18 Mar The story behind one of my favourite designs
I originally designed these Wedding Vow pen as a gift for one of my dearest friends who was getting married. The feedback that I got was so lovely and positive that they soon became the latest addition to my collection.
I wanted to create a gift for her that was both practical, that she and her fiancee could use and have as a part of their Wedding Day and also a gift that would bea keepsake and memento for years to come.
I was also conscious of size and I wished to design something that was small enough to take with them wherever they may go. Hence I didn’t think that the keepsake box would work for this occasion.
You have the Bride’s Pen and the Groom’s Pen. Each pen has the vows that that person says to their spouse on them.
These could be given as a Wedding gift to the couple getting married, whether it be Bride and Groom or Bride and Bride or Groom and Groom. Or you could buy them for your own Wedding, the classic colouring and style would mean that they would suit nearly any wedding colour theme or styling.
I went for the traditional format of the vows for the pens. But you could of course use any wording you wished on the pens, and I have customised the vows for a few customers who have written their own.
Each order is custom made from start to finish in my studio, when the order is received I check and review the wording, then I digitally create the files for each barrel and the clips and print them out using high quality inks. They are then cut and adhered to the barrels and clips. They need to dry overnight and then they are sprayed using a professional matte lacquer which ensures that they are well protected against wear and tear. Each step takes time and precision, ensuring that only the highest quality ends up with the customer.
Everything that I make leaves my studio with a note from me, the maker, telling you more about how the item was made, when it was made and where. Giving the end recipient an insight into its journey to them.
The timber box was one I had actually sourced a few years before and I had bought a few samples knowing that some day I would find a product design that needed a pair of handmade pens to be nestled within a beautiful timber box. I wish I could use them for all my pens but they are more pricey and heavier (postage) then the amazing card boxes I use for the single pens. I think that the timber also gives that extra touch of luxury to the wedding pens.
You could also add a brass plaque with wording for the couple to the timber box, somewhat similar to what I did inside the Keepsake Box here.
I designed the clips of each pen so that you could customise the wording to either have the Bride and Grooms names or you could have the date they got married on. (A handy reminder for your wedding anniversary!)
I always love to work on Wedding commissions, it is an amazing feeling to know that something you created is going to be a part of one of the most important days of a person’s life.
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