One of the many things I love about Jewish weddings is the way they embrace the wonderful traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. What Smashing The Glass aims to do is help you embrace these traditions whilst inspiring you to mould them to reflect you and your partner in a way that is both meaningful and symbolic. Having a ketubah design that resonates with you is a perfect example of that, and every bride and groom planning a traditional Jewish wedding will need to have one.
The ketubah (which means “something written” in Hebrew) is an integral part of the Jewish wedding and it outlines the rights and responsibilities of the groom to the bride. The contract dates back to ancient times but it’s come a long way since then! These days ketubahs (or ketubot, the Hebrew plural) are less about the business of marriage and more about the beauty. They have come to symbolise the love and commitment of a couple, and are often beautiful creations that the couple want to display prominently in their home well after their big day is over. It serves as a tangible memento of their love and also symbolises their relationship and new stage of life together.
I’ve put together an edit of some of the most gorgeous contemporary ketubah designs around that I certainly would take great pleasure in hanging in my home. Hopefully you’ll fall in love with at least one of these designs too.
Let me know which ones you love!
1. Double Arrows & Hearts Ketubah £197
2. Personalised papercut ketubah from £260
3. Pop Art Ketubah from £120
4. Customised painted ketubah £167
5. Jackson Pollock ketubah from £120
6. Papercut cherry blossoms ketubah £284
7. Andy Warhol-inspired Matzo Balls Soup Cans ketubah from £120
8. Watercolor ketubah from $400
9. Personalised Autumn Tree of Life Ketubah £167
10. Mondrian-inspired ketubah from £98
11. NYC Skyline Papercut ketubah £272
12. Personalised tree ketubah hand gilded in 23 carat gold leaf. £500