Once the big day is over, how do you store the special mementoes to commemorate your wedding? Whether it’s your wedding flowers that you can’t bear to watch slowly wilting or the stationery suite you spent hours designing, here’s our round-up of how to keep your special wedding keepsakes close…
In the frame
We love the idea of framing some of the special stationery from your wedding, especially in a one-off frame. How beautiful would your order of service look in one of these considered pieces from Ley Lines? Hand-crafted from repurposed frames whenever possible, for sustainability and style, and painted by Ruth Ley in the Ley Lines studio in the far-west of Cornwall, she also takes commissions so you can choose a frame in the colours of your wedding theme.instagram.com/leylinesstudio
Bespoke bloomsKathryn Clarke-Mcleod
If you choose a florist who grows their own flowers, they might be able to give you the seeds of your wedding flowers for you to replant and enjoy. South-west-based Branch and Bloom go one further than that in offering couples a unique seed service, growing flowers specifically for your wedding. You will be gifted some of the seeds used to sow your flowers so that you can grow the same special blooms in your garden, year after year.
We’re huge fans of personalised jewellery, especially the idea of turning some of your wedding florals into a statement piece to wear and remind you of your special day. Laura from Petal Pollen Jewellery crafts unique botanical pieces, carefully crafted in resin, by hand. Choose between necklaces and earrings in a variety of sizes and designs, all equally stunning.-
Hiring a wedding day painter to capture the atmosphere and setting of your wedding will not only provide a real talking point on the day – before the festivities are over, you’ll be presented with a beautiful piece of artwork to hang in your home forever. Charlotte Atkinson Art is a particular favourite of ours, her natural colour palettes adding a timeless depth to her watercolour paintings.instagram.com/charlotteatkinsonart
Bejewelled brideOne way to really treasure the pieces from your wedding day is to pass them down through the generations, and these kinetic lockets from Victoria Walker Jewellery are heirlooms in the making. Featuring tiny articulated flowers that emerge and unfold from within, the Cornwall-based jeweller has crafted lockets of rose, daffodil, peony, daisy, sunflower and more, meaning you can match them to your bridal flowers, thus creating a treasured keepsake.
A fresh alternativeThe Paper Florist Freeride MediaDried Designs Steph KielyThe Paper Florist Helen Lisk
For flowers that won’t die days after your wedding, there are options that are just as beautiful or striking as a fresh bouquet. The Paper Florist uses origami flowers as a striking alternative to real flowers, meaning everything from the size and colour can be selected to brighten your bridal ensemble or wedding décor. Or you may choose boho-chic dried flowers, which are long-lasting and can be displayed in a vase for some time after the wedding. Devon-based Dried Designs offers everything from bouquets and buttonholes to large installations and arbour florals.
Dried Designs Steph KielyThe Paper Florist Helen Lisk
[Pics for Dried Designs from Natalie and Josh’s wedding, Got Wed]