Today is my husband's and my first anniversary!!
I cannot believe it's been a whole year.
The day seems like such a fairytale. I know that sounds totally cliche, but it really was the most perfect and favorite day in my life! All aided to by my wonderful family- old and new!
As you may have read in this post, I hinted that I was going to give more details about our wedding here. And perhaps you read this post (Unpacking my suitcase: Top 10 Most Used Items on our Honeymoon)
This! year! I'm going to share with you all the art work I did on for our wedding, and who knows! Maybe it will inspire you to commission me for art for your special day! *wink wink nudge nudge*
As I'm obviously in the mood for reminiscing about the whole weekend, you're free to join me! See more photos here!
All photos taken by Sarah Bradshaw Photography- she's amazing! (Book her now!)
While this is not my art, this painting has been in my family ever since I can remember, and I absolutely adore it. I loved that Sarah photographed it with my wedding gown (that was my mother's wedding gown!)
I was insane or possessed, perhaps, but I insisted on hand painting every single favor and name card. Because my printer and I had not made friends by that point, and I didn't trust the ink to be as pretty as the green I make with my pant brush. (All is well now, I've learned my printer!)
My beloved House of Fun Bar Cart also had to make an appearance! Everyone's furniture crush should be at their wedding!
My attendants wore aqua, the color of my ring, and the accent colors were all whites and greens of budding spring. This is all reflected in our wedding program on which I illustrated some of the pretty greenery as well as the church that we were married in. The church we were married in was the church on the grounds of which my husband and I had our second "date" and where he proposed just six months before the day of.
The table "numbers" were quick sketchy watercolors of significant places from my husband and my dating relationship or childhoods. We met at school and I illustrated the most beautiful of the campus' architecture
So my parents and I couldn't decide on one favor. So we had three take aways for our guests. pretty little bottles of Alpenglow, which is a local Virginian cider, with custom tags, Texas Wildflowers, since my family spent a year there, and New England Maple Syrup to mark our deep New England roots.
There was a large feature wall at the Winery where our reception was that was painted a rich rusty red. (aheam NOTourWEDDINGcolors!!!) Perhaps the avid designer in me, whatever it was about the wedding, I didn't want a single detail to be "unconsidered." I forwent my elaborate living-wall plans of covering the entire spot in boxwoods, and decided to hang quotes from romantic songs and novels. I chose these two quotes, the first being a quote from our first dance, and the second from Pride and Prejudice- a story I was basically weaned on as a child.
They called for rain that day, and it was a stunningly clear 80 degree day in April. Even nature tipped their hat at us that day.
I was given the privilege to commit my entire life to the love of my life.
It was a perfect day, and it's been a wonderful year!