How do you Chuppah?

Meeting several brides over the past few weeks has really got me thinking about the myriad of choices out there when it comes to unique bridal styles. With the plethora of options available in decorating the reception of your dreams, how do brides impart their unique stamp on the ceremony?

Today, we wanted to take a look at how varied couples can choose to “cover their vows”. Typically used in Jewish weddings, a Chuppah is a canopy or piece of fabric supported by four poles symbolizing the home the couple will create together. 

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Such an integral part of the wedding itself, the ceremony is the focal point and symbolizes your wedding – from the very first "welcome guests" to the presentation of the newly married couple. Here are some great ideas for how to do it your way…

The traditional route
 
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birch poles held in place by family or friends with fabric top

Modern times
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DIY + Personal Touches

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Influenced by Nature

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photos from: Chuppaz by Shira, Brides, Grey DoveLittle Red Bride, Brian Dorsey Studios and Flickr; Quilted by Grandmother(b/w vintage bride + groom), Patchwork Quilt

Posted on October 6, 2008 .