Every one of these designs is infinitely adaptable
in color, fabrics and style of lettering. These samples are ready
to be further personalized, with first or full names of the bride
and groom, and/or the wedding late and location. Add pictures,
depictions of your professions, hobbies, major life experiences,
expectations of the future, whatever is important to you. Borders
in a wide variety of trimmings and lace can be added. This is
a wonderful way to incorporate your grandmother's shawl or a piece
of your mother's wedding gown. Your chuppah
may contain religious symbols or be entirely secular.
l'dodi v'dodi li
Oval flowers with red Hebrew letters,
"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine," from the
Song of Songs
This design, elegant in its simplicity,
can be done in any colors, with your choice of floral pattern.
The lettering is available in over 20 different styles. On a 6'
X 4' chuppah, we would use several rows of flowers, overlapping
or not, and possibly another row around the border.
This lends itself to a very formal
design, greatly expanded in full size. This can be done with or
without lettering, possibly in flowing script.
This design starts with the blue stripes of
a tallit (prayer shawl). The stars can circle the names of the bride
and groom, or totally encircle the chuppah or remain in the corners
- in much larger multiples on a full-size chuppah.
What do your names say about you? Is there a
lettering style that just seems to be yours? Would your fiancé
be represented by a different or complimentary style? Did your grandfather
give you your nickname? Do you have a pet who is an integral part
of your family? Does your hobby play a major role in your life?
The most well known symbol of Judaism, the "Magen
David" in combination with traditional stripes indicative of
a tallit. The star can be done in outline, as in this sample, or
as a solid, in a single color or a pattern. Butterflies or other
images can adorn the stripes; or they can be repeated in a multiple
of colors, your wedding colors, or rainbow tones.
Trail of Life
One half for the bride and one for the groom - the important aspects
of their lives, those in the past, those they are looking forward
to in the future. Has your bug collection given way to gardening?
Are you a mountain climber who was captain of his baseball team