Top 7 Examples of Chuppahs Inspired by Ketubahs
Your ketubah, or Jewish marriage contract, is truly a work of art that reflects you and your fiance’s style and artistic taste. With so much effort being put into choosing the right ketubah, it makes perfect sense for your ketubah to be an inspiration for other elements of your wedding, or your life! We love the idea of ketubah-inspired chuppah designs! It may take some creativity, but the results can be magical! Here are 6 examples we’re loving:
#1 - Nature-Inspired Trees & Branches
Ideal for an outdoor wedding or green celebration, nature can inspire your event by serving as your decor. The tree of life is full of meaningful symbolism, making it a beautiful addition to your wedding details.
Ketubah by Judith Joseph, Chuppah by DaVinci Florist
#2 Custom Silk Tu B’shvat Chuppah
Marlena Rubin Schwartzman of Silkhuppah, specializes in hand-painted, out-of-this-world, custom silk chuppahs. She can also design a ketubah (and tablecloth!), to coordinate with the chuppah for truly symbolic, meaningful, and gorgeous wedding keepsakes.
This example was a chuppah commissioned for a Tu B’shvat engagement and summer garden wedding. Symbolic elements, like blooming almond trees and the Seven Species, beautifully combine with personalized details, like the couple’s names over two peacocks and gold trim. The couple was so in love with the design that they commissioned Marlena for a coordinating Tu B’shvat ketubah and tablecloth. View more from Silkhuppah.
#3 – Romantic Cherry Blossoms
Nothing says romance like being surrounded by cherry blossoms. The delicately beautiful ketubah and chuppah are a great match for a Spring wedding.
Tree of Life III Gold Ketubah by Betsy Teutch, Chuppah
This combination works well for a destination wedding, or for beach lovers who want to bring an island vibe to their urban affair! Two Palms Ketubah from Gallery Judaica, Palm Tree Chuppah designed by Nancy Swiezy Events.
#5 – Purple Wisteria / Grapevines
For a vineyard wedding, grapevines can also inspire your ketubah and chuppah. Get the grapevine effect with purple wisteria flowers.
Ketubah: “Wisteria – Arch” by Susan Cone Porges, Chuppah by Mimosa Flowers
#6 – Whimsical Beauties
Dare to be different? Bursts of color resembling fireworks make for a unique and fun ketubah. The chuppah features a similar vibe with hanging flower pomanders in the wedding color palette.
Ketubah: “Swirls and Twirls” Ketubah from Susanne McGinnis, Chuppah from Sweet Pea Event
#7 – Bold, Red & Modern
Your ketubah can inspire more than just your chuppah. The intricate design of this yellow ketubah was used throughout the decor at this NJ Jewish Wedding, down to the wedding cake! Photo by Joseph Delgado Photography.
We are simply in love with the idea of coordinating your chuppah and ketubah to reflect each other. We know this may be difficult to execute, but how many times in your life can you even attempt this challenge?
Has your ketubah inspired you? We’d love to hear your comments below.