With gay marriage officially legalized throughout the United States, it’s the perfect time to find or design your ketubah. Ketubahs are artistic portrayals of your wedding vows, and there is a great selection designed to commemorate your marriage, dedication and love for one another – no matter what sex or religion you or your partner are.
Love’s Mosaic – Lapis and Sapphire
Above: Love’s Mosaic – Lapis and Sapphire Ketubah available at Ketubah.com
Ketubahs are not only part of Jewish and Interfaith weddings, but have been adapted by couples of all religions. Even Prince William & Kate Middleton had a ketubah specially designed for their royal wedding! READ MORE ......→
What do ketubahs, wedding dresses, and husbands all have in common?
Once you find the right one, you just know!
Shopping for a ketubah, the Jewish marriage contract from ancient tradition, is a very subjective and personal process. The possibilities are virtually limitless, so we set out to help guide you through the process.
We asked 3D ketubah & Judaica artist Gabrielle Mizrachi-Mallin from Ashra Designs :: Judaic Art Creations to provide her insight into finding the perfect ketubah that speaks to you as a couple, without getting overwhelmed.
Ketubot have become more than just a marriage contract, but more so a reflection of a couple’s style. This Is Not A Ketubah Yes It Is (TINAK), a collective of Jewish artists from New York and Argentina, creates traditional pieces that double as works of art. With a category for practically anything you can think of, TINAK can depict places, artists, colors, shapes and even mythical creatures! The modern, high-quality designs enable couples to display Judaica in an innovative and interesting way. These categories represent 8 of the most popular TINAK ketubah styles, each with Jewish thought and tradition in mind.
Your ketubah, or Jewish marriage contract, is truly a work of art that reflects you and your fiance’s style and artistic taste. With so much effort being put into choosing the right ketubah, it makes perfect sense for your ketubah to be an inspiration for other elements of your wedding, or your life! We love the idea of ketubah-inspired chuppah designs! It may take some creativity, but the results can be magical! Here are 6 examples we’re loving:
#1 - Nature-Inspired Trees & Branches
Ketubah Chuppah Inspiration
Ideal for an outdoor wedding or green celebration, nature can inspire your event by serving as your decor. The tree of life is full of meaningful symbolism, making it a beautiful addition to your wedding details. READ MORE ......→
What is one thing that bonds you, Kate Middleton & Chelsea Clinton? You will all have ketubahs! The ketubah, or Jewish marriage contract, has become extremely popular even outside of the Jewish religion. The reason is simple – a ketubah transforms your marriage vows into a beautiful work of art that provides a glimpse into your personality and style. There are so many gorgeous options…how do you choose?
Ketubahs are in the midst of a revival. The beauty of the ketubah, or Jewish marriage contract, is universal – it transforms your marriage vows into a work of art that can be displayed in your home forever.
While there are many beautiful ketubot to choose from, there is nothing more personal than a custom ketubah made specifically for you. Meet artist Jonathan Blum….
Custom Tree of Life Ketubah – Jonathan Blum
Jonathan Blum is a creative artist with a truly unique point of view. His gift made him one of the top 10 artists nominated by the public to be in a group show at the Brooklyn Museum. His custom ketubot are completely personalized to showcase your interests and style. READ MORE ......→
As a ketubah company, part of our motivation for getting into this business was to help couples connect to the Jewish tradition through fresh, contemporary artwork, and for us, that means every couple to whom Judaism is important. If Judaism is to thrive, it should respond to the needs of the modern Jewish community, and to that end, Ketuv is committed to honoring the diversity of the Jewish people. READ MORE ......→
3D ketubahs themselves seem to be something new to the market, and have only recently begun to catch on. A 3D ketubah is in most cases a ketubah that has additional elements added to the top of the design to create dimension and add drama to the overall look.
3D ketubahs are gaining popularity because couples are desiring a document that reflects their own commitment of marriage, and is also a gorgeous piece of art. They are attracted to the drama that the 3-dimensionality adds to the overall design and how it brings an otherwise flat piece of paper to life. Beautiful art is important, relevant, and timeless, which can represent how couples view their own upcoming marriage. READ MORE ......→
We all want our memories of our wedding day to be everlasting. Think of all the times (fun and sometimes not so fun) that go into the planning of your simcha. They all come together on that one day. And whoosh – it’s over and the honeymoon begins! Of course, we cherish and remember the day through photos and videos but how about creating something that you look at and admire every day!! Your ketubah can be a personal art piece that is custom designed – and with the attention that Deborah Raichman, founder of Rolnik Raichman, gives to integrating some of your personal heritage into the ketubah, it will be a cherished and admired commemoration of your Jewish wedding vows and commitments. What a wonderful wedding gift for your bride and groom!