Meaningful wedding ideas

    While I love gorgeous, one of a kind weddings, celebrations that express love in a meaningful way really make my heart beat faster!

    Here are some ideas that I find really beautiful!

    Handfasting, a tradition from Ireland:

    handfasting ceremony as seen on stylemepretty

    Handfasting, an Irish tradition. Photo by Larissa Cleveland, via Stylemepretty.

    In this Irish ceremony with Celtic roots, a couple’s hands are bound together while exchanging vows. When they’re finished, the tie is removed to symbolize that the couple is now bound together through their love…which leads me to another lovely idea I came across:

    Signing wedding vows inscribed in beautiful calligraphy during the ceremony:

    meaningful wedding idea: signing calligraphed wedding vows

    Your wedding vows captured in calligraphy

    Not only a very sweet notion, vows written in calligraphy make an exquisite piece of art to keep as a memento. This example was designed by the very talented Nicole Black (The Left Handed Calligrapher), whom I was thrilled to meet in Zurich a few days ago! I’d love to work with her in the future to create a joint stationery design featuring both an illustration and her exquisite calligraphy. Now I just have to wait for the right couple that would love that concept!

    Another meaningful idea I love is a wedding wish tree:

    wedding wish tree guest book alternative

    (photo: Allison Stahl), via my wedding concierge, on dynamite weddings blog

    Guests leave their wishes for the couple on note cards hung on a pretty tree arrangement instead of in a traditional guestbook. Done elegantly, a wedding wish tree could be a magnificent design accent at a wedding! Recently, I designed a wish tree card for my clients Mayer and Luciano. The card featured a bespoke wedding illustration I created for them and was placed by their tree to invite guests to leave a note. As soon as I get a few high-resolution photos from their wedding, I’ll share them with you!

    Wedding Wish Tree Card with illustration of the bride and groomInvitation card to leave best wishes for the couple on the wish tree. With custom-tailored wedding illustration by Astrid Mueller Astrid Mueller

    What are meaningful wedding ideas or traditions that you love most?

    Thank you for dropping me a line!