The first anniversary gift is traditionally a paper gift as it it said the represent the blank page of your new start together.
Creating a customised illustration - on paper - is a great way to celebrate the first year with your beloved.
I recently had the pleasure of being asked to create a custom wedding anniversary illustration to celebrate a couple's first year of marriage in a truly special way.
I created a number 1 to illustrate within and illustrated the couple's names below in the same script that was used on their wedding stationery. The illustration within the number form includes the couple's silhouette (taken from a wedding photograph), roses from the wedding flower bouquet and decorations, a section of the bride's wedding mend/henna, the engagement ring and sections of the jewellery worn by the bride. Also woven into the mend design is a line of script detailing the couples engagement and wedding date and location.