I have been wanting to share a bridal shower I did a few months ago and I had promised the guests I would so they could see the finished product but, I had misplaced the memory card that the photos were on. However, I just found it, YEY!!!
It all started when I met the nicest couple during Italian Week at the Preston Street Mercato this past summer. They were both the kind of people that being in their presence makes your day brighter. They were so sweet about my art and thought my party/showers were a great idea. They took my business card and I didn’t really think anything more of it. A couple months later I received an e-mail from Ann, a maid of honour saying her bride insisted I come teach at her bridal shower. I was flattered and excited, although I wasn’t sure who the bride was. After getting all of the details about the colours and general theme of the wedding, this is the invitation I made for all the guests.
The bride had seen my post on a previous bridal shower I had done and wanted the same sort of piece. So, off I went to prepare the backgrounds for 35 pieces. Yes, 35, it was huge. I was excited to see how it would all come together though.
Once Cassandra (the bride) arrived at the shower, I instantly remembered her and was truly honoured she had wanted me to be a part of such a big day (I know, I am a sap, haha). Here she is wearing the special vintage apron as the guest of honour.
The mother of the bride with her two pieces. She made an extra one for grandma since she couldn’t make it.
Once everyone was done I took it home to outline everything in black and put some finishing touches to bring it all together.
Check out all of the depth and texture each piece has. I always insist each guest sign the back of their masterpiece and write a little note to make each it even more personal.
Here are the two birds which represent the couple, Cassandra and Matt. I made sure to bring some red papers and such as I heard that was Matt’s favourite colour (We must include the groom some how). Ann also had me write a special quote on it before I delivered it to the bride and groom (as a surprise).
I hope they are as happy as I am with the way it turned out. My favourite part of the day was when a few people who were a little sceptical about the whole thing were surprised by how much they enjoyed themselves. Some had never done anything like this before and just wanted to keep creating. Hopefully I have opened a little something in them that they will continue to nurture. Makes my heart happy :)