|Weddings are the most special of times and deserve the most special of keepsakes. The master works of illumination, so prized for centuries are the inspiration for our namesake Wedding Card. The soft, yet strong W is surrounded by scrolls of flowers and leaves to symbolize fertility and commitment, as the leaves and the couple interwine in the union of marriage. The extensive amounts of layered shell gold, speak to the prosperity of the couple and of the well wishes for a rich and plentiful life. All of these details are painstakingly hand applied, just as ithas been for many centuries. True to tradition the use of lavender , for love and other pigments used in this work have been hand ground and chosen specifically for this card. Our wedding card is a testament to the long standing tradition of art, culture, love and marriage.
Each limited edition "The Gilded Age Wedding" card is signed and numbered by the artist, prepared as ordered either with your custom sentiment or blank leaves to be penned by the hand of the giftor. The card is presented tassel bound, within our lavish silk presentation box. Complimentary white gloves are provided for proper handling of the fine gilt work.
The presentation box is handmade of couture quality silk. Each finished with fine gold embroidery throughout.
Certificate of Authenticity: A finely engraved and hand signed document, containing edition number, history of illumination, artists biography and information exclusive to your card.
Your Gilded Age Greeting as an heirloom: Reminiscent of the renaissance treasure books that have inspired our collection, we encourage our giftees and giftors to tell the story of the greeting they have given or received. The additional leaves provided should be used to pen sentiments through the generations, each telling with great detail, how they came to receive a Gilded Age Greeting, the most beautiful cards in the world.