Erica and Andrew wanted a victorian feel to
their certificate and they also wanted a picture of the gazebo
where their wedding took place. See the closeups below.
Lydia and Michael wanted
a landscape across the top of their certificate. They also asked
for a path that started in the body of the certificate and wound
up into the mountains as a symbol of their life together.
See below for a detail of
This couple wanted a picture
of the church where they were married. The lettering style is
Vivaldi and it was done on Pergamenata parchment. The size is
approximately 30" x 40". There is a closeup of the
church and the cross are below.
Amy and Kim wanted their certificate
to look like a watercolor painting that they had. The painting
itself was fairly vertical, just a few trees and rocks. Steve
was able to add to it so that it could go across the top of the
They also asked for
some purple flowers trailing a little way down the side.
There are some closeups
This couple was married in
Bayfield, Wisconsin. They wanted the Apostle Islands across the
top of their certificate. These islands are near Bayfield and
the couple loved this view of the area. They also wanted some
flowers to decorate the bottom of the certificate. Below are
was married in Washington D.C. in the spring. What better way
to decorate their certificate than to have the cherry blossoms
in bloom with D.C.'s monuments as a background? The text is lettered
in Palomares Hand and their names were lettered in Merced. The
quote by George Fox finished the certificate across the bottom.
and Nicholas love hiking through Washington's state parks. Their
certificate was designed to show one scene from a park with a
hiking trail. They also mentioned they wanted a red barn at the
bottom. I asked if they had a special barn they wanted shown.
They sent a photo of this barn. It was the site of their reception!
and James were married under the arbor in the painting at the
top of their certificate. The mule deer may not have attended
the ceremony, but they do appear in the painting. Nine irises
on each side and nine lotus blossoms represent 09-09-09, the
date of their wedding. This is repeated in the vines between
the passion flowers at the bottom of the certificates. Hummingbirds
and butterflies round out the decoration at the top.
and Joseph were married at the vinyard in the painting at the
top of their certificate.
text was lettered in Palomares with flowers decorating the beginning
are details of the vinyard and the flowers at the bottom.
couple wanted a river scape scene with one of the trees "escaping"
the picture to grow beside their names. A colorful bunch of flowers
separates the couple's signatures from those of the witnesses.
Oak leaves and acorns finish the lower part of the certificate.
asked for a landscape to represent the area around their home
in Madison County, Virginia. They also wanted some bluebirds,
cardinals and a goldfinch. Their text is lettered in Bastarde
and their names are in Merced hand. This is a "Just the
Kent and Sean
wanted a painting of their house and their garden. Their wedding
was held in the garden under the arbor. The prairie shown at
the bottom represents a prairie behind their home they are working
to restore. The text was lettered in Uncial and their names were
lettered in Half-uncial.