A chuppah which literally means a canopy or covering is a symbolic aspect of every Jewish wedding. The chuppah is where the Jewish couple stands under during their wedding ceremony. It typically consists of a cloth or sheet stretched or supported over four poles. Often a bride and groom will choose to incorporate a tallit as part of their chuppah.
A tallit is a Jewish prayer shawl that is worn over clothing during morning prayers, Shabbat and holidays. Often, a groom is given a tallit at his Bar Mitzvah, uses it at his wedding and then passes it down from generation to generation. A chuppah can be as elaborate or simple as you choose as long as the key components of a covering and four poles are met. Often a couple will choose to use the chuppah after the ceremony as reception decor and place the wedding cake underneath it. Below are some of my favorite chuppahs that are absolutely gorgeous. Let me know what you think!
Which is your favorite?
Ali The Mayor