Here we will take a look at the flat gravestone design, but specifically for two people or companions. Flat gravestones come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, all with the intention of telling your loved one’s story and honoring a life well lived together.
These memorials are likely placed at the top or the head of the burial plot and buried flush with the ground. In designing your loved ones’ flat gravestone, we can engrave it with so much more than just your loved ones’ names and dates. So, set an appointment with one of our memorial staff to explore all of your memorial options.
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The flat gravestone for two people is meant to honor two companions who loved each other in this life and will be laid to rest adjacent to one another. This single gravestone will be used to honor both loved ones spanning both grave plots.
The stone will be traditionally engraved with the names and important dates of the couple. What makes these flat gravestones different then their smaller flat grave marker counterparts, is the unifying design.
The unifying design is likely centered on the stone and symbolizes the life of the companions together. There are a multitude of symbols or scenes that can be used to show off the couples’ unity.
For example, with the Pressley Companion Gravestone The centered tree represents the grand structure that the family and couple have built together. The Pressley family also chose to have each of them represented by the birds nesting in the tree together.
In another example, The Robertson companion gravestone depicts a strong centered lighthouse representing the couple relationship, and how they have weathered every storm together.
No matter how you would like to build your companion memorial, sitting down with our expert memorial staff will get you the highest quality design. That memorial design will be engraved by our Artisan Memorial Builder Jed and will last for generations.
Selecting the right granite color takes time, but it will be one of the most important decisions when building your loved ones’ flat gravestone. All of the colors of granite we carry are quarried and sourced from all over the world. Thus, each stone is ever so slightly different and unique.
The sample photos are a very good representation of the granite we source daily but it is likely that you may see some variation in the color across the stone. Check out the Rainbow or Bahama Blue granite examples for examples of this. Look to the Blue Pearl or Gray granite examples patterns that are more uniform.
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 to our studio.
When it comes time to design your family’s Flat Gravestone, it is always wise to take your budget into account. In Santa Barbara and the surrounding area, you can expect the memorial costs to range anywhere from $800 – $2000+ depending on granite color, cemetery setting fees, and amount of design work. Requesting a proposal from our memorial designers will get you the quickest quote possible. Our memorialists have crafted many life stories in stone and cannot wait to begin engraving your loved one’s story in stone.
Now that you have reviewed your color options, design ideas, and even the price range of your family’s soon to be built flat grave marker, it’s time to set an appointment with our Artisan Memorialist Jed Hendrickson and his son Ryan. Their Santa Barbara Monumental Team will engrave your loved one’s story and make that engraving last for generations to come.