Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Mad Tea Party! - My Wonderland Wedding

Off With Their Heads I Say, Off with their heads!! - in the Spirit of today's Mad Tea Party!!

Here is a few heads that I've sculpted in the wee hour of midnight the night before the tea party (maybe I should have slept instead!).  Except for the white one - that belongs to yesterday's post I just got in the spirit and took her head off her body.

If you have a few moments please visit my sister's newly created blog and consider following her - she creates the most marvelous things! She doesn't have much posted yet but she will be posting alot of her artwork up there in the following days, paintings, sculptures, furniture refinishing, and oodles of plush toys!

Rinni's Playground - Misadventures in Art and Life

Now for my tribute - since today is the Mad Tea Party Blogging Party - I thought it fitting to share pictures of the crafts that my sister, I, my husband Brandon, Gosia and Justin made for my wedding that just took place last month on May 7th.

So sorry you're late!...for what was our very memorable date!



...Be Drawn through the looking glass...to a wedding wonderland of glee...


Do come find your key....hung with hat pins by me.



 To the much awaited day....I'll squeeze through the door...


To such eat me and drink me galore!


We'll follow a mischievous kitty - made by my beloved sister Rinni...



To meet my Madd Hatter...


To the sounds of croquet balls ... click, clack and clatter?


With many a mushroom plumped and stuffed along the way....





We can enjoy our tea all through out the day.






While the caterpillar huffs and puffs...


We can rest and relax a while ....

Before we are sent off in style!



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Thank you for visiting! - and sharing in my special day - I'm still reeling from the magic of it.  I hope you enjoyed the shots of all the things my family and I created for our wedding.

2 Hats made by cousin Justin
2 Pillows by Gosia
a ZILLION! Mushrooms mostly by Richelle with assemblage assistance from me
Hat pins by Tabitha
Kitty by Richelle
booklets by Angie and Tabitha
Cake topper by Lisa Snelling
Caterpillar by Brandon, Grandpa, Justin, Richelle & Nick, Gosia
All Calligraphy items by Richelle
Name Seating board by Richelle and Brandon
Flowers by Jackie's Flowers in Elk Grove, CA

I hope you'll decide to follow and come back again!..

Those who leave a comment will be put into a drawing for one of the hand made plush mushrooms made by my sister and I!  I hope you decide to follow as well!  The Drawing will be held and announced on July 1st!

BONUS - if you decide to follow me and win - then I'll throw in extra goodies!
now now - I know this blog is bare now - but it will be rife with treasure in the near future!!

Beware the jabberwock....


You can jump back to the main party by clicking below.  But for now enjoy your stay! - and thanks for visiting my newly created blog!
http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011.html

76 comments:

Six One and Then Some said...

Thankyou for sharing your beautiful day - looks like you had a lot of fun!

lillycottage said...

Oh so divine! what a beautiful wedding and stunning stunning photos...magical indeed...congratulations and thank you for letting me visit.
Kiss Noises Linda Lilly Cottage

Alicia said...

Oh you are both so pretty, congratulations!!
I wish you all the best! :)

rachelsmith133 said...

Oh wow your Wonderland inspired wedding just looks fantastic. I'm not surprised your still reeling from the magic.

Thank you for commenting on my tea party as well.

The Weekend Artist said...

Thanks for sharing your wedding day it was very beautiful! Congratulations! Thanks for the visit as well hope you enjoyed ur tea =)

rachelsmith133 said...

Oh and I've just started to follow your blog. I'm looking forward to seeing your crafty projects.

Pixie said...

Very pretty, thanks for inviting me along.

http://pixiepages.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-tasting-extravaganza.html

NatashaMay said...

What a fantastic tea wedding. :) And you caught yourself a Mad Hatter. Lucky you! :))

KathrynAntyr said...

How gorgeous - every bit of it. I'm so happy for you.

I too have a party and gifts for all who visit. I do hope you can make it by!

Follow this link: http://collagediva.typepad.com/collagediva/2011/06/tea-party.html

Sweet day to you!

Joyce van der Lely said...

Thanks for having me at your party,
you made an exceptionally wonderful post !
gorgeous photos !!!
please come and visit my Tea Party too :-)
♥ Joyce
http://jetdtsetters.blogspot.com

apinkdreamer said...

what a wonderful party! thanks for inviting me!!!

http://apinkdreamer.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-summer-party-in-pumpkinland.html
❀◕ ‿ ◕❀

congratulations!!!!

dogsmom said...

Congratulations and thank you for taking time out of your honeymoon to share with us. That has to be one of the best, most fun weddings I have seen and I know people are still talking.

I enjoy dabbling with polymer clay myself.

Tricia said...

What a beautiful wedding and party!!! Speaking as a wedding designer I LOVE what you did! It is so important to make it about the both of you!!! Congratulations!
Thank you so much for visiting my party and for your very kind donation, the kitties, my husband (the shoot was with my girlfriend it is actually my husband and I that take care of the kitties) and I truly appreciate it! You are lovely,
Blessings,
Tricia
triciafountaine.blogspot.com/

Aurelia said...

Great pictures - you have a beautiful wedding dress and look like you both had a great day :)

I really want to eat that little eat me cake!

I'm also taking part in the Mad Tea Party blog hop and hope that you'll visit my party to have some fun there too :)

http://modernwomans.blogspot.com/2011/06/welcome-to-my-english-tea-party.html

MJ Ornaments said...

My goodness, what a wedding! Thanks for stopping by my party too! Take care, Martha
http://mjornaments.blogspot.com/

Rinni's Playground said...

I don't think I can make another mushroom for a long while yet!

Terri said...

Congratulations on your recent nuptials! Your day was filled with whimsy and beauty. Your gown was fabulous! Thank you for sharing your very special magical day with us.
Hugs,
Terri
http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party.html

Kelly said...

Wow! What an amazingly creative and fun wedding theme! Visually stunning! I love the way that those that you love all pitched in to help make the day magical. Congratulations and thanks so much for inviting us along on your journey!

Marina said...

Aww Tabitha! Can I win your dress?? No? OK... I love the mushrooms too!
What a beautiful wedding you had and what a beautiful couple you two are!
xo

Heathen said...

I just LOVE that you had a Wonderland Wedding...what a brilliant idea! The photos and decorations are perfect!

Thank you for inviting me and for visiting my party as well.

Pabkins said...

Thank you everyone! These pictures didn't even contain all the things that went into that day. And I could never express enough how much everyone who helped make it possible mean to me!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I have enjoyed your party very much!
Happy UnBirthday to You !
Blessings,
~Myrna
http://daylily777-myenchantedhome.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party.html
PS Your Wedding Pics are fantastic!Congratulations,I wish the best for your future together!

Que Bella said...

Wow... what a wonderfully, mad wedding you had! How original, too. Thanks for sharing, Michelle

Kathy said...

OK. I think you should win this. I know there's no official "winner" but seriously - this was your wedding! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Wonderfuly, Mrs. Missus. Just fabulous. I read it twice.

Cheers,
Kathy

Scrap Vamp said...

What a wonderful wedding! Everything was beautiful! That Hatter Cake was fabulous! I had an amazing time and thank you for inviting me. I hope you'll stop by my tea party!

http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011.html

Sylvia Smiser said...

What a gorgeous bride you are and such a wonderful theme for a wedding. Congratulations!
Thank you for having me over.
I do hope you will also visit me
http://www.anaboocreations.blogspot.com
Sylvia : )

Papillon Bleu said...

Good Lord!! Did you have an Alice in Wonderland wedding??? This is absolutely..Pure GENIOUS!!!!
What more can I say? Of cours those photos are absolutely stunning!!!

I love the one with the kiss and the groom has a hand in his pocket. You are gorgeous and he looks super cool.
What a wonderful couple!

:))))

Jen said...

I love your color scheme for this party. The blue is almost a peacock blue which is one of my favorite colors! Beautiful party!

Samantha said...

I can not even describe to you how I amazing I think your wedding is. I may have to incorporate a few ideas into my own wedding (if I ever find a man, that is XD)
And what lovely, lovely mushrooms. Definitely would love to have one of those. And I'm now following!

Cameron said...

Oh my gosh! That was the maddest, most fun and most creative wedding I think I have ever had the pleasute e*attend!!! Gorgeous!

What a living dream you made there....I'm wishing you a lifetime just like it :D

I'm following you now....I just gotta see what else you've got up your sleeves!

Thanks for having me :D

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a gorgeous party! Thank you so much for inviting us. LOVE the soft mushrooms. Would love to win! Have a magical weekend! Twyla

Alisa said...

Oh my word, what a FUN wedding!! Congrats and thanks for having me today!

Resin Angels said...

Oh wow!! Now that is my idea of a dream wedding! Congratulations :D

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I will be sure to follow your wonderful blog adventures as well *hugs*

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congratulations!!! And thank you for sharing your joy through the Mad Tea Party fun!!! I'm happy to follow you, as I will be most excited to see all the fab creative goodies you have up your sleeve! Enjoy the parties!

Fair Rosamund said...

Wow what a magical and beautiful wedding you had, and congratulations to you two! Thank you for letting me take a peak into the magic! :) ~Lauren

Ann - making fun family memories with childrens tea sets said...

What wonderfully creative wedding pictures! Thank you for stopping by and for such a delightful Mad Tea Party 2011. :)

Lisa said...

thank you for such a gorgeous tea party!!!!! i feel spoiled! really beautiful! thank you for having me
lisa

Micupoftea~ said...

Congrats! Lovely photos, special day! I really like the mushrooms and kitty! Thanks for coming to my garden tea party~ I'm a follower now. I enjoyed my visit.
shawn

Shell said...

Congratulations on your wedding. Thank you for sharing such a special day for the Tea Party.

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

Wow! I have never before seen such a wonderfully mad wedding. Everything is gorgeous!

Susan said...

I am SUCH a new follower!!...How very unique to have a themed wedding, and one so well done! CONGRATULATIONS! I think you will have many years filled with wonder and fun, being that you have a supportive family and friends, and a hubby that is equally into the wondrous and magical things in life! May love and light always shine upon your path.
Please visit my party...the pictures of are a couple married almost 26 years, a second marriage for both of us. You'll also see the grand dog, and one of the kitties (the grand kitty...I have 3 grown children, with a newly empty nest, it is tough on me. I hope you have a few babes in your nest when the time is right!
anyway...off to see your sister's blog.

Many blessings upon you,
Susan

http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2011/06/fanciful-twists-mad-tea-party-2011.html

Bill said...

You obviously give your sister too much credit and yourself not enough. Your post and the pictures were so marvelous that only a true artist of the finest caliber could ever create such a thing. The cake topper was just divine! Well, maybe divine isn't the appropriate word, but whatever it was, it was! Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us. You obviously married a wonderful guy, someone who would join in such fun festivities! Congratulations!

Sylvia Smiser said...

Thank you for visiting me! I guess you found me even though I left an incorrect blog address. I wanted to come back and correct it in case you need to get a hold of me in the future (I Hope).
http://www.anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com
sylvia@anaboocreations.com

Cassie said...

What a fantastic day! Thanks so much for sharing!

Deborah said...

I am so happy I came to visit you! I was so tired from all the tea parties but something told me to visit just one more. I can't believe you had an Alice In Wonderland themed wedding...how awesome is that!

I will gladly become a follower and put you on my list of Blogs I Love! Please add my name for your giveaway....oh and if you get a minute please visit my tea party!

http://carterdealejos.blogspot.com/2011/06/its-tea-time.html

samsstuff said...

What a lovely wedding! Thank you so much, for stopping by my party & inviting me to your special wedding/tea party! I enjoyed my stay :)

http://samsstuff-samsstuff.blogspot.com/2011/06/tea-party.html

Sarah said...

Your wedding looks like an amazing day. All of the wonderland themed things are wonderful and I love the blue colour theme running throughout. Beautiful! And congratulations!

spiceblogger said...

Congratulations on your recent wedding! I visited your sister's blog also--looks like creativity and talent run in your family. ;)

Thank you for the look thru the looking glass.....

lightninginastarrysky said...

Such a lovely post!! Beautiful wedding photos- definately a day to remember!

Sorry you missed my wonderland party- think the fairies took it... but it's back, so we can party now for longer!!
Here's the link http://lightninginastarrysky.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/wonderland-2011/
please come on over!

Danni said...

Wow, your wedding was gorgeous! So much thought and detail, that I'm sure it was a day of pure delight. Thank you so much for sharing your photos and crafts, and congratulations a wee bit late!

AlphaBetsy said...

Wow...as a woman who is currently planning my wedding yours was beautiful and inspirational. Congratulations!! And thank you for inviting me to come by.

<3

Betsy

Natasha said...

What a lovely day, it looked so special. Thankyou for sharing and congratulations to you both!

Painting Apples said...

Congratulations!! I enjoyed feeling your beautiful wedding day! Such a beautiful and inspiring day for you both, as it should be! Well done! May you have many more lovely adventures together!

xoxo
Gigi

Karin said...

Fantastic!!

vvb32 reads said...

beautiful! thanks for sharing your special day in this way. and where's the jabberwock you say?

robinsbluenest said...

So sorry I am late
For this important date.
I'm still making my way down the list.

With too little time
I'm leaving this rhyme
For I'm adamant about wanting to persist.

All this running about
Has left me dry in the mouth.
Might I have a cup of tea?

You and your Mad Hatter
and your wedding decor
are such a pleasure to see

Oh my, the time
It goes so fast
I must be on my way

But fear not friend
I shall return
Please……Have a beautiful day.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oooh, what a romantic tea this was! Everything is so beautiful and I love your gown!

barefoot muse said...

Delightfully intoxicating. Best wishes!!!
xo Gloria aka barefootmuse

rhinestonearmadillo said...

Oh, wow! What amazing wedding photos. You guys look gorgeous.

The big caterpillar with the hookah is very fun. My husband and I are huge croquet fans, so your croquet photos were my favorite.
Neat! I'll be back.

Deanna said...

Your wedding is absolutely enchanting! You are so blessed to have such talented family and friends to help make your special day so perfect! Thank you for inviting me to see!!

Hugs,
Deanna
http://www.scrappilyeverafter-cheriese.blogspot.com/

Karla of Dreamaginarius said...

How original wedding!! Loved everything. You both looked gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing!

I definitely want in for one of those shroomies!

xo,
Karla
www.dreamaginarius.com

Jennifer said...

So gorgeous! I am so in love with that turquoise mad hatter hat....everything was awesome !!!!!!

Linda said...

I had an absolutly woundrus time at your party. The other guests were amazingly friendly. I am sure that you had alovely time planning everything. Thank you for sharing this great day. Please visit me at:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

Evelyn Santiago said...

Oh Tabitha, I didn't know that you had a blog. I'm so happy to be following you now. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures of your most special day!!!!! Everything looked so beautiful and your wedding dress is gorgeous. Congratulations on your wedding. Thank you for visiting my tea party and for having me here.
Wishing you a beautiful day!
Evelyn

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

OH MY GOOOODNESSS!!!!!!!!!!! I am speechless. Your wedding is a dream!! How amazing! Every last detail!! Enchanting, and what memories!!!

Love, A Fanciful Twist

faeriebootsandfoiegras said...

Dreamy! What a creative wedding idea-----------SO much fun! Congratulations : )
~Kim
Bonne Nuit Designs
http://faeriebootsandfoiegras.wordpress.com

Bourbonnatrix said...

what a gorgeous wedding! and beautiful bride! congrats :)

La Dinette said...

Wow, you do look like a princess, such beautiful photos you got here. I love the giant key, and the picture with you and the door!

Thank you for sharing it with us!

Eloïse from France

Milady Leela said...

Absolutely a wonderful wedding theme...So magical indeed.....I love it!!!!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

What fun! I so enjoyed all your pictures and loved all the pictures. It was so nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my blog, too.

A Magical Whimsy said...

Oh! My! Gosh!
What an amazing wedding you had! Loved, loved, loved all the whimsically wonderland photos.
You are a girl after my own heart...I have always loved wonderland! Yay!
Congratulations! And I will also go to your sister's blog. My sister has a blog too, actually, two of them. one is: 'Rebecca's Rainbow Kisses', and the other is '4 Golden Eggs' for her triplets, who are six and a half, and her nine year old son where she tell of the life and going's on of their children.
Oh, here is my email address too:
tscat@sbcglobal.net
from Teresa in California

Mad Madame Mel said...

wow, what a fabulously fab mad party wedding :)

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This was divine!!! Thanks! Blessings.

N said...

Very beautiful and congratulations to you and your lucky groom! The crafts are a nice, personalized touch - the mushrooms are adorable!

Birgit said...

Oh my gosh -- that is a truly magical post! I can't believe how much work you put into this party -- amazing.

Greetings from Germany,
Birgit

Dreamspirations Gallery said...

I hopped on here to thank you for your comment on my dolly and I found an absolutely splendiferous, magical wedding!
Love it!!!

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