I started Smashing The Glass back in May 2013 because I wanted to create the blog I wish I’d had access to when I was planning my own Jewish wedding. When I was planning my big day, I felt that there was a total lack of Jewish wedding inspiration that wasn’t ‘old fashioned schmaltz’. And when it came to planning an individual and personal Jewish wedding ceremony, this was particularly relevant.
One of the most popular pages on the blog is my constantly updated chuppah ideas page with literally hundreds of cool, creative ideas for you to peruse through and be inspired by. Today I’ve gone a step further and picked out an edit of some of the most gorgeous products for under the chuppah in my quest to help you infuse your Jewish wedding ceremony with beauty, individuality and creativity. At the end of the post there are also several links to help you source some really fabulous music for your Jewish (or Jew-ish!) wedding ceremony too.
Hope you’re inspired. Happy Friday!
1. Smash Pouch (coming soon)
I named the blog Smashing The Glass because I absolutely adore the celebratory Jewish wedding tradition of the breaking the glass at the end of the ceremony so I just had to create this personalised bag to house the glass. And guess what?! I will very shortly be selling these personalised ‘smash pouches’ for you to break your glass in style, and have a beautiful keepsake from your ceremony! Sign up here to be the first to know when they go on sale.
2. Beloved Ceramic Wedding Kiddush Cup £40
I love the clean lines of this kiddush cup designed by Jennifer Raichman and the beautifully calligraphed Hebrew and English typography
3. LOVE kippah from £2 per kippah
With my love for Pop Art I *adore* these LOVE kippot, perfect for a stylish Jewish wedding. For my cool kippot ideas, see the STG kippot board on Pinterest.
4. Mazel Tov banners £25.50
These would be great fun for your flower girls and page boys to wave after your ceremony is over.
5. Double Arrows & Hearts Ketubah £197
This ketubah is a stunning piece of graphic design – I would proudly hang this in my home long after the big day is over! For my contemporary ketubot ideas, take a look at a post I wrote about them here.
6. Personalised name bag for the glass £4.50
Another ‘smash pouch’ drawstring bag that can be personalised for your wedding.
7. Alphabet Scented Candles £6.99
Line the aisle with candles that spell out your initials, a significant word, your new surname, or anything else that’s personal to you and your partner! You can reuse them for your reception decor too!
8. Paper Bag Letter Lanterns £2.75
These lanterns will look gorgeous lined up the aisle for an outdoor ceremony – and again you can reuse them for your reception decor. Use your initials, or again, have fun and get creative with what you spell out!