The chuppah in its simplest form is a canopy attached to four poles but there are literally endless variations. Try and incorporate ideas that reflect you as a couple into your chuppah, whether it’s having four close friends holding the poles (and these friends don’t have to be Jewish!), or using your favourite flowers, or colour combinations; or simply creating something extraordinary that you love the look of.
The chuppah symbolises the home you and your partner will build together during your marriage, but as well as using the chuppah to celebrate your spirituality, let your personality shine through too!
Oh… and for the perfect accessory under the chuppah you’ll want one of our own-brand smash glass pouches (below!).
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Laura and Raj‘s chuppah incorporated peonies, roses and more! Pinks and peaches with green are a beautiful combination don’t you think?!
Jenna and Adrian‘s pretty gypsophilia chuppah shows how less is more works!
Julia and Max‘s tree chuppah was designed to bring the feel of New York’s most beautiful season to their decidedly indoor affair. How amazing?!
Laura and Josh used bright sunflowers and florals for their minimal and chic chuppah.
Jacklyn and Jeffrey‘s chuppah was a large gold structure and was inspired to match the absolutely gorgeous ballroom at the Intercontinental. This was teamed with two huge Pampas grass & rose explosions in front of the chuppah, and lots of candles.
Jenny and Zach chuppah was “a dream come true – I always wanted an open hanging chuppah where everyone could see us clearly. The mix of greenery and flowers was absolutely stunning”. We couldn’t agree more!
Rachelle and Elan chose a wonderful rustic wood chuppah with bright and beautiful flowers…
Jaime and Varun‘s chuppah was breathtaking. White drapery contrasting beautifully with bright pink and red flowers, and crystals for the extra wow factor!
Davina and Adam‘s chuppah was covered by wine leaves and flowers lifting/growing from the bottom of the chuppah poles and glass bubbles hanging under the chuppah.
Aliza and Michael‘s chuppah was modern, minimal and gorgeous!
Melanie and Benjamin‘s geometric chuppah was modern, rustic and romantic!
Ashleigh and Jason‘s floral chuppah with a panoramic view of the marina was simple, classic and elegant.
Wendy and Nagesh had a stunning chuppah overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with white draping and bold colors for their florals.
Gina and Mike opted for a simple floral chuppah (built by Gina’s Dad!) and gorgeous colorful florals.
Sapir and Steve‘s chuppah was “designed very elegantly, we did not want it to stand out too much due to the breathtaking view of the Western Wall so we kept it clean and classy”.
Yasmin and Andy‘s chuppah was full of greenery, and only white/cream flowers. Yasmin’s favourite part was “all the twigs that we had coming out on the top of the chuppah. Again, my requirements were for it to not look too neat!”
How amazing is the chuppah from Simone and Isaac‘s wedding, which, in keeping with the theme of celebrating Tucson’s natural beauty, incorporates not only flowers but also cactus pads… so gorgeous!
With an amazing backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, Wendy and Nagesh kept their chuppah design very simple, with florals at the top and fabric down the sides. We love the colours!
This “floating” chuppah (thanks to lucite columns) is pretty cool from Eliana and Eric‘s wedding…a touch of magic!
All white was the look for Nargiz and Ryan, which looks so magical and pretty…
The chuppah for Gemma and David had a simple design and was adorned with flowers in their colour scheme. It was in the perfect position to frame the amazing, breathtaking view of Jerusalem.
This beautiful floral chuppah from Cassie and Yona‘s wedding consisted of lots of greenery covering the chuppah with beautiful pink and white flowers…
Boho festival chic was the theme Alana and Adam chose for their wedding, which was reflected perfectly in their chuppah design using Birch wood and pretty florals.
This glorious outdoor chuppah from Mica and Gabriel‘s wedding had fresh flowers and greenery all along including proteas.
Dara and Max‘s chuppah was a monumental twelve foot garden chuppah made out of boxwood with a six foot domed top. Amazing!
Kimi and Richard‘s chuppah was in the middle of a forest garden, and wanted the design to match the surroundings. They went for birch poles to match the trees around us and flowers across the top of the chuppah that matched their green and white bouquets.
We’re obsessed with Devorah and Yitzchak’s chuppah – and not just because of the stunning views overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City. Devorah crafted the chuppah herself, using her beloved late grandfather’s tallit for the canopy, draped over wooden poles wrapped in roses. So simple, and so perfect.
“Because a chuppah is meant to symbolize a home, and because we want to not only build a home for ourselves, but cultivate community for the sake of a more regenerative future, a hexagonal chuppah felt like a natural choice to us”. We love this chuppah from Ganga and Seth‘s wedding.
Lauren and Anthony wanted everyone to see what was happening under the chuppah and also see the view at all times, so they went with a Perspex chuppah with gypsophila on the top. Minimal and beautiful!
This incredible chuppah from Alex and Heather‘s wedding features abundant white flowers and lush greenery!
Katie and Max’s chuppah was made from birch trees and decorated with the most stunning display of white flowers and greenery!
Amy and Richard wanted the chuppah to feel festival boho chic and had the chuppah styled like a tent structure. From the background they hanged lace dream-catchers with bits of greenery and flowers in shades of cream, blush, mint and peach – a big YES!
What a stunning peony chuppah! Mixed with fresh greenery and other flowers in shades of pink, peach, and white, JingJing and Andrew‘s chuppah struck the perfect balance between minimalism and whimsy, simplicity and lushness.
You can’t love Amy and Andrew‘s modern and colorful chuppah! They went with copper structure with a few bunches of bright fun flowers – a rainbow glitz Jewish wedding!
Still in awe with Anna and Nir‘s with white cascading flowers and birch dreamy chuppah!
Shelly and Harel wanted a magical chuppah and that’s exactly what they got! It was filled with white and pink flowers and fairy lights and with enough space for the whole family including grandparents to stand in it with the newlyweds. Perfection!
East Meets West-inspired chuppah? Yes, in macrame for the bohemian-modern feel Nikki and Adam were looking for.
Greenery and white flowers’ modern chuppah goes so well with a rustic-feel venue – thank you, Jacqui and James!
Rachel and Mikey ended up with the perfect English country garden wedding with a touch of modern sophistication. Take their Perspex chuppah – it was chosen so that guests could have an unimpeded view of the ceremony as they were seated in a circle surrounding the structure, but there’s no denying it also added a hit of contemporary style to the pastoral surroundings.
Amit and Orr went non-traditional for their ceremony, in place of a traditional chuppah they went for a geometric floral backdrop. We adore it!
We love the good boho vibes from this wedding, from the outdoor garden setting to the Anna’s laid-back gown to the chill décor – much of which was created and arranged by the couple and their friends! We’re especially crazy about the the dreamcatchers the couple placed behind their simple chuppah!
How lovely is it that the couple used Samantha’s late grandma’s lace tablecloth as their chuppah canopy? Set atop birch poles and adorned with wildflower arrangements, it not only had sentimental value but looked totally stunning.
Orchids + acrilic chuppah = what a gorgeous combination! From Samantha and Justin‘s wedding.
Do you love pink as much as Julie? If so, this is the right chuppah for you.
A wooden structure chuppah covered in soft white blossoms with a canopy made by a friend, who quilted a design that will be turned into a family tree – and also a family heirloom for Natalie and Samson’s own future children to marry under one day.
Go with white and green for your chuppah… and you won’t be wrong! From Gabby and Jason‘s wedding.
And these two had a chuppah unlike any we’ve seen before – sure, there were stunning bright florals, but what really bowled us over is not the outside of this chuppah but the inside: Isa and Daniel decorated the underneath of the canopy with photos of their families through the generations, including those who couldn’t be physically present on the day – what a special way to literally envelope yourselves in the people who love you most!
Jordan and Kent‘s atmospheric chuppah in deep autumnal shades is one for the books. We truly love it!
Epic floral chuppah yet. Seriously, it’s a stunner, with wooden poles adorned with curly willow branches, blush white and ivory florals, moss accents and ethereal greenery. As seen in Lindsay and Corey‘s wedding.
We love Batia and Darren‘s sweet, simple chuppah – and it just goes to show you don’t need to go all out for something mega-opulent to create a gorgeous floral chuppah. A simple wooden structure wrapped in just the right amount of delicate roses and soft green vines – done!
Bianca and Ruben‘s together the perfect modern tropical Jewish wedding on the beach, with a simple yet statement-making chuppah covered in tropical leaves.
Jessica and Brant‘s stunning chuppah was the pinnacle of jungle chic, and we love that, wanting to get the maximum enjoyment out of it, Jessica and Brant opted to repurpose it for the party, displaying their gorgeous cake and a cool neon sign under it.
Claudia and Marc wanted a chuppah that would complement with the surrounding greenery, so they went with white fabrics and floral arrangements: we love their choice!
Sophie and Elliot went for a beautiful green and white chuppah that made a statement yet didn’t distract from the natural splendor of the surroundings.
Miri and Dan‘s floral chuppah – so sweet and simple, yet so perfect!
Look at this chuppah! With natural wooden poles wound with tropical vines, greenery, and exuberant flowers, we’re totally transported to Shahar and Or‘s island paradise.
Deep colours for Shir and Jonathan‘s chuppah!
Absolutely in love with Michelle and Joel‘s fab tropical chuppah with its lush green canopy and soft pink florals!
Jessica and Jonathan didn’t want to “gild the lily” too much as they felt there was beauty in the simplicity of exchanging lifelong vows and they had beautiful flowers and candles behind the chuppah creating a backdrop.
We just might have a new all-time favourite chuppah. Seriously, could you imagine anything more perfect for a sundrenched Spanish seaside wedding than this symphony in white and green? We’re pretty sure we can’t.
As seen in Georgia and Joel‘s wedding.
How much do we love this magical chuppah in the middle of the forest? SO MUCH. The epic setting of Carly and Daniel’s summer camp-themed Jewish wedding is nothing short of magical.
Ready for some tropical paradise vibes? We’re talking an orchid chuppah, bright tropical flowers everywhere and an all-day outdoor celebration right on the beach. As seen in Kamina and Warren‘s wedding in Thailand.
Go green-ery with your chuppah! We love what Janice and Samuel were able to pull off at their wedding!
Playing with gypsophila and blush roses for a dreamy chuppah, as seen in Lian and Amir‘s wedding in Mexico!It’s like standing under a fluffly cloud!
Still in owe with Meredith and Sean‘s chuppah: blush hydrangeas and peach peonies are the perfect marriage!
Deborah and Michael‘s rose chuppah is an absolute stunner – yup, that chuppah alone contained a whopping 1500(!) roses. Wow!
Oh. This. Chuppah. Bride Georgia came up with the design for the simple wooden structure draped in garlands of blue hydrangea and the most exquisite ropes of bright orange marigold. It’s truly a stunner, from the unlikely juxtaposition of colors to the distinctive lines, and one unlike any chuppah we’ve seen before.
Jordana and Uri‘s enchanted garden chuppah is truly like no other we’ve seen (and we love that the couple were seated underneath it during dinner afterward – such a smart way to make the most of this special structure).
Looking for an understatedly elegant floral chuppah? Julie and Guillerme‘s choice could be right for you!
You know we love a good floral chuppah, and Michele and Scott went all out, packing every possible inch of theirs with glorious florals, from the poles to the edges to the gorgeous curtain of orchids hanging down the back.
We’re also obsessed with Claire and James’s very cool chuppah – made out of copper pipes and decorated with a mix of red and purple flowers and hanging bulbs.
Something totally new to us: a feather chuppah! Jay and Tom wanted something their guests hadn’t seen before, and we’re pretty sure they succeeded. The wild feathered top paired with the clean translucent columns make for such a striking look. What a chic look!
Two words: Wisteria. Chuppah. Katie and Josh’s botanical canopy is truly breathtaking – between the abundant greenery, hanging wisteria, and bunches of red berries, they created the perfect autumnal fantasia. The bride reports that she felt like she was in a botanical garden standing under the chuppah, and we can totally see why!
Looking for a modern but chic chuppah? Emma and Joseph went for a wooden frame dressed with an asymmetrical floral design – we can’t love it more!
Andrea and Seymone‘s subtly dramatic chuppah is to die for. We love the nude sheer fabric against the deep red floral accents and greens.
Red, yellow, orange… an explosion of colours for Shaina and Shahab‘s truly breathtaking floral chuppah!
Just when we think we’ve seen every amazing chuppah idea out there, a new Jewish wedding comes along and knocks us off our feet. A DRIFTWOOD CHUPPAH! Thank you, Elsa and Stephane!
Um, WOW. Excuse us as we pick our jaws up off the floor. We are just floored by the magnificent mirrored (!) peony. It is just BEYOND, and those hanging peonies suspended from the canopy? Serious, serious #chuppahgoals from Marina and Gary‘s wedding.
Lisa and Alexander‘s guests were escorted down an outdoor romantically lit pathway filled with large gorgeous trees, twinkle lights, and waterfalls until they came to the magically adorned garden where our chuppah took place. We’re a living THE dream!
A super cool mirrored silver chuppah for Jade and Andy — cleverly set up to reflect the gorgeous grove of olive trees in the sunken garden surrounding the ceremony space!
Who doesn’t love rose gold? Now it’s everywhere, even in Jennifer and Charlie‘s simple and stylish chuppah. We can’t love it more!
Okay, HOW gorgeous is Hannah and Josh’s willow branch chuppah? Covered in the most exquisite, airy little blooms of baby’s breath and delphinium, it’s just so adorable we. can’t. even.
There are no words for how obsessed we are with epic orchid chuppah. With lucite columns draped in strands of gorgeous flowers, it’s just SO dreamy!
As seen in Vlada and Joshua‘s wedding.
If you think that a wild natural design chuppah would look out of place in the uber-traditional synagogue setting… well, have a look at Chloe and Adam‘s chuppah! A little thicket of trees just happened to sprout up in the middle of the synagogue… and it’s a perfect fit!
Dreamy chuppah alert! We’re totally obsessed with Sharona and Eyal’s fantastic chuppah, draped in hanging white flowers atop translucent columns. And we’re not not obsessed with the fact that it all went down outside, overlooking the ocean, during a picture-perfect sunset. PERFECTION!
We love the botanical design of Kim and Jonathan‘s chuppah. So stylish, so cool!
Just two words: Wisteria. Chuppah. Just look at it! Have you ever seen anything more lovely than those simple strands of purple and white perfection swinging gently in the breeze? We’re pretty sure you haven’t. From Sophie and Andrew‘s wedding.
How cool does it look this suspended chuppah? Assymmetrical greenery and white flowers descending from each of the four corners – an idea to steal from Jillian and Steven‘s wedding!
Purple and orange can go together? Yes! For all vibrant and bold colours lovers <3 , as seen in Julia and Brian‘s wedding.
The sweetest birch chuppah ever! A touch of floral dà©cor draped over the top and the bride’s mother’s wedding veil as the canopy (aww!) — this is a great example of how you can pull off a beautiful floral chuppah while keeping things subtle! Thank you, Tema and Brad!
Brett and Dakota‘s jaw-dropping floral chuppah is just the dreamiest, lush and romantic as can be!
Look for a minimalistic, modern chuppah? Don’t look any further! An idea to steal from Jeanette and Chris‘ super-stylish wedding.
If we could be a chuppah, this is what we’d be. A floral masterpiece taken from Shier and Xander’s enchanted garden-themed wedding with airplane, classic cars, and a carousel (yes, you’ve read it right!)
Just when we think we’ve seen it all when it comes to floral chuppah design, we’re proven wrong. Just look at this floral chuppah of dreams. Jaw-on-the-floor WOW! As seen in Natasha and Charles‘ wedding.
A simple birch design made by Lauren‘s dad, covered with the couple’s tallitot from growing up. So sweet.
A timeless and elegant chuppah, with peach and ivory flowers and a hint of gold rose. Love how it stand out in the dark! As seen in Claire and Mark‘s wedding.
Do you see that canopy? #chuppahgoals or what?! Idea to steal from Dani and Codey‘s colorful and edgy wedding.
A lovely DIY chuppah, made with folded umbrellas to use as poles, draped in tulle and lace — including a square from the bride’s dress! Hayley and Ashley: you’re two genius!
Lush greenery for a fresh and pretty (and not too formal) look, as Katie and Aaron went for at their amazing wedding in Santorini! Just WOW!
A grapevine chuppah? A grapevine chuppah?!! Yes, you read it right! Adam and Lowell‘s got married in a winery, surrounded (of course) by rolling hills and vineyards. A one-way ticket to California, please!
A white and green floral tones for an asymmetrical chuppah – we ADORE Hayley and Emmanuel‘s wedding because it’s full of creative idea!
A DIY handheld chuppah full of colours (we looove that!) for Dana and Alex‘s laid-back wedding bruch wedding in Miami!
Pastel colour lovers, we have the right chuppah for you. Blush and yellow pale flowers for a modern yet romantic chuppah, as seen in Katy and Max‘s wedding in Miami.
Getting all your guests to help decorate the chuppah with flowers? That’s what Tash and Ian‘s did. Clever idea and beautiful result!
So in love with this white and green floral chuppah – like an open window to a beautiful landscape. As seen in Danielle and Alex‘s super cool wedding.
Natasha and Adam‘s chuppah is the right balance between luxe and simple: four narrow poles covered in greenery and white and cream flowers, all under a canopy of delicate lace. So elegant, yet exquisitely delicate at the same time.
Karina and Garrett‘s chuppah was an homage to Oaxacan embroidery and Frida Kahlo paintings. They wanted a lush, dark background with bright flowers to bring pops of color. For all Mexico lovers!
An handmade chuppah by Brit‘s parents for their wedding 30 years ago. Purple velvet, linen and bells with intricate and colorful embroidery around the entire thing. So meaningful!
An orchid chuppah for a romantic and elegant look but simple and fresh at the same time. Truly a sight to behold and an idea to steal from Martine and Jarred‘s Destionation Wedding in Phuket, Thailand.
A white and green beautiful, classical but at the same time informal chuppah as seen in Tara and Ben’s Jewish wedding in Florence.
Want to make the most beautiful backdrop stand out? No matter if it’s sea or mountains, the simplicity of this chuppah design really keeps the focus on the powerful view behind it.
Dreaming of a boho, whimsical, flower-drenched chuppah? Copy Kelly and Gavin’s idea from their bohemian Jewish wedding in South Africa.
We love this colourful patchwork chuppah as seen in Hannah and Peter’s wedding! The couple asked their guests to contribute squares which were then sewn together.
We can’t stop gazing at the abundance of cascading flowers of this rustic chuppah as seen in Jade and Adam‘s wedding!
Want to make it personal and feel the presence of your relatives and friends under the chuppah? Lauren and John‘s canopy was filled with pictures of family and friends and memories and if you want to know how to hand make it, follow this tutorial.
A beautiful, sentimental chuppah idea of using the tallit from the bride and grooms’ respective grandfathers accented with autumnal leaves as seen in Frances and Rudi’s wedding.
A rustic chuppah with branches and silk from Paris covered with natural and wild white flowers and greenery as seen in this fun-filled, laid-back, festival-style wedding.
A decadently decorative floral chuppah with lots of textures and a visual impact? See more of this breathtakingly beautiful chuppah here.
How clever is the idea of using a beam to hold the canopy of your chuppah? Generously decorated with vines and flowers, of course! See more of this wonderful chuppah here.
A multi-coloured tallit and seasonal flowers for this gorgeous chuppah: a real bust of colours! See Ashley and Adam’s wedding here.
You can never go wrong with white! A chic and stylish chuppah as seen in Liron and Rotem’s wedding.
Resort style chuppah? Yes, yes, yes! An idea to still from Mor and Yotam’s wedding.
Wow! You don’t want to miss this purple and red epic chuppah from the spectacular wedding of Montana and Justin!
A chuppah made with woven wood canopy under an oak tree? That’s what Erica and Olivier‘s went for! They simply added temporary poles to the 4 corners, and their florist decorated the canopy and poles with a stunning arrangement.
Want to decorate your chuppah with something original? Talia and Barry adorned their chuppah with paper flowers… what a great result!
You don’t need too much colours to make your chuppah stands out! See here what Claudia and Ryan did.
Rustic and colorful flowers together with golden paper lanterns for a DIY ‘Mediterranean meets rustic South’ chuppah as seen in Michelle and Joseph‘s wedding.
For a crisp and clean effect, why not have a totally white chuppah, as seen in Justine and Barry‘s wedding?
When earthy colours meet softy pastels… See Lynell and David’s wedding and their romantic foliage-draped, floral chuppah.
Amy and Adam asked their guests to send them a piece of fabric which meant something to them. See more of their wonderful chuppah from fabric collected from their guests.
An enchanted forest chuppah for a woody forest theme as seen in Colette & Rob’s destination wedding in Israel
A colourful, dreamy chuppah with simply a tallit and flowers at Baya’ar, Israel
Image: Danielle Yashar
A breathtaking suspended floral chuppah as seen in Jamie & John’s garden loft Jewish wedding
A magical chuppah made up of intertwined branches topped with hydrangeas, roses, and orchids, and candles within glass spheres, as seen in Lemor and Adam’s Jewish wedding at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.
A really unusual chuppah made out of a birdcage structure, and adorned with ribbon and an abundance of flowers, as seen in Cassy & Mark’s ‘enchanted garden’ Jewish wedding.
Amazing floral chuppah with lots of trailing flowers and winding greenery as seen in Lauren and George’s Jewish wedding in London.
A chuppah ‘in the round’ made with colourfull tassles and pom poms as seen in Melody and Michael’s Jewish wedding full of creative surprises, at The High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Beautifully simple outdoor floral chuppah with a talit as seen in Julie and Abe’s Jewish wedding, with a vintage botanical theme.
Modern sculptural chuppah designed by Andrea Cohen at Chuppah Studio
This super luxe rose-strewn chuppah is beyond beautiful. See it in its full glory in Lea and Douglas’s outdoor Amalfi Coast Jewish wedding.
Deboroh and Hernà¡n asked all their family to make handprints in a tree shape to represent leaves on the branches on the covering of their chuppah. See their full Jewish wedding here.
A chuppah made up of Autumn leaves and foliage, as seen in Rebecca and Daniel’s ‘Autumn in New York’ themed Jewish wedding.
I love the trickling white, yellow and orange Gerberas trailing down from this chuppah. So very pretty, so very simple and so very effective. See the full wedding on Smashing The Glass here.
A beautiful beach chuppah made from driftwood
Image: Riverland Studios via Style Me Pretty
I’m a little bit obsessed with this ‘halo chuppah’ as featured in Ruth and Steven’s afternoon tea party Jewish wedding
Wow – look at this peach blossom chuppah by Gloria Baker Florals. Utterly breathtaking!
A chuppah made entirely from books -WOW! Perfect for literary types… see the full spectacular book-themed Jewish wedding at the New York Public Library right here
Image: Dave Robbins Photography
A simple chuppah made from reclaimed wood, against a very ornate background, as seen at Amanda & Charley’s Jew-ish wedding
Birch and rose chuppah
Pink flowers, birch wood and the groom’s grnadpa’s tallit for a beautiful garden chuppah as seen in Emma & David’s Boca Raton garden Jewish wedding. Image: Justin de Mutiis Photography
A wonderfully colourful floral chuppah as seen in Hannah & Raf’s laid-back English country garden wedding
A chuppah made from birch and roses as seen in Natalya and Alex’s vineyard Jewish wedding
For an outdoor night time ceremony, how about string lights and bulbs on your chuppah for a bit if classy pizazz?!
Image: Anahi Navarro
A bohemian quilted chuppah
Image: The Wedding Artists Collective
A beautifully rustic chuppah featuring delphinium with accents of echeveria by Elegance & Simplicity
Have you ever seen such an incredibly creative and colourful chuppah as this? I love it! See it in all its glory and read all about Gena + Tony’s super colourful wedding.
Imagery: Lara Hotz
A chuppah made from pinwheels? Whatever takes your fancy!
Image: Adrienne Gunde
An incredible modern and colourful chuppah made out of paper cranes as seen in Missy & Yoni’s super cool South East London wedding
Imagery: Laura Babb
I love this wonderfully spiritual and ethereal chuppah from Amanda and Brian’s romantic elegant London wedding at the Rosewood Hotel.
I love this wonderfully spiritual and ethereal chuppah from Amanda and Brian’s romantic elegant London wedding at the Rosewood Hotel.
Over the top, but why not?!
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A colourful ribbon chuppah
Image: Marianne Wilson Photography
A chuppah from a beachside wedding in Phuket with a beautiful breezy chiffon fabric as seen in Gabby & Gareth’s Jewish wedding at Katathani Beach Resort, Thailand
I love this beach chuppah made from driftwood. It’s from Girls star, Jemima Kirke’s wedding to Michael Mosberg.
A chuppah spelling out the word ‘chai’ in hebrew, which translates as ‘life’. Some may consider it OTT but this is how this gorgeous couple chose to personalise and add symbolism to their ceremony.
Image: Magic Eye Photo
How glorious is the quilted chuppah above? It is one of the most meaningful and moving chuppot I’ve ever seen – it’s a tribute to the bride’s mother who tragically passed away just as she was embarking on her wedding planning. Read the full story of this wedding right here.
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Simple yet beautiful outdoor talit chuppah as seen in Kathleen & Liz’s super-stunning music-themed Jewish wedding at Casa Cody, Palm Springs, CA
Burlap chuppah – perfect for a sandy, beach wedding!
Image: Oeil Photography
Beautiful rose chuppah at The Grove by Mary Jane Vaughan
The perfect natural-looking chuppah for a beach wedding on Lake Kinneret in Israel as featured in Michal & Samuel’s Israeli-Swiss Wedding at Kibbutz Ein Gev, Sea of Galilee
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Beautiful rustic chuppah as featured in Jessica and Pete’s full moon wedding.
Ornate floral chuppah made from Avalanche roses, Majolica spray roses and ivory hydrangea at the West London Synagogue by Mary Jane Vaughan.
Glorious floral home-made chuppah with the New York skyline as backdrop
[image: Nyla Gray]
Stunning chuppah by Rob Van Helden
Exquisite floral chuppah by Natalie Mann Studio
Beautiful willow chuppah with talit as featured in Steph and Juls’ beautiful Boho English Country Garden Jewish Wedding, Narborough Hall, Norfolk
Ivy Clad Chuppah with 4 poles held by 4 close family members as featured in Emma & Simon’s Enchanting Garden Wedding.
A huge magnolia and white cherry blossom chuppah (made using 3000 individual stems) made for a London wedding by Essential Couture.
Mirrored chuppah with Avalanche roses at The Dorchester hotel, London,by Mary Jane Vaughan
Chuppah with brushed metal vases on plinths, with Memory Lane, Quicksand, Majolica, Bombastic and Amnesia roses with trailing Eucalyptus and Jasmine, at the Western Marble Arch Synagogue, by Mary Jane Vaughan
Cath Kidston style chuppah as featured in Sara and John’s ‘Granny Chic’ vintage Jewish wedding at Kidbrooke Park, Sussex
Bamboo, veil and ivory rose chuppah as featured in Mishie and Misha’s spectacular Amalfi Coast destination Jewish wedding in Italy
Flower strewn chuppah as featured in Starr and Jacques’ breathtaking ‘Palace of Versailles’ themed wedding at the Mar-A-Lago Club, Palm Beach Florida.
Quilt chuppah as featured in Sara & Ben’s gloriously colourful and creative California wedding. With a quilted chuppah you can integrate small pieces of your past like a school uniform or a bed sheet or fabrics that you love. Once the wedding is over you can enjoy it as a lovely moment by using it as a quilt for your bed or a wallhanging.
Tree-themed chuppah tied with twine to bamboo wood poles as featured in Sarit & Ari’s gorgeous DIY wedding at The Green Building, Brooklyn, New York City
Rose-strewn chuppah created by Mary Jane Vaughan
Roses within perspex chuppah created by Mary Jane Vaughan
Stunning bright and colourful chuppah
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Chuppah made from Sari Material, Jewish Hindu Interfaith Wedding
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Ketubah Inspired Chuppot / Chuppas
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Beachside fuchsia purple chuppah
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Bamboo Chuppah for a Jewish Beach Wedding
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All guests make a part of a chuppah quilt
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Beautiful chuppah with lily branches
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Lace chuppah with four chuppah holders as featured in Kim & Shay’s 1920â€²s Inspired Israeli Wedding at Citrus, Even Yehuda, Israel.
As seen at Karen & Jeremy’s Wallace Collection wedding, ask your guests to contribute to your chuppah design by asking them to compose a short message that you can then incorporate into your chuppah canopy design. This is also a lovely way of including guests from abroad that aren’t able to attend in person.
Purple and White Flower Scheme Chuppah
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DIY Wedding Arch
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Flowering branches for a chuppah. Beautiful metaphor.
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Gorgeous Pink Floral Chuppah
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Laidback tree chuppah
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Love the tropical colours on the chuppah for this beach wedding
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HOW TO MAKE A CHUPPAH FOR YOUR JEWISH WEDDING CEREMONY
Before splashing out on renting or buying a chuppah from your florist, why not build it yourselves? It will feel more meaningful and even more personal with you 4 chuppah holders. Here are some simple instructions on how to build your own wedding chuppah with inexpensive materials.
– Four 2-2.5 metre poles. Especially gorgeous when the poles are made from wood like birch or bamboo
– 2cm wooden dowels
– Fabric. Some options: plain white sheet of fabric, a traditional tallit, a quilt sewn by someone close to you or made up by separate squares by your guests, colourful fabric that compliments your wedding theme. For more inspiration see ideas from the top of the page.
HOW TO BUILD THE CHUPPAH:
Step 1: Measure where you would like the wooden dowels to connect to the poles. Make sure your dowels do not all connect at the same spot so they do not overlap: Side bars can be 5cm lower than front and back bars
Step 2: Drill holes into the poles.
Step 3: Cut down the dowels to the desired length. (About 180cm should be good) and begin screwing 1 dowel into one pole. Secure the dowel into the pole with a tough screw. Repeat for the additional 3 other poles
Step 4: Placing on the fabric: There are several ways to place the fabric on your chuppah framework.
- Buy lots of fabric and drape it over the sides of the chuppah
- Attach strings of fabric to the sheet of fabric to be tied onto the corners and loop them round the poles.
Step 5: Use flowers or artefacts to match your theme ,or anything that’s personal to you both, and decorate the corners of the chuppah to cover any unsightly corners.
The chuppah, as built above, is not free standing and would have to be held by four important people to you both (they don’t have to be Jewish, or even male, so this is a lovely way of honouring those important to you who are not necessarily already in your wedding party). If you would like a free standing chuppah, each post can sit in a flower pot filled with earth or stones.
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