Heirloom Wedding Scarf
The Original Heirloom Wedding Scarf ™
This is guaranteed to be a very special heirloom that will be cherished for generations. Recalling the days of old, the scarf is designed with heraldic symbolism, family crests, and decorative flourishes. This one was used for a "handfast" ceremony included as part of a self-designed, non-traditional wedding ceremony. It is shown here with the bride's exquisite old-fashioned bouquet.
The bride and groom choose their family crests (of which there are sometimes several to choose from), one for each end, and then co-create a new family crest of their own to be featured in the middle of the scarf. The wedding date, bride and groom initials, and symbol of choice are included atop their own new family crest. Background and crest colors can be coordinated to match the wedding colors or other of their choosing.
The scarf is 14" x 72" and made of 8mm habotai silk, a lightweight china silk. With proper care, this silk will last for generations as a beautiful heirloom. Bridesmaids can also be included as part of the package. Their scarves would have just the new couple's family crest at either end of the scarf in a simpler design. All color coordinated for the special day.
Please contact me for a discussion about commissioning a wedding scarf for your ceremony. Lead time is a minimum of 10-12 weeks. There is some back-and-forth as the design process goes along and colors are confirmed, not to mention time for creation, etc. Photos here are courtesy of Vail Studio of Seattle. vailstudio.com For more information about the history of the handfast ceremony click HERE.