Headstones for Married Couples
Companion Gravestones, Headstones, and Memorials
Design Elements Of Companion Gravestones
Companion gravestones are simply a single granite gravestone that encompasses the story of two companions instead of a single person. Typically wider than their single-person counterpart, the extra space allows for two separate stories to be told with a single unifying element in the center. It is very common for a long-standing married couple to have a style like this span their adjacent grave plots.
In life, we often find a high level of companionship with only a chosen few individuals. An even smaller number of people are chosen by us to live with and be nearly attached to throughout. It is that chosen companion that ends up being more of a secondary lead character to our story than a minor one. And, that chosen companion’s story is often interwoven in ours.
Through the tradition of marriage in the united states. Two people wed are often lifelong companions. For them, the best monument to share their story is a double headstone of the highest quality.
In this article, we will guide you through the intricacies of designing you and your loved one’s perfect companion headstone.
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Custom Companion Upright Monuments
Custom and traditional companion uprights help tell a longer and grander story of your loved ones’ time together on this earth. Making use of multiple pieces or designs allows you to tell a much more elaborate story simply because of the overall size of the stone. For those looking to really tell a big, bold, beautiful, and one-of-a-kind story, an upright monument is “the style” you should be looking to build.
In crafting the story of these two companions and lovers, a larger centerpiece engraving is most common. Two wedding rings linked or two doves flying help signify the unity of the two loved ones lost. They lived two equally important individual lives but their true strength and love came when they were together. A custom companion upright monument is one that can last for generations.
Tell their story in stone, and have our expert staff engrave every detail that made them who they are.
Flat Companion Gravestones
As mentioned, a flat companion marker is simply a single grave marker designed to showcase two separate but equally important stories. With limited space, a single grave marker size, 24″ x 12″, may not be large enough to tell the whole story. In this case, a larger 36″ x 12″ or even 48″ x 12″ may be necessary to truly showcase your whole design.
Slant and Pillow Companion Memorials
A slanted companion memorial headstone, like the other companion monuments, is built to accommodate two people. Those two lived their fullest lives and now laid to rest, can be memorialized together forever. The traditional slant companion memorial is typically around 16″ to 18″ tall and will sit atop a base or a larger ledger grave marker. The unifying symbol is commonly centered on the front face just below the shared surname.
Companion Monument Headstones: In Conclusion
Above all else, we want to honor your loved ones to the fullest extent of their stories, and time on earth. One of our expert memorial staff will be by your side helping you design in every stage of the process. We find that these are the most common headstone memorials for couples where one loved one has passed leaving the memorial design to the remaining of the pair. Our deepest condolences go to you in this time of stress and loss, and we hope to deliver a wonderful tribute to them. Our promise to you is a high-quality engraving that will stand the test of time. Get started building your memorial today.
Choosing Your Companion Gravestone Material
This is always a good place to start. Throughout North America, the most chosen material to build these types of memorials is granite. Granite is a natural stone mined from select portions of the world.
Granite is long lasting and tough. With proper engraving techniques, you can expect your chosen memorial to last for an industry average of 7 lifetimes.
Other but far less common materials used for companion gravestone memorials are sandstone, limestone, and other natural stones. Being less common, you will likely pay a pretty penny to build your chosen memorial in anything other than granite.
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"A Quality Companion Gravestone Design Requires a Quality Monument Builder"
At Bras & Mattos monuments, we pride ourselves on delivering Companion Gravestones at affordable prices. No matter the size or shape of the monument or memorial, you can be sure that with our help on the design, your loved ones will be remembered with the perfect companion headstone for their joint memorial plot. Thus allowing future generations to remember the legacy and story through their quality memorial. To learn more and see our full memorial design process, please view our Youtube Channel