Gail and Julio chose the DIY ketubah so that they could add to it every year of their marriage. “We agreed that we wanted to read it together every anniversary and add some artwork of our own to remember something from that year, each year. So for the moment our ketubah is blank, but come August we’ll try to remember what we’ve been through together and add that to our ketubah.” They appreciated that Ketubah.com had so many options for just a simple, white ketubah; square, vertical, horizontal, circle, and more.
“We agreed that we wanted to read it together every anniversary and add some artwork of our own to remember something from that year, each year.”
Linda made this DIY ketubah for her sister and brother-in-law. Rather than risk ruining the paper she cut out the wording and painted a watercolor painting of cherry blossoms and the beach on a sheet of Arches 150wt watercolor paper.
“My sister wanted the blossoms evocative of Washington DC in the spring, and the beach is a destination they enjoy as a couple.”
Why those birds Linda explains, “Her favorite bird is the cardinal and his is the robin so they are both represented in the art.”
She then glued the wording and birds into the painting collage style. “It is being framed now and that should provide the finishing touch. I also put a little heart in the sand where I signed the piece.”
“When she came in for the wedding she brought the frame, and then we put the Ketubah in behind it!”
Jordana ordered a DIY Ketubah for her sister, an artist in Calgary, to paint, but the way they did it was very different!
Her sister bought a frame with matting that had enough space to fit the writing of the Ketubah, and she painted the matting with their wedding colours. “When she came in for the wedding she brought the frame, and then we put the Ketubah in behind it! She’s a great painter so we thought it was a perfect and memorable gift from her.”
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