Upon this Oceanic inspired background floats a sky blue Chamsa which envelops and houses the Ketubah text, foreshadowing the home that will be created through this union.
Photo of the couple displaying their Ketubah beneath the Chuppah courtesy of Nadine Saacks Photography.
The watercolour stained linen interior of the Chamsa is a soft and muted contrast to the daring navy that sweeps throughout the background.
Water is particularly significant to the scene of this love story; here referencing Sydney as being a city expanding along the coast and embracing a majestic harbour.
In this way, the watercolour created background and Oceanic aesthetic conjured capture the soul of the water that is so indivisible to Sydney’s identity.
The colour palette is modern and contemporary, drawing on the deep blues of the ocean.
The metallic silver detailing of the initials, אני לדודי ודודי לי and the Chamsa Border radiate with a shimmering fire, sparkling in the sun and moon light.
This iridescent silver metallic property which is activated in the light contributes to the magic of the composition.
The hymn “אני לדודי ודודי לי – I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine ” (Song of Songs – Shir HaShirim 6:3), a romantic declaration between husband and wife written by King Solomon wraps around the initials, following the curvature of the fingertips.
This psalm evokes the intrinsic commitment, care and responsibility mutually undertaken by husband and wife in their journey through life.