The ‘Shining Light’ Chuppah Ketubah

Upon a deep navy water colour washed background floats a silk and tallit draped Chuppah (modeled on the one the couple married beneath). The Chuppah in the Ketubah envelops and houses the text, foreshadowing the home that will be created through this union.

In this way, the Ketubah aesthetically and thematically shares a strong harmony with wedding ceremony itself, creating a special intrinsic connection between the wedding and Ketubah-  which will forever shine a light from this sacred day.

This Ketubah frames the Hebrew between pillars of silk and beneath the tallit. The silk is softly adorned with trailing greenery, paired with white lilies and roses in a considered and consistent floral and colour selection.

The heavenly light shining down from the top of the composition and radiating outwards reinforces the grooms’ fathers’ presence and blessings, both on the wedding day and throughout the marriage itself. Akin to Abraham’s tent which was open on four sides, so too the chuppah to gestures this hospitality and welcoming aura shown to one’s guests.

The hymn ‘Ani Ledodi v’dodi Li’ translating as “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.

This psalm encloses the initials and balances the shape of the tallit’s domed arc, echoing the shape of an enclosure to reinforce the motif of the home that will be created.

This pslam, the initials and the phrase “Shalom Bayit” are all hand painted in metallic gold paint, which radiantly shimmers like fire in the light (whilst the blue stripes of the tallit glimmer from an iridescent blue overlay).

Speak to Ryan about a Ketubah design that incorporates your own Chuppah.