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The Perfect First Anniversary Gift For the Year of Paper: Custom Calligraphy Vow Sets


Anniversary gifts are so fun to dream up and a perfect way to show your spouse how much you love them. This is especially true if gifts are their love language. I don’t know about you, but getting creative with the traditional annual gifts is a welcome challenge for us. Then, add the excitement of your first anniversary gift to each other and it is a whole other level. Today, I’m so excited to introduce my friend Jessica, from Simply Jessica Marie. She is one of the most genuine, creative and kind hearted people I know. On top of all that, she is an incredible artist!


How do you find the perfect first anniversary gift? There can be a lot of pressure added to that first gift to showcase your continued love for your sweetie! Add the fact that it “should” be a paper gift for your first anniversary – how do you find something “paper” that is still nice?

Well friends, I have a fun solution for ya! Enter: Custom Calligraphy Vows.

Your vows are the sweetest words you will ever exchange to one another as a couple, and they lay the foundation for your marriage. Throughout seasons of life, it is important to let those words of love and endearment continue to leave a mark on your heart and guide your thoughts and actions. Custom watercolor brush calligraphy wedding vows are such a gorgeous way to both serve as this daily reminder and to create heirloom pieces you can display in your home and pass down through the generations!

I can’t thank my darling client Emily enough for these sweet words!

“The vows turned out more beautifully than I could have imagined (thank you, Jessica!), and they feel like the perfect artwork for the spot where we lay our heads. I love being reminded of our promises first thing in the morning and last thing at night!”

Have you been looking for a way to turn your vows into sweet heirlooms? I would love to design a set of custom calligraphy wedding vows for you, friend! Visit the Custom Watercolor Brush Calligraphy Vows Set listing in the SJM Wedding Shop to read more about the vow set details and how to commission a set of your own! I cannot wait to read the sweet words y’all exchanged (or plan to exchange!), and turn them into beautiful artwork for your wedding day or home.

PS – Husbands, these make wonderful anniversary and holiday gifts, and are sure to earn you major hubby points!

PPS – Love these darling gold frames as much as I do? They are from the amazing custom framing company, Framebride! These frames are Framebridge’s classic gold Richmond frame, for reference.

Thank you so much to the sweet and oh so talented Callie Davis of Nancy Ray Photography for capturing these gorgeous photos of Emily and John’s custom watercolor brush calligraphy vows!


Jenn (& Jessica)


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