Wedding Gifts, Weddings and Love

May 17, 2010 at 5:16 AM
I would personally be very insulted if I got a wedding gift of something that didn't represent how that person sees me or my union. Kitchenware and Cuisinarts are inappropriate wedding gifts as far as I'm concerned.

I was very close with my cousin growing up, but I moved away ages ago. And I still miss her regularly. So when she said she was getting married on her 17th anniversary (they've been a done deal since they met) I decided it was important to give her something real and representative. They don't lack for anything, their lives are neatly sewn up, income, happiness, a home, and a fully stocked kitchen. They don't need material things from their relations, that's for sure.

So I painted her a painting in the theme of her wedding - which was purple, white with orchids and old fashioned.

I think it's appropriate, and I really like this one.

I finished it in Kat's house, just in time to be dry for the wedding.


  1. desi Says:

    Someone named article wrote this but included a spammy link, so here's what they said. I'm deleting their comment:
    I agree that gift giving must represent the couple's interests in life. Giving gifts like kitchenware didn't show any effort at all. Your painting is just lovely. Anything personalized is worth keeping.

  2. Kat Says:

    I love it, as you know. A great wedding gift. Kitchen stuff is only really appropriate for people just starting out in life together, mocking up their home. Anyway. I love it and I'm glad she loved it too. You're so talented.

  3. Cool!! Although a nice toaster would be cool too ;-)

  4. Annah Says:

    I was totaly going to say that Kitchenaid is an awesome gift! and do some pouting but then! I saw your beautiful painting and wow :) Amazing.

  5. WorthyQueen Says:

    I think your gift is very appropriate and beautiful, and I agree that personal gifts are best, too! However, since I'm knee-deep in my daughter's upcoming wedding, I will say that she will do well to get all the mundane and practical gifts she registers for so that she starts out her new life well stocked up.