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Gifts That Live As Wedding Memories


Hand-blown glass toasting goblets have subtle male and female figures on the stems and can be custom- designed to fit personal tastes. The stems are subjected to intense heat at the end of the blowing process, causing metals in the glass to surface and give the stems a lovely metallic sheen, $110 a pair, from Conti Glass (3924 Conti St., 483-1195).
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Personalize the wedding and give guests a memento to take home with new, personalized beads that feature the bride and groom's name and wedding date, and a bridal couple as a pendant (they also can be created to reflect a wedding or honeymoon theme). The necklaces are hand- painted, hand-strung and custom made; prices start at $3.50 per strand plus shipping and handling, from Wedding Beads Online (5500 Prytania St., Suite 329, 866-376-2323 or www.weddingbeads online.com).
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Help a bridal couple's wedding day live forever with a unique original artwork of the bridal bouquet hand- painted by a local artist from a photo of the bouquet. There are several frame styles you can choose, and the artwork usually takes four to six weeks to deliver, $350, from Fine Art Florals (382-3804; www.fineartflorals.com).
Photo courtesy Fine Art Florals
Use this initial ornament to decorate a wedding gift, then the couple can use it to hang on a door, the back of a chair, in a window or wherever else they choose. The wire initial frame is embellished with pearls and has a satin hanger, $9, from Blush (5235 Magazine St., 324-6874).
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