Saturday, December 1, 2012

Wedding Traditions: Chuppah

Chuppahs are a big part of Jewish weddings. The chuppah is a canopy that the couple stands under during their wedding ceremony.  It is used to represent the home that the newlywed couple will build together.  A traditional chuppah is usually a cloth or a sheet that is stretched over 4 standing poles, but nowadays, they are growing more and more ornate and elaborate. From lights to flowers, couples are striving to decorate the chuppah to be much more than just a piece of fabric supported over 4 poles.

I love the way this couple arranged the fabric to look more like a gazebo.

A great way to get more use out of the chuppah after the ceremony is to move it over the couple's sweetheart table during the reception.

This suspended chuppah is great for a modern wedding.

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