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 really 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.
Planning to have a wedding chuppah but don’t know where to begin? Here are some of our favorites.
The Traditional Tallit Chuppah
The traditional chuppah is made with a tallis (prayer shawl) help up by four poles. While it’s considered an honor to hold up a pole, they can also be fastened to the floor.
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Huppah with Fabric & Flowers
Check out Blooming Brides Florist on mazelmoments
Wedding Canopy with Flowering Branches
Modern Huppah Design
We’re loving the trend of incorporating elegant chandeliers into the wedding ceremony decor!
Tropical Wedding Arches
LED Lighting Enhanced Canopy
Check out Artison Flowers on mazelmoments
Sculptural Work of Art
Source: Chuppah Studio
Wire Inspired Chuppah
Wire-Inspired Canopy by Beautiful Blooms.
DIY Wedding Arch
Simple & Colorful
Tip: Be Consistent with your Theme
Matching your chuppah flower arrangement with the rest of your ceremony decor, and even centerpieces can make for a beautiful and constant look and feel.
Check out Jazzflower on mazelmoments
Another creative option for chuppahs is to make a quilt. The patchwork involved in the quilt can be meaningful, and tell the story of you as a couple. It can feature photos and elements of your lives together, as does the chupah quilt above from Amy Sackman Custom Non-Traditional Quilting, and below from MyOwnChuppah.com.
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Image Sources: Candid Like Life, Grace Ormonde, Blooming Brides Florist, DaringDevoted.com, Fleurs NYC, Pinterest, Pinterest, Belle, DaVinci Florist, Artison Flowers, Brooklyn Betrothed, Beautiful Blooms, Sweet Pea Event Blog, Project Wedding, Amy Sackman Custom Non-Traditional Quilting, MyOwnChuppah.com