Step 1 - The Concept
It all starts with an email from you to me. This opening email should include your names and wedding date, and most importantly: your inspiration and ideas.
This is a range of images that inspire you, and that you’d like to see incorporated. 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 email@example.com
Step 2 - Making it Official
Once we have corresponded via email and I have an 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 here in Israel, the text work is a little different, you can read about it all here.
Step 3 - Design and Planning
Now the fun begins! I will create a sketch and plan. 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.
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 of 300NIS, so please get in touch with your wedding date.
Please note: All custom designs are original watercolor paintings, none of the pieces in the below gallery are available as prints as they were all custom painted to order.
An elegant archway ketubah
"Rachelle is as exquisite an artist as she is a person!!! I came to her with wild ideas and she brought them to life. My fiancé and I are totally blown away by the detail in our ketubah and the quality of the art. This will definitely dress up our ceremony and our home. We totally loved getting step by step updates of the process and Rachelle was so lovely to chat with - our only regret is that we didn't buy more!! Trust Rachelle to bring your wildest ideas to life!!"
- Raquel, New York
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