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Don't ask, man.

Actually, DO ask.

I decided to do something a little "non traditional" for V-day. This is one of the wedding pictures for Axel and Tessa. It's Tessa's personal favorite, and she has it on display in their home. Axel has always been a dork.

As for their outfits, like I've said in the past, I tend to kind of have to do my own thing regarding traditional attire for this run, but their wedding outfits are loosely based off of Japanese, medieval, and Hawaiian influence. Tessa's parents paid for the wedding, as per Hoenn tradition (that is to say, the bride's parents pay for the wedding, though I'm sure that's just a tradition in general, right?). It was a damn extravagant one, too, on the beach at sunset and everything. Axel was uncomfortable for the entire duration of it, save the photo session where he, for lack of better wording, let loose some steam. FYI, Tessa kept her wedding dress. Axel burned his gown after the wedding night. He really didn't like the outfit, but he wore it to appease Glacia, who wouldn't hear a word in edgewise ("I'm paying for this, so you wear what I give you, 'son'."). They get along, Axel and Glacia, by the way, though due to social status differences, it can be a little awkward. Glacia isn't aware of the fate of his gown, btw. DON'T TELL THE DUCHESS.

They didn't get married on Valentine's day (or Mate Day/Day of Love, whatever they call it in the gijinka world), but the theme fit, so here ya go. 

Blue for Kyogre worshipers and all that jazz, FYI.

And yes, Tessa is wearing a garter belt.
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eeveelutionftw Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
With the wedding thing, I'm not sure if this is a norm but when my sister got married last year, my parents spilt the bill for the most part with my brother in law parents but I feel like my sister was pretty relaxed so it might be different it was more extravagant. 
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose that's a more frugal solution, really. ^^
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NyanCheetos Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yesss Tessa show that leg hair

This is adorable :)
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's actually stockings she's wearing, though it's admittedly hard to tell XD

Thank you!
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kopycat101 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Student General Artist
I'm laughing so hard, you actually drew this!!! oh my god, it's perfect xD

I'm not surprised at all that Axel did this pose during the photoshoot of his wedding.

The background of the sea is really lovely, and the way you merge influences in these traditional outfits make them look so unique and distinct!! I love the colors in this, too. Very vibrant.
The head-piece for Tessa is like a traditional veil, but because of her ears it makes this interesting shape that reminds me of Jirachi's hat.

I mean, at Axel's robes had the yellow feather scruff for his Torchic needs? But it sucks that he burned it, he couldve sold the material to make extra cash, at the very least xD
Well, good thing him and Glacia get along! I'm sure it would've been much harder for Tessa and Axel to get together if her parents didn't like him in the least. But Axel is such a friendly guy, I reckon he could get along with most people.

Also, I'm low-key screeching on how u made a reference to my contest entry
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
T'was fun~ It's been in my head for a while now, so I'm glad it's out and about. ^^

I actually should draw more photos from their wedding. It was WAY over the top, mostly because Tessa's parents wanted a big celebration for their only child's "most special day" (Tessa has no siblings, hence why she comes off as a little spoiled, sometimes). 

OCEAN IS HARD TO DRAW. WATER IS DIFFICULT. So I'm glad it came out beautifully. Oy. The traditional outfits in this run are SUPER HARD to design, actually! Mixing all those cultures is rough, but insofar, I like all the designs I've done so far. Of course, neither Tessa nor Axel (especially Axel) have any reason to wear such extravagant outfits. Tessa's veil is actually loosely based off of the Japanese veil, which is.. interesting. Makes you look like you're wearing the moon or something. I like it. Though the wedding kimonos look SUPER thick, and I'd worry to death about overheating in such a thing! I wonder if Japanese weddings are more of a winter thing...? That's neither here nor there, though.

Yes, the yellow scruff was a bespoken touch Glacia had added in specifically for Axel. His outfit was custom made for him (Glacia actually likes Axel a lot, hence the uber expensive wedding and outfit... it wasn't all just for her daughter lol). Normally, the lapel on the bride-groom's outfit is just a thick band in whatever color the couple's main deity is (green, red, or blue... white for those who don't worship any god, and stripped if more than one deity is worshiped). So, really, Axel would've had a white lapel, but Glacia wanted to incorporate a personal touch for him to make it feel more "for her new 'son'". His wedding outfit is what inspired Tessa's choice of Axel's current outfit. Yes, the wife buys all the clothes. Otherwise, our resident dad friend would be wearing Hawaiian (Alolan?) shirts and board shorts all the time XD As for selling the outfit... he really couldn't, since a) it was custom made for him and would be super rude to sell away (he's all about hospitality, too, so he would never!), b) that'd leave a money trail that Glacia would've undoubtedly uncovered (think of the consequences!), and c) Axel tends to both live and think frugally, having grown up... less than rich. So selling the outfit really didn't come to mind at all for him. XD Besides, burning it symbolically means that it was his and his alone and he's made it "a part of himself". So it's sort of honorable? 

Ah, Glacia is quite fond of Axel really, though it's still a somewhat awkward relationship, mostly on Glacia's part (for reasons that'll be shown/explained later). She honestly didn't expect her daughter to bring home a poor, scraggly, ill-dressed Torchic and say, "This is the mon I've chosen to marry." However, like you said, Axel is such a friendly guy that Glacia was soon won over, so... lucky them! It really could've gone the total opposite way, if you think about it, lol. Both Axel and Tessa are glad that they didn't have to elope (they totally would've, but Axel would've felt horrible since eloping is rude, and we all know how he is about hospitality...). But they totally would've. They're so darn mushy. 

Glad you caught my low-key mention XD
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kopycat101 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Student General Artist
Oooooh, an only child?? And to rich parents to boot! :0 Dang, Tessa.

Yeah, water can be a doozy! But I think you pulled it off.
I've really enjoyed how you managed to merge all these cultures so far into outfits!
Ooooh, I just looked the Japanese veil up right now, and it DOES looks really neat :0
Yeah, their wedding robes look super thick...Especially how you've given them extra materials to layer on them.
I'm not sure of the most traditional times for Japanese weddings, but I think they just have em all year round? Hrm.

Dawwww, that's nice! And especially a good sign that Glacia really likes Axel to custom-make his wedding robes.
That is a nifty nugget of worldbuilding about the colored bands and their significance.
Axel...Axel, you have such a bad taste in fashion...God xD
Oooooh, yeah, that's true! Axels all  about that hospitality and politeness...And, yeah, I didn't realize the consequences until now.
Burning his outfit also gives him an excuse to play with fire! [cackle]

I'm sure they were baffled that Tessa brought in this pauper-type man and was set on marrying him, but hey, strange things happen...Glad they rolled with it and learned more about Axel.
That man is too precious NOT to like tbh...You go, chicken prince
Wedding in Poke-Vegas! >: D

I did a double-take and had to reread it, then I got super excited lol
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I actually have photos from my brother's wedding where he is posing the same. XD
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All men should do this on their wedding day. What better pose is there? lol 
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pokeheartless Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Best wedding picture
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed XD
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AyaChan993 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG THEY'RE TOO CUTE~
I actually said this out loud when I saw this, so I REALLY MEAN IT-
Also, I adore their wedding outfits! I love the real-world cultural influences in them and I can see you put a lot of thought into them! Too bad Axel burned his outfit when he got the chance though. ;w;
Also, is it just me, or would having a wedding picture like this available be the ABSOLUTE best? I mean, I would wanna keep a meme-y wedding picture too~ Tessa's got good taste. XDD

Axel: Now presenting: M'Goregous wife! //poses
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha XD

And thank you! It's a bit difficult coming up with the traditional outfits for this run, but their fun to do, nonetheless~ This is, of course, one of their less "formal" shots from their wedding. After the vows, Axel went completely goofy. He doesn't do formal things very well; he's too awkward for it, lol
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AyaChan993 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome~! ^w^
Yeah, Axel seems like he went all out on the goofy goober rating. XD But think about it... Who wouldn't pose like that for a wedding picture? XDD
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MusicalMeloetta Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017   Digital Artist
XD
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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MusicalMeloetta Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017   Digital Artist
I just thought this was hilarious
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A-KTheLittleFairy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
They both look so pretty!
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Though Axel probably wouldn't call himself "pretty". In fact, he quite hated that outfit. Which is why he burned it the next day, lol
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A-KTheLittleFairy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Zassa2 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Pfffft. This is cute.
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Lady-Kyndle Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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