Wedding Planning + Inspiration | A Unique Family Crest For Your Wedding
Hi Friends!!! I hope this blog post finds you and your love ones well. I’ve started a new series! It is on wedding planning and inspiration. Millions of us are quarantined at home or not working as much as we normally do, which gives a newly engaged couples the time they need to plan their wedding! #findingthepositive To help in that process, I’ll be sharing about wedding photography tips, wedding traditions and ways to break them, as well as sharing unique ways to show your personality on your wedding day. I’m SUPER excited!
Today’s guest on the blog is Jamie Hansen, she is a watercolorist artist who is insanely talented! For this post I’m highlighting her semi-custom family crests which is a perfect way to put your stamp on your wedding. Some examples of things to put your crest on: invites, napkins, thank you notes, t-shirts, gift to your new spouse, handkerchief, favors, all of that on top of and you can use it in your home as an art piece and letterhead throughout your life. You’re creating a new family, and a crest is an amazing way to show it! Also, they are really pretty!
Interested in creating your own family crest? Check out the options HERE ! Want to check out her work on Insta HERE!
The New Family Crest
Jamie actually just created OUR family crest! I wasn’t sure if Natraj would care about that sort of thing, but we spent HOURS talking about who we were as individuals and who we were as a couple. We had lots of ideas but had to come to a decision the represented both of us. I just picked it up from the framers this weekend and I’m OBSESSED!!!! Here is it below. P.S. My married last name is Chandrasekharan. I think what I love best about it is all the gold and I will forever remember the long conversations we had to create it. Jamie created something we never could but represents us.
Guest Blogger: Jamie Hansen, Artist
What Does The Process Look Like?
Create a personalized monogram crest for your wedding stationery or a unique wedding gift. Choose your supporters and your monogram style. Preview your design in real-time on my website. Place your order and I’ll create your custom crest from my hand drawn watercolor art in about a week. You’ll receive a high-res image of your full crest and also one of just your monogram. Commission custom products using your files or receive a complementary print with my larger packages.
How long does the process take?
With my new template-based crests, a semi-custom crest is available to design in real-time and can be ready for print in a little as a week. My semi-custom crests are a wonderful accent for brides looking for a personalized and unique wedding logo. I add new designs and new customization options regularly and can occasionally take requests.
How did you get started doing the bespoke family crests?
I created my first piece for a local client in Burlington, NC in 2009 who sought me out because of my calligraphy and drafting skill. I posted the artwork that I made on Etsy and was selling custom pieces fairly regularly on Etsy by 2014. I re-branded to “Flourish Family Crests” in 2017 and put an emphasis on building my own website in 2018 to add tools to document and serve my customers’ unique wishes.
How long have you been an artist?
I have never NOT been an artist. Like most children, I drew pictures before I could write. My mom gave me paints in my Easter basket and art supplies under our Christmas tree. I’ve been taking community art classes since I was a child. I sold works starting in high school and studied art in college before taking a job as a corporate graphic artist.
Completely custom pieces are available for only certain projects based on my availability and workload. When available, they generally those fully custom pieces take two to three months.
Crests are a unique way to add a regal feel to your wedding stationery or create a unique and personalized gift.