Monday, April 23, 2012

Wedding Jar Vignettes
By: Lisa Kettell
Wedding Jar Vignette! 11

Wedding: a. the act of marrying or the celebration of a marriage b. (as modifier) wedding day 2. the anniversary of a marriage (in such combinations as silver wedding or diamond wedding) 3. the combination or blending of two separate elements epithalamium - A poem written to celebrate a wedding. confetti - It is the plural of Italian confetto, "small sweet," as it was originally real or imitation bon-bons thrown during a carnival or after a wedding. morganatic - A survival of an ancient Germanic marriage custom, a gift on the morning after the wedding from husband to wife called morgangeba, "morning" and "give"; it now describes a marriage between people of different social status, especially a man of superior rank and woman of inferior rank. wedding party party - a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner" best man - the principal groomsman at a wedding bride - a woman participant in her own marriage ceremony bridesmaid, maid of honor - an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding flower girl - a young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession groom, bridegroom - a man participant in his own marriage ceremony groomsman - a male attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding trainbearer - one who holds up the train of a gown or robe on a ceremonial occasionWedding Jar Vignette! 10Weddings are a special time in not just a couples lives, but their family and friends, everyone comes together to help in the celebration. If you are a bride or groom, a bridesmaid or groomsman, mother of, mother to be, friend or co-worker, someone is always looking for that one "UNIQUE" gift or favor that no one they know will think of, a special token or keepsake given at the Bridal Shower, Bachelorette Party, Rehearsal or Wedding itself.Wedding Jar Fairies!Wedding Jar Fairies!These two photos above are of the original wedding jar vignette I made for my the bride and fellow bridesmaids for the wedding I was in.

One concept I came up with were Special Occasion Memory Jars  which are also known by many who make these special tokens as: Jar Vignettes, Cloches, Time Capsules, Event Scenes, Jar Fairies, Assemblages, Jars of Life, Captured Portals, Tokens of Life. My concept differed from the iconic Captured Jar Fairy when I wanted to make the bride and fellow bridal party members a special token of my love, something special that they could cherish, so I created Wedding Jar Vignettes for the Bride and the rest of the girls in the Bridal Party over 5 years ago, I even made one for myself. After photographing these, I started getting requests for these vignettes from other friends and customers, which extended into baby showers, anniversaries and birthday parties. I created small sized jar favor vignettes, table markers and drop on your door invites, medium ones for special gifts and larger ones for table toppers and 3 to 5 foot ones for the garden, keeping within the customers specifications with colors, themes and even their own photographs.Wedding Jar Vignette! 9Wedding Jar Vignette! 5This set of Wedding Jar Vignettes is for Gemma in England, she is getting married May 5 and wanted customized jar vignettes to give to her sisters as a special gift, the result was an enchanted scene using vintage photographs merged together with photos of her sisters and herself, using shabby and chic whites, pinks, vintage silvers and pastel green excelsior for the base, pearl sticks, some hand dyed millinery, vintage silk ribbon, vintage piano paper and writing! These were so much fun to make and I'm filled with joy that they will be going to a group of wonderful girls.Wedding Jar Vignette! 8Wedding Jar Vignette! 7Wedding Jar Vignette! 6Wedding Jar Vignette! 4 When making these jar vignettes, make sure the images are good quality, double layered on sturdy backing for added support, jars are clear to see through to the front so the images and scene are visible. Add special tokens that suggest the memory at hand.Wedding Jar Vignette! 2Wedding Jar Vignette!Wedding Jar Vignette! 3The next set of images is of a Wedding Jar Fairy I did for Family CraftsGarden Wedding Glass Vignette! 3Garden Wedding Glass Vignette! 2Garden Wedding Glass Vignette!Here is the link to see the article/project: http://familycrafts.about.com/od/quartsizedjarcrafts/a/weddingjar.htm With the onset of Wedding Season I hope these jar vignettes have inspired you and get you ready for the wonderful wedding season!


Have an Enchanted Day!
xoxo
Lisa


3 comments:

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Your blog is always so full of eye candy!

Oh, I was wondering, is your shop far from Sandy Hook? We plan on going out that way sometime this summer and I'd love to stop and see your shop!

Jill

faerie enchantment said...

Hi Jill, actual I am more north west, Sandy Hook is south at the Jersey Shore. I'm 25 minutes from Milford, PA,
35 minutes from Warwick, NY, 45 minutes from NYC, 1 hour from Allentown, PA..
But if you ever take a country drive let me know!
xoxo
Lisa

faerie enchantment said...

Hi Jill, actual I am more north west, Sandy Hook is south at the Jersey Shore. I'm 25 minutes from Milford, PA,
35 minutes from Warwick, NY, 45 minutes from NYC, 1 hour from Allentown, PA..
But if you ever take a country drive let me know!
xoxo
Lisa