This Ketubah ushers an aesthetic that is suitable for any home interior. Simple but sophisticated.
The Ketubah design is furthermore distinguished by its versatility in allowing it to be perceived as both classic and contemporary.
Here the soft muted background imagery of linen as a warm natural fabric gently contrasts with the silver metallic textured brushed borders.
The pair of the couples’ initials are rendered in a matching metallic silver paint (in this example, JJ), whose surface radiates with a shimmering iridescence, capturing the shimmering magic of love.
However there are endless possibilities to vary the textures and colours of this design; such as metallic gold on lace, or copper or beige hessian.
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 written by King Solomon expresses the affinity between husband and wife, reflecting the intrinsic commitment, care and responsibility mutually undertaken by husband and wife in their voyage through life and beyond.
Here, this hymn wraps around the initials to gesture the shape of an enclosure.
This foreshadows the home that will be created and the union of the destined souls as one.
Image of Ketubah signing courtesy of Justin Davis Photography (http://www.justindavisphotography.co.za/)
The silver is extremely dynamic and reflective, glistening under the light.