Quilled Floral and Calligraphy Ketubah by Ann Martin & Tara Jones

The paper filigree technique (also known as paper quilling) is intricate, delicate, and incredibly beautiful – perfect for an heirloom marriage certificate! Paper filigree artist Ann Martin collaborated with calligrapher Tara Jones on this floral-inspired ketubah for a recent wedding in Chicago. The ketubah features the wedding color palette – charcoal gray and seafoam green – with botanical quilled details alongside the couple’s initials and Tara’s calligraphy.

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From AnnThis ketubah was created for a couple whose wedding took place at the Chicago Botanic Garden early in July. Calligrapher Tara Jones of Dallas, Texas had designed the couple’s letterpress wedding invitation. When the bride was looking for ideas for their ketubah, she came across my website and recognized Tara’s unique lettering style on an earlier certificate. The bride then asked if Tara and I would collaborate on their ketubah – of course we would! The 22″ x 30″ document features the bride and groom’s initials in a quilled olive leaf wreath at the top. Their wedding colors were seafoam green and charcoal.

Quilled Camellia Flower Ketubah Ann Martin Quilled Floral and Calligraphy Ketubah by Ann Martin & Tara Jones

For the area between the text and signature lines, the bride asked me to take inspiration from a botanical print of a camellia that she had printed as the postage stamp for their invitations. I quilled a stylized leafy vine and created a pearlized paper sculpture camellia.

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Thanks so much Ann!

Calligraphy: Tara Jones

Quilling: Ann Martin

Photo Credits: Ann Martin

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