Above is the first picture of the doors (they are actually two pairs of shutters) I was ecstatic that they fit in the back of my small car and drove home with care down the freeway. They were purchased at Porter Barn Wood in Phoenix for one specific purpose “the bridal reveal”. I was inspired by something on Pinterest and just knew I had to recreate it for my own wedding SO the journey of the doors began.
It’s funny to observe what a bride become passionate about (ok…OBSESSED WITH) when planning a wedding. For some it’s the dress, others it’s the guest list or the flowers, for me it was the doors. There were so many decisions to make these old doors mine; what color to paint them, what decoration to have on them, how to incorporate them into the ceremony, how to transport them, how they were going to stand up on their own…oh the list went on and on and so did we. At one point my husband asked me if I named the doors – “DUH, one is Jim and the other Morrison”. I decided on a distressed yellow color, our initials made with twigs, some rustic garland for the decoration and a hand-stamped quote by Maya Angelou poem on copper to really make them our own. “In all the world there is not hear for me like yours. In all the word there is no love for you like mine” They would stand at the beginning of the isle until it was time for the “reveal” at which point my brothers would open them up, then the violinist would start playing the song I would walk down the aisle to “Here comes the sun”. Picture perfect, right?!
Fast forward to the rehearsal dinner, naturally what I had obsessed over for months didn’t work out. “WHAT the ground by the beginning of the rock aisle is a HILL?! WHAT they keep falling over?” My wedding party and I quickly went into planning action. What we came up with worked out even better than I could have imagined.
I picked this story of the doors to showcase in a silly but truthful way what I am passionate about; making things personal for myself and using my creative business to do the same for others. I like taking something old and making it new and awesome again. I really enjoy getting creative in gift giving, event/home decoration and creating hand-stamped items does just that.