We are Elena & Genu, the creators of ElenaBerlo™ and OnceUponaPaper™, a husband and wife team with a mutual passion for art, painting, printmaking and illustration. We understand how important the Ketubah is for couples, so we work closely with them to create something incredibly special.
We are the only company to offer our couples a Woodcut Ketubah and painted guestbooks, plus we can also add calligraphy and gold leaf as a special detail.
We would be honoured to help guide you through this very special journey and create a Ketubah you will treasure in your home forever.
Location: New York, NY and Bucharest, Romania. Shipping worldwide and willing to travel for complex projects.
Once Upon A Paper GALLERY
Past couples’ comments
Elena, it is really great that you do this and that I found you on-line! My husband and I are from different religions (he is muslim from Yemen and I am hindu from India) and the marriage contract is very important in his culture so it was great to create one that fit us as a new couple, starting our own new traditions. We had a hard time planning this wedding, trying to be respectful to our families and still have it be memorable and special to us. You were super understanding and patient with all the emails going back and forth. Please feel free to share our marriage contract on your site and wherever else. I love that we have this constant, beautiful reminder in our home of our love and commitment to each other. Ok, I will stop now before I start crying. Best wishes, Rosey and Amr.”
We absolutely adore our pennant painting! It is late here but tomorrow I will go through all of our professional photos to send to you everything we have. We set it up for guests to sign as they arrived. After the ceremony we moved in inside so it would be ok display. In one of the pictures you can see it in the background by the bar. Elena, I’m so excited to see the post and couldn’t be more flattered that you have taken the time to feature our wedding on your blog!”
Hello dear friends,
A joyous unavailing of our art occurred on May 12, 2017, the ten year anniversary of our wedding. Thank you so dearly, from both Holly and myself, for such a special and personal keepsake. It is truly stunningly beautiful. Please find attached a few photos of where the piece is displayed, and how I had it framed to compliment the colors. You are welcome to use these are you see fit, should you wish to do so. Onward and upward to new adventures and beautiful experiences!”
Our Ketubah was absolutely amazing, perfect and beautiful. Everyone at our wedding raved and raved about it and we are so thankful for it. We are very excited to hang it up in our home and cherish it for years to come. The communication with Genu & Elena were perfect and easy throughout the whole process. The Ketubah arrived in perfect condition. I know you partner with them, and I just wanted to let you know that they were a true pleasure to work with and we are so proud of our Ketubah.
Simone, Brooklyn, NY