One of my recent custom orders was a bespoke wedding ring cushion. It was bought as a gift for the couple. I was asked to mark special locations for the bride and groom to-be with cherries and grapes, in green and red. It wasn't my first wedding pillow but it was a first that was so very custom made with all the little details of the wedding incorporated. I often make pillows that are sentimental gifts between people and it's truly what makes my work so wonderful. However, it's not often that I get to see my work after it leaves my hands. Unless it's a photo I have taken, which I usually do because, when making such lovely gifts for people I like to have photos of the work too - when I work on a pillow I get pretty involved in thinking about the giver and receiver. I think about relationships between people and it always makes the work light and meditative. I can remember so-and-so bought that for her best friend who was moving away, or so-and-so bought that for his mom. Looking back on the pillows I made also jars my own memories of what was going on in my life while making each pillow. It's really cool - I love what I do. However, I was so intent on making sure the pillow got there in plenty of time I forgot to get photos of it! I asked my client if she just might able to maybe send me a photo, you know if one happened to be snapped during the wedding and she could get her hands on it later. Well, this week I got an email with some photos and a link to the photographers blog! I can't tell you how amazing it was to see it all come together.
While making the pillow I had no idea how it was so linked to the overall wedding design. The cherries weren't only on the pillow but worn on the grooms lapel as well, and decorated the cake table. I don't always know the exact sentiment that goes into the designs I am asked to create so it was magical for me to see what purpose those little cherries had and how the colors went perfectly with all the little details in the wedding.
The amazing and gorgeous photos are courtesy and copy-write of Eric Asistin Photography who was kind enough to give me permission to use them in this post, so please also link with love! Last image is from Plumed
So now that I have gushed about how much I love what I do - tell me what you love about what you do? Or better yet, while we are on the topic of weddings tell me what is a special element added to your own wedding or a special gift from a loved one?