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Complete Your Bridal Look With a Personalized Wedding Jacket
A stylish trend for the adventurous bride, personalized wedding-day jackets are making a statement in modern weddings. Instagram influencers and celebrities (think Kim and Kanye, Hailey Bieber, Zoë Kravitz) have topped off their big-day looks like this, and a quick Etsy search shows that the possibilities are endless.
Brave the biker babe look with a painted leather moto jacket or don embroidered denim if you’re a little more boho. Matching Mr. and Mrs. jackets with your beau make for the sweetest photo-ops, and a set of them work well as thoughtful gifts for the wedding party. The aforementioned Etsy is a great place to start, but if you want even more options, plus the perfect fit, reach out to a local calligrapher who lets you supply your own jacket.
Clair Daley, owner/designer of Hooked Calligraphy in Minneapolis, has been personalizing jackets for about a year. She hand-paints them; her favorite material is leather (real or faux) for its smooth surface, resulting in a beautifully clean finish. She always works closely with clients, whether the jackets are for engagement photos or the big day, to produce exactly what her couples are seeking.
So far, her favorite project is a “Forever & Always” jacket. “It’s simple, readable from a distance and truly captures the sentiment of closing out a wedding day,” she says. So when the sun goes down and your celebration gets chilly, throw on a jacket and snuggle up with your new spouse.