Quilled Marriage Certificate

Recently I had the pleasure of quilling a marriage certificate for a May wedding.

Quilled Quaker marriage certificate by Ann Martin

The couple sent along an image of the elegantly detailed monogram that had been created for their wedding stationery by Ice Cream Social. [site is no longer available]

Marriage certificate -  mongram design

Christine and Kenny didn't expect it to be recreated entirely in quilling, but they hoped I would be able to take inspiration from the design. The many flourishes lent themselves perfectly to paper filigree, and I was in my element while quilling scrollwork, initials, and individual details in the wedding's silver and sage green palette. My favorite metallic-edged paper from England added a bit of shine, such as the cherry atop each of the miniature ice cream cones.

Quilled Quaker marriage certificate by Ann Martin

Once again, I worked with Riva Brown of Living Letters Studio who did the beautiful calligraphy. She also drew nearly three hundred penciled lines where the bride, groom, and guests would place their signatures.

Quilled Quaker marriage certificate by Ann Martin

I appreciate the way Riva carefully mounts our collaborative certificates on core board covered with paper in a coordinating color. A flexible acrylic overlay rolls down from the top to protect the 22" x 30" certificate during shipment and allows it to be easily handled and displayed at the wedding and reception.

Quilled Quaker marriage certificate by Ann Martin

Many thanks to Kristen at PaperCrave for featuring this piece earlier in the month.


Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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