Wedding + Calligraphy, goes together like love and marriage, goes together like a "horse and carriage"! I guess if you're in an older generation you'll understand that metaphor. Otherwise you'll probably think I'm nuts!
Vows are promises that are made during your marriage ceremony. They come from your heart and need to be renewed on a daily basis for a good marriage. Writing marriage vows in calligraphy is a wonderful way to have them displayed so you can remember your promises and live up to them! That makes for a happy and long marriage.
Marriage vows are my most popular request. I have many examples below, so make sure you keep scrolling down the page to get inspiration for having your wedding vows written in calligraphy and framed on some amazing surfaces!
When you think about calligraphy, your mind goes to weddings. When I tell people I am a calligrapher, they assume my calligraphy services are about addressing wedding envelopes. But I rarely do addressing envelopes. Just contact me with any ideas or questions and make sure to leave enough time for your wedding calligraphy gift to arrive by your special date.
Here are some of the other ways for calligraphy to celebrate marriages.
- Marriage Certificates - Ketubah - Quaker Marriage Certificate for Signing
- First Anniversary Gifts - Traditional Gift is Paper
- Wedding Gifts
- Marriage Vows
- Marriage Proposals
- First Dance Song Lyrics
- Ten Year Anniversary
- Silver Anniversary
- Renew Wedding Vows
- Golden Anniversary
- Best Man's Speech
- Gifts for Brides' Maids - Grooms
- Gifts for Best Man - Maid of Honor
- Gay Weddings - I do not discriminate against any loving couple
Here are some examples of Wedding Gifts
Marriage or Wedding Vows
Writing Marriage Vows in calligraphy is one of my most requested calligraphy services. This couple who lived and married in Hawaii had two pieces done to hang side by side. They got married and ended up living in Hawaii for quite a while. When they moved to the mainland, they told me that this was one of the only possessions they moved back with them to the continental U.S. They really treasure those art pieces - and the promises they spoke to each other on their wedding day. These vows were placed over the couple's bed! Good nightly reminder - never go to bed angry!
Husbands Vows - Wife's Vows
Sometimes it's the husband's requests for his vows; sometimes it's the wife's request to have her vows written in calligraphy. If both of the couple's vows are not too long, I can incorporate both husband and wife's vows into one piece. In most cases that will necessitate a larger final size, especially when you also include a wedding photo.
It's nice if you can use a wedding photo, but having a background that reflects the theme of the wedding is also nice, as in the snow flakes design for a winter wedding.
When a couple's vows are relatively short and I am able to write both wedding vows together on calligraphy piece. When your tastes are traditional, I can design it that way. This had beautiful scroll work joined their vows together. They had a lovely photograph that completes the picture.
Traditional One Year Anniversary Gift
The First Year Traditional anniversary gift is paper so calligraphy fits perfectly!
First Dance Marriage Song Lyrics
Wedding photographers can make the memories you have of your marriage ceremony and celebration even more special! If you know ahead of time that you are going to use your photograph with calligraphy, make sure to let your photographer know. Ask them to take a photo of you that is off-center. That way your calligrapher (me, I hope!) will have a place to put your text! If you notice, many of these calligraphy wedding gifts have the picture of the couple in a box of the side of the text. That's because there was no way to write on top of the couple. I can always speak to your photographer. Just contact me.
In some cases I can use "Photoshop Magic" to extend the background. But that takes a lot of time and effort, and extra cost!
Marriage Proposal In Calligraphy
In the excitement of a marriage proposal you may not remember what you heard or what he said! I've seen some people bring another person along to take a movie of the event, but that's pretty unusual, since you want it to be a special private moment. The exception, of course is having the proposal on the big screen at a sporting event! LOL
But having the proposal written ahead of time and handing it to your intended can make a beautiful keepsake!
Unique Calligraphy Gifts for People in the Wedding Party
Best Man's Speech
A best man's speech can be pretty long! So I've figure out a great way to make this gift more affordable. I write the most important information- the bride, groom, date, where, etc. in beautiful handwritten calligraphy and then do the actual speech in a tasteful, fitting computer font. It saves me many hours, and saves you lots of money. AND, it still looks great!
I'm so happy to be able to write calligraphy gay wedding certificates, and other gifts for gay weddings! Finally!
Renewing Marriage Vows In Calligraphy
By the time you are ready to renew your marriage vows, you probably have "everything" you need. It's hard to find a great present. But calligraphy with old and new photos can make a really sentimental gift for your spouse.
Additional Wedding Calligraphy Pieces I Love
Yes, calligraphy and weddings go hand in hand! I hope I've inspired you with ideas for your anniversary or wedding gift. Don't let those photos of your happy marriage day stay in a box! Let me put your favorite words and memories in calligraphy and get them hanging where all can see them in your home or office. Remember, all of these pieces can come framed and ready to hang- right out of the box!