Chuppahs | Traditional, Modern & Unique Huppahs

Chuppah

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Maybe it’s because I come from such a large family, but we have a lot of wedding photos that include our chuppah! The family portraits, wedding party, and of course the entire wedding ceremony! Having a huppah that we absolutely love made the pictures even more special. As an added bonus, our genius florist, Masters & Co, used the flowers from our chuppah to decorate the bride & groom table at the reception. We felt that the time we spent deciding on the chuppah design really paid off!

The Chuppah is a traditional Jewish wedding canopy the couple stands under during the wedding ceremony. Huppah is Hebrew for covering, and that’s exactly what it is! The huppah can be a tallis held up by four poles, an extravagant display of flowers and branches, or anything in between. It symbolizes the new home the couple will share, open on all sides showing that guests are always welcome.

Because of its physical and symbolic beauty, many couples of all different cultures and religions choose to incorporate the chuppah into their wedding ceremony.

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Interfaith Jewish Wedding in Tropical St. Lucia

Sunset beaches and swaying palm trees are absolutely picturesque sights. Add a pretty white gown and flower-topped chuppah, and the picture becomes a dreamlike reality for Laura and Uk.  Photos by Gideon Photography.

Colorful Chuppah (Huppah) - Destination Jewish WeddingSt. Lucia Jewish Wedding

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7 Ideas for Place Cards & Escort Cards

When it comes to weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, or any special event, it’s the details that really set it apart.  One of the details that may not get as much attention is the escort cards or place cards.  Escort cards let guests know which table they’re seated at; Place cards are on the table, letting guests know where to sit.  Many times these cards are available for free from the venue.  But with just a bit of thought and creativity, the escort card display or place cards can be another detail that wows your guests!  Here are some of our favorite ideas.

7 Creative Ideas for Your Place Cards & Escort Cards for your Wedding, Bat/Bar Mitzvah or Party

1. Escort Card Tree

Escort Card TreeThis fresh escort tree made by Michael Zac Design Group was fantastic.  The cards were engraved with the couple’s initials. The guest’s names were hand calligraphed in gold ink and each person walked away with a pink orchid…beautiful, romantic and memorable. READ MORE ......

Jewish Interfaith Wedding at The Sands at Atlantic Beach NY

Two years after graduating from the University of Rhode Island together, Johanna and Bryan re-connected in New York. Recently, they married in a romantically whimsical Jewish interfaith ceremony at The Sands at Atlantic Beach, a beautiful beachfront property in Long Island, NY.  Photography by: Ron Soliman Photojournalism

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10 Ideas for Decorating with Doilies

Doilies give the look of intricate lace to all kinds of craft decor projects. They’re lovely and eye-catching, so light and airy that they lend a delicate feel to almost anything. With just a few simple craft tools, they transform from a quaint table top accent into something else entirely.

Doilies can be found in both paper and crochet fabric. By using wallpaper paste, fabric stiffener, or adhesives. you can mold and shape doilies into a variety of different things or apply them to a base. They’re fairly easy to work with without needing to be cut.  Here are 10 of our favorite ideas.

1. Doily Lanterns

Doily Lanterns - Decorating with DoiliesThese awesomely intriguing structures found on Tiptoe Through and Apartment Therapy can be created by layering doilies over a balloon with fabric stiffener and then popping the balloon when dry. READ MORE ......

5 Steps to the Perfect Ketubah | Jewish Weddings

What do ketubahs, wedding dresses, and husbands all have in common?  

Once you find the right one, you just know!

3D Ketubah 4 Pillar Series by Ashra DesignsShopping for a ketubah, the Jewish marriage contract from ancient tradition, is a very subjective and personal process.  The possibilities are virtually limitless, so we set out to help guide you through the process.

We asked 3D ketubah & Judaica artist Gabrielle Mizrachi-Mallin from Ashra Designs :: Judaic Art Creations to provide her insight into finding the perfect ketubah that speaks to you as a couple, without getting overwhelmed.

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