On our wedding day, Y and I wanted to give one another something really special and unique–not a piece of jewelry that could be given for any special occasion, or an iPod that will be obsolete in a few years. We wanted to be romantic and sentimental, and do our wedding day justice. I think the best “day of” gifts are simple, sweet and creative.
Awhile ago, I started thinking about wedding day gifts, and I came up with what I think would be a great gift: an illustrated family portrait. I suddenly got really excited; a family portrait is a fun piece of artwork to grace your home for years to come, and it can also have a lot of sentimental value by including thoughtful details about what makes you you.
The drawing above is an example of a family portrait I did for a past client. In addition to your family name, you could also have your wedding date, the day you met, or any other detail included. As your family grows, you could even add more family members (pets and humans alike!), creating a wall of artwork that changes with the years.
Obviously, these family portraits don’t have to be “day of” wedding gifts. They’d also be an awesome gift for the holidays, or to celebrate a pregnancy.
After all, I’m not sure there’s a better sentiment than, “I’m so excited to start a family with you!”Comment
I did this project ages ago, but I never posted it!! Oops!
C & T were married in 2007, but they wanted a fun piece of art for their home. Here they are at Heavenly Ski Resort. Those are their doggies in the background!
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