6 Beyond-Personal Ways to Commemorate Your Wedding

What do you get when you combine science and sentiment? These beautiful, truly unique ideas to remember your day.
by AYN-MONIQUE KLAHRE
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What if you could actually see that spike in your heart rate when you say “I do”? Or visualize the sound waves that capture the tremor in his voice when he says it back? These aren’t just fantasies. More and more companies are combining art and technology in ways that transform your most intimate details—literally, down to your DNA!—into pieces you and your new spouse can treasure every day. Below, a few of our favorites.


  1. Double DNA Maps

    DNA Map artwork

    Few things are more unique than your DNA, and this company maps that one-of-a-kind pattern and turns it into what looks like modern art (only you two need to know what it really is!). Choose your favorite color scheme and order the package deal to have images of both your sequences mounted together.

    DNA Art US “Duo H” with DNA of two people mounted horizontally, from $599, DNA-Art-US.com

  2. Heartbeat Rings

    Heartbeat Rings

    There’s no more potent symbol of love than a heart, which makes these enduring EKG-engraved wedding bands the ultimate in sentimental customization. Whether you use your resting heartbeats—or wear a fitness tracker to capture the moment you see each other as you’re walking down the aisle—you can have each of your EKGs engraved onto your wedding rings. Made of a new, contemporary metal called Serinium, these brilliant white bands are ultra-durable, hypoallergenic and won’t ever tarnish (just like your love).

    Serinium beveled-edge band with heartbeat engraving (fingerprint engraving also available), from $390, Serinium.com

  3. Fingerprint Guest Book

    Fingerprint Guest Book

    This custom-illustrated tree is already a treasure—and once your wedding guests press their thumbprints onto the cover of the book on your big day, it’s all the more precious. It’s a fun, interactive way to capture the spirit of each person who made your wedding so special.

    Bleu de Toi fingerprint tree guest book, $35, Etsy.com

  4. Sentimental Sound Waves

    Sound Waves print artwork

    Whether your vows come out as a squeak, a whisper or a full-throated “I do!,” this ingenious artwork interprets recordings of your words—right at the fateful moment—in bold black and white for a beautiful, graphic way to bring tears to your eyes.

    Taline Levonian personalized anniversary sound wave print, $155, UncommonGoods.com

  5. Lip Print Canvas

    Lip Print Canvas artwork

    It may not be your first kiss—or the one you engage in at the altar—but this custom lip print will capture the essence of that sweet smooch. The company sends you a kit to leave your mark, then you mail it back and get a Pop Art–inspired representation in return. Buyer beware: You may have to practice with your partner to get it just right!

    DNA 11 KISS portrait, from $175, DNA11.com

  6. Fingerprint Necklace

    Fingerprint Necklace

    Look a little closer—this seemingly abstract charm holds both of your fingerprints near your heart. Add custom engraving of your own handwriting for another layer of intimacy.

    Brent & Jess You & Me handcrafted personalized fingerprint ¾-inch round necklace, $225 for sterling silver, BrentJess.com

    This article is sponsored by Serinium.com.

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