Monday, 4 October 2021

Noa & Nadav

Noa and Nadav got married back in July. After the wedding Nadav's aunt asked me to make them a special card using a favourite photo from the day, below. It shows the couple standing under their outdoor chuppah, the canopy under which Jewish couples stand for the duration of their wedding ceremony. I'm guessing that the formal part of the ceremony was over when this photo was taken because the bride and groom are both smiling and looking very relaxed. Nadav's aunt chose the photo because "It has life!".
I carefully cut out the panels of the bride's wedding dress and added each of the tiny buttons. The groom is wearing a kittel, a white linen or cotton robe worn by Orthodox men on their wedding day to symbolise purity. It is also felt to signify unity with the bride and the beginning of a new life together. Another reason a kittel is worn at the wedding is because it has no pockets, showing that the couple is marrying for love, not for what they possess. On top of the kittel he has his tallit (ritual fringed prayer shawl). In traditional Judaism, the fringes of the tallit symbolise the commandments of the Torah. It is usually put on once the groom has stepped under the chuppah.
Nadav's aunt loved the card I made for her. "Absolutely fabulous!" she wrote to me. "Looks just like them. Incredible!". She was excited to give it to the young couple because she was certain they'd love it. A few days later she wrote to say that they said it was amazing and have already put it in a frame!

13 comments:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

You really nailed all the intricate details of the clothing. Fabulous card!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

It is a beautiful card which I’m sure they will always treasure. Congratulations to the couple.

Kim Carberry said...

You have done so well and copied so much from the photo. It really is a fantastic card and I am sure it will be treasured. x

Tamar SB said...

It came out so good!

Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) said...

What a beautiful wedding photo - full of so much joy. I love how you recreated it for the card. Interesting too to read about the significance of the kittel. I know very little about Judaism and I love that I'm always learning new things through reading your posts. #MMBC

Craft Attic Resources said...

What a beautiful keepsake.

Joanne said...

I just know they will treasure this card forever!

Heidi | The Frugal Girls said...

What an incredible card... you did an amazing job!!

Shiju Sugunan said...

The card turned out excellent as always. Nice to know about kittel.

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a beautiful photo to work with. The card is perfect!

handmade by amalia said...

Amazing how close your card is to the photo. You are a wonderful artist, Lisa.
Amalia
xo

NCSue said...

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VeggieMummy said...

Just returned from holiday and catching up with missed blog posts. The photo is lovely and you recreated it beautifully. I was interested in the names and significance of the groom's attire. No wonder they had it framed. xx

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