Post # 1
We just celebrated our one year wedding anniversary this month and last month I finally got around to putting together this shadow box. I’ve had these memorbillia items saved and wanted to share my box with you bees as some inspiration for anyone who would want to do something like this.
I like being anonymous which is why I have blurred out our names and my grandma’s picture.
If anyone else has done a shadow box, post it! 🙂
– wedding invitations, front and back
– wedding invitation envelope seal
– my hair brooch
– dinner menu, front and back
– wedding cake love birds cake topper
– surprise groom’s cake michigan wolverine figurine cake topper
– grandma bouquet frame
– favor box
– the ribbon, pearls, and crystals that were wrapped around my bouquet
– my wolverines garter
– my husband’s boutonniere
Post # 2
Ooops, forgot the pic! Here it is.
Post # 3
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
That’s beautiful! I definitely intend to do something like this after we’re married. For my parents’ 30 year anniversary we found the box my mom had stored her veil and the flower rope they used for their ceremony, and we also found the vest my dad had worn. We put all three in a shadow box along with a photo of them when they were younger and they loved it! It’s on display in their room now and it makes me smile every time I see it.
Yours has quite a few more things than theirs which I like and I’m purposefully not using real flowers in my bouquets specifically so I can save them for later. Not sure what else I’ll be putting in there as I intend to keep my hairpiece after and our cake topper will be displayed elsewhere, but I’m sure we’ll find plenty once it’s all done and over with.
Post # 4
Awww, that sounds beautiful what you did for your parents!
Thanks for your compliment about my box! I went to put my bouquet in there and I quickly realized how dirty it was going to get and it would’ve driven me nuts having dried flower petals falling apart in there…so I decided to nix the flowers and just keep the ribbon/pearls/crystals which I think works just fine.
Yea don’t worry, you’ll find stuff to put in there once it’s all said and done!
Post # 5
That looks so lovely! I’d love to do a wedding shadow box but with my track record it’s more likely to be a wedding shoebox and an empty shadow box in the spare room….
Post # 6
- Wedding: January 2016 - martin\'s valley mansion
That’s gorgeous. I was wondering what a shadow box was. LOL…. I’m not sure if I will do one for my renewal or not. But your’s is sure inspirational enough to make me want to do one.
Post # 7
I did my wedding shadow box about 2 months ago (so almost a year and half after the fact, lol), and I am so proud of it! 🙂 It makes my DH and me smile every time we look at it. I’m relieved to have done it too, because I really loved our invitation suite (DIY baby!) and I didn’t want all the elements to get lost. I included the following:
– Envelope (just the back of one showing our return address stamp)
– Invitation (two separate ones to showcase the front image and interior wording)
– Response card
– Our cake topper
– Baby’s breath branch (we had a lot of baby’s breath in the wedding)
– One of the rubber stamps we used
– The twine and tag we used to wrap the suite together (the tag had our initials stamped on it)
– cork from our engagement
Post # 8
how did you keep it all from falling down? did you glue it?
Post # 9
Our wedding card box doubles as a display box. Right now we just have the cake topper in it, but will be putting more into it later. Probably the Waterford crystal champagne flutes and engraved cake set. The box is is engraved with our names and wedding date. I LOVE it.
Post # 10
I love these! After I get married I am definitely going to do something like this!