It’s an eventful summer of weddings for friends and family. So when I heard framing wedding invitations was a tradition in the Pocker family I sat down with Robyn to further discuss how it all started. As usual, our sit down turned into a conversation of family traditions, inspiring wedding gift ideas, and Robyn’s unique take on “thinking outside the frame.”
I hear framing wedding invitations is a tradition in your family - I'd love to hear how this started and what you recommend to your customers. Do specific color schemes and styles work particularly well with wedding invitations and save the dates?
RP: This is a gift I love to give the day right after the wedding. It always gets a special reaction. If you are giving a bridal shower, it makes a nice tabletop display on a pretty easel as well. It’s such a special gift to be able to hang your wedding invitations in the new home you’re building together. In terms of the actual frame, modern invites get modern frames- plexi or a color and traditional get silk mats and a lovely silver frame with some ornament.
What other special ways can you preserve wedding memories?
RP: Very often brides have a mock up of their bouquet made in silk. That goes in a shadow box to be hung or on a shelf. You can include a single flower from the bouquet in with the wedding invite. Silk will always be pretty and fresh. My mom had one with a flower from her bouquet, and that's where I got the idea.
When it comes to weddings for close friends and family, what do you recommend for gifting?
RP: Sometimes a gift from the couple’s registry gets lost in the frenzy of the wedding. A set of beautiful linen place mats and napkins become an heirloom. Monogram napkins could be my favorite gift of all time. Really fine linen is worth the way they will last.
When it comes to your family and wedding memories, are there any special stories that you'd like to share?
RP: Shopping for a wedding gown with my mom is something I’ll always cherish. She wasn’t able to afford her own dress and so it was really important to her that I loved mine. We started at Bergdorf Goodman and worked our way down Fifth Ave. At the end of the day we bought the first one I tried on at Bergdorf’s early in the morning. We had a very small wedding in my parent’s back yard, maybe 70 people, but and I felt like I had the most beautiful gown ever.
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