Good Morning Everyone!! Today we are so excited to feature the totally fun and sweet Oscar nominated movie from 2002: My Big Fat Greek Wedding!!!! This movie was the sleeper hit of the year and it was nominated for best original screenplay. This love story is all about family, love, culture and coming into your own. If you have never seen this movie, or want to see it again - it is in segments on Youtube - just watch it here! We thought it would be fun this week to have the challenge requirement be to make a wedding card inspired by the movie!!
Brooke's Card inspired my the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
You all have to relate to this movie in some way or another.. Wether you felt like some day my prince WILL come(When I am not expecting him especially when I am dresses like a totally nerd.....) or.. You have a family that takes over completely, Or you have totally different backgrounds an you find a commend ground and totally fall madly in LOVE and live happily ever after... I think I am totally the nerd that got the cool guy... If you ask my sweet heart he would say the opposite...
I LOVE that they find common ground and learn to work through their differences and fight for what they want separately and together.. Through it all two family come together and support them both.. What a wonderful witty Romantic movie... I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did..
Sankari's Card inspired my the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
I absolutely LOVED this movie from the very first moment that I saw it!!! You could replace the word "Indian" with "Greek" and it would fit perfectly! I related to so many things in this movie - like her desire to want to fit in when she was younger (I remember my mom packed me curry sandwiches to school - when everyone around me had PBnJ sandwiches but the real fun started when my DH and I got married - it was definitely a "cultural experience" for his family to meet my loud, huge family :) I love each character in this movie, from the way the mother and father interact with each other, to her aunt, to all the cousins, to the main characters as they fell in love with each other. I love how they would celebrate the moment in the movie with the greek word: "Opa!" which can be understood as an exclamation of joy!
So for my card today, I created a little wedding card with the colors from the Greek flag - with two lovebirds and the sentiment Opa! on the side:
It was so much fun to watch this movie as I made this card! Made me want to call my whole family and tell them how much I LOVE them!!!
Samara's Card inspired my the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
This week we are happy to have Samara Navi of as our Guest Designer. Samara's got the Audrey Award for her magical Hocus Pocus card from Challenge #55 captured the three sisters of that movie so well, and we are so happy to welcome her today as our Guest Designer with this awesome card!!!
I couldn’t have been happier when I was told MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING was the choice of the movie for today! I am SO excited. This is really a dream come true for me. It is my very first time designing for a blog. I am SO happy it is for CINEMA SATURDAY’S CREATIVE CHALLENGE!!! I love this blog...and I’m not sucking up…honest!!! So, on with the card and where I found my inspiration. Truly, I had about 5 cards in mind to make, but could not resist focusing on “the zit” and when I thought of the zit, I automatically thought of Gus and his “windex for everything!!” From there, it came together in the custom of their Greek Wedding Theme. I have my bride, Toula, both “remembering when” through the generations dancing together lavishly and ceremoniously. And of course the necessary “glitz.” I couldn’t avoid highlighting bride’s total and complete “omg-ness!” that was present throughout all the wedding planning (and wedding!)
I hope you enjoy my card. I had a blast creating it (and a pack of nerves designing for the first time, I must confess!) And I hope you have bunches of fun creating your own CINEMA SATURDAY creation!!! Shalom.
What a great take on the movie Samara!!! And how perfect and awesome is it that you added the Windex to your card! That ROCKS!!! Thank you so much for joining us this week as our guest designer!!! For more details check out Samara's wonderful blog!
Who is going to be our guest designer next week??! It was seriously difficult to pick just one of your inspiring cards from Legally Blonde!!! You all are our inspirations!!! One card that caught our attention was Maureen's beautiful Blossom card - the sentiment just perfectly captures the blossoming of Reese's character as she comes into her own and goes after her dream!!! Maureen, we hope you love your Audrey and that you will join us next week as our guest designer!!!
A HUGE Thank you so much to everyone for playing along!!! Hope that you had a great time playing along and we hope you play along with us this week!!!