Heirlooms Have A Special Place In Weddings

One thing that I know about heirlooms on a wedding day is that they come in all shapes and sizes, they can be passed down and they can be preserved for another time or just be apart of that day. Let me explain by first giving you the definition of heirloom: 

: a valuable object that is owned by a family for many years and passed from one generation to another

: an old type of plant that is still available because individual people have continued to grow it for many years 

With that being said I have collected just SOME photographs for this post of the beautiful heirlooms present in some of the weddings I've photographed over the past years. I encourage all of my couples to incorporate a family heirloom in some way, shape, or form somehow! Or consider giving one to another person that day for them to hold on to! I am a sucker for traditional aspects such as heirlooms incorporated in a wedding.  Consider them--because you never know how many generations it may go down in your family! 

Sarah chose to wear her grandmothers mink fur coat for part of the day. She didn't know her grandmothers initials were beautifully embroidered inside until the day of. It was almost like she was meant to find it on the day of her wedding as if it was a sign from God to say don't worry she loves you. It still gives me chills to think about! Her bouquet was carefully put together and made up of all of her grandmothers and great grandmothers brooches. You can tell Sarah is an old soul and sentimental and did everything she could to incorporate those she loved.  

Sarah chose to wear her grandmothers mink fur coat for part of the day. She didn't know her grandmothers initials were beautifully embroidered inside until the day of. It was almost like she was meant to find it on the day of her wedding as if it was a sign from God to say don't worry she loves you. It still gives me chills to think about! Her bouquet was carefully put together and made up of all of her grandmothers and great grandmothers brooches. You can tell Sarah is an old soul and sentimental and did everything she could to incorporate those she loved.  

Tamra's grandmother chose a bible verse from her bible for me to photograph so she could carry it with her and remember it always from her wedding day.

Tamra's grandmother chose a bible verse from her bible for me to photograph so she could carry it with her and remember it always from her wedding day.

Sami wanted to incorporate her sorority pin because it her sorority held such a special part of her life and she was surrounded by a ton of her sisters that day.

Sami wanted to incorporate her sorority pin because it her sorority held such a special part of her life and she was surrounded by a ton of her sisters that day.

This is Kate's grandmothers clutch that was oh so beautiful.

This is Kate's grandmothers clutch that was oh so beautiful.

What's even better than photographing the heirlooms by themselves is when I get to capture the moment when someone passes the actual item down! 

What's even better than photographing the heirlooms by themselves is when I get to capture the moment when someone passes the actual item down! 

Christine had this beautiful hankercheif made for her mother to wipe away any tears and to hold on to forever.

Christine had this beautiful hankercheif made for her mother to wipe away any tears and to hold on to forever.

Even if its capturing a picture of your mothers wedding dress. 

Even if its capturing a picture of your mothers wedding dress. 

Or give me access to your parents wedding album and I will implement your details on the old album :) 

Or give me access to your parents wedding album and I will implement your details on the old album :) 

Katie's mother has a green thumb and loves everything about gardening, she created her daughters bouquet herself. Where this may not be a traditional heirloom. I felt it needed to be included because it is a type of something being passed down :) 

Katie's mother has a green thumb and loves everything about gardening, she created her daughters bouquet herself. Where this may not be a traditional heirloom. I felt it needed to be included because it is a type of something being passed down :) 

This was a card from Paige's mothers mother on her wedding day. So we incorporated here something new, old, blue, the whole bit and its one of my faves even if it was taken from one of my very first weddings! 

This was a card from Paige's mothers mother on her wedding day. So we incorporated here something new, old, blue, the whole bit and its one of my faves even if it was taken from one of my very first weddings! 

Here again I am using the example of flowers--But these were grown at Alex's Aunts farm and were used to decorate the whole reception. Whats more beautiful than collecting fresh florals from your favorite aunt b's farm?

Here again I am using the example of flowers--But these were grown at Alex's Aunts farm and were used to decorate the whole reception. Whats more beautiful than collecting fresh florals from your favorite aunt b's farm?