Sunday, 18 November 2018

Ma'ayan and Avinoam

I have customers who contact me every time there is a birthday in their family and others who order on special occasions only. The customer who ordered this card often contacts me when she is going to a wedding. Recently she wrote to ask me to make a card for her own daughter's big day. "I really want them to have one" she wrote. "I realised that they might not get one of your cards if I don't get it for them. I couldn't have that."
I was thrilled to read that!
I decided to make a card showing the bride and groom under the chuppah, the canopy under which a Jewish couple stand during their wedding ceremony. The bride loves flowers and the colour purple, her mum told me, and the groom plays the saxophone. Wine is very important too, she said. The groom's father is the winemaker at Shiloh Winery, which is set in the stunning surroundings of the Judean Hills.
I created a card that opens in the Hebrew direction, from the right, because the Hebrew language is read from right to left instead of left to right like English. I have shown the young couple standing under the chuppah with their arms linked. (Don't be confused by the hand in the little paper portrait of the groom, above. It's the bride's hand of course 😏). The groom is holding his saxophone, whilst the bride has a bouquet of purple flowers. They are surrounded by little purple flowers and some wine bottles. I researched the name of the winery and added the appropriate labels to each tiny bottle!
My customer wrote "It's gorgeous! Thank you. They'll love it. I put my glasses on to read the labels on the bottles".
The Hebrew greeting on the card says "Mazal Tov Ma'ayan and Avinoam".


Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Another beautiful creation and for such a wonderful occasion - a wedding, the start of a new family. #allseasons

Miss Val's Creations said...

It is so beautiful Lisa!

Soma @ said...

I love the research you did, and you created a wonderfully thoughtful and beautiful card.


VeggieMummy said...

Beautiful - I especially love the saxophone! xx

Anne Stone Sweet said...

What a lovely comment from your customer. The card is beautiful and portrays the happy couple perfectly.

Tamar SB said...

Mazal tov to them! Lovely card!!

handmade by amalia said...

So many people are enjoying your cards, Lisa. It is really inspiring.

Cheryl said...

Such a special card. I love all the personal touches you've put in. #MMBC

junieper said...

Wow, you actually wrote the labels on the wine bottles - such skill, Lisa - very impressed! It sounds so romantic that his dad is a winemaker in the Judean hills:):) Love all the other little details, that make it so special, like the chuppah:) Am happy and privileged you are being a part of All Seasons! Have a lovely week!

Stephanie Robinson said...

Love the saxophone - and the card obvs - thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

Karolina M said...

A great post! <3
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Jayne SMABL said...

Another beautiful creation Lisa! This will be so nice for the happy couple to look back on in years to come.

Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. I hope you have had a lovely weekend. x

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