What is a Chuppah?


A Chuppah is a canopy where Jewish marriage ceremonies are performed. It consists of 4 poles which support a cloth and symbolises the home where the Jewish couple will build their life together after they are married.  It is open on all sides, just as Abraham and Sarah had their tent open on all sides to welcome people in unconditional hospitality. A Chuppah is deemed a necessary part of the Jewish Wedding Ceremony.

One of the most beautiful moments of a Jewish Wedding is seeing the couple underneath the Chuppah, and although the use of a Chuppah in itself is very traditional, they come in a variety of styles.  You can reflect your own personality and ideas to create a Chuppah that is uniquely yours.  Some ideas include decorating the Chuppah with flowers, netting, fairy lights, branches and ribbons.

Some couples also use a family heirloom, such as a grandfather’s tallit(prayer shawl) as the Chuppah covering to give it that personal touch.

There are many companies that provide bespoke Chuppah’s for your Jewish Wedding. Why not have an original design purpose built?

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