Wedding season begins in May – and with it the exhausting search for the perfect present. What about a gift of a high-quality photograph? Photos are highly personal, individual and have a special significance for the bridal couple. You can find creative inspirations here!
Idea 1: A framed piece for their home
For anyone who wants to make a big impression with their gift, you can have the couple’s favorite portrait printed as a large-format work of art. “A photo with a passepartout frame looks especially elegant with an asymmetrical linen passepartout”, advises our photography expert Jan-Ole Schmidt.
The bright linen material gives a soft and elegant look, while a finely worked frame – such as the London model – gives the photograph an especially powerful impact.
Tip: You can discreetly ask beforehand whether the couple has a favorite portrait. Smaller photos in their apartment can also provide you with hints for a suitable image.
Idea 2: Collect emotional moments in a photo album
Particularly for good friends, a collection of wonderful moments makes for an emotional gift. You can often find moving moments from the past on your smartphone that you can immortalize as pictures in a photo album.
The more contrast there is in the pictures, the more shiny the photo paper should be. “If the photo album will be passed through many hands, however, a matte variant is better, so that no fingerprints are visible on it”, recommends Jan-Ole Schmidt. If you would like to have your photo album printed, the premium matte digital print is the best choice.
If there are a lot of panoramic photos in the collection, a real photo album is more suitable, as the photographs will extend over the entire double page without a distracting fold.
A delicate linen cover looks very elegant and fits in with the romantic wedding feel. You will find a detailed guide for creating a photo album with valuable tips and tricks in our magazine.
Idea 3: An elegant acrylic block as an accompaniment to a present of money
Gifts of money have an unjustifiably poor reputation, as the bridal couple can use them to fulfill a dear wish or for their honeymoon. “Money can seem crude, but it depends on how it’s presented. You can give money in a very personal and individual way”, says the wedding expert Cathrin Müller from the German wedding portal einfachverheiratet.
A shining acrylic block will transform any gift of money into a personal once-off with character. The portrait of the couple is behind 25 mm thick acrylic glass on Kodak premium paper, and has an unusual depth effect.
The acrylic photo block stands entirely alone and can be moved between locations in their home as the couple wish. The perfect wedding present does exist!