Celebrating our second wedding anniversary with a bespoke apple blossom keepsake print from Lucy Says I Do
Today Mr Rigg and I are celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. Two years ago today (or at least this past weekend), we were saying our “I do’s” and celebrating with 70 of our closest family and friends. If you’re new to the blog and would like to see some photos from our wedding you can find them all here.
This year is pretty special as we’re sharing it with a new addition, a little person in my belly that likes to wriggle around and remind us that it’s here and on it’s way. Last year we celebrated with a picnic dinner on our allotment, this year it’s the cinema and a meal out – as we are being told so often we should make the most of this baby free time. Personally, I’m just too excited about this baby arriving to currently care about forfeited meals out and trips to the cinema.
Neither me nor Mr Rigg are particularly big on celebrating anniversaries, or buying each other extravagant gifts, but this year I felt the urge to create something as a lovely reminder of our wedding day. With so many lovely businesses featured on The Natural Wedding Company directory, I am always seeing beautiful ideas not only for weddings, but for holidays and gifts, and much more.
This was how I came across Lucy Says I Do. A relatively recent addition to the directory, Lucy Says I Do is run by Lucy Clark (of this incredibly beautiful wedding), who it turns out hired our wedding photographer Mark Tattersall to capture her day after seeing our wedding pictures. As well as creating rather beautiful wedding stationery, Lucy also designs prints incorporating your wedding vows, poems or readings.
I loved the idea of a framed print of one of the readings from our wedding ceremony, envisaging it as a keepsake that would be handed down through the generations so that someone someday years from now would still be reminded of us and the day we got married. All my dreaming aside, I also loved the idea of a reminder for us, that we could hang somewhere in our home.
So I got in touch with Lucy and asked her whether she did bespoke designs as I had something specific in mind. Lucy is a talented artist and illustrator, so based on my request for lots of apple blossom and cow parsley – we got married in May because I love this time of year so much – she came up with this beautiful design.
I chose to have our initials and wedding date included on the print, along with my favourite reading from our wedding ceremony ‘Oh, the comfort’. Lucy has so wonderfully captured the essence of our May wedding, and I can’t wait to get the print in a frame and hung in our home.
Have you had any specially created or designed wedding anniversary gifts, and if so what were they?
Lucy Says I Do is a recommended supplier of The Natural Wedding Company, creating beautiful, original wedding invitations, paper goods and prints. Lucy also offers event design and on the day styling. Visit her website www.lucysaysido.com for more details.