Custom Bench Grave Markers are those memorials that are all encompassing and completely stand-alone in their stories. The whole story being an engraving of their name, an epitaph or phrase that rang true for them, a porcelain portrait showing the memorialized, and any other engravings.
These are unique memorial designs as there is a wide range in size and they often get placed in very unique spots. The goal as always is to tell the story of the person or place in beautiful granite, and these bench grave markers will do just that.
In this article, we are going to cover:
Garden Bench Grave Markers, as mentioned, are those that get placed in unique places and tend to tell very unique stories. As we can see with the Garden bench example here for Mr. Meisel, Mathew’s grandparents wanted to dedicate the unique memorial to their loving grandson. The stone is placed on the pathway of running through the family’s personal garden.
The curved bench dedicated to Jane was also crafted to tell a unique story. Jane was a loving mother and loved the hummingbirds that would visit her garden. Understanding this portion of her life’s story leads us to engrave the hummingbird into the top right corner and mention them in her epitaph.
Overall the garden bench grave marker design for use as a headstone may be one of the most unique and cost-effective ways to memorialize your loved one. The key lays in the two parts of telling their story and setting the stone to rest in the memorialized favorite spot, likely under their favorite tree. This natural placement brings the whole story in stone together and will stand in their memory for generations to come.
Selecting the right color takes time. All of the colors of granite are mined and sourced from all over the world. Thus, each stone is ever so slightly different.
The sample photos are a very good representation of the granite we source daily but in some cases, it is likely that you may see some variation in the color across the stone like with the Rainbow or Bahama Blue Granite. Whereas, some patterns are more uniform like the Blue Pearl or Gray Granite.
Some of the most popular colors we source and engrave daily are Gray, Sentinel Red, and Black. While these may be the most popular, we find that what matters most in selecting the bench memorial granite color is the story of the one, place, or family memorialized.
All colors considered, it’s best to reach out and speak with one of our expert memorial designers for more details of weekly stock and how long custom pieces will take to get here.
Now that you have reviewed your color options, design ideas, and even the price range of your loved one’s bench headstone, it’s time to set an appointment with our Artisan Memorialist, Jed Hendrickson. He and His Santa Barbara Monumental Team will engrave your loved one’s story and make that engraving last for generations to come.