Versatile Boxes for Your Custom Wedding Plans
New Year’s is a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. So, have any weddings or anniversaries on the horizon? Now is a good time to plan ahead and consider your custom wedding design options, whether you’re going to be a guest or groom, a bridesmaid or bride. Custom boxes designed as gifts, keepsakes, or integral parts of the ceremonies are beautiful and practical pieces that can see you through the before, during, and after phases of a wedding. Here are a few examples from our custom bridal gallery of what our CustomMade artisans have created for their clients’ nuptials.
Artisan Mark Gallivan hand carved the rose from a solid block of satinwood. The leaves are carved from black walnut, mahogany, and verawood, and the base is made from rosewood. The colors are from the natural woods themselves. Lifting the central rose petals will reveal the ring compartment. This piece would be perfect for an engagement or anniversary present. Contact Mark and commission your own rose. He writes:
All of our roses are original and one-of-a-kind. These roses are carved freehand without a pattern, and strictly from the imagination. Starting from a solid block of wood, minute by minute, hour by hour small bits of wood are carved away and slowly a rose begins to come into focus. As each day passes it becomes more refined until finally the finish sanding is complete and the rose is fully blossomed into a flower of great beauty and satisfaction. A great part of the satisfaction is bringing pleasure to other people’s lives as they examine all the intricate detail involved in a single rose.
Be sure to check out the ring boxes of the long stemmed rose variety, too. We’ve previously featured them in a guest blog post by Mark.
This wedding card box by Wooden-It-Be-Nice would be great as a receptacle at your wedding reception and later as a keepsake box to hold wedding memorabilia. Woodworker Stephen Jornov made this box from maple and walnut, including three inlaid maple strips that circle the box. Contact Stephen and he can build your custom made box from your choice of woods as well as with optional removable dividers and trays. Check out the great reviews Stephen has received from his CustomMade clients.
Have you considered a custom wedding accessory that can also serve as an interactive guest activity and an anniversary present? Here is the story of a special wedding box by the father-daughter team of Dave and Jennifer Heller of Heller and Heller Custom Furniture:
This wedding box was designed to hold two champagne flutes, a bottle of champagne, and some note cards. The cards were distributed at the wedding, then stored in the box for the couple to read on their first anniversary while drinking the champagne.
Contact Dave and Jennifer and discuss your project. Woodworker Dave and architect/designer Jennifer can work in many styles and can create your piece from your choice of woods and other materials. Check out their CustomMade reviews, too.
This birch and agathis veneered plywood custom wedding box present by Celtic Art & Otherworld Surprises was handmade by Valarie Connell for the bride of a CustomMade customer. Every piece by Valarie is made expressly for the individual customer. No two are alike and all pyrographic art (wood burning) is done by hand without lasers. Have a question or would you like to commission a box and design of your own? For Valarie, “communication and customer service is the key and I strive to make buying a custom piece from me as enjoyable and worry-free as possible.” Contact the artisan and she will work closely with you.
Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve.