Tal­ent­ed artist and cal­lig­ra­ph­er Melis­sa Din­wid­die cre­ates “heir­loom qual­i­ty ke­tubot, mar­riage covenants, and oth­er art­works for clients on a com­mis­sion ba­sis.” Of course, she al­so of­fers about 25 non-com­mis­sioned Ke­tubot on her web­site, rang­ing in price from about $200 to $1,450 for some­thing re­al­ly spe­cial (and em­bossed in 23kt gold!).

Hei­di and I Loved the sim­plic­i­ty of her de­signs– these days some Ke­tubot can look so busy! Her com­bi­na­tions of bright col­ors and heavy lines seemed to bring out the beau­ty of her work in a way that re­al­ly draws at­ten­tion to her true tal­ent: Cal­lig­ra­phy! Her use of em­pha­sis and bold on cer­tain words at the be­g­ing­ing and end of the text is some­thing that you won’t find from a ‘big box’ Ke­tubah store, and we felt it was a re­al­ly nice touch.

The site it­self is a lit­tle clum­sy, and I per­son­al­ly wish it could be a lit­tle eas­i­er to nav­i­gate. The op­tions on each page al­so took a few min­utes to ful­ly un­der­stand (what’s the dif­fer­ence be­tween a ‘Wed­ding Ready’ and ‘Pre­mi­um Wed­ding Ready’ ke­tubah?), but it’s clear that she wants to be help­ful in every­way to her cou­ples, even if that costs a lit­tle on the heavy side!

An­oth­er thing Hei­di and I ap­pre­ci­at­ed was her di­ver­si­ty of texts– cer­tain­ly stan­dard among most Ke­tubah ven­dors these days. Even more in­ter­est­ing is that Melis­sa proud­ly of­fers free ground ship­ping for all Same Sex Ke­tubot. We’re not sure that it will sin­gle high­hand­ed­ly end dis­crim­i­na­tion, but it’s a nice touch! Over­all, a nice site with some unique de­signs, but a lit­tle on the pri­cy side. You can al­so get your wed­ding in­vi­ta­tions and Chup­pahs as well (the de­signs are just as beau­ti­ful!)