A few months ago I took on a commission for a bespoke ketubah from the best couple. They were so sweet! Daniel & Leah wanted a great big ketubah featuring the Seven Species (wheat, barley, grape, fig, pomegranate, olive, and date). The 20X20 inches big papercut was paired with a hand-painted metallic gold background and color text printed on cream paper.
Two additional mini versions of the ketubah, with the sweetest personal thank you letters written by Leah & Daniel, were made for the couple's parents as well.
The couple's vision for their ketubah was quite clear, though it did go through a few minor changes until I got it just right. They were awesome and gave me lots of feedback. The whole process took just over three months, including the month they had to wait until I had an opening and could start drawing (usually I'm booked 1-1.5 months ahead). In case you were wondering, this is how I send a sketch to clients to show them how their ketubah will look.
This ketubah really got under my skin, or rather Leah & Daniel did. During our correspondence they included a link to their wedding website, and that's when I realized I'm a soft, cuddly romantic. I dare you to browse it and not get emotional! I usually play romance movies like Love Actually and Pride & Prejudice when drawing papercuts (I keep the action classics like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon for when I cut the papercuts), but this time thanks to the clients' great taste in music I had a great soundtrack from their personal website to accompany me through the nights. And yes, the music is playing now as I type this!
Feedback from Leah & Daniel Resier:
Thank you so much for the opportunity, Leah & Daniel!
Images source | ketubah photographed by me ; Wedding photos by Nataschia Wielink