new blog post by @schulmanArt, Miriam Schulman
|Custom Bridal Bouquet Painting created from photograph|
Summer is upon us and with the season come wedding invitations. If you want to choose a unique creative gift that the bride and groom will treasure forever, think about artwork that commemorates that special day. Since common etiquette says you have a year to give a gift, you can send me a snapshot of the bride's wedding bouquet or table setting and I can turn that into a custom watercolor painting of their favorite flowers.
Of course this type of present also makes the ideal anniversary or birthday gift. In the commission featured left the "bride" was celebrating a 20th wedding anniversary and her sister-in-law is surprising her with this special gift you know she will love.
|Personalized matching card, shipped in bridal white|
For this art patron, I went the extra mile and printed a matching birthday card. I send my matted fine art prints and watercolors in white flat mailers. Since I knew this was going directly to the recipient I decided to gift wrap it in wrapping paper by One Kings Lane. Maybe you can’t judge a gift by its wrapping—but a beautifully wrapped gift certainly makes an especially fabulous first impression and adds an extra-special flair.
|Artist Editions Gift Wrap by One Kings Lane, wrapping paper designed Dr. David Stark|
Perhaps you don't want to come to the wedding empty handed. In that case you may want to send me the plain wedding invitation and I will send it back to you embellished with watercolor flowers. This wedding guest was able to tell me the bride's flower arrangements and I added the flowers as a hand painted watercolor floral border all the way around the artwork. A masterpiece that is frame-able and will make a wonderful wedding keepsake.
|Send me the plain invitation|
|embellished with watercolor flowers|
Looking for more creative wedding gift ideas?
Check out these ideas on etsy, and if you are a bride, don't forget to use the new etsy wedding registry.