Saturday, December 26, 2009

Wedding Art

Jessie and Doug received yet another beautiful wedding gift on Christmas Day:
 A painting of their wedding begun on-site by artisit Nancy Perotti.  We were so pleased with what she chose to paint and how wonderfully they turned out; what a treasure.
 Jessie and Doug really love art, in fact they first met in a high school art class, so they really appreciate this.

 Lighting their candle in prayer is a great reminder of the spirtitual significance of their marriage.
  I love how Nancy captured the details of pansies down the aisle and the hanging vases of flowers in trees.
In the shadows we can see Erika and Jessie's new sis, Sondra.

Nancy surprised us with another painting of the parade of children.
When I asked Nancy about the concept of painting on site during a ceremony she was excited about the idea, and agreed to do that for us.  The dampness in the air that day made it difficult to do, but she certainly didn't disappoint us.  She finished her work from photos she took while there and the end result was beyond what I imagined.  It meant a lot to me that she was willing to do that, and the best part is that Jessie and Doug will always have a piece of art to remember their wedding day.

Want to contact Nancy Perotti to paint your wedding?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Welcome to My Home this Christmas
My intention was to get pictures of all my holiday decorating and starting with the back porch door, invite you in. (Don 't they say back door guests are best?) However I am a very, very poor, photographer and I couldn't get any lighting right with my little digital camera, so this is all I have.  Even this isn't good, but I wanted all of you blog watchers to know that I would've loved to welcome you into my home this Christmas to have a cup of coffee and some homemade sugar cookies and a little inspirational 'wedding talk'. 

This is the time of year that I really enjoy switching gears for a short time and focusing on the wonderful Christmas Season.  Then in January I'm diving into all my new wedding books (that hopefully will be under the Christmas tree), signing up for design seminars and looking for new ones to attend this winter.  I take some time to sift thru all of  the pictures I've tried to take of our work-and decide which are going to make it onto the website or blog, as well as gathering from my photographer friends some of their fabulous images of our work.
  I also love to have some of my 'wedding friends',  over for lunch to chat about all things wedding.  Last year we took a  'field trip together to NYC to a big Bridal Show, which was great fun!
 And best of all I spend lots of time meeting with brides, grooms and moms to plan their wedding flower decor.

It's been a great year and I'm so thankful for each wedding we were blessed to do.  So in closing on this last blog before Christmas (well, maybe I'll do another one-) I leave you with an image of this inspirational carved frame I have in my home.  It's one that makes me stop and think- and try hard as the New Year approaches, to remember to apply these things to my life. Hope you get something out of it too.

Merry, Merry Christmas