Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wedding Journal

My Daughter is getting married next month.  I was trying to think of something special to do for her (them). They are of an age that they don't need or want any thing really. This wedding journal is what I have come up with.  She and her fiance are eloping to Key West, Fl for the tying of the knot. The good thing about this is that we are invited. 
The front and back of the journal is covered with paper that has sand on it. I thought that quite appropriate since they are having the ceremony on Smathers Beach.
Key West is a lively town. It has it's own seal.
We are staying in a nice (large) home that has it's own pool.
They have a few friends that will also join the entourage. They are quite the partiers so I am sure most of the hot pubs will be explored.
There will no doubt be a bit of sightseeing. At least on our part.
I have made tags for family and friends to send a greeting to them while they are in FL. I haven't received them all back to put into the book. But you can get the idea of what I have going for them.
Her ring is gorgeous. She can hardly wait to wear it. Those of you  that are married can surely remember that feeling of anticipation. I found a beautiful scripture that I thought appropriate (top right on the ring page) and a poem about love (on lower right) written by Maya Angelou.
I made another pocket for more tags, receipts, or what ever they want keep in it. 
I saw this quote on Pinterist and borrowed it. 
I must say I got a little syrupy on one page. Can't help myself. 
I did an acrostic poem with their ( her soon to be) last name.
Since the Officiant mentioned that her powers were official by the Conch Republic I also did a painting based on The Conch Republic seal.
I printed the vows on cloud paper and pasted them into the book. 
The painting on the right below is of the beach where they will be married.
Then I tried to think of some fun things that we might do while there. Like snorkeling, 
Watching sunsets. 
And hoping that they live happily ever after.
Don't worry, she never looks at my artsy blog. It will be a nice surprise. So if you have been wondering where I have been I have been home working quite a bit on this book. It usually takes me forever to fill one of these books. It feels like I have been working on it forever too. ha... Now I can relax and enjoy spring. If it ever gets here.

OOPS.... I forgot to add the beads to the side of the Journal. Here they are attached. 
The little glass vial at the end of the brown beads is a receptical for some of the sand from the beach where they will marry. Geez, now if I can remember to put some in it.
I am telling you for not having to do much but order flowers for the event I am a bit scattered. ha... Is it finished now?  I certainly hope so.



14 comments:

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Oh my word...this is fabulous!!!!! How on earth did you get all the ideas having not gone thru it yet. They will love it. You must get pix of them with it. You even thought of a jar for sand. Oh and our 47 th wedding anniversary is the next day. April 15 th. :)) a very good wedding month. Lol you out did yourself!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Thanks Cris. I hope they like it. They are getting married on the 14th. Close to your wedding anniversary. I will have to tell them about your long marriage as a good omen. :) I know them pretty well and I have been to Key West a couple of times so I just thought of what I thought they might do based on what their previous vacations have been. There are pictures of everything on the net. That is where I got my inspiration .

Laure Ferlita said...

I have to agree with Cris—this is beyond fantastic and the meaning and symbolism of this will make it a cherished possession! So very creative, Lisa! And you'll remember about the sand. It's too important for you to forget.

Congrats to you and your daughter and her new honey!

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

I had to come back to see this again. Its so good. You are a really good Artist. This shows how good. I love the house with the palm trees in front. is this watercolor? Oh and the signs. how did you do them and the ring and and .. its all great and I have no doubt they will love it. and yes I did notice their date as the day before ours.. :) Congrats to the couple.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am glad you came back Cris because I added the side baubles. ;) I did all the paintings in watercolor. I did all from photos of the area that are on the internet. The ring I painted from a picture on my phone that she sent of her ring when they bought it. I didn't do her hand. Hands are hard. :/ Thanks for the congrats and the compliments. I will definitely be telling her about the longevity of your and Con's marriage.:)

ArtPropelled said...

I did wonder if she read your blog and the surprise would be ruined. What a wonderful idea Lisa! They will treasure this beautiful heartfelt gift.

Cheryl said...

Lisa,
What a beautiful gift....so personal, so much love between the pages. Your daughter will be thrilled, to say the least.
I visited Key West a few years ago now and absolutely loved it. Have a wonderful time.

My son gets married in October :)

Cheryl said...

Lisa,
What a beautiful gift....so personal, so much love between the pages. Your daughter will be thrilled, to say the least.
I visited Key West a few years ago now and absolutely loved it. Have a wonderful time.

My son gets married in October :)

Teri Casper said...

Lisa, I don't knok how I missed this! It is an awesome awesome journal and gift to be treasured and read again and again. You are the best!!!!!!
Love this.

Mim said...

I love this! love the idea and the love and kindness and thought fullness that shows - wow, it's amazing

Debbie Nolan said...

Lisa - hope your daughter had a beautiful wedding...the journal will be I am sure the best gift ever. Certainly because you made it and also all the memories that it will hold. Just super dear.

steviewren said...

Lisa, I'm just now seeing this. Your daughter must have loved it! I hope they are living happily ever after right now as I write.

Sandy Carlson said...

That is an amazing, thoughtful gift!

Sandy Carlson said...

Visiting this post again makes me want to step up my game with my real-world, hands-on work. You are an inspiration! I would rather leaf through pages such as these some day in the future than to scroll through a flash drive!