Happy Hanukkah! See 8 Lovely Chuppahs from Jewish Weddings

These ceremony structures are both stunning and honor tradition.

Hebrew for “canopy” or “covering,” the chuppah is more than just a four-post structure that appears in Jewish wedding ceremonies. It represents the religion and symbolizes the newlyweds’ home that they will build and share together after saying their I dos. Because it inherits such a sacred and intimate meaning, couples personalize their chuppah in a number of different ways to showcase their tastes, theme, or favorite things. Some are built by the lovebirds themselves, and others are designed and created by professionals.

There are multiple ways to execute a beautiful and meaningful chuppah. Whether you are Jewish and need inspiration, or you'll be hosting an interfaith ceremony in honor of your sweetheart, here are eight gorgeous chuppahs from real weddings to inspire what kind of chuppah you want to break the glass under. 

rustic outdoor chuppah with purple flowers, greenery, and branches
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography

outdoor jewish wedding chuppah with lots of greenery and white flowers, floral tallit
Photo by Vue Photography; Bridal Salon: Bella Bianca Bridal Couture

lush indoor chuppah with orchids and drapery
Photo by The Day by Ira Lippke; Bridal Salon: Mark Ingram Atelier

chuppah of white flowers on stage
Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

colorful chuppah with bright pink flowers and greenery
Photo by Mi Belle Photographers; 
Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

domed chuppah with garland of flowers and couple's first initials
Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography

wooden chuppah with blush and ivory flowers, greenery, ocean views
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Ilana Ashley Events

tall chuppah with made rom white drapery for indoor jewish wedding
Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography

See 10 uniquely designed ceremony arbors for weddings of any faith and find out if you should have traditional or personal vows.

Authored by: Keeanna Garcia