Quaker Wedding Certificates,
Circle Style Decoration
The Circle style decoration consists of flowers or
other decoration in a circle or ellipse around the text. The
sheet is designed with the decoration and text at the top and
the signature area below the circle.
Kelly and Jeffrey
asked for a floral circle with the heart knot at the top. They
also desired a bluebird, a dragonfly, a wooden cross, wheat,
a terrapin, sunflowers, black-eyed susans, delphiniums, forget-me-nots,
harebells, daisies, irises, asters, lupines and ferns. We managed
to get it all in and still have a balanced design. The lettering
style is Vivaldi Hand.
This couple needed
room for a lot of signatures and the certificate was approximately
30" x 40".
Rory and Roy had an
artist design a special logo for their wedding. That's it in
the red and yellow circle at the top of their certificate. Below
is the detail. In the center is the sun with the face of a lion.
To the right of the lion is a blue crescent moon. Around the
sun and moon are leaves representing the four seasons, dragonflies
From the bride and
"Ivy leaves point
the four directions, enveloped by a
fiery ouroboros with a flourish of oak leaves and
dragonflies, symbolizing earth, a stabilizing backdrop
for air, free and open communications.
This circle of life, at it's core, is the hot lion sun
and cool organic moon representing Tod and Rory, exude
and absorb, surrounded by swirls of wind and water,
day and night, entwined for eternity."
From Steve at Calligraphica:
I colored the logo
like the four seasons. The snow flakes were added next to the
Winter part of the logo and the bee is next to the Spring part.
The snake is red and yellow to represent the flames. The Ouroboros
is an old symbol in Alchemy usually shown red and yellow in the
old manuscripts. I liked how the sun became the lion. Alchemy
manuscripts show the sun being eaten by a lion. I enjoyed working
on this one! I also would like to mention the artist and thanks
to the artist and bride and groom for their very kind permission
to share this special artwork on our website.
Here is the e-mail
address for Paige Bauer, who designed the logo.
The flowers for Ann
and Kilian's circle came from Ann's bridesmaids. She asked each
of them for their favorite flower and had me put them in the
circle. The flowers are stephanotis, heather, forget-me-nots,
tulips, roses, calla lillies, sunflowers, wild irises, daisies,
daffodils and lavender.
Lilia and Humberto
wanted a floral circle with pine boughs. "Pino", the
groom's name, means "pine", hence the pine boughs making
a heart at the top and more at the bottom of the certificate.
The pine cones are of course symbolic of little pinos.
to a fraternity whose symbols include the snowy owl at the bottom
and the black diamond around the puppy's neck. The puppy, Bacchus,
belongs to the couple. There are closeups of Bacchus, the owl
and the circle above.