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Quaker Style Wedding Certificates in Decorated Calligraphy

Celebrate your marriage and preserve your treasured vows

with a beautiful, traditional Quaker-style wedding certificate! Scroll down to see recent work, and click the thumbnail images below to see examples of each category.

Commemorate your wedding and your treasured vows with a beautiful hand-crafted work of art that will last for years. Each piece is unique and is tailored to your needs and design choices.

Certificates usually include the names of the bridal couple and the place and date of their ceremony, and they can also include the wedding vows, a prayer, blessing, Bible verse, or even your favorite song or poem. The certificates are decorated with images that are meaningful to the bridal couple and may include special spaces for signatures by the bridal couple, officiant, and witnesses.

Each unique wedding certificate is created by hand, using the finest watercolours, inks, and fine archival quality 100% rag paper. 22-karat gold gilding makes a wonderful decorative addition. The certificate size depends on its design.

Each piece takes around four weeks to create, although a quicker turnaround time is sometimes available. The cost ranges between $250 and $500, depending on size and complexity of design. The prices for these custom pieces compare favorably with mass-produced, ink jet and giclee printed certificates that are customized to your wording.

Contact me with your design ideas, themes, and wedding colors, and I will create a wonderful piece for you!

From satisfied customers:


"The wedding certificate Margaret Davis illuminated for us is stunning. Its twining vines, golden leaves, and budding flowers complemented the beauty of our marriage ceremony. Davis has the true gift of a natural scribe, and we will cherish this document forever." --Andrea Seabrook, NPR Correspondent

"The certificate is EXQUISITE! We love it! Thank you also for the pen and eraser and for packaging it so well ... Thank you for doing such a beautiful job." --Lori R.

"Thank you again for our wedding certificate. It is beautiful and perfect for us. I really appreciate all your work on it, and how prompt and communicative you've been through the whole process!" --Marina M.

"Working with Margaret was perhaps the easiest part of the wedding planning process. Her design was beautiful and in the exact style that we had requested, and she matched the colors perfectly to our expectations." -- ulia N.

"Thank You so much for our certificates!!  They are beautiful and one of a kind. They will be framed and hung with care for many, many years to come. I will make sure it gets passed down through our generations. I will definitely recommend you to anyone who needs calligraphy done. The tartans were matched perfectly in color and that was amazing! I'm so impressed with your work!" --N. & P.

"We loved the certificate!!! You did a wonderful job and captured what we expected perfectly. Thank you so much!!!" --Theresa V.

"Sorry it took me a few days to let you know that the certificate arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you so much, Margaret. It really is a beautiful certificate, and we appreciate your work. We can hardly wait to give it to our daughter and new son-in-law." --Marcia W.

"I am so pleased with the certificate! Your work is absolutely stunning, and I cannot wait to frame it and hang it on the wall..." --Jennifer H.

"It is gorgeous! Thanks ever so much. And the pen & eraser was a very thoughtful touch." --James I.

"The certificate is beautiful ... just what my fiance and I wanted. Thank you." --Marie B.


Margaret has been creating original, custom works of calligraphic art for over 10 years, and her celebrity and corporate clients have included NPR's Andrea Seabrook, Malin Giddings, Grace Cathedral (San Francisco, CA), the San Francisco Early Music Society, the Society for Ritual Arts, Dr. Stanley Krippner, East Bay Innovations (San Leandro, CA), Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine, and Psychic Reader Magazine.

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