21 July 2009

Wedding Art



Not your traditional wedding invitation. Very non-wedding, actually. There is nothing about this that even whispers wedding at all, except perhaps the paper stock used. Except for the sheet of vellum upon which the actual invitation was printed, which was laid on top of this card, “attached” by that strip of ribbon.
Wedding invite - background
Yes, this was how our wedding invitation (and place cards and thank-you notes) looked. Credit for the design goes to my parents. My dad did the watercolor wash and my mom did the corals, sea weeds and the fish.

The translucent vellum sheet set on top of this print gives the whole scene an even more underwater feel.

Both Chris and I scuba-dive, you see. And no, before you ask, we didn't don our wet suits or our fins on our wedding day and we didn't have an underwater wedding. Everything else was fairly traditional. I promise some photos in my next post...

14 COMMENTS:

Yelena R. said...

Wow that is a beautiful wedding invitation! So creative!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oohh... love it! Did you have one of those crazy, yet incredibly cool weddings where you were married underwater wearing scuba gear?

Leslie said...

I love it!! different is good!!!

LPC said...

Oh my gosh. So beautiful. So evocative. Somehow makes me feel that music is playing in the background. Your parents are so gifted. Now we know where it comes from...

Dawn (dandy) said...

I love the non-wedding stuff. I'mm getting married in December and I can really appreciate it.

Your parents did a great job!

You might appreciate this reception my florist did...
http://www.shawnayamamoto.com/index.php?splash=1

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Both of your parents are very talented. I can't wait to see pictures of your wedding. What was your main colors? Was it a huge wedding?

DawnS said...

I am totally looking forward to seeing the wedding photos!!!!

The Mad Penguin said...

I'd fight sharks to get to a wedding with invitations like that! :D Traditional invites are boring anyway. ;)

Lindy said...

I'm a big fan of non-traditional wedding invites.

Ours were a collage of pictures of us, first movie tickets, first football game tickets - etc.

Keyona said...

It's nice for thing like that to have a personal touch. I think it is beautiful.

Mary Beth said...

Funny .... i was searching "Wedding Art" on Twitter - which lead me to a website called MommyBlogs.com - which lead me to this post. We are planning a wedding now. We do not want traditional and looking for wedding art ideas for cards and centerpieces. Something tropical to go with our barefoot on the beach ceremony. Love yours cards.

Jana said...

oh those are beautiful I love that they are soooo different! your parents are amazing artists! cant wait to see more pics!

Veronica Lee said...

I can't wait to see the pics of your wedding!!

Mommy24cs said...

I love it too! Much more special and meaningful than words typed on a piece of paper.

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