16 Amazing Chuppahs from Real Wedding Ceremonies

Be inspired by these incredible Jewish ceremony structures from real weddings.

When it comes to the ceremony décor of your wedding, the pièce de résistance will likely be the altar – after all, that is where you and your future spouse will recite your vows and become married. For couples exchanging vows in a Jewish ceremony, the service will take place under a chuppah. The chuppah is a wedding canopy with four open sides that symbolizes the new home the couple will create.

Though the traditional chuppah consists of a square of cloth – with many couples using a family heirloom such as their grandfather's tallit – supported by four poles, some Jewish weddings showcase jaw-dropping structures enveloped with florals, greenery, and or exquisite drapery illuminated with ambient lighting. In many cases, crystal chandeliers are suspended overhead or tree-like arrangements are covered with blooms to bring a garden-like feel to the nuptials, whether they take place inside or out.

Take a look at the incredible chuppahs, below, for inspiration! To find additional ideas from these real weddings, click on your favorite photos!

Incredible white rose and hydrangea ceremony chuppah
Photo by Brett Matthews Photography; Venue: Oheka Castle

White flower chuppah tent ceremony International Event Company
Photo by Samuel Lippke Studios; Planning & Design by International Event Company; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

wedding ceremony outdoor pink bougainvillea flower california chuppah hot pink fuchsia
Photo by Paige Jones; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events

White flower tree like chuppah New York ceremony
Photo by The Day

Wood rustic wedding chuppah ideas white flowers
Photo by Mi Belle Photographers

Pink purple green flower verdure outdoor wedding chuppah
Photo by Mi Belle Photographers; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

White rose flower and greenery chuppah indoor Jewish wedding
Photo by Roey Yohai Studios

trendy wedding ceremony chuppah pampas grass fall color palette
Photo by Hello Blue Photo; Planning & Design by Weddings by Susan Dunne

Greenery white flower chuppah at Jewish wedding
Photo by Roey Yohai Studios

classic wedding ceremony chuppah white drapery white flowers on top and securing drapes
Photo by Duke Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Outdoor wedding white flower chuppah Jewish ceremony
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Aisle Runner by The Original Runner Company

Outdoor wedding gazebo ceremony chuppah flowers
Photo by Embrace Life Photography; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events

Chicago indoor wedding ceremony tall chuppah with flower canopy
Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography

Rose canopy white drapery outdoor chuppah Jewish wedding ceremony
Photo by Callaway Gable; Planning & Design by Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

White purple pink outdoor wedding chuppah Jewish ceremony
Photo by Embrace Life Photography; Floral Design by The Hidden Garden; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events

Colorful fall wedding chuppah outdoor orange flowers
Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Planning & Design by Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Find additional inspiration for your ceremony in our photo galleries! Discover 20 beautiful outdoor ceremonies, 13 décor ideas for church weddings, and find out how to fix minor mistakes at your wedding.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy