One of the things I love the most about creating wedding art is that each bride has very unique interests and specific ideas for what she wants. This constantly provides new artistic endeavors for me. Whether it's having the freedom to hand-paint invitations so they all look slightly different, mixing and remixing (and remixing!) paint colors to perfectly match those in the wedding, or trying out techniques for the very best lettering, I am consistently engaged by my work. I truly love what I do.
Today I am proud to share some wedding art I worked on recently. What made it truly special was that is was for a very unique bride--my beautiful sister! She approached me with some ideas for art that she felt inspired by and wanted similar work for her big day. She chose vibrant, summery colors and wanted art that reflected the young yet rustic feel of the event. Now let me just say that lettering has always been something I have shied away from. I am never quite satisfied with how it turns out and I kill it (not in a good way) trying to do and redo certain words and letters. My sister, however, really wanted multiple lettered signs for her special day, so I sucked it up and dove right in! It turns out I loved being able to explore different fonts and lettering designs. Sometimes you just need a little kick in the pants out of your comfort zone to find something new and rewarding. Now I'm working on more lettering for future art and prints!
Awesome burlap banner courtesy of Molly and Jean McGinnis--it was a collaborative art event!
Lace backdrop designed by me, assembled by Julie and my go-to handy man Jim K. If you look closely, there is also a sneaky little peak of the Mrs. sign from the pair of Mr. and Mrs. chair signs I painted...
Hard at work and getting chalky
I also designed and created the invitations for the bridal shower, as well as matching 'Thank You' cards and recipe card inserts. (Apologies for the poor image quality on the invitations. Like a smart person (sarcasm) I sent them all before taking any pictures. So most images are fuzzy iphone pictures... oops! I promise they looked great (and not as splotchy or dark as the pictures might lead you to believe)!
Of course, since I painted shower invite recipe card inserts, I had to make sure she had a recipe card box--so I designed and hand-monogrammed one for her in her kitchen color, red!
Stay tuned for the 'Real Weddings' featuring this very wedding. It was so perfect (okay I know, I know...I'm totally biased. But seriously it could not have been a more beautiful wedding!) And as always, feel free to leave a comment below. Did you attend a wedding where there was great art or special details that really made the day? I want to hear about it!