Wednesday, May 9, 2012

WEDDING GIFTS?



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Pictured here is St. Elizabeth's of Hungary Catholic Church in Denver, Colorado. I recently completed this painting for a client who wanted to commemorate her wedding here. I thought that was a beautiful idea! A painting of a church or other venue would make a wonderful wedding or anniversary gift that would really stand out and be cherished for many years. Please contact me here for more info. 

39 comments:

Beach Vintage said...

Under a 100 yr old fig tree in Whepstead Gardens. I will never forget it. Great post.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Beautiful work, Anne! We were married in Seattle.

Tamstyles said...

at my grand parents church...9 months pregnant....can you say big bride.

Sarah { abeachcottage } said...

a tiny thatched barn deep in Kent countryside

thanks for prompting the memories

Simply Mel said...

I love this idea! Beautiful!

We eloped to the San Francisco City Hall!

Chemin des Muguets said...

The setting for our wedding was an old stone chapel (Garrett Chapel) high on a bluff overlooking Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes of Upstate New York.

Marjorie

pve design said...

I was married in one of my favorite churches, "Holy Spirit" the one in my home-town, it is formidable, elegant, regal and still standing strong. What a wonderful gift and memory to cherish.
As always, wonderful Anne!
pve

ness lockyer said...

It is gorgeous Anne!
We said our vows in a sunken, secret stone garden that was on a 2 acre estate which once belonged to Lady Packer. She used to bring her lovers there...it is a stunning place.
Ness xx

mes petit choux said...

That is gorgeous and such a great idea. Someone gave us a sketch of the Chapel (at University of Richmond) as a gift and it is displayed in our hallway and such a great conversation peice. Your work is awesome!

Jo said...

What a sweet idea! I was married in the church I grew up in in East Lansing Michigan and our reception was at the MSU ballroom. It was the perfect day.

Jo

Chichi and Luxe said...

simply stunning. what a lovely idea and it would make a beautiful family heirloom! you are so talented!

x

Christy said...

Anne, that is a gorgeous painting! I was lucky enough to get married in an honest to goodness castle, in Wales. I love this idea of you painting it...I'm saving up my pennies!!

Renae said...

We said our vows in Solomons Island, MD, on the Potomac River.
Lovely painting you did...
xo

Joyce said...

BEAUTIFUL Anne! I love old churches. We were married in an old catholic church in Arlington Hts, IL

Have a golden day! xoxo

Style Redux 2 said...

Holy Trinity in Georgetown in Washington, DC. Founded in 1794-oldest continuously operating church in DC. Not the year I was married.

honey living said...

we were married just outside of woodstock, new york. it was beautifully rustic and elegant in the early fall.

check out my post about it:
http://honeyliving.blogspot.com/2009/03/affair-to-remember.html

MBM said...

Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Oh, how I would love one of your paintings of one of the buildings there. Wow, I never thought of that before! Ooh!!

vicki archer said...

That is such a lovely idea Anne...xv

MrsLittleJeans said...

Dear Anne,

What a beautiful picture! We got married in a private ceremony in front of the Sydney Baha'i temple (http://hubpages.com/hub/the-bahai-temple). It is a beautiful site just minutes away from the ocean. This is a lovely idea!
xoxo

Ideezine said...

This is sweet! We were married in a Garden Park in Santa Barbara CA.
God, nature, sunshine and lots of family present in the month of May some years ago. Great fun and he's still the one!


Bette

Arabella said...

The compass overlooking the ocean in Dana Point, California, conveniently located across the street from my parents' house for the reception.

Torch Lake Prep said...

What a beautiful picture. I was married at Kirk in the Hills in Bloomfield Hills, MI almost 16 yrs ago!

Averill said...

What a lovely idea! Dave and I are celebrating our 3rd anniversary on Wednesday actually. We were married at The Richmond House, an old Southern plantation-style home in Richmond, TX (about 30mi. outside Houston).

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

A beautiful painting of the chapel! Actually, today is my 18th anniversary! We were married at a quaint little English style chapel on beautiful grounds not far from our hometown in Southern California. The chapel was too small unfortunately to fit everyone(who would have thought that almost every invite would show at the wedding service?) So, many stood outside just waiting and listening! What a true blessing!

Thank you for the beautiful post and giving me more to remember on my anniversary!

XX
Michelle
Zuniga Interiors

jennydraws said...

How cute. I was married at Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. The old hotel was in one of my favorite movies, "Some Like It Hot".

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

Vegas, baby! I guess that's why no one has gifted us with a beautiful rendering of the Little White Wedding Chapel... doesn't sound quite as sacred as St Elizabeth's of Hungary now does it! (but hey, if it's good enough for Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward AND Britney Spears, it's good enough for me!!)
Beautiful painting... and a lovely gift idea.

Sanity Fair said...

This is beautiful Anne!! Not only a great idea, but executed so well. I can't think of a more charming wedding or anniversary gift - imagine the couple opening this after their wedding!

Gerri Ward said...

I'm so in AWE of this BEAUTIFUL painting!!! As for my Wedding, well I'm still HOPING,WISHING and PRAYING that I'll have one after I meet the LOVE of MY LIFE!!!!:)

Lisa said...

The church my great-grandparents help build in a very small town in Iowa. It's what my dad calls a "jewel-box" of a church and he's absolutely right. At 4pm on a Saturday night in December is WAS a jewel box. Ah, what wonderful memories.

Lara Harris said...

I was proposed to under the Harbour Bridge in Sydney, then married 1st at Paradise Palms in Cairns, Australia and then again at Fox Hills in Plymouth, Michigan...we also had a 3rd reception in Sydney!:) I think this is a great idea Anne!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

This would be lovely. It could even be the place where the first date occurred (a cute restaurant window), where the proposal took place....so many firsts and important dates.

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

cool anne! i made drew the church where friends of mine got married & gave it to them for christmas. they love it so much! of course yours is way cooler :)

Salt Life said...

love this! We were married in the midst of an evacuation and hurricane under palms overlooking the atlantic in Islamorada, but that's the stormiest our marriage has ever been:)

KatieLady said...

As shocked as I am, my husband and I were married at that exact church three years ago on September 2nd! It is a gorgeous church and very worth preserving its image. You're work is amazing and really captures the essence of St. E's.

First House on the Right said...

Such a lovely idea, popping over to contact you re a painting of our little church :) Nicolex

Lila said...

It's beautiful. I would love to have a painting of where I was married!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

designchic said...

What a beautiful idea...you've got me thinking!!

::levina:: said...

gorgeous work Anne...such a great idea. will have to keep this in mind for future reference :).

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

It's beautiful Anne, I love it!

xo Mary Jo

 
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