering affect that the designer added into the flexi pieces, which are simply breathtakingly beautiful for your special day (or any formal dance really).

A Tiffany's Bride [2]

To add a little more sparkle to my Tiffany Design Jocey Bridal head piece, I hopped over to the Swank event, where I discovered that Zuri Rayna was giving away this lovely head piece in steel blue called Madeline. It is completely FREE, no group required. Just stop by the booth at Swank and pick it up!

And if that isn’t enough to convince you that all your second life dreams have come true, just check out this skin that Astrid is wearing? For me it was love at first sight! Who needs a groom? I love the soft freckles, the lovely shade of the lips, and the definition to the collarbones. And this Women’s Stuff Hunt gift from the Deluxe Body Factory was not only completely FREE but also contained Slink and Omega body appliers plus additional Omega lipstick appliers!

A Tiffany's Bride [3]

Of course… what wedding would be complete without a honeymoon? And Tiffany Designs didn’t let me down. Be sure to stop by the front desk on your way out and pick up this sexy Sara Lingerie in green for FREE (no group required for this one). This lovely little number came with system layers as well as Maitreya and TMP appliers to complete your look.

I also topped off my evening look with this sultry long loop necklace I found on Marketplace by Miam Miam. It is only 10L and has 15 color change options (I am showing the green because it matched the lingerie). It’s a piece of jewelry I’m sure I will find myself wearing again and again with that kind of versatility!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) is wearing…

Both Outfits:

Skin – Deluxe Body Factory Kylie skin : Tan (0L Women’s Stuff Hunt Gift)

Body – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Eyes – IKON – Sovereign Eyes – Field

Eyeliner – Oceane – Eyeliner 5 matte

Eyelashes – Oceane – Alluring Mesh Lashes

Hands – Slink

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Outfit 1 (Bridal):

Hair – Truth Hawks Hair – Soleil

Dress – Tiffany Designs *TD* – Jocey Bridal Gown with Appliers Sparkle Ice (1L Group Gift/Group is 50L to Join)

Headpiece – Zuri Rayna Jewelry Madeline Head Piece Steel Blue (0L Gift @ Swank/No Group Needed)

1st Pose by Eternal Dream

2nd Pose by [KoKoLoReS]

Sim – Dreamland – Celestina’s Weddings – According to the Destination Guide: “Celestina’s Weddings has more than 21 venues to choose from to create a very romantic, magic and unique atmosphere for your special day. Explore with your partner or take a guided tour with one of the bilingual wedding planners.”

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Outfit 2 (Honeymoon):

Hair – Truth Hawks Hair – Mercedes

Lingerie – Tiffany Designs *TD* – Sara Lingerie in Green with Appliers (0L Gift/No Group Needed)

Necklace – Miam Miam *MM* Circle Charm Necklace – Color Change (10L on the Marketplace)

Pose by Dysfunctionality – Quality Mesh Furniture & Landscape [DDD] – Elegant Double Bed

Signature use 320 size


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Just Say ‘I Do’

Hello hello, Fab Free Folks! I hope this brand new August is treating you well. With the start of August we have the start of a bunch of new Hunts including the 1L  ‘Marry Me Hunt’ from Nefeli Events.

Just Say "I Do"
I picked this Hunt because I am such a hopeless romantic. My real life wedding anniversary is in August so dressing up as a bride again in second life was just too much fun. I started with the dress, of course. This is the Chiffon Sparkle Wedding Gown from Kitty Shape Wears. You get both the dress and the shimmery veil in the Hunt prize. I know this is a wedding dress but the clean elegant lines would make this a lovely evening gown for any occasion.     Just Say "I Do"

 

I added some glamor and glitz with the “Beloved” jewelry set from Footpaw Industries. Your one Linden will score you the necklace, the earrings, two bracelets, the tiara, and two hair sticks. And again, this is lovely wedding wear but you could easily wear the set for any dress up occasion.

Now I just needed the perfect back drop for my new finery. Darkmatter stepped up and granted my wish with the gorgeous Lover’s Bench. The sweet little retreat comes loaded with three couples poses just right for photos.

The Marry Me Hunt runs until August 31st so hurry down the aisle!

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Skin Lumae – Alaska Mulled Wine
EyesIkon – Hope Eyes in Field and Passion
Hands Slink V. 2.0 mesh Casual Hands + Basic HUD
Ears – Aitui – Traveller Plug Gacha ears (50L per play Gacha in main store)
Hair – Damselfly – Asha

Dress – Chiffon Sparkle Wedding Gown – Kitty Shape Wears – (1L prize for Marry Me Hunt)

Jewelry – Beloved Jewelry Set – Footpaw Industries – (1L prize for Marry Me Hunt)

Bench – Lover’s Bench – Darkmatter – (1L prize for Marry Me Hunt)

 

LocationSarawak

 

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Fab Free Designer of the Day 02/23/2015 – Braham Design

BRAHAM DESIGN GROUP GIFT WEDDING DRESS

Go to Braham Design and get this wedding dress FREE with your group tag! The group is FREE to join.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Alabama%20Sunshine/4/159/21

**Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers.
Photos are work of the designers.


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Blushing Bride

Brushing Bride Collage

Hopefully this post doesn’t scare off my boyfriend. haha! But I wanted to show you all this beautiful wedding gown from The White Armory that is their free group gift of the week.

Blushing Bride Closeup

The gown is called Blushing Bride and it comes with the veil.

I love the precious flower details at the top of the skirt on the back.

Blushing Bride

I just had to shoot this gorgeous gown at a beautiful church so I traveled to this quaint Medieval Chapel on the Cloud Nine sim. It is really worth a visit!

Blushing Bride Train

The train of the gown is divine!

Blushing Bride Chapel

Blushing Bride Chapel Close

This stunning jewelry set is called Royal Wedding (ring and necklace) and is my something blue. 😉

You can find it here for free on marketplace from Vlad Blackburn.

Brushing Bride Pray

Bee Dumpling changes over the free gift tonight so hurry on down to The White Armory.

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Non-free tidbits…

Hair:: Ingenue :: Myrna :: Dark Ash

Skin:: *YS & YS* Sofia Fresh TDR Teeth


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The Barefoot Bride

Cilian'gel

Now before you go all “Ooo Love Trill is getting married”, I am so not!  Nothing to get alarmed about folks – put your rice away!  But… if I were, this simple yet stunning gift would be a fabulous gown to do it in!  Cilian’gel is giving this Got Katie? mesh wedding gown and veil away to their group members this month!  You may have a wedding come up, or you may  just want to pick it up and save it… just in case 🙂  The group is 50L to join and its a great group to join and stay in because Cilia is always generous with her gifting.

*Remember this is a mesh gown – you’ll need a mesh compatible viewer to see it in all it’s glory.

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Love is wearing…

Skin – Al Vulo Polly (300L / Private Room Event) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Turtle/91/203/2001

Hair – Truth Evelyn (not free) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth%20District/148/225/33

Cilian’gel Got Katie? (free group gift / 0L / 50L to join) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Relleri/17/238/402

Feet  – N-Core (not free) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dark%20Tranquility/128/88/24

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It’s A Nice Day For A White Wedding

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Have an upcoming wedding and a small budget?  I found the perfect solution for you within the Diamond Is Mine Hunt 3 at Vero Modero!  By locating the diamond icon at Vero Modero, you can obtain the stunning Gelin Wedding Gown for free!  It even includes the veil.  The train on this dress goes on for miles and the lacy detailing is fantastic.

VeroModeroDIMH

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Love is wearing…

Skin – Mamboo Chic Megan (free group gift/ 0L / 300L to join) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Give/149/96/297

Eyes – Fashism Eyes Sunrise Pale Verdigris (not free) – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewelry/47/208/3 

Hair – D!va Haruka (free group gift / 0L / free to join) – http://slurl.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/148/157/24

Gown – Vero Modero Gelin Gown (free / 0L / DIMH3 #65) – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vero%20Modero/126/137/28

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Get me to the Church on time..

Marinco Fashion have three beautiful wedding gowns for you gorgeous brides to be on a budget. Found in their freebies section on the second floor of the store, you can find it in traditional white, gothic black or barbie pink.

I chose to show you the white and the black gowns. The necklaces and earrings shown in the pictures are from Alienbear and are priced at 10L from their freebies/10L section just the left inside the main entrance.

They also have some beautiful dresses at extremely reasonably prices, for example these two gowns for 120L and what I love is that they do both white and black, so if you want a gorgeous gown for a Gothic Wedding, this is definatley the place to take a look.

Their newer gowns start at 500L, which for the beautiful work involved is an absolute steal!

Rebel Hope has some beautiful gowns available in their 50L section too including some dresses that would work well for your bridesmaids..

The Cotton Blossom gown comes in a wide range of colours for 50L The veil is seperate and cost 25L

Kouse’s Sanctum has the uber addictive Lucky Chest in their store which you can delve into to get some gorgeous treats.. and if you are determined and patient this is a great place to help you on your journey to being a beautiful bride. There are jewellery sets inside the chest, and also the chance to win gift certificates for the jewellery or gown of your choice. Five Gold coins will win you a certificate for a gown of your choice up to 450L… Five Silver coins will win you a certificate for the jewellery item of your choice and 12 Gems will give will you a 500L gift card! So grab your bridesmaids and get dipping! I managed to get a certificate for a gown of my choice so I chose to show you the Natasha gown in Snow.. the perfect Bridal gown!

The veil doesnt come with the gown, but it is 150L from the store.

Other Info
+ Newly released Yume Skin – Satalite Heart by Heartsick ( not free 750L  )
+ Zoe hair by Maitraya ( not free – 50L )
+ Poses by Fri.Day, Long Awkward Pose, Kuso, Persona, Glitteratti, Diesel Works, Striking Poses


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10,000 members!

Wow! What an amazing 24 hours! We hit 10,000 members and as I write this we are at 10,254! Im so proud to be a part of such an amazing group and my last 3 months as a writer here has been an absolute blast. Congrats and hugs go to Renee, Farah and Tarsis and to each and every one of you guys out there who read the blog and participate inworld.

Special hugs go to the amazingly talented and generous designers who without them, we wouldnt be able to do what we do. These guys rock hardcore and I know I am so grateful for all of the gifts that you bestowed on us all over the last 24 hours. You are indeed teh awesomes and more.

Here Im going to show some of the gifts. I know Renee, Farah and Tarsis are going to show you some more. These are all available in the notices section of the FabFree group, so make sure you find them and then thank the people who made them!

The skin I am wearing in all clothing pictures is the Illusion Morningstar skin by Heartsick which was part of the gift donated by them and the hair I am wearing in all the pictures is the Emo hair in Black which is part of the fat pack of hair which was the gift from Darkerside

The Fabulous dress is the gift from Dressing Aphrodite and I am wearing it with the Fetish Shoes in Green which is the gift from Shes So Unusual Shoes. Also shown is the beautiful Thorn Choker which is the gift from Collared and comes scripted for anyone who would like to use its features.

The Orchid Balloon outift is the gift from Badoura Designs.

The Sweetness Gown is the gift from Flounce & Faun @ Silk & Satyr

The Cinderella Wedding Gown is the gift from Passionate Weddings

Cilian’gel gave us this cute snuggly warm outfit complete with scarf and legwarmers.

WOE gave us this adorable Kylei Pyjama’s set with a matching male set so you can snuggle up with your S/O and look all cute together.

Reasonable Desires gave us the gift of this Daisy’s lingerie set which is super sexy.

This adorable skin is the gift from rebeca Dembo

Heartsick gave us a two tones of beautiful skins called Morningstar and also included the exclusive FabFree makeup created for the 8000 members gift so everyone who didnt get the make up can have it.

Wow.. what alot! And thats not even half of it! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the rest of the FabFree team showing off some more goodies over the next couple of days!