The Perfect Wedding & Anniversary Gifts

Anniversary Gift

Men, it’s a year after your wedding and time to find your anniversary gift to show your wife how much you love her (* ladies, it’s mostly men who are ordering these gifts for wives!). A manly man feels comfortable showing his emotions! But what’s the perfect gift for a woman to show her husband how much she loves him?! It’s the same thing! Commemorating your marriage vows in personalized calligraphy is a way to incorporate your favorite wedding photo and calligraphy in the same piece!

The traditional first year anniversary gift is “paper” which makes calligraphy a perfect choice!  Marriage vows, the first dance song, a love poem or readings from the marriage ceremony can be written in calligraphy and combined with your wedding photography to make a beautiful personalized gift.

husband's gift to his wife for their first anniversary, calligraphy love letter with wedding photo

So often your wedding photos are in a book that you rarely look at. This is the way to pick that great photograph and have it framed (see the terrific alternatives to traditional wood/glass framing here). A popular spot is to hang your vows over your bed!  I can work in any size the photograph will allow.


Wedding Gifts

Before the wedding, ask the photographer to take a photo where they leave space on the side of the couple where the calligraphy can be added.

Couple walking on beach with calligraphy love poem

If it’s after the wedding, make sure you pick a wonderful photograph you both love. You can also speak with the photographer and get links to their website where the wedding photos will be available for downloading. You’ll need full resolution digital files for the perfect printed calligraphy art piece.

No worries, if there’s no place on the photograph to write the calligraphy with your names and the date of your wedding, it can be boxed with another background behind the photograph and the calligraphy. We can choose music background for your first dance, parchment background, or even use the type of flowers from the party. You can choose to use any type of background with or without your wedding photos. It’s all up to you, because it’s custom designed calligraphy just for you!


Wedding-vows-in calligraphy-

Wedding Gift from Parents

Parents of the Bride and Groom also love to celebrate a year of happy marriage of their children. One father adapted the famous poem, Desiderata, and put in his own verses for the couple. It is a LONG poem, and because of their limited budget, I offered to do a combination of a computer font with personalization and lines written in hand calligraphy. The parents loved it, as did the bride and groom. If you have a limited budget, please tell me so I can still try to accommodate you with a great option for personalized calligraphy.

a first anniversary gift for a non-traditional couple, standing on a pier for a wedding photo with a poem written by the father of groom in calligraphy

aren’t they adorable?


Your Calligraphy Gift – Framed and Ready to Hang

Your calligraphy can be printed on a variety of amazing surfaces that will not need additional traditional framing – and it comes ready to hang, right out of the box!

Personalized Calligraphy and photography bring together their precious memories of that special day in their lives, and are the perfect combination for a unique anniversary gift that the bride and groom will always appreciate

Here are some samples of previous custom Wedding & Anniversary gifts:

Personalized Wedding & Marriage Certificates are also available!


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An older couple married on a Mexican beach with the husband's vows written out


“Lianda, this looks amazing, OMG!!!!

Thanks, so beautiful beyond my expectations, thank you!”



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