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Behind-The-Ink: Marriage Certificate

Riana Nelson

This commission was one of the most challenging calligraphy projects I've done so far, and also one of the most touching, because the couple didn't commission it: the officiant did! She wanted to surprise newlyweds Mark & Jason with a custom, hand-drawn, personalized piece of art to frame in their home forever.

She insisted these guys were wayyyy too cool to be gifted anything ordinary or state-issued. She kindly asked to include navy, gold, and ivory (their wedding colors). I chose a combination of my signature sans-serif modern uppercase hand lettering with whimsical modern calligraphy. 

Here's some photos of the final piece + my layout/inspiration process...

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