The Chuppah: A Jewish Wedding Symbol

August 3, 2017

In the Jewish religion, one of the most symbolic structures in a Jewish wedding is the Chuppah. The Chuppah is a traditional Jewish wedding canopy the couple stands under during the wedding ceremony. The word Chuppah means covering in Hebrew (Judaism’s language), which is fabric held up by four poles and can be left as a simple structure or can be decorated with flowers and more.

What makes the Chuppah so special in the Jewish wedding ceremony is that it represents the new home that the couple will build and share together for a lifetime. For the ceremony, the Chuppah is open on all four sides to allow for the couple’s families, friends, and other guests to view them during one of the most important moments of their lives – their wedding vows.

Over the years, DT Floral & Décor has had the honour to design many different Chuppahs for clients. It is our honour, as we know how important this is for our Jewish wedding clientele. Here is a preview of some of the many Chuppahs we have designed: