H E L L O !
My name is Naomi Shiek (pronounced CHIC).
I create papercut ketubot for private clients in the Nouveau Judaica style.

What is a ketubah, you ask? A KETUBAH is a decorative marriage covenant used and exhibited in Jewish, non-denominational and non-traditional weddings and commitment ceremonies wherein the couple's vows to each other are declared.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

bespoke order | Gatsby Garden ketubah


In May I had received an email from Cornelia, asking if I could make her a custom ketubah inspired by The Great Gatsby for a garden style wedding. Classic romance story and flowers? I was all over it! 

I started drawing the design in June. The first sketch I sent can be seen in this post. While the first sketch is clearly of a nighttime scene, the final ketubah can be a depiction of either the moon or the sun, take it as you will; and the flowers might as well be a flying bouquet! 

This ketubah made it all the way to Charlestown, MA and to the elegant garden wedding which took place in late September in East Hampton, NY. 
CONGRATULATIONS, CORNELIA & ROBERT!


 The ketubah was 18X18 inches, with shimmering gold text layer. An unattached hand-painted metallic silver background was included (not photographed). I know my low-light photographs don't show it, but trust me - This one sure sparkled!

FOR MORE PHOTOS OF THE GATSBY GARDEN PARTY KETUBAH, SEE THE CUSTOM KETUBOT GALLERY

If you're curious, this ketubah took me roughly 18 hours to complete (design hours not included). 
I documented my progress on my instagram account. If you want to see more of my studio life, follow me here!
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