Friday 22 August 2014

Paper Wedding Anniversary

Perfect Paper Anniversary Gift
personalised anniversary paper cutting

Last month I celebrated my first ever wedding anniversary (exciting huh!), and I had spent quite a lot of thought into the perfect present to celebrate the occasion. As many of you will know each wedding anniversary has a theme, such as paper for the 1st anniversary, wood for the 5th anniversary and silver for the 25th anniversary.

What I didn't know until I did a bit of research, was that until around the 1930's, only 8 anniversaries had a material associated with them. They were the 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 50th, and 75th anniversaries. But nowadays we have a material for all anniversaries!

I don't know if it's because I am recently married, but the first anniversary felt like a really big milestone and I wanted to give a gift that reflected not only the milestone, but also the tradition of it being paper too. And I know I'm not the only one. The majority of the custom papercuts that I am asked to create are to celebrate 1st wedding anniversaries. And I just love to hear other couples special lyrics or quotes, especially as I know I'm going to turn them in to a beautiful anniversary keepsake for them!

Love Tree Anniversary Papercut

love tree romantic papercut

Love birds perched on a tree in the shape of a heart, with the happy couples names placed in the center. Some custom requests included the date of the anniversary also in the central area of the Love birds papercut design.

Personalised Wedding Papercutting

personalised wedding venue paper cutting

This particular wedding paper cutting was creted from three photographs merged into a single design, all hand cut and framed in a hand made oak box frame.

The kiss, Anniversary papercut

The Kiss first anniversary papercut

This elegant design lends itself well to a first paper anniversary gift. A silhouette of the loving couple kissing under a tree with a personalised special phrase written next to the figures. Couples can choose any special phrase they have for each other, or a few special words from their first dance song.

Pair of Doves Anniversary Papercut

Pair of doves golden wedding anniversary papercut

A pair of tranquil doves flying inside a leafy wreath. The papercut doves in the example shown are cut out of cream pearlescent silk textured card, with a silver pearlescent background (colours can be altered). Typography flows inside the wreath detailing the Anniversary couples names and date of anniversary.

Hare and Bear Anniversary Papercut

A detailed design with a cute Hare & Bear kissing inside a floral heart. The loving couples names are scripted inside the heart with the date of the anniversary etched into the lower heart.

The Wedding scene Papercut

Wedding scene venue personalised papercuttings

A romantic papercut design, appropriately named ‘the wedding scene’ is a personalised illustration of any wedding venues, including a special message, the bride and groom's name, or even song lyrics of the first dance.

The above framed papercuts are available in our Paper Petal shop, or we welcome custom design requests if you would like to contact us on our craft website.


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  2. Those are absolutely beautiful. Do you hand make them all? Those would go so well with a bunch of flowers or roses... wow. What a great combo. I buy mine from Then I could also add one of these lovely handmade gifts to the bunch of flowers or roses. Thanks. I will remember your site for my next gift.

  3. Thank you Simon. Yes they are all hand made with plenty of patience :)

  4. You are really good at paper craft to come up with such amazing creations. I would also like to get one for my wedding anniversary. But there’s still a long time left for that, as I just got married last week at one of the wonderful Seattle Wedding venues.

  5. Thank you Benilhalk, I would be delighted to create you a special papercutting piece for your momentus occassion :)