As you know, my friend Riv is getting married. She and her fiancee, Jason, asked me to make their ketubah for them. If you're unfamiliar with Jewish weddings, a ketubah is a Jewish wedding contract. It is often a beautiful decorative document. Here are some images of ketubahs that I found online -- traditional and modern:
Riv and Jason sent me dimensions, text, and these inspiration images -- noting that they liked the colors and abstract images (I only have sources for a few of these):
I took these inspiration images and did my best to filter them through my own personal style. I didn't want to copy them exactly, but I wanted to give Riv & Jason something they'd really love. This is what I came up with:
If you watched my vlog, you know that I struggled to find my way with this ketubah. I tried some new things and in the end I love the color drenched stained glass feeling of this piece. I'd like to explore more work in this style in the future!
I really hope that Rivkah and Jason love it as much as I do!
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. Do you see the secret message I hid in the ketubah?