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25+ Ways to Use Your Watercolor Crest for a Gracious Welcome!

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A family crest by The Welcoming District.

Family Crest Stephanie reached out to me to create a crest for her family. She saw what I created for my mom around Mother’s Day and wanted one for herself – so sweet! Their Story Represented We scheduled a phone consultation and I learned so much about her and her husband in a short amount […]

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A watercolor painting of Tudor Place in Washington, D.C. by Alicia Betz of The Welcoming District.

Custom Wedding Venue Painting Investing in a custom venue painting gives you lots of options for your wedding stationery and welcoming details. For this special project, I painted Tudor Place in Washington, D.C. and used it on the top of a custom wedding crest. It was repurposed as the focal point for the invitations, too! […]

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A family crest by The Welcoming District.

Mother’s Day Gift This year I decided to surprise my mom with a family crest! Since we have to stay home to stay safe, I thought this would make her feel loved and connected. I sent her the digital files as well as some really cute printed goodies. She loved it and I look forward […]

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A custom watercolor map of Tranquility Farm in Purcellville, VA by Alicia Betz of The Welcoming District.

Tranquility Farm Nestled in Virginia’s beautiful Piedmont region, lies the serene Tranquility Farm. I got to know Suzanne who owns this beautiful home with her husband. They live in the Manor, but rent it for wedding weekend getaways. Their property has so many options for your ceremony, reception, and guests to stay. It’s truly tranquil […]

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Include your pet on your wedding welcome gifts with a custom watercolor portrait by The Welcoming District!

When you consider your furry friend family, leaving them out of your wedding day isn’t an option. Challenges present themselves, though, when your wedding venue doesn’t allow them to be there. Whether they can or cannot be physically present, here are five ways to include them in your special day. STATIONERY   With a watercolor […]

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A rescue pup watercolor portrait by Alicia Betz of The Welcoming District.

Rescue Pup Dog Portrait Meet Terra! She is my aunt’s sweet rescue pup. Named for her fur color, Terra, like terra cotta pottery is a beautiful, warm orangey-red. She greets you with those big eyes, some friendly sniffs, and her tail wagging. Because she is so adored, my uncle surprised my aunt with a custom […]

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The couple's watercolor wedding crest was applied to Connect 4 discs offering a fun game and lots of personality to the wedding reception! The crest was painted by Alicia Betz of The Welcoming District.

A watercolor wedding crest is a beautiful visual representation of your life coming together as one. Once your crest is complete, you will have the digital files to use it for personal use however you like! Here are twenty-five ways you can use them before, during, and after you say “I do.” Stationery Depending on […]

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A watercolor dog portrait of a Samoyed by Alicia Betz of The Welcoming District.

Samoyed Dog Portrait Meet Hoover! He’s the handsome ball of fluff sitting between his human parents, Shanna and Connor. This sweet couple is photographed in front of Eastern Market in Washington, D.C. where their wedding reception will take place. However, Hoover who will serve as “Best Pup” isn’t allowed inside. (Oh no!) Shanna reached out […]

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I love painting the love story, fur baby(ies), and places that are special to you! My hand-painted artwork is digitized so I can help you apply it to gracious welcoming details like invitations, gift tags, labels, tea towels, games, and so much more!

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