A chuppah, also huppah, chupah, or chuppa, is a canopy under which a Jewish couple stand during their wedding ceremony. A chuppah symbolizes the home that the couple will build together. While a Jewish marriage is still considered valid in the absence of a chuppah, a chuppah is still considered a basic requirement for a Jewish wedding.
I use this photo because I recommend keeping the decor up high rather than on the posts themselves. This allows for a better view for your wedding guests.
STATEMENT by the Officiant (or a parent)
The couple has chosen to get married under a chuppah.
The design and the four chuppah bearers were all chosen to reflect your philosophy, values, and personal connections.
The four poles rooted to the ground connect us to our heritage, keep us focused on our goals; the sides open to the world free us for imagination, discovery, and play.
The cover protects us and keeps us safe; the open sides leave us vulnerable and accessible.
So too may your union be a safe haven, freeing you both and opening you to each other and the world.