(Closed) Unity Painting

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Do you know the post? I’m not exactly sure what you mean…would these be part of the ceremony or reception?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hmm I’m not sure how that would work. I think I just read the post you were talking about tho, and I’m still unclear. My main concern would be time and getting paint on my dress no matter how careful.

We are doing a painting but it’s more of a guestbook type thing to be completed by our guests at the reception.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got the idea from here.

My dad is an artist so we are going to have him do a drawling (some sort of beach scene since we are getting married on the beach). We are then going to grid it off and each guest will paint a square, just like this couple did. However, we are limiting the colors to shades of blue, blue-greens and white/beige, which all go together and with our wedding colors (blue, ivory, silver).

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This is the idea that we’re going with for our unity ceremony. We are doing the unity painting and yes you will have to be careful with paint getting on your dress… but for me, as an artist, that’s not a big deal I guess.

Be aware that this picture is just something I did in photoshop really quick, and the design you paint together can be anything, though we’re going down the middle of the paintings in order to unite the two canvases together. You can also paint the canvases different colors or maybe colors to match your decor style or even the colors of your wedding theme.  I just used these two complimentary colors to show difference.

Hope this helps clarify.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@SandDollar: That’s pretty cool!

Post # 10
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Wannabee

Hey, my fiance and I are doing something very similar at our wedding! Our wedding colors are yellow, blue, and green, purposefully chosen because yellow and blue combined creates green. For our ceremony we are going to have a canvas set up on an eisle, and jars of yellow and blue paint. Or families are going to be represented by each of the colors (my family is represented by blue, while his is represented by yellow. We will pour the paint into trays, and place out hands in the paint. Then we will put our hand prints on either side of the canvas, symbolizing our lives before marriage, in which we were first and foremost connected to our families. Then, after dipping our hands into the paints a second time, we will join hands, thus mixing the two colors together and creating green. In the center of the canvas we will once again put our handprints, this time in the same color, and with the fingers overlapping. We plan to use a fairly large canvas, and I will probably paint an off white background prior to the wedding day. When my fiance and I have children, we will place their little handprints around ours also in green.

   I realize a lot of women would be terrified of getting paint on their dress, but I figure I’m never going to wear it again, and any possible drips of paint will only mean more opportunity to tell stories 🙂

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