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The Art of Stained Glass as a Wedding Theme

Updated on March 19, 2014

Stained Glass Wedding Decorations, favors and food

Beautiful floral Stained glass window perfect for a wedding with red rose accents. Exactly the kind of piece to seek out.
Beautiful floral Stained glass window perfect for a wedding with red rose accents. Exactly the kind of piece to seek out. | Source
Wedding favor idea - stained glass cookies just use wedding designs instead of Christmas
Wedding favor idea - stained glass cookies just use wedding designs instead of Christmas | Source
Artist designed wedding invitation watercolor to represent stained glass
Artist designed wedding invitation watercolor to represent stained glass | Source
Use engagement photos with stained glass in the background from your venue and individual stained glass windows and decorations in photos throughout the book
Use engagement photos with stained glass in the background from your venue and individual stained glass windows and decorations in photos throughout the book | Source
Stained Glass Cake. Wedding Table decorations using food coloring to make it look like colored glass.
Stained Glass Cake. Wedding Table decorations using food coloring to make it look like colored glass. | Source
Stained glass windows salvaged and available $295-$400 range
Stained glass windows salvaged and available $295-$400 range | Source
My Pinterest board dedicated to Stained Glass Weddings. Serve up Stained glass foods like jello.
My Pinterest board dedicated to Stained Glass Weddings. Serve up Stained glass foods like jello. | Source
Stained Glass Biscotti serve at the reception or gift as wedding favors
Stained Glass Biscotti serve at the reception or gift as wedding favors | Source
How about serve your guests reception food on stained glass plates. DIY plates, use dollar store glass plates, stencils and paint underneath side.
How about serve your guests reception food on stained glass plates. DIY plates, use dollar store glass plates, stencils and paint underneath side. | Source
Try ScratchLite Stained Glass Paper to design your own Table numbers
Try ScratchLite Stained Glass Paper to design your own Table numbers | Source

Art Deco Wedding Theme with Stained Glass

An amazing piece of long ago history right into the heart of a wedding. Pieces are .

A Stained Glass Wedding Theme. How do you do it? This takes some stellar planning an intricately built just as your relationship. It is a wonderful piece of art and color for any weddingwedding planner would be advisable in such a specialized theme. You can certainly do it on your own. You may spend hours researching for the wedding professionals that create the art and can elaborate on the venue. Some important key words you will need in order to find what you are looking for are:

  • Stained glass
  • stained glass windows
  • art deco, art deco wedding ideas, art deco wedding decorations
  • wedding blogs stained glass
  • Stained glass church windows
  • stained glass recovery, or restoration
  • stained glass art and art studio
  • museums stained glass art
  • venues stained glass windows

Pick a few special designs that appeal to you and incorporate them into every part of the wedding you can.

Invitations can easily pick up certain designs from a stained glass. Artists can depict the design. Windowpane glass sheets and dimensional glues are part of creating the faux look on paper. Even if it is just small icon sizes or a full design on the outside of a wedding invitation.

Guest book as a large glass vase with stained glass. Have people fill out water colored paper notes and drop inside the vase that will later become home decorations. An art or journal style book with painted watercolor of church with stained glass windows or Image of the church or venue you are getting married in on the outside of the book or on a digital photo guest book. You can incorporate it into pictures throughout that book from engagement photos and individual window pictures. (link to my article on digital wedding books on 8/25 will post it here).

Make sure you add stained glass window by the guest book. It is an introduction to the theme for your guests as they join the ceremony.

Wedding Decorations. this is the important part. The search begins if you plan to include your own pieces in the wedding. You can commission an artist or start searching antique stores, estate sales. watch on the side of streets. I have an acquaintance that found a beautiful piece for free. It hangs on the back outside wall of her lake home. Wonderful accent and one heck of a find! How about little side table Tiffany lamps on reception tables. Ambiance, stained glass décor and gifts for your wedding party afterwards!

Ice sculputes are an awesome way to shine a rainbow of stained glass looking light through and adorn the main reception table.

Gifts and Wedding Favors. Always my favorites, the favors, Stained glass cookies or stained glass coaster.I added a video that has many glass wedding favor options that would compliment any part of this art deco theme. I love the idea of the stained glass cookies and biscotti as wedding favors and as finger food on the reception tables. I think an ornament even if faux designed like the invitations would be a cost effective way to DIY the favor.

Cake. painted or airbrushed on look of stained glass or pieces like mosaic built on top of the cake. White frosting tends to make the rest of the colors stand out the best. As you notice in the cake video, the design is just black and white, imagine filling in the white spaces with colored sugar glass that fully resembles stained glass. I think you have many options with the cake and I would explore experts that specialize in geometrical shapes and styles or floral if your design choice is more like the flowers in your bouquets,

Reception Food, Catering. You will need food specialists that have French backgrounds or very artistic in presentations. Not every item needs to have the look but maybe 2-5 of the desserts or side dishes can.

Flowers in complimentary colors. Some of the intense or deeper colors in the stained glass can also become apart of the bouquets. Whether it is Blue, Red, Yellow, Orange. A vibrant color choice will ensure the coordination is noticed. This is a great time for brioche bouquets too. Food coloring in the water and glass décor and vases that give the effect of stained glass and the colors in the venue.

Venue with pieces and table top décor for the reception. Church full of stained glass. This is the heart of the wedding. To get the best photography, The church or location should be near the stained glass building. Go on location to a stained glass art museum. Ensure your photographer and wedding can occupy the specific spaces for a period of time for the photographs. The reception can have an art deco feel and touches of stained glass throughout.

DIY the glass plates and your table numbers. You can design your own stained glass plates for the reception, enough of a budget? Add the glasses or wine glasses with the plates. Many are available at the dollar store, get the appropriate paints for the plates that give the faux look. You can use stencils or handcraft the designs. I added the Sketch Lite paper that you can use to create your own table numbers.

You can also purchase 8x10 sized stained glass art and add the number on the top of it. Wooden or metal house numbers work just fine. (Craft stores have tons of the wooden numbers in various styles and sizes.

Rings can incorporated the jeweled colors like saphires, rubies and emeralds. Especially when they have a 'framed" look or artistic look.

History of Stained Glass

Stained Glass Art Deco Wedding Favor Ideas

Search and Find the Stained Glass Windows

The search for antique stained glass windows.

EBay has a range from $40 to $400 on average depending on the design, size and age. Church glass is priced higher.

Search for the companies that recover the stained glass windows from churches and other buildings. There are a decent amount of them throughout the United States and other countries. I think it is a passion and art of preservation in itself. Some sell directly from their websites, others on eBay or auction sites. It is worth shopping around for the best pricing. I get the feeling you could easily negotiate the price down over the phone and in person.

Use the keyword listed above in helping to locate those windows.

Stained Glass Tiffany Museum

Stained Glass and Art Deco Wedding Rings

Art Deco ring and of the colors that match the colors in the stained glass will be perfect for the rings
Art Deco ring and of the colors that match the colors in the stained glass will be perfect for the rings | Source

Art Deco Wedding Decorations and Lighting in Reception and Ceremony

Wedding Ice Sculptures - Add color lighting and you have Live Stained Glass Art

Art Deco Wedding Cake Like Stained Glass

Stained Glass Church Austin Texas

Amazing Stained Glass Windows in Church Venue
Amazing Stained Glass Windows in Church Venue | Source

Stained Glass Wedding Venues

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This is an awesome resource for venues, churches and places with stained glass windows
This is an awesome resource for venues, churches and places with stained glass windows | Source
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City Market Downtown Kansas City Wedding Venue

I want to share our art deco style wedding venue and close to musuems for photography

The stained glass theme would be ideal for the modern look inside this building.

Explore your own city market or downtown for special glass buildings with an art deco feel. They could be a perfect venue that will allow your wedding decorations look unique.

City Market Kansas City, Missouri

An Art Deco potential wedding venue with history and nearby musuems.
An Art Deco potential wedding venue with history and nearby musuems. | Source

River Market Art Deco Wedding Venue

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River Market 140 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64105
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Shopping, vendors, food and Arabia Museum and River Market Event Place for wedding venues.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      I had a very simple wedding. I love all of your ideas with a theme running through the entire event. This is one I have never seen before. Interesting hub. The soap as a favor is so cool!

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      It was fun to make this guide. I will add a video of my own on this theme soon. Thank you. Mine was small and simple too. There are so many ideas today, it would be hard to choose.

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      What an awesome, unique idea! I never would have thought of using stained glass as wedding theme, but it works perfectly. There are so many possibilities here.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you. I think it is beautiful and will make some amazing photographs to look back on.

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      Raven King 4 years ago from Cabin Fever

      What a beautiful and inspiring hub! I like those stained glass cookies. :)

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you raven. I would like to make those cookie this fall and find out how good they taste. They look pretty in the picture.

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Wow! What a comprehensive, awesome hub filled with many resources and suggestions for creating a fabulous stained glass wedding theme.

      The videos were also great.

      I've never been to a wedding that used stained glass as its main theme but now I hope I get invited to one someday.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you, i know i would love to do this theme. I plan to create a few bridal favors based on the stained glass soon.

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Although I've been married for a while I had so much fun reading this hub. A stained glass theme looks like a fun idea and loved that everything including the food can be coordinated to match. The pictures were great too! Voted up!

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you healthylife2. i keep finding more stained glass ideas since the hub, it has me hooked too. I decided i will get a stained glass window to sit on my mantel. Perfect color for a dull wall!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      I love all your great ideas within this well written hub and it was a very interesting and enjoyable read.

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      thank you kashmir56. This is one was a lot of fun to create!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Wow, that's really amazing. could use this ideas too for the upcoming wedding :) thanks!

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Wonderful! Thank you.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      What a great idea! I am very fond of stained glass. I never thought of using it in the ways you mention, though.

      I do a Faux stain glass method that looks just like the real thing and is not expensive to do. I wrote a Hub about that.

      I enjoyed your videos, too.

      Voted this UP, etc.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you mary615. I remember reading your article. I plan to try the faux stain glass in the spring. You could incorporate it into a special event or party too.

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      Kalmiya 4 years ago from North America

      What a neat idea for using stained glass! I love stained glass though at this time just keep one or two small pieces that I hang in the kitchen window but your hub gives me ideas for using it for many other things! Thanks and voted up.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you Kalmiya. Nice to inspire people. I love stained glass too. I know I would incorporate it into my own wedding. I plan to gain a few windows of stained glass in the next few years and use them in my home as decoration. I would like a few for the outdoors as garden décor.

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