8 Reasons A Wedding Gown Sculpture Makes the Perfect Gift

The ideal bride’s wedding anniversary gift relays a personal message of love and celebration. A gift embodying one of the happiest days of her life is one to forever cherish, whether she is celebrating her first or twenty-fifth year of marriage. 

A wedding gown is one of the most important dresses a woman will wear in her life. Sadly, after the wedding these dresses are boxed up and stored, rarely seen again. A ceramic replica allows the beauty of the dress and memories of the bride’s special day to remain vivid and always on display. As you consider your options for ordering a wedding anniversary gift for the special woman in your life, we invite you to learn more about StoneWear Ceramics by Erika Hitchcock and what makes a ceramic dress sculpture the perfect gift. We could speak for hours on the beauty and artistic qualities of these works, but here are our top eight reasons:

1. A StoneWear Ceramics Gown Is A Unique Work Of Art

No two StoneWear Ceramics sculptures are alike. Every sculpture is one of a kind and modeled after the bride’s wedding dress and figure. Browse our gallery of wedding gown sculptures and you will find reproductions of couture gowns, bespoke dresses designed by the brides themselves, and gowns handed down to multiple generations. You cannot buy a StoneWear Ceramics sculpture in stores. The sculpture your bride receives is uniquely fashioned just for her by professional artist/sculptor, Erika Hitchcock.

2. Every StoneWear Ceramics Gown Is Sculpted By Artist Erika Hitchcock

Professional artist Erika Hitchcock handcrafts each and every commissioned piece. StoneWear Ceramics gowns are not mass produced, but formed using high fire stoneware clay. Each sculpture is also carefully detailed to bring out the distinct features of the dress–beading, lacework, trains and even the bride’s shape, so the sculpture resembles how the beautiful bride looked that day. When you order your wedding gown sculpture Erika will consult with you on the design so that you receive an authentic representation.

3. StoneWear Ceramics Sculptures Showcase Wedding Memories Every Day

Every wedding dress has its own story–some are handed down for generations and some are custom designed. Some brides will try on dozens of dresses before choosing the perfect one that speaks to their style. The StoneWear Ceramics wedding dress sculpture is an extension of that story. It encapsulates the memories and emotions of the bride’s big day.

Like any fine work of art, these sculptures catch the eye, and friends and family will notice. Wherever you display your gown sculpture, it will stand out as a showpiece. Check out StoneWear Ceramics on Instagram to see how some brides have shown off their sculptures.

4. StoneWear Ceramics Sculptures Preserve the Memory of the Gown

Husbands, mothers of the bride, mothers-in-law, sisters, and best friends have commissioned StoneWear Ceramics gowns as gifts. Erika has created sculptures for newlywed brides and for women like Mrs. Martha Tucker, who wore a wedding gown for the first time at age 94. The sculpture created for Mrs. Tucker represents the legacy of her loving marriage, long after the dress was put away.

From mermaid silhouettes to sweeping A-lines, billowing ball gown styles to adorable tea-length dresses, any wedding gown can be replicated into a StoneWear Ceramics sculpture. Erika can also color match the sculpture to the gown if the bride wore a specific color. See the gallery of special occasion gowns for the possibilities.

Photo by Michele Heffernan

5. Ceramics Sculptures Are Designed To Last

Gowns may be preserved, but fabrics and colors can fade. Not every wedding dress is handed down to the next generation, either. A StoneWear Ceramics replica, however, is a legacy artwork. These sculptures will increase in sentimental value over time, and the resilience of the stoneware clay used to create them means they will last for years. When you commission your own sculpture, you will learn about the process that goes into making your work of art, and how your “memories in stone” gift will highlight the colors and details of the dress.

6. It’s Easy To Commission A StoneWear Ceramics Gown!

Erika works closely with each customer to ensure your bride’s ceramic wedding gown matches her original bridal look. The StoneWear Ceramics design process begins when you contact StoneWear Ceramics online to commission the work. From there, you will receive a consultation and quote, and Erika will create the perfect gift for your bride. Erika will communicate often with you throughout the process, sending photos of your gown sculpture at different stages of development–from shaping the clay to the final touches. StoneWear Ceramics clients are excited to see the gradual progress of their gifts!

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7. Your Bride Will Love Her Sculpture!

The reactions of surprise, awe, and happy tears StoneWear Ceramics receives from brides who see their ceramic dress replicas for the first time are a joy to behold. Many brides arrange for special photo sessions with their sculptures, while wearing their gowns. Browse StoneWear Ceramics’ Facebook page to see the amazing pictures sculpture recipients have sent over the years.

8. StoneWear Ceramics Customers Love The Sculptures

Clients who have commissioned gown sculptures from Erika Hitchcock have nothing but praise for her artistic skills and service. Some, in fact, have requested multiple gown sculptures and referred StoneWear Ceramics to new customers!

Check out all the amazing reviews of StoneWear Ceramics on Google and rest assured you will receive a unique, quality gift for your bride. This next wedding anniversary, express your love with a truly one-of-a-kind present that represents the strength of your marriage bond. Your bride will forever treasure her gown in stone. Contact StoneWear Ceramics by Erika Hitchcock and begin the journey of turning your beautiful bride’s gown into a timeless gift.

Photo by Michele Heffernan

Meet The Most Thoughtful Anniversary Gift for Her This Season

A Personalized Piece to Celebrate Your Love Story

Wedding anniversaries are special occasions, and the right gift can be the thing that makes them even more meaningful. If you’re planning on celebrating your anniversary with the one you love, but you’re at a loss for what to give her as a thoughtful gift, don’t worry! Our ceramic wedding dress replicas are an unforgettable way to celebrate your special day. Whether it’s your one-year anniversary or your 30th, a custom, StoneWear Ceramics piece is one of the most thoughtful wedding anniversary gifts for her – and the perfect way to show her how much she means to you.

In many cases, a wedding dress and the memories it represents are just as important to her now as it was on your wedding day. StoneWear Ceramics’ wedding dress replicas meticulously recreate every detail of her wedding gown, setting one of her most treasured moments in stone. With just a snapshot of her dress, StoneWear Ceramics creates a heirloom-quality, personalized piece that captures the spirit of your wedding day and celebrates the love story you both share. A StoneWear Ceramics custom sculpture is an amazing anniversary gift she will cherish.

I always find it extremely thoughtful when I hear from those seeking a StoneWear Ceramics wedding dress replica as an anniversary gift for their wife. The devotional stories they share are inspiring, and it’s an absolute joy to help them celebrate with a personalized, one-of-a-kind gift and create a heartfelt gesture that will last a lifetime.

“For 15 years this young lady has pushed me to be the best I could possibly be.”

Matthew k.

A Heartfelt Gift Made to Last

A great anniversary gift is personalized, thoughtful ,and memorable, and a piece from StoneWear Ceramics does all of those things beautifully! Not only does StoneWear create custom wedding dress sculptures with meaning behind each design, but you can rest assured that your one-of-a-kind piece will look gorgeous sitting on display in your home as you enjoy more wonderful years together. 

If you think about it, wedding anniversaries are really the foundations of the growth of families, friends, and communities. She will appreciate that our personalized ceramic pieces become family heirlooms worth passing down through generations.

“For years Kirsten’s dress stayed sealed up in a box.  Our daughters had not seen her dress, and honestly most pictures at the time were not close enough for them to appreciate just how awesome that day was and how beautiful their mom looked”

Justin M.

The Difference Is In The Details

There’s something special about a gift made by hand. When you choose StoneWear Ceramics to create your next wedding anniversary gift, we personalize every piece we make. We work closely with you throughout the process and hand-craft your custom sculpture with love, care, and attention to detail. No two pieces are exactly alike — and your anniversary gift is completely unique.

“Her gown means so much to her.  This gown found her.”

Will D.

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“I consider myself one of the luckiest men in the world. I remember the day we got married like it was yesterday, and I knew this would be a wonderful way that we could capture all the feelings from our wedding day and enjoy them every time we see our sculpture.”

Dave G.

A wedding dress replica from StoneWear Ceramics celebrates the love you share, which makes it one of the best, personalized wedding anniversary gifts you can give. If you’re looking to do something special and one-of-a-kind, use our Order Form to start your StoneWear design! Once we receive your request, we’ll send you an estimate and discuss the details of bringing your custom piece to life.

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