CUSTOM KETUBAH DESIGNS
Alongside the designs you see in the collection, I also work directly with couples to create custom Ketubahs that are truly personal works of art.
STEP 1 - THE CONCEPT
It all starts with an email from you to me. This opening mail should include your names and wedding date (to ensure I can make it work regarding timing), but most importantly: your inspiration and ideas. This is a range of images (can also a Pinterest board) that inspire you/you’d like to see incorporated into the design somehow. Please also include any of my existing designs that you like, as well as any comments about formatting you may have (circular designs vs square, etc.). My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP 2 - MAKING IT OFFICIAL
Once we have corresponded via email and I have a vague idea of design/complexity, I will be able to provide you with a quote. Custom ketubahs start at 4500NIS (approx $1,350) which includes everything from design planning to express shipping. I will send over a link for you to purchase on etsy and we are good to go (if you are located in Israel, we won't use Etsy - just direct payment!). At the same time, you will select your ketubah text and submit your order form here. This pertains to the ketubah text itself, and will enable me to write it for you. For locals, the text work is a little different - I will explain everything to you directly.
STEP 3 - DESIGN AND PLANNING
Now the fun begins! I will map out the design of the piece and create necessary sketches/colour palettes based on our initial email ideas. Once we confirm the design plan, I am then able to use your order form to format your text digitally, ready to be printed. You (and your rabbi) will review the mockup and we will refine it until it’s good to print.
STEP 4 - THE PAINTING
Once both the design plan and text are confirmed, I print the text on 300gsm archival paper in my studio and the painting begins! I document a lot of this process over on my instagram. The art is then shipped via FedEx express.
How long does it take?
For custom designs, I require a minimum of 10 weeks prior to the wedding. Any less may still be possible, with an additional rush fee, so please get in touch with your wedding date.
Please note: All custom designs are original watercolour paintings, none of the pieces in the below gallery are available as prints as they were all custom painted to order.
"After looking at many different options for Ketubahs on the internet, we kept coming back to Rachelle’s site, and each time we were more and more impressed with her work. Once we finally reached out to her, we realized how we really did strike gold, because she was such a pleasure to work with, and within a very short amount of time, we had the Ketubah of our dreams. She incorporated all the personal elements and details we wanted. She is in close touch with all the right Rabbis in Israel in terms to print the correct Halachic text, and her skilled artwork is nothing short of magnificent."
CUSTOM DESIGNS GALLERY