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I am a little disappointed (although not surprised) by our marriage certificate – which looks very government/official/vital recordsy, as opposed to like something you would display. My parents have theirs framed next to their wedding portrait, but ours is really not that fancy.
Does anybody know where you can order a nice (calligraphic) copy made up for framing? I have been googling and googling, but I find mainly cartoony/funny types of certificates, or Victorian/floweredy ones. I just want something on really nice paper. I’m thinking about playing around on the computer and making one myself.
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I like the website that jordanje posted too, I almost went with them but I ended up going with someone on etsy. I went through alchemy and found someone that way but you could also look through the work of people who do calligraphy and send them a message asking what they would charge for what you are looking for. (A major plus for me, as silly as it seems, is that she sent the same pen she used so the ink will match!)
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We just ordered one from Sally Sanders. http://www.sallysanders.com/. We are doing a Quaker style certificate where everyone at the wedding is a witness and signs it. You can also have her make a more traditional one as well. She has been great to work with so far.
Post # 6
I bet you could get a really lovely one from Laura Hooper calligraphy. She’s very nice and her work is stunning. http://www.lhcalligraphy.com/
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The Quaker Marriage Certificate really is a wonderful way to remember each day all those who are supporting you in your life together! Many couples are now following this tradition though they are not Quakers. Each guest signs the document, as well as family and the bride and groom. It is important that all the materials used are archival, from the sumi or paint used for the lettering, to the colors of the illustration, to the paper it is written on. The signatures, too, need to be done in permanent, archival ink. I have been creating these certificates with couples all over the globe for over 25 years, and love every minute of it. Contact me if you have further questions.
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So funny! Sally is doing mine!