Quaker Wedding Certificates: Floral Top or "Flower Garden" Styles

This style features a group of flowers across the top of the certificate. Your choice of flowers may be arranged in a large spray or as a garden.

David and Susan wanted ferns, lupines and roses in the painting at the top of their certificate.

 

This couple was married on July 7, 2007, and wanted 7/7/7 in their design. Their birthdays were the same date: March 12, or 3/12. There are 3 and 4 iris blooms on each side, 3+4=7 and 3x4=12. There are 7 mature dandelion blooms. So we have 7 iris and 7 iris and 7 dandelions also the 3 and 12 for the birthdays. I also painted 1978, the year both were born, in green in the background, but it got lost in the leaves of the flowers. You might be able to see it if you stare at it long enough.

 

 

The detail of the irises and dandelions. Oh, yes, they wanted the bee and the butterfly too. This is the "Garden" style as the flowers appear as though they are growing in a garden. The calligraphy is the Palomares hand.

 

 

 

 

 

This couple rides bicycles and wanted a garden of flowers like forget-me-nots, irises, coneflowers and others along with dragonflies.

Above is a floral top design with crocus, columbine, lilies of the valley and iris.

A colorful garden of Spring flowers: ferns, peonies, tulips and other flowers.

Cardinal vine, jasmine, butterfly weed and atamased lilies are wild flowers from Alabama.

Poppies, lupines and ferns decorated one of our certificates at the top.

 This particular certificate was done for a couple who met in a park where there were lots of poppies, lupines and ferns. When they got married they wanted those same plants on their certificate. Sara said that she wrote the text herself. The size was 22"x30".

Abby and Nathan wanted pictures of prairie flowers. There are cornflowers, black-eyed susans, purple coneflowers, Queen Ann's lace and prairie blazing star. There is also a rabbit in the lower part of the painting. The calligraphy is Vivaldi. This was done on ivory paper and is 22"x30".

 Michelle and Adam wanted a tropical feel to their certificate, so I used hibiscus, bird-of-paradise, swiss cheese plants, mother-in-law tongues and palm fronds. There are some caladiums and ferns in there too. This was 22"x30". The lettering is Palomares with the names in Blackletter.

 

Here is a closeup of the painting at the top of the certificate

 

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