Thursday, April 26, 2012

Unique Chuppahs - Putting a Creative Spin on a Traditional Symbol

A chuppah (Hebrew: חוּפָּה‎, pl. חוּפּוֹת, chuppot, literally, "canopy" or "covering"), also huppah, chupah, or chuppa, is a canopy under which a Jewish bride and groom stand during their wedding ceremony. A chuppah symbolizes the home that the couple will build together. While a Jewish marriage is still considered valid in the absence of a chuppah, a chuppah is still considered a basic requirement for a Jewish wedding.

Traditionally, a chuppah consists of a cloth or sheet, sometimes a tallit, stretched or supported over four poles, or sometimes manually held up by attendants to the ceremony. But feel free to take a modern spin on this age-old tradition.  Use flowers, silk, a hand-made quilt or even lucite to create your chuppah.  In the end, it's what the chuppah symbolizes, not what it's made of that makes this tradition special!
Photo 1 of Miracle Chuppah

Photo 2 of Miracle Chuppah

Photo 4 of Miracle Chuppah

chiffon wood chuppah

panel fabric chuppah

white modern chuppah beach

Flowers, White, Ceremony, Decor, Purple, Designs by courtney, Chuppah

Modern Chuppah

The modern chuppah design

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