Thursday, February 22, 2007

Forever Huppah

Jewish weddings. Nothing better. If you want to have a good time, find a NJB or NJG, fall in love and get married.

What do you need? A chuppah of course. The chuppah, or canopy, which is made of cloth stretched between poles, symbolizes the new home of the couple and is often carried by the attendants to the position where the marriage ceremony will take place. In many weddings the chuppah is already in place. The groom's parents walk him to the chuppah, where they stand together awaiting the bride. While a cantor sings from the Song of Songs, the bride is accompanied to the chuppah by her parents.

Sure you can use the temple's chuppah, but wouldn't it be better to have your chuppah forever? If you choose to have Rachel Eisen Bressler of Forever Huppah make you chuppah you will have something that you will treasure for years to come.
As Rachel says regarding designing her huppa for her marriage to David (who happens to be one of my oldest friends from Hebrew School), "I made our huppah with the thought that although one day a daughter of ours might think my wedding dress was ugly too; she (or her brother) still might like to marry beneath the same canopy which covered her mother and father on their wedding day. I'll tell you the truth though—I had my dress preserved along with the huppah... just in case!"

Rachel's hand paints the chuppah's on china silk adding details specific for each couple. David did pretty well for himself, marrying a beautiful woman who can also create such beauty. Enjoy looking...

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