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Wedding Vow Art as seen on Hill City Bride

photos via Designer Canvases & Florgami Shop

Some of your most treasured memories of your wedding day are likely to involve words. The vows you make to each other and the song that plays for your first dance, for example. Some clever and creative Etsy sellers have a few ideas help you memorialize those special words with a unique piece of wedding vow art.

One simple, yet elegant, suggestion involves incorporating the words of your wedding song into a photograph from your wedding. This elegant black and white print is the perfect way to perverse the memory of that first dance.

Are you writing your own vows? Keep those tender promises that you make to each other fresh in your minds with a photo arrangement that combines your vows and wedding pictures in an eye-catching display like this one.

If you’re looking for something a little more artistic, check out this acrylic painting. The artist will work with you to create a custom work of art that includes your wedding vows or other text.

This hand cut slate plaque can be customized with whatever text you prefer, as well as your names and wedding date. The result is a charmingly understated reminder of your wedding day.

For another fun way to memorialize your wedding song, consider this tree print. From the initials carved into the tree to the artistic way the lyrics are displayed, this is just a fun piece.

This next idea helps you remember not only your wedding day, but also your first date and the day you decided to get married. The text of your choice forms the background, while the foreground is made up of a series of silhouettes representing three of the sweetest days of your life.

If you truly want to remember something, put it where you are sure to look frequently throughout your day, such as on your clock. This beautiful wooden clock can be customized with your wedding vows, giving you a sweet reminder of your wedding whenever you check the time.

Does your love story span the country? Help remember the road you traveled with this adorable print that features a map of your journey together and the words of your wedding song.

If you or your fiancé are musicians, you might appreciate this print of the sheet music for your wedding song. The words Mr. and Mrs., along with your name and year of marriage, are overlaid on the music.

Finally, this origami sculpture is made from a sheet of paper containing your wedding vows. This is truly a unique piece of art as well as a precious keepsake.

Those beautiful words of the vows and the song you share on your wedding day are certain to hold a special place in your heart long after the day is over. Make them, and the tender emotion they inspire, part of your home with one of these beautiful pieces of wedding art.

  • Grady - Great ideas! Looking into finding some art to incorporate the lyrics from our first dance right now, so this was super timely for me! Thanks!

  • Jennifer - Oh yay! That makes me so happy to hear that it was helpful. I appreciate you reading the blog! 🙂

Spring is here. Yay! And (hopefully) that means no more cold and that outdoor spring weddings can commence. Of course, we never know if it will rain – or even snow – in spring, but my thoughts are turning to pastels and warmer days. So fun! Here are a few pieces of spring wedding inspiration in pastels to get your creative wedding planning juices flowing. Enjoy!

Spring Wedding Inspiration as seen on Hill City Bride

  1. Aisle bows are always in vogue – especially when they involve fluffy pink peonies and loose sprays of florals. Even if your wedding is outdoors, add floral sprays here and there, even if it’s only to designate family rows. So lovely! Photo: Aaron Watson Photography
  2. Ok, bold girls – I know, I know… it’s your wedding day. But if you are planning a spring wedding, why not don a fun hue? It’s daring and lovely. This pink hair is just so lovely, don’t you think? Spring is the perfect time to test out the colored hair trend (even if it isn’t permanent). Photo: Nikki Schell Creative
  3. Flower girls are oh so adorable, and be sure to spend a little extra time with them on your big day. Plus, I’m loving the splash of purple hues in this bride’s bouquet – perfect for spring. And they are OUTSIDE. Yay! Photo: Steven and Lily Photography
  4. I’m surely a sucker for all things vintage – especially mismatched wedding china. I’m hoping this trend never goes away! It allows you to add the perfect amount of spring flair to your reception table – and just look at that blue tablecloth (and succulent!). All of the elements add up to the perfect spring wedding inspiration. Photo: Solas Photography
  5. I’m having quite a moment with this spring floral chandelier – made with test tubes filled with water to serve as floral vases. Brilliant? I think so! It’s a very striking centerpiece. Lovely! Photo: Kelsey Genna

Richmond Island E-session as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding Blog

What a super cool couple Kayce and Jake make. I love their tattoos, their dogs and just their overall vibe – so fun! Their Richmond island e-session was photographed by Heather of Cardinal Rose Photography, and here is what she had to say about this couple.

Kayce and Jake are downtowners, so when we were picking a spot for their engagement session we knew that it needed to take place in Downtown Richmond. We decided on Brown’s Island. Its the perfect mix of urban, nature, and has amazing views of the James River, which is definitely iconic Richmond. 

 I knew this session was going to be near and dear to my heart because these two are actually friends of mine. Jake became friends with my husband, Chris, a couple years ago when they started working together. Because of their friendship I had the honor of meeting Kayce, and soon the two of them became some of our closest friends. When my friends ask me to be a part of such a big event in their life I can’t help but get excited! 

These two share a lot of favorites but I’d have to say one of their biggest loves is their dogs, Newmann and Morticia, so of course we needed to include them in their engagement shoot. They were great sports, even in the heat, and Kayce’s mom was nice to come along as our dog whisperer! One of the other things that makes them unique is their love of tattoos. They both have some absolutely gorgeous artwork. They each have one done uniquely for each other so we made sure to work those into our pictures as well. 

 I hope you enjoy this Richmond engagement session at Brown’s Island today!

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Vow Renewal Session as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding Blog

Couples spend so much time planning and preparing for the wedding day, yet a lifetime occurs afterwards. It’s so special to see a husband and wife progress and grow as their life together continues. This 10 year vow renewal is both beautiful and meaningful, and we adore what the wife, Cami, had to say about her journey.

I met Ryan the night before Easter 2003. We were volunteers in a ministry that performed character building assembly programs in elementary schools during the week and sang in churches on the weekend. He was a staff member visiting my team traveling across the west coast. I remember the moment he walked in the door. My team was in the middle of singing “Your Grace Still Amazes Me,” and I lost my breath for a second. We got to know each other over the weekend, and though our memory differs on who asked who for their number, (he totally asked for mine) we kept in touch over the remaining months of my tour. We were smitten.

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By July we had talked almost every day on the phone for the past four months. Ryan asked if he could fly me to visit him in Arizona so we could spend some time together in person, away from our crazy schedules. I had family near his home town and stayed with them during my visit where we had our first date. It was more like a week of spending time together, finally in person.

We dated mostly long distance for the next two years and during a visit with my family in New Jersey, Ryan proposed on June 15, 2005 on the beach in Cape May. He buried a treasure box partially in the sand with his Bible inside holding my ring marking Philippians 4:6-8.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let our requests be made known to God: and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

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We were married a year later July 22, and two weeks later moved to Virginia to start school and begin our lives together. We celebrated our 10-year anniversary in 2016, the same year we moved our little family of four into our first house – the BEST anniversary present ever.

10 years of marriage has changed us a lot, and taught us a lot. We both began our marriage with a lot of unspoken expectations and not a lot of counsel. Being long distance we were together for the first time all the time, and it was a little overwhelming.

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The best decision we ever made was to trust God with our marriage. Sometimes it was Ryan and sometimes it was me, but one of us had to make the conscious decision to point the other to God. A family member told us before we were married that it was better to be kind than to be right. That, along with lots, and lots, and LOTS of grace has made our marriage stronger over time.

For couples who are engaged or newly married, choose each other. You will not always be on the same page or want the same things, and you will not always feel blissfully happy. But, choose to forgive and extend grace to each other. Choose to give your time and patience to each other. Choose to consider situations from each other perspectives. But mostly, choose to point each other to God by pursuing Him yourself. When each of you decide to choose these, regardless of whether the other does or not, marriage can be pretty spectacular.

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Are you ready for some engagement ring inspiration?? Ah! When your guy pops the question, it’s oh so exciting!! And what’s even more exciting is that you get to wear a lovely symbol of your love for all of the world to see. I remember polishing and staring at my ring all the time – and being overly willing to show it off. So fun!

Whether you like round, princess cut, oval or something different, there is a lot of inspiration out there. And then there is the choice of metal – gold, white gold, rose gold or platinum? The possibilities are endless when it comes to wedding rings!

It’s fun to dream and look at lots of different rings (even if you already have one, ha ha!). I rounded up some of my favorites from previous postings I’ve done – I have to admit that I am a sucker for a sparkly ring closeup! I hope you have fun looking at this diamond engagement ring inspiration today. Enjoy!

Engagement Ring Inspiration as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding Blog

  1. Photo: Visions by Heather Photography
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  3. Photo: Ashley Glasco Photography
  4. Photo: Luke & Ashley Photography
  5. Photo: Lauren Paige Photography

Craving more? Check out one local jeweler’s process – from start to finish – on ordering a custom engagement ring. It’s so interesting – there really are some creative people out there who can design and make lovely rings for family heirlooms. Take a peek here.

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