We asked our guests to write us notes to place in the one, five, or ten year compartments, and at the end of the wedding we sealed the compartments with the wine and notes inside. I think many people wrote one for each anniversary.
So you’d love to gift a Photo Anniversary Wine Box but are unsure of what to expect or how to make it remarkable? Luckily, you’re at the right blog post! Here is our step-by-step process to answer any questions you may have. Let’s get started… :)
For those unfamiliar with our Photo Anniversary Wine Box, it is a unique wine box gift that toasts the happy couple on future anniversaries—personalized with an engraved photo along with their names and wedding date.
CHOOSE A PHOTO Pick out a great, high resolution photo of the lovely couple. The bigger the photo the more amazed you will be with the final product. The laser engraver can pick up the tiniest details when starting with large, high quality photos. For more information on how to select the best photo, please read this post.or see what others have done.
UPLOAD & PERSONALIZE Go to our website and place your order. Within the ordering process you will be able to upload the photo and have the option to add the couple's names and wedding date.
PROOF Within 1-2 business days our art department will create a black and white digital artwork proof from the photo you provided. The proof will be emailed to you for your approval before any engraving begins. (So please reply asap). At this point, you can provide feedback for revisions or simply let us know it is approved and we can proceed.
ENGRAVE Upon proof approval, your order will be sent to engraving. The black and white artwork will be laser engraved onto one of our handcrafted Anniversary Wine Boxes and transformed into rich shades of brown as seen here.
FINAL PRODUCT An artist hand sands the wine box one last time to reveal all the wonderful details. Your wine box is then carefully packed for shipment and on its way to its destination.
And there you have it… our Photo Anniversary Wine Box process in a nutshell! If you still have questions or require some of our friendly customer service, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist. Happy gifting!
When selecting a photo for a Photo Anniversary Wine Box, the most important thing to keep in mind is: Bigger photos = Better engravings. Here are a few pointers to help you create a spectacular Photo Anniversary Wine Box gift.
We are always on the lookout for artists to collaborate with and a few weeks ago, while on Etsy, a piece of artwork really caught our eye. It was a stunning design of intricate flowers and leaves winding, twisting and growing together. But the truly amazing part is that it was hand-cut out of paper. That’s right, hand-cut… with an x-acto knife (makes my hand hurt thinking about it).
The phenomenal design and craftsmanship sent off an alarm, you know the ding, the ah-ha bell… so, I messaged the artist, Sarah Trumbauer(a fine artist, highly skilled in the tradition ofscherenschnitte), telling her of our wine boxes and how I thought her amazing art would be the perfect fit for creating an incredible wine box wedding / anniversary gift.
Sarah agreed and so it began—a collaboration to create a new papercut work of art specifically designed for our unique Anniversary Wine Boxes. Together, we wanted the artwork and wine box to symbolize the moment when love begins, how it grows over time, and lasts for an eternity. Sarah was kind enough to document her process so we could see the work of art take shape. Her meticulous detail and intricacy is just exquisite.
Meet the newest member of the family, the “Eternal Love” Anniversary Wine Box.Not only is it an incredible work of art with an inspiring quote, you can also personalize it with the couple’s names and wedding date. And, of course, it’s designed to open on future anniversaries. Enjoy!
If you’re serious about enjoying the nuances and subtleties of a particular wine variety, from rosé to Burgundy, investing in the proper glass pairing is a must. That’s why aficionados know their stemware, but it’s also a great excuse to spice up your entertaining spread. Not sure where to start?
Our driftwood inspired Going Coastal Anniversary Wine Boxes have been making their way around the globe! We’ve been tracking the whereabouts of these beachy babes since their conception and are excited to share some of their destinations with you 🙂
Has your Going Coastal wine box been to any exotic locations?
We’d love to see pics!
Share with us on Instagram (#goingcoastalwinebox), Facebook, and Pinterest or via email. We look forward to hearing from you!
We love hearing about the many ways people gift the products we handcraft at Artificer Wood Works. Recently, a customer was kind enough to send us his story and it was so creative that we just had to share it with you. Many thanks to Akshar for sharing his #giftingclever story. Enjoy…
“Hey Rich! To start off, I want to say that I usually do not respond to these types of emails and I rarely leave reviews on products or my experience. That being said, I was very satisfied with my experience with your company and everything about the product. I purchased an Anniversary Wine Box for my friends that were getting married. As the best man at their wedding, I wanted to give them something that was not on their registry (which was full of kitchen items and sheets). This may be a wine box with some custom engraving on the surface, but there’s way more to it than that. The dates are something to look forward to in the future and each compartment represents a milestone in a relationship.
I tweaked the wine box a little by adding locks to it.
I placed keys in places that were significant to their relationship such as the place where they met.
I made it so they can’t open each lock until it is that anniversary.
For example, for their five year anniversary, I left a riddle in the previous compartment for them to figure out.
This would lead them to the place where they first met (a local ice cream shop), I spoke to the owners — they will hold the key for that span of time and not give it to them any sooner.
This will allow them to relive some great memories and remember what brought them together in the first place.
I just want to say thank you for having such a great company and product. At the end of the day, the wine box is not about the wine inside, custom engraving, or the handwritten letter. It is about allowing someone to give a gift that is more meaningful than a set of knives. – Akshar “
What an amazing story and thoughtful execution. Thanks again Akshar!
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We get this question on a regular basis from our WineforaWedding customers who are looking to source their wine locally. The best advice we can give is to consult a professional at your local wine shop or winery. In order to ensure the wines available on our site could age for the proper amounts of time we went straight to the guys and gals making the wine at Mount Pleasant Estates Winery. When in doubt, ask an expert!
With the incredible amount of wine options available in today’s market, it isn’t possible to give a quick and specific answer. Instead, we would like to offer some tips to use as a rule of thumb. The ability of a wine to age varies greatly by variety, vintage and vintner.
General Wine Selection Tips:
Red wines will age better than whites.
Whites typically age for 0-3 years.
Reds will typically age well for 0-10 years.
Other wines such as vintage ports have the ability to age for decades.
There are exceptions, which is why we recommend speaking with someone knowledgeable and familiar with the wine available in your area. Also, all of the timeframes are based on proper storage techniques and temperature. We won’t get into here but you can learn about it in our blog post 6 Tips to Properly Store Wine.
The Anniversary Wine Box is a truly unique and personalized gift that will be cherished for years to come. Did you know that you can make it an extra special keepsake by engraving the couple's photo on the back of the box?
The back of the Anniversary Wine Box offers a nice unobstructed canvas, for your photo. The couple's names and their wedding date can be added as well. The names and date will match the design style on the front of the box.
Upload your photo and add names and wedding date (optional)
This keepsake will be on display long after the wine is gone.
Note: Better photos = Better engravings. Images shown in the examples started at 10″ x 10″ at 300 dpi. To get the best engraving result, submit the highest quality and largest photo file possible. A digital proof will be emailed for your approval before production begins. Be sure to check out our blog on How to Select the Perfect Pic for your Wine Box.