A Wedding Under the Great Oak
My beloved niece will soon be married on the family ranch, under an ancient oak that we love. I shared the job of creating a beautiful, meaningful invitation with designer Carmen Garza, whose selection of an engraving from Emblems of Immortality (published 1795) was perfect. She used classical iconography—acorn to oak, caterpillar to butterfly—to represent perpetual renewal, and wrapped the invitation in lace as delicate and intricate as the couple’s shared memories. A deep-red wax seal is the finishing touch on this very special memento.