The Creation of a Wedding Canopy!
|Eventually I was satisfied with the three main swaths of colour. Blue to represent the sky, deep green with white swirls for the river, and a brighter green in the bottom for the foreground, to represent the land.|
|I created prints from my drawings and these became thermofax screens. The bride's favorite flower is the Iris, and her favorite colour is purple so the land in the foreground was covered in printed purple Irises.|
|A view of the top piece laid out on the dining room table|
|some views of the printed iris flowers. The grasses were painted on with a brush.|
|An image of the deer after quilting as seen from below as it is hung outside. The shadow was painted into the river.All the quilting was free motion work with various threads.|
|The bride and groom chose the phrase, the font and its size. I created a thermofax screen for each of these words which are placed amongst the irises in the foreground|
|Installation day....otherwise known as THE WEDDING DAY! We arrived very early, stepladder in hand, I wanted plenty of time to get it right.|
|But then I felt that without people holding the poles they looked a bit plain so I bought 75 feet of silk organza to drape around the poles and around the perimeter of the canopy|
|Feeling somewhat relieved that it all came together.|
|Detail of the finish of the organza in the pots, and I bought Irises to tie in with the prints on the quilt. Too, the irises are the bride's favorite and I thought that they finished off the pots in a pretty way.|
|View from the front of the sanctuary.|
Views from the nosebleed sections
Finally ! The Ceremony! Groom and his mother see the Canopy for the first time and give me the eye.
|A beaming mother.|
|The bride sees the canopy for the first time.|
|She seems quite taken with it.|
Alls well that ends well. It was a beautiful ceremony and a great party! May they have many many years of health and joy!