Getting ready for my Sister's Wedding....

This weekend is my little sister's wedding! I'm so excited about it (Even though I'm sick with the flu and I'll have to travel 4 hours and I'm retaining water like a sponge). But looking at her in her wedding dress, happy to join her life with the life of the man she loves will be priceless.


Of course I've been helping her with the handmade details of the party!!! She laughs at me that I want everything handmade...She says that no matter what she chooses I'm going to be there saying that it's nice but it would be better if it was handmade... but isn't handmade just better? At least for me it is! And I think I convinced because many of her thing were made by her artist sister (that would be me!).

First the invitations. I made them a custom portrait and use the image as focal point.
The main text was covered with a page from a vintage book, tied with a pretty silk ribbon (some in orange, the favorite of the groom and some in turquoise, the favorite of the bride) and from it the cards for the party are hanging.

Here's the view of the full invitation. I'm very proud of them, can you tell?
So far everybody is loving them.

But that's not all. I also made the wedding cake topper and the boxes for the rings and the coins.
I'm so dying to see everything put together!

Here's the close-up at the kokeshis. They're dressed just as they're in the painting. The only change was the groom's bow tie, it looked kind of sad in brown.
Anyway, I'll be posting more pics soon of everthing from the wedding. This have been so much fun I'm thinking I may offer custom wedding stuff later. In the meanwhile, I'm off to prepare my luggage!

Have a great weekend!



Comments

Beth Nadler said…
Love it all, especially the beautiful invitation.
I would be thrilled to receive an invite like that in the mail. Amazing job! Your sister's very lucky.
Beth Nadler said…
Beautful work. I especially love the invitation!
Your sister's very lucky!!!
Heather said…
Oh goodness! These are so amazing Danita, and what a special touch to have a sister make so many gorgeous beautiful things. The invitations are amazing! I'm thinking you could start a whole stationary line!
this is fabulous!!! love love!!!!!!!
Oh my God... look at these invitations and boxes and everything! Everything is so beautiful! Congratulations Danita... may your sister have a very happy happy wedding!
Best,
Helena
Giggles said…
How adorable, there will be so many oohs and awes at the wedding. What a great sister you are! Cant wait for the photos!

Congratulations to the happy couple, may their years ahead be full of love and joy!
Just adorable she must be thrilled. Have a fab time & enjoy.
Kylie
Nicola said…
Wow it's all so beautiful!!! So cute and I'm sure your sister will love them, those cake toppers are gorgeous. Hope you feel better and enjoy the big day :0)
Debora said…
Beautiful handmade wedding artworks, Danita! I'm so happy for your sister, too. Enjoy the wonderful occasion.
Bryanna Lenan said…
I wish you were my sister... so pretty! Love love!!!
Mirlette said…
Hermoso todo lo que haces, que lindo de tu parte hacer las invitaciones que son una obra de arte, imaginate recibir una de esas!!!

Felicidades a los novios
Mandi said…
sooooooo cute.....you are very creative and it will be well appreciated...
PaperPumpkin said…
oh, danita! it is all so incredibly wonderful and beautiful! I love what you created! I have been planning my daughter's wedding with her, and we are doing lots of homemade! (Wish you were here to paint originals!!!!)I can't wait to see wedding photos. Congratulations to your sister and family♥
Didi said…
What lovely, lovely work!!!!! Have a great time at the wedding. Don't worry, you'll be beautiful!
chinamommy said…
OH MY!!! Those invites are priceless, your sister is a very lucky girl!!! The cake topper? the ring boxes? Too amazing for words!! I love your art sooooo much!!
Hope you feel better and party your socks off!
~cm
jacqueline said…
I love all that you have done! They are soo gorgeous!! You are such a wonderful sister! I love every deatils in all your creations. :) Have alovely merry happy day and love to you!
samos said…
Everything looks amazing! I am sure the wedding is going to be fabulous. Hope you get to feeling better and have a great time!
~samos
LaLa said…
You have done an awesomely, amazingly, fantabulous job on everything for your sister's wedding! What a lucky bride she is!
Lydia said…
Love your wedding items for your sister!

We just celebrated my niece's wedding on saturday. I made the invitations, cake topper on box cake for cards, decorations for the wedding, and magnetized & personalized magnetic paper dolls, and personalized wedding topper ornament. When it's in your blood, it's what you do!

Just fabulous! Your sister is so lucky.:)
art.soul said…
amazing. everything is adorable
Ana Camamiel said…
I completely LOVE what you made for your sister´s wedding. She is going to love everything so much! It´s easy to see all the love you put in it!
Diane Duda said…
OMG! You've really outdone yourself this time, girl.
Your sister must be thrilled. Only wish you were feeling better for the event. :(
Maybe all of the compliments you're going to get will cure you. :)
Congratulations to the happy couple!
xo
Di
danita! these are spectacular! i agree, handmade is Better! i made my wedding invitations (even the paper for them) some 13 years ago. so handmade is lucky, too. :0) congratulations to your sister.
Rena said…
I'm thinkin' your sister is like the luckiest person in the world to have YOU for a sister. AMAZING, the invitations are AMAZING Danita!! You are such an inspiration my dear, really. You made my heart smile soooo big!!

I hope you are feeling better!!
Take care

xoxo Rena
Fair Rosamund said…
I love love love the invitations and cake toppers!! You are giving me wonderful ideas for my own wedding someday :) I hope you start feeling better soon and that you have a wonderful time! :) ~Lauren
jasperandblue said…
have a wonderful time , I love the "handmade things"
especially the wedding toppers, so sweet.
rita maria said…
i could have used you for my wedding! your sister is so lucky!
EWian said…
Jepp, everything is best home made, grate play with the wedding theme! So sweet.

EWian
eva diva said…
I am fainting from the gorgeousness of it all. Your sister is so lucky to have you beautify her wedding with so many handmade arts and crafts!simply simply simply too heartfelt and beautiful, I am sending happy thoughts to the couple and everyone attending the wedding!
What a nice wedding gift! The inviations and cake topper are amazing...very unique and I am sure they were the hit of the wedding...aside from the bride and groom of course...hope you are feeling better :)
Cara Carmina said…
really beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! que hermoso todo Danita !!!!! :) disfruta mucho la boda y felicidades a los novios!!!!
The invitation rocks - It almost makes me want to get married :) Your are a splendid wonderful sister. Lovely lovelies!
Deryn Mentock said…
Danita, they will surely treasure these things years from now. Beautiful work and beautiful mementos!
Serena said…
Oh so gorgeous!!! I love everything you did for your sisters wedding :)

I think I need a custom piece for me!
I LOVE love LoVe your work. Will buy everything one day! Do you know about http://juliettecrane.blogspot.com/
it seems you two have a similar sensibility.
Anonymous said…
Oh my word you did a fabulous job!!!Your sister must be sooo proud of you. Elma
Susan said…
hey Danita, love your art!! A question - how did you get that beautiful photo to look like a polaroid? Or is it taken with a polaroid camera? Cheers, Susan x
rachel awes said…
how sweet are all your creations
for your sister's wedding.
way to dance around her
with only the kind of love
YOU can give! xo
I think you might have out done yourself girl... These are beautiful! Your sister is a lucky gal! Great work! xoxo - Kim
Danita said…
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! All your comments really lift up my spirit! Everything was beautiful at the wedding but I still haven't had a chance to get the pics uploaded...
Susan, the pic was taken with my iphone using hipstamatic :)
Mimma said…
OMG, Danita, you are so inspiring!
Your sister must be happy to have you :) I love all you made for her!!
Susan Simonini said…
Hi Danita, thanks for your reply, I knew I needed an excuse to join the modern world and buy an i-phone!! Cant wait to see your halloween stuff :)

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