Marjorie and Jordan’s wedding day was filled with special touches. Oftentimes, our couple incorporate a “memorial” at their ceremony to represent loved ones who were important in their lives, but could not be present for their special day. Marjorie and Jordan had a Grandfather who had recently passed, making this a must have at their wedding.
During the process of gathering pictures for the memorial, we found that the couple have their parents and other grandparents not only attending but still married! Our design team thought this was special and decided to take the memorial idea and make it a “celebration of love”. We started with a photo of the grandfather who we wanted to honor and surrounded that photo with other photos of the couples parents and grandparents on their own wedding day. This idea was special to us and we knew we not only wanted a unique piece of furniture to display the photos on but one that held meaning to us as well as our bride. We chose one of our personal family heirlooms, a vintage dresser that has been handed down for four generations, knowing our Mamaw would be proud of the way we shared it on this special day. We printed the photos in black and white for a vintage feel and framed them in ornate white frames. We added some antiques, an old clock, vintage hair brush and hand mirror, little books and a trinket box . We wrote “All because two people fell in love” across the mirror.
When we took the bride down to show this to her before the wedding, she was overjoyed with the result. It was an emotional and enjoyable moment for not only the bride, but the Making it Matthews family. She expressed to us how beautiful and thoughtful the “celebration of love”was. We then explained to her how we had selected one of our own personal pieces to use because we wanted it to really hold meaning for her. She absolutely loved everything about it, later on telling us it was one of her favorite parts of the day. This “celebration of love” was so special and rewarding to see the bride so moved by our careful attention to detail as well as our own sentimental touch.