A Whovian Wedding with Custom Etched Glassware

A Whovian Wedding with Custom Etched Glassware2018-09-09T17:48:14-05:00

Project Description

I met Jolene at Gen Con – the original, longest-running gaming convention in the world! She was a student in a class I teach there where students learn to etch 4 pint glasses. Fast forward to Spring 2017, when Jolene reached out and asked if I would help her create the perfect wedding for some serious Doctor Who fans. Jolene and Adam were getting married May 26, 2018 and the theme was Doctor Who.

If you aren’t familiar with the Doctor Who series, here’s how Wikipedia describes it:

Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television program produced by the BBC since 1963. The program depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called “the Doctor“, an extraterrestrial being, to all appearances human, from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Accompanied by a number of companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes, while working to save civilizations and help people in need.

Jolene and Adam are Whovians – fans of Doctor Who.

I was thrilled to be able to work with Jolene to help create her dream wedding. She envisioned 100’s of custom etched glass pieces and I knew etchall® etching crème would make the project do-able, easy and fun while producing an elegant result.

Here are some of the many pictures Jolene sent me. They show the process end-to-end. From selecting glassware, to weeding stencils, to applying etchall® etching crème to the finished wedding. The couple are beautiful, the setting is beautiful and the glassware is amazing.

You can learn more about the process from this blog post, DIY: Etch A Pint Glass With A Police Box (e.g. TARDIS), which includes a “how to” video.

In this post, I celebrate the happy couple and all the work they did leading up to their wedding and the special day itself.

A Whovian Wedding with Custom Etched Glassware

Watch the progression, from plain glassware to etching to the big wedding day! If you click on a photo, you will see it popup larger. You can scroll through the pictures that are popped up. You can even see them full screen! The controls are in the upper left of the popped up image.

Congrats Adam and Jolene!


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  1. Barbee September 10, 2018 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    I am blown away!!! The time and effort that went into this “production” is without words!! Kudos to all that helped. Thanks for showing what can be done with our etchall creme and lots of imagination! God Bless….Barbee….

    • Joe Rotella September 11, 2018 at 8:17 am - Reply

      etchall creme really made this wedding even more beautiful and spot on when it comes to carrying the theme throughout the event!

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