A-Z C is for Chuppa

May 09, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

A-Z of Function Photography C

There are lots of candidates for C  ... but let's start with 

Chuppa

A chuppah is the canopy that a Jewish couple stand under for their wedding ceremony.  Made of a cloth sheet supported by four poles.  A chuppah can be a portable structure held by attendants to the ceremony or more often a temporary structure erected where the ceremony takes place. 

The chuppah represents a Jewish home symbolized by the cloth canopy and the four poles. Just as a chuppah is open on all four sides, so was the tent of Abraham open for hospitality. Thus, the chuppah represents hospitality to one's guests. This "home" initially lacks furniture as a reminder that the basis of a Jewish home is the people within it, not the possessions. In a spiritual sense, the covering of the chuppah represents the presence of God over the covenant of marriage. The chuppah was erected to signify that the ceremony and institution of marriage has divine origins.

The beauty of this, and it's simplicity is that a Chuppa can be erected anywhere, there is one here that was used to march the bride and groom into the Old City of Jerusalem

Pictures of Chuppa
Chuppa at Jewish Wedding CeremonyChuppa at a Jewish Wedding CeremonyChuppa at Jewish Wedding Ceremony
 
Couple standing under Chuppa at Jewish Wedding CeremonyCouple standing under Chuppa at Jewish Wedding CeremonyCouple standing under Chuppa at Jewish Wedding Ceremony
 
Chuppa Outside in JerusalemChuppa Outside in JerusalemChuppa Outside in Jerusalem

 

 

Catering

 

Let's face it I'm lucky I get to eat incredible food, made by some of the best caterers almost every weekend.  There's lots of debate about what's the most important part of a wedding, barmitzvah or other event but I can tell you that food is high on the list.  

There's lots of different options from buffet and food stations, plated food of many courses or bowl food that wanders around the guests all around the party.  Any of the options are fabulous and all of the caterers are more than keeping all of the guests satisfied at every occasion.

 

 

 

 

 


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