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Wedding ceremony order of service includes the main focus for the brides and for the grooms.
Under the Chuppah
An important part of the Jewish wedding ceremony order of service takes place under the Chuppah wedding canopy.
The Chuppah symbolizes the home that the bride and groom will create together. It is open on all four sides to welcoming when guests visit. The table in the home represents the gather around it. All the elements are placed on it for the ceremony with the couple in it. The custom is the main focal point that frames and surrounds all the brides and all the grooms with marriage blessings. There is no one rule on the look, design, size or how it should be decorated. However, Judaism’s inspiration is nature-inspired for marriage is filled with abundance.
The Chuppah wedding canopy can be designed in many ways with creativity, design, and resources. Many couples turn to their florist to provide the chuppah, and they can be beautifully adorned with flowers and greenery. There are event designers or event producers that create stunning wedding canopies. The fabric that makes up the Canopy is not supported in the center, but on the four corners and sides.
Couples have options!
- There are Chuppah canopies with free-standing structures for rent and sale.
- A personalized Chuppah wedding canopy can become a family heirloom. Family and friends can borrow it for continuous marriage blessings.
- Handcrafted chuppahs have consisted of willow or birch tree branches.
- The wedding canopy can be of embellished fabric or handpainted.
- Grommets added to the fabric with the fabric ties can make it easier to attach to those four poles.
Whether you rent, purchase, and make your own Jewish wedding ceremony canopy, embrace the beautiful custom that dates back to Abraham and Sarah’s tented home.