Guests at Nina Tandon and Noah Keating’s wedding earlier this month received laser-cut invitations and sat at tables adorned with custom vases made from 3D-printed molds. Tandon—a biomedical engineer, CEO of the company Epibone, and a TED speaker—walked down the aisle in a gown digitally printed with a wispy pink pattern based on connective tissue found in the body. When the couple exchanged vows, Keating, a creative technologist, slipped Tandon’s wedding band next to the engagement ring he digitally designed and 3D printed for her.
Weddings have always been a highly custom affair but as Tandon and Keating’s nuptials show, digital fabrication—like 3D printing and laser cutting—are offering news ways for brides and grooms to create the personalized event of their dreams. And we’re not just talking about creepy 3D-printed cake toppers. Will the wedding industry forever change?
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
Weddings are often the biggest, most lavish event a couple will host. Invites, dresses, suits, tabletop decor, flowers, dinner, and a cake need to be rented or purchased. Though the ceremony is steeped in tradition, the way couples go about planning and buying these things has changed significantly over the years. Read More…