51 Beautiful Chuppahs from Jewish Weddings
Many Jewish wedding ceremonies include chuppahs, which are canopies built for the couple to stand under as they exchange vows that symbolizes the home that the newlyweds will share. Because the structures serve as a form of covering, they're most often found at outdoor events. Nonetheless, you're more than welcome to erect them for indoor celebrations. Traditionally, chuppahs hold religious value, but they don't demand an entirely faith-based affair. Brides and grooms may choose to have one to honor their culture and their ancestors, regardless of how else religion plays a role in their nuptials. Like nondenominational arches, chuppahs also anchor the ceremony space, and offer a focal point.
Though classic chuppahs feature four poles and a cloth covering, contemporary couples continue to play with the design. So, feel free to get creative with your version, but keep the formality of your wedding in mind. We've seen plenty of beautiful chuppah styles that feature a wide range of décor elements, from flowers and greenery to unique types of fabric. Your venue, your budget, and other relevant factors can help you establish your vision.
If you love the idea of incorporating tradition into your ceremony, or want to include an emblem that represents your unity, a chuppah is a great addition. The following roundup showcases the prettiest and most original chuppahs that we've seen. Browse through the plentiful possibilities, and then brainstorm what you'd like your own structure to look like. Whatever you pick, the canopy that you marry under should be both attractive and meaningful.
This chuppah was made of wood, greenery, and flowers in colors that complemented the ceremony's riverside location.
This location-appropriate chuppah looked stunning on the tropical beach where this wedding was held.
Rose petals were scattered beneath the ceremony structure at this outdoor wedding.
This incredible chuppah featured a canopy of hundreds of white tulips.
Rocks held down this chuppah's four corners, while moody bundles were hung up top. Candles were placed on a table behind it for extra décor.
A family tallit topped this waterside chuppah, which was made from birch branches, spray roses, and eucalyptus.
Wild smilax, cotinus, garden roses, and peonies were all used to decorate this indoor chuppah.
This chuppah stood in the sand, and was covered with white roses.
Pink and red peonies were mixed with branches to create this warm-colored chuppah.
Aspen branches and hop vines were used to spruce up this large chuppah.
Celebrities Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg married under a thick chuppah accented with olive branches and wild grasses.
A monogrammed aisle led up to this elegant chuppah, which was covered with white blooms and a blue cloth.
This bride and groom mixed purple, white, orange, and blue blooms with sprawling eucalyptus for their chuppah.
This celebration's chuppah was truly one-of-a-kind, with cactuses, air plants, and other creative adornments decorating the wooden installment.
This chuppah covered in pastel flowers looked as if it came straight out of a dream.
These two became spouses underneath a draped chuppah, which was lit beautifully by the venue's bulb lights.
Flowers were purposefully arranged on this chuppah, which stood at an indoor venue.
This gorgeous chuppah had favorite flowers like dahlias, peonies, and roses at its base.
At this ceremony, the bride and groom exchanged vows beneath a structure covered with gray fabric.
This desert-inspired structure was crafted using king protea, orchids, roses, anthurium, and more.
This pair's unique take on a chuppah was made of fabric garlands with balloons in the center.
This bride and groom topped their chuppah with bright magenta blooms, as well as fresh lemons from their yard.
This topiary chuppah was crowned with magnolia leaves and featured a crystal chandelier.
This couple chose a simple chuppah built from river birch and accented with jars of roses.
This bride and groom became husband and wife before a backdrop of string lights and under a sparingly-embellished chuppah.
At these nuptials, strips of cream fabric decorated the chuppah.
This stunning chuppah was full of white flowers and dripped with greenery.
The chuppah at this wedding incorporated the same fringed fabric that the bride's parents wed beneath. It was also adorned with a heaping of greenery.
A unity candle—beneath a chuppah hung with ruscus leaves, ivy, hydrangeas, peonies, and roses—joined this couple's Catholic and Jewish faiths during their wedding ceremony.