Sunday, October 28, 2012

What happens when an art teacher gets married...!

(I realized I never followed up on my sneak peek into my wedding and apologetic blog absence from over a month ago. If you are interested in my self-promoting post read on - if not then I'll be back to posting art work tomorrow while I enjoy my 'hurricane' day off from school!)

Carrying on... well when THIS art teacher got married: 
we had a rainbow themed ceremony and a purple packed wedding overfilled with handmade items and labors of love (as my mom calls them). Everything from the flowers to the food to the invitations to cookies and desserts to streamer shakers to the quilted chuppah to our make up to the calligraphy to painted can lanterns to the rosemary & lavender sprigs on the napkins were courtesy of loved ones amazing efforts and made our day that much more special, so I have to brag!

The letters above were courtesy of my friend who flew in from Arizona!

I made our invitation suite. It was a long involved process but I do not regret a single minute of work I put into them.

Our programs were made from the painted table paper I saved from my classes last year!
Our ceremony had a rainbow theme. I walked in to an instrumental Rolling Stone's She's a Rainbow
and we walked out to Kermit's charming voice belting Rainbow Connection.
(and on Sunday evening a complete double rainbow went over Cape Cod, true story)

I dyed wood pieces and my mom painted the table numbers and I painted vines on the flower bases.


The vases are the ones I showed that I painted in my previous post.

 Bob proposed on a scrabble board- 
we now have our proposal on a board and these tile racks in our apartment. 

I painted these papers and my friend (who is a scientist by day and is practicing calligraphy at night) did all of this gorgeous calligraphy!

I made thank you cards for our vendors 
and the 'sea glass' jars below hung on the fence by the ceremony. 
I showed them in progress in my previous post as well. 
I made them from spaghetti sauce jars, glass paint baked in the oven, and a spray coat of the new frosted glass spray paint.

This stamp I had made from a design my friend did for our save the date was worth a million dollars- 
I used it for everything!

Fly away chuppah-- the winds were CRAZY! 
This chuppah is AMAZING. My close friend spent months collecting purple fabrics and crafting this. It even has an anchor embroidered in the corner. 
We had to improvise since it wouldn't stay on the pole!

 Rainbow streamer shakers! Well worth the glue gunning effort of putting them together.

Cookies made by my mother-in-law who is also an art teacher.

This frame was an engagement gift- it is the cutest art teacher frame--- 
the bottom says "drawn together".

Purple, purple, purple!

For the groomsmen:

 My bridesmaids:

and us:

To make you all feel better, this is what my poor Nana's living room looked like all summer:

 Professional photos are courtesy of Love and Perry.
And I am launching my own business of wedding 
and special event stationary and accoutrements that I will be posting about soon. 


  1. Love the quilt and color scheme. I am so pinning it. :) Purple is my fav color!

  2. Congratulations! I love everything, especially the chuppah and the song choices! Everything is beautiful - thanks for sharing.

  3. Mazeltov! I loved it all-especially everything you handmade! It looks like a fairy tale dream of a wedding. Good luck on your new business venture, too!