God Bless Larry Lessig


We have a tentative hold on the Grand Concourse for my birthday next year, YAY!

Instead of doing practical things to get us ready to sign a contract, like confirming the date works for family and doing a final budget projection with their rates, I’m daydreaming about what this theoretical venue means for our wedding.

Now, I only took two art history classes in college, and neither of them covered the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but I think just from looking that the place has art nouveau design elements.  [People who know can look at my blurry photo and tell me if I am way off base.]

So of course I start thinking about how we could have art nouveau invitations!  Oh shit, weren’t invitations on our “bare bones” column in the budget?  We’re we basically planning on printing our names and vital information on plain cardstock and sending them in the mail?  Why did I have to go get IDEAS!?

Well then I Bing imaged searched “art nouveau” and found this beauty on DeviantArt.  And it’s under a Creative Commons license, so we could theoretically put it on our home-printed invitations.  Woo!


  1. Haha… I know exactly how you feel. Most things about our wedding is “bare bones,” so when I get inspired or have an idea it gets a little frustrating.

    Good find though on Deviant Art!

  2. ha ha I know IDEAS are the worst :)

  3. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEE it for an invitation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Carrie can help make it work I am sure!!!!!!!!!!!! It is perfect!!!!!!! I found some awesome samples of copper and aluminum metal mesh to play with when you come in. I am hoping to get other goodies for you too

  4. Ooh it’s so pretty! And having a venue is so exciting! And loving it enough to have daydreams is just about right! And I think your make-at-home idea is lovely and about 5 minutes more effort than your initial bare-bones idea. (And you got to reference Larry Lessig in the post title, so that makes your invitation design worth it alone.)

  5. Yeahhhhh venue!!!!! Maybe you can also search for black and white renderings of Tiffany stained glass window designs or something (that’s as far as my art history knowledge goes).

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