Elements Wedding or Handfasting Certificate
Designed to become heirlooms, these certificate prints are reproduced from my own hand lettering and miniature paintings with the finest materials available.
Museum-quality digital printing with lightfast pigment inks on heavy 100% cotton rag paper. Available in three sizes from 13 to 19 inches up to 22 x 30 inches.
Artwork shows the four elements, earth, air, fire and water, along with an oak leaf and ivy leaf border, with light yellow roses. The names of the elements are written in script around the images. This print is sometimes used for a handfasting ceremony.
The print may be ordered with the prelettered vows, or blank to be customized with your own vows. All lettering added in calligraphy: your names in color with gold flourishes, place and date of your wedding in black, and lines for your guests to sign on, very lightly penciled.
Scroll down to see some samples of different name colors, and an example of a print customized with hand lettering and painting.
Prelettered vows read:
In the presence of this community
(on this date)
(at this place)
join our lives together.
We promise to love one another, to cherish, honor and respect each other, to trust in the seasons of life's joys and sorrows, and to create a loving home together, from this day forward.
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The certificate above was lettered with the couple's custom vows, and further personalized with the addition of hand-painted roses between the rows of signature lines. The border is printed but the interior of the certificate done by hand.
Names lettered in black with yellow gold flourishes. This certificate is
filled in very simply: just the names, date and place, and signature spaces.
More examples of names on this page