Tuesday, September 8, 2009
What is a chuppah you might ask? A new burrito from Taco Bell? Some strange little rodent? Nope! According to Wikipedia a chuppah is a canopy traditionally used in Jewish weddings that symbolizes the home the couple will build together. Don't worry though-even if you're not Jewish, you can still use a chuppah/arch/canopy. It can also represent God's presence over your marriage (since you get married under the chuppah).
If you're still confused about what a chuppah is, check out these gorgeous and inspiring pictures:
You starting to get the idea? Well, I have a couple who wants to use one for their wedding and the groom just so happens to be very handy with power tools, measuring tapes, and anything construction related. He is planning on taking on this project so that he and his bride can say their vows under it-pretty romantic, huh? Especially since he will be building the chuppah/arch that symbolizes the home they will build together-already off to a good start.
I found a few DIY chuppah tutorials online if you are going to tackle a project like this yourself.
Keep in mind when you are building it that if you have to transport it somewhere, it may be easiest to add the final nails/screws at the final destination, rather than build it at home and then have to rent a moving truck to get it to your ceremony spot.
Any tips for building your own chuppah/arch/canopy?