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.
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