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Last summer I had a chance to make several custom ketubot.  One of the most memorable was for Rachel and Dean Laster, co-founders of In Bliss Weddings.  I met Rachel at a truly spectacular bridal expo that she and Dean put together at the Montclair Art Museum last spring to kick off their In Bliss web launch.  A few months later, she contacted me to share her vision for a custom papercut ketubah that would complement their Parisian wedding theme – Laduree, the famous makers of adorable little pastel-colored macarons.  My mouth waters just thinking about it.

Photo by weddinglight

photo by WeddingLight

Over the course of several weeks, we worked together to create a design that incorporated the pastel colors and riffed on the packaging design of Laduree with the couple’s silhouettes as a centerpiece.  Here are some images of the final product:

Custom Laduree Ketubah

custom laduree ketubah

Custom Laduree Ketubah detail

custom laduree ketubah detail

Rachel gave me permission to share a few of her wedding photos, by WeddingLight, to put the work in context:

Rachel and Dean in Paris

Rachel and Dean in Paris

Rachel & Dean's Ceremony at the Shangri-La Paris Hotel

Rachel & Dean’s intimate ceremony at the Shangri-La Paris Hotel

Under the tallis and drinking...

under the tallis and drinking…

Invitations by Kristine Lombardi (Illustration) & Paper on Pine (Printing & Assembly)

invitations by Kristine Lombardi (Illustration) & Paper on Pine (Printing)

Signatures on the Ketubah

signatures on the ketubah

Rachel and Dean are clearly excellent planners (after all, they chose me!), and their passion for love and weddings really shows – not only in their own wedding, but also on their website.  If you’re planning a wedding and looking for vendors in your area, check it out here (www.inblissweddings.com).