As a ketubah and wedding certificate artist, October is my favorite month of the year. And not just because I can finally take a deep breath after the insanity of summer’s wedding season (though that’s nice too). It’s because I finally have the bandwidth to dig out all the ideas I set aside, all the doodles I stashed in drawers, and all the vague notions I jotted down on scratch paper over the previous year.
It’s a strange process, going through 8 months worth of “ooo-how-abouts” and “hmmm-what-ifs” and figuring out which ideas might actually have legs. After all, a little time tends to reveal a lot about an idea. Some ideas that I couldn’t wait to draw back in April now feel a little…flat? Others that were only the haziest of thoughts last February have now coalesced into a solid vision. But October is the time when, with a clear mind, I finally get to riffle through all these half-baked plans and pursue the ones that speak loudest.
And with that, I’m excited to announce the launch of a brand new line of ketubahs and wedding certificates. The idea for this line first emerged sometime last spring. During the madness of the spring wedding rush, I found myself craving extreme minimalism – clean lines, limited colors, a cool contemporary feel. In other words, something very different from what I typically illustrate. The “Etched in Stone” collection is 6 ketubahs and 6 wedding certificates that each in some way feature marble and granite textures. With soft colors and crisp geometric patterns, these designs represent both the tenderness and gravity inherent in marriage. I couldn’t be more excited to add the collection to my shop! You can see the entire collection here. And, as always, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Before the air gets cold and the leaves start changing in earnest, there’s a brief moment in time when an early autumn golden light fills my world. And when it arrives, I suddenly find myself craving a very specific color palette. One filled with blush and caramel, ivory and sage, rose gold and that warm but smokey grey that only comes out in the fall.
I want to put this in my hair and write love letters sealed with golden wax. I want to nibble on these or this or that. But most of all, I want to share a cup of tea with my sweetie and be stupidly happy in love.
It’s a glorious time of year.
As you know, even with my wedding a solid 4 years behind me, I have a bit of a soft spot for putting together wedding mood boards on pinterest. Last week, I added a brand new ketubah and wedding certificate design to my shop. It’s a romantic, floral wreath design featuring the warm, soft colors that sing early fall. As I imagined what kind of wedding this design might find itself at home in, I began putting ideas into a Pinterest board, and well, another wedding mood board was born.
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I'm Adriana Saipe, founder of Ink with Intent. I'm a full-time wedding illustrator who specializes in contemporary ketubahs and unique wedding certificates. Learn more.
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