Sunday, March 4, 2012

Wedding of the Year...1914

Yesterday was my grandfather's birthday. His 134th birthday, to be exact. I never knew either of them and have a great interest in them...what they looked like, what they liked to do, their relationships with each other and the rest of their world.

A few months ago my mother dug these up and showed them to me. I was fascinated as well as charmed by them and want to share them with you.

Here they are during the planning of the wedding, posing for the reception place-cards.

 The end result looked like this.

Created by a family friend, these were given to my grandparents after their wedding in 1914.
My favorite among these treasures is this creative collage!

This is how it looks on the back. It had been pasted in a scrapbook at one time, as you can see.

I love how the artist started with a photo of their faces, then used crepe paper and ribbon to fashion their clothes, netting  for her veil, and paper flowers for the bouquet. What a great idea!

Besides admiring the artist's creativity, this, to me, was a lovely way to honor and remember them forever.

5 comments:

Maša said...

awesome photo and collage. thanks for sharing!

momto8 said...

wow..what fantastic keepsake for you to have!!

aquariann said...

What fascinating treasures! I never knew my mom's parents, and adore looking at the few vintage photographs that still exist.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

How lovely that you now have these creations ~ they are priceless and very creative ~ what a wonderful tribute to them ~ thanks for sharing ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

WolvesAtTheDoor said...

Hey there! I have tagged you in my blog with some 'get to know you' questions but don't feel you HAVE to complete this task, only if you want to and have the time!!