OnceUponaPaper

Custom Ketubah, Modern Wedding Gifts & Blessings

Highly rated in United States

Multiple buyers from United States gave 5-star reviews!

Highly rated in United States

Multiple buyers from United States gave 5-star reviews!

Announcement    We are booking up custom Ketubah orders for April and forward.

We are a worldwide destination for couples and families desiring splendid tailor-made ketubah and ceremonial announcements. Our designs are made to capture and celebrate the best moments at your Wedding, Bridal Shower, Anniversary, Family Reunion, Baby shower, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Aufruf, Simcha, Parties and more. Heirlooms to be displayed as centerpieces in your home for generations. Made with love by Elena and Genu.

The best place to start, contact us with your event date and wedding theme and we will guide you throughout the process.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 11, 2023

We are booking up custom Ketubah orders for April and forward.

We are a worldwide destination for couples and families desiring splendid tailor-made ketubah and ceremonial announcements. Our designs are made to capture and celebrate the best moments at your Wedding, Bridal Shower, Anniversary, Family Reunion, Baby shower, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Aufruf, Simcha, Parties and more. Heirlooms to be displayed as centerpieces in your home for generations. Made with love by Elena and Genu.

The best place to start, contact us with your event date and wedding theme and we will guide you throughout the process.

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About OnceUponaPaper

Sales 5,852
On Etsy since 2009

In nooks and corners Cold remains: Flowers of the plum
- Yosa Buson

We are Genu & Elena, the creators of ElenaBerlo™ and OnceUponaPaper™, a husband and wife team with a mutual passion for art, painting, printmaking and illustration.

We want to take a moment to thank everyone who put their faith in our artistic heart and hands. It is with your support this journey into customized artwork was made possible.
We took small steps in giving our paintings a new purpose, each one specially requested by a new couple. And it all grew organically as we came to understand that capturing life’s precious moments in art helps us make sense of our presence and connects us to the past, present and future, and to beautiful new people.

Our artwork derives from our day to day experience. As an architect you always start with pencil on paper. You need to sketch your ideas and give form to many aspects of a building and it’s surroundings. Many times your space planning drawings start looking like a cluster of basic geometric shapes following a structure. From there, our pattern paintings surfaced, especially the Trees of Life. It clearly suited our trees to be part of such an important moment in people’s lives, as they are a symbol of new beginnings, shelter, support and endurance beyond our existence. So many stand now as a silent witness to the promises made and signed by the bride and groom on their handwritten and painted Ketubah.

All of our ketubah, guest books and albums start as a painting and they will continue to do so as we love the sensibility of the paintbrush that stands out no matter what the end medium is. We are still the only ones in the field offering a Woodcut Ketubah and painted guestbooks, and we are adding calligraphy and gold leaf as a special detail. With so many products being customizable, the large majority are made in-house. We continue to use museum quality materials for our artwork and for all that is born from it.

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Shop members

  • Genu Berlo

    Owner, Designer

    Genu Berlo is fully involved in each project within the studio, and oversees all aspects of the concept, development and production. He also expands his interest beyond illustration into modern and contemporary art making. berlo.net

  • Elena Berlo

    Owner, Creator

    With a bachelors in Architecture, color and fine arts education at FIT, and architectural practice in NYC firms, Elena Berlo is now a full time painter blending the family life with her endeavour in fine arts. elenaberlo.com

Production partners

  • Atelier13

    București, Romania

    Our Laser Cutting Manufacturer delivers the papercut and woodcut components of our products with outstanding quality and attention to details.

  • GicléeToday

    Boyertown, PA

    Professionally printed in America with only top quality materials that exceed the standards set forth by the Fine Art Trade Guild for pH and lightfastness.

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Last updated on Oct 25, 2022

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