Monday, 18 November 2013

Wedding wows in a garden!

This project is a creative thing led to another and as i finished this project, I was soo happy that it turned out to be much better then i visualised it to be!
By now those who are following my blog would know that I love to alter things around at home or I am more that happy to upcycle some scrap lying around....
Well, this project is no exception! I had in my mind that this week i wanted to alter a bottle and the current garden theme at BGC...set me thinking! I love sipping my morning cuppa in my garden and there is no derth of plants in my house as GREEN is my fav color!!!
Then.. came the Lulupu challenge of having a picture as focus, and this gave me anotther idea...
And finally,the Itsy Bitsy picture inspiration kind of nailed the picture for me! I was so clear i wanted a wedding pic to be the focus!
And so was born this "wedding wows in a garden".....
I don't know how many of you have attended a typical south indian Tamil Brahmin wedding...we have a ceremony called "Oonjal" (swing). The bride and bridegroom sit on a swing which is very elaborately decorated with flowers and the grandeur of the wedding ceremony makes it a very memorable event .
I have taken the photos of that ceremony as the focal point and worked around that theme. This ceremony literally gives the feeling of sitting in Brindavan(garden) as the rituals take place.
So go ahead and feast your eyes with a picture heavy post...Hope you all like it. I enjoyed every bit of it as I was reliving the moments of my wedding day....
I plan to give this to my parents for their coming wedding anniversary.
Would love to hear your comments on this...
Thanks for stopping by.
Unti then...
Happy crafting and recycling.

One side of the altered bottle with the"oonjal" picture of my parents way back in 1971!

The other side with my "oonjal" pic...1995!

The side of the bottle with foliage,suspended butterflies,heat embossed in gold, the deep edge punched border with the sentiment!

The other side of the bottle with yet another perfect sentiment and the butterflies hovering around!

What a lovely pic of my parents..hope I've donee justice to this with silver embossed frame and have used broken china nd peeled paint for distressing. The handmade pearl button has a key charm hanging and the blooms are hand made too!I have used the Martha Stewart lace punch to decorate the neck of the bottle like a necklace with the handmade button as the pendant!

Ahhh that day...still so fresh,the fragrance of flowers all around! This pic from my wedding album is my favourite for the colorful backdrop it has...tried to re create that with some deep pink handmade blooms, gold embossed frame,distressed with worh lipstick and fired brick.The peral button here has a heart charm dangling! The bling around the pic frame just adds to the grandeur!

Hope you all enjoyed the wedding tour!


  1. lovely project..

  2. Marvelous Project Rupa !I have never attended Tamil wedding but I have seen Onjal Seva performed in Tirupati Tirula Devasthanam and your upcycled bottle reminded me of that.The seva is performed in a room full of mirrors ...n you have used glass bottle! I loved the garden touch too...All the best !

  3. Rupa, this is such gorgeous project full of beautiful memories, really love all the elements in it...........the pearl pendent, the handmade blooms !!

  4. Rupa...Just love the way it turned out ! Great detailing and elegant colour selection...for me you nailed the theme !

    Thanks for playing with us @ BGT
    Bipasha(BGC DT)

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  6. This project is jus amazing…. I am sure this ll be a great gift for your parents….

    Thanks for joining us in Lulupu Challenge #21



  7. Lovely work there !!!! Good to have u at Lulupu challenge #21

  8. Thats so superb ! :)
    Thanks for playing with us at BGC#43
    Hugs !