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They requested autumn flora and fauna to complement the forest theme. I love a quilling challenge, so enjoyed creating a design that includes ferns, leaves, acorns, mushrooms, an owl, blue jay, squirrel, and even a tiny mouse. See him sneaking along down there at the bottom?
A marriage certificate is a poster-sized document on which the couple's vows are written in calligraphy. The bride and groom usually sign it during or immediately after the wedding. Guests may also sign as a commitment to support the couple in their marriage.
Originally a Quaker tradition, marriage certificates are an alternative to the traditional guest book. A nice advantage is that the art piece can be framed and hung in the couple's home as a special remembrance of the day.
The couple's wedding vows were perfectly lettered by calligrapher Riva Brown of Living Letters Studio.
Many thanks to Nole Garey for featuring this certificate earlier in the week on Oh So Beautiful Paper. If you've found your way here via that post, additional document designs can be found here, here, and here. If you would like to inquire about a custom certificate for your wedding, contact me at ann.b.martin at gmail dot com
I always encourage others to try their hand at quilling, so if you are thinking of making your own certificate or adding a touch of quilling in some other way to your wedding, I've posted a tutorial for place cards and favor boxes, and also one that shows how to make fringed flowers, very similar to the brown craft paper blossoms on this certificate.
Best wishes, Matt and Alex!