The chuppah, or wedding canopy, is a central part of a Jewish wedding ceremony. But, for years, it was basically treated like a fixed piece of furniture. You used the synagogue’s chuppah, end of story. Many Jewish couples today though want to make the canopy, which after all symbolizes their future home, more personal. One idea is to have your chuppah designed, by an artist like Corinne Soikin Strauss of the Artist’s Wedding Studio. She designs personalized chuppahs painted in vivid colors based on your interests, hobbies and personal taste. She includes symbols that are important to you, and after the wedding the chuppah becomes an heirloom.
Do you have a religious tradition you’ll be adapting for your ceremony?