The funny thing about bird wings is that their main purpose is to provide lift, not serve as decoration in a symbol, so they're more complicated than, uh, they need to be.
At one point, I thought the most authentic approach would be to use an actual bird. This bird was awesome.
Awesome at being a bird, maybe. Modelling, not so much. This would be great for some weird version of that german bird. He wasn't being hurt, but that didn't stop him from getting mad at, and trying to bite, his handler.
In the end, I ended up going with taxidermy wings, a glass heart, and ribbon with dry-transfer lettering on it.