Your wedding day is geared up to be a memorable one! You’ll have spent hours (and hours) planning it and thinking through all the finer details. If you are currently midst planning you’ll no doubt have a photographer/videographer booked to capture the moments in images and film that you’ll look back on in years to come (and, if you are anything like me, think, “how young did we look?!”). Today, however, i’m inspired to write about other ways that you can capture your wedding day memories. Let me first be clear, I am not suggesting that you bin the photographic and/or film account of your wedding – to me these are a must – but I wanted to share some additional ideas. Across my time as a planner I’ve come across some talented suppliers whose business is all about preserving your wedding memories in a unique way. Let me introduce them…
YOUR BOUQUET BOTANIC ARTWORK
From a studio in North London, Alexandra Noble launched her business Flowers and Foliage in 2016 (following six years studying architecture and having won a national competition to feature a garden for Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2014…oh, and 18 months at the studio of Luciano Giubbilei in London!). This lovely lady creates bespoke abstract compositions of your bridal bouquet. Each piece is original and tailored to and inspired by your wedding flowers! The prints are super high quality and printed on quality German Etching paper in fade resistant inks. Alex’s work is beautiful and what a unique way of capturing your bouquet which otherwise might be forgotten?
I met Erika over a year ago, again at another industry get together. This Bristol based designer creates unique memory frame collages using your own keepsakes from your wedding day. There are so many keepsakes after your wedding. These keepsakes you will no doubt have spent hours designing, creating, briefing and working with suppliers on. Think about your invitations, order of service, fabric swatches, jewellery, ribbons, the champagne cork popped as you toasted a speech, tickets from your honeymoon, a flower from your bouquet. Despite all the time and effort these are the items that typically end up in a box in the loft (or under the bed). A shadow box collage is a lovely idea, even if you would rather not display it in the middle of your living room, imagine passing it on to or sharing it with your children?
A LITERARY LEGACY
Now this is an idea that I am completely in love with. A lover of reading and self confessed bookworm (well when I have the time!), I wish I had know about this back in 2011 (the year of our wedding). In her words, The Wedding Reporter creates “creative non-fictional accounts from the matrimonial frontline in order to create a physical, hardback story of your day” and this lady can write! Emma comes to your wedding, with her notebook in hand ready to soak up the ambiance, watch, observe and soak in the atmosphere, ready to transcribe it into a literary legacy of your wedding day.