Once in a while I get a request to recreate a couple's wedding invitation onto wood. Not everyone wants a wooden invitation to send out, but they do make a very nice keepsake for after the event.
I was recently asked to make one such invitation and loved how it turned out! I love the original design and loved how close I was able to get the recreation.
I start by matching the fonts either exactly or as closely as I can. Then I look for images that match the invitation. Or try to use the exact image from the original invitation from a scan or photograph. In this case, I had the perfect seahorse image already on file. All it needed was a few alterations and the invitation came together beautifully.
This request came directly from the bride and groom, but I've also made these as wedding gifts as well. Now that's something you can guarantee the couple won't get 2 of :)