Chuppah

Categories Ceremony + Wedding Decor

I love good drama! For instance, creating a dramatic, romantic space in which to say your wedding vows, kind of drama. We chatted about exchanging vows under dreamy coverings such as arches, trellises, giant trees, etc. in this blog post … all amazing~ but what about the wedding Chuppah as a favored focal point idea for the ceremony? Not only can they be a beautiful ceremonial focal point, they are also rich in symbolism.

Originating in Jewish culture, a Chuppah is a canopy {or covering} tied to four poles that are either secured to the ground or held by honored family or friends. The canopy symbolizes the home the couple will build together. It also represents the presence of God over the covenant of marriage.

Chuppahs can be simple or elaborate and placed indoors or outdoors. What do you think about {renting} building and decorating a Chuppah for the ceremony?

red Chuppah

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jewish wedding Chuppah

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Funeral Home as a Wedding Venue?

Categories Ceremony + Inspiration

Really? Really.

It’s true. Many a couple are saying “I Do” in funeral homes … errr I mean, event centers. And, whether it’s  desperate times forcing “funeral homes” to reinvent themselves or simply because it’s a great opportunity for couples to save on their wedding budget, this has trend written all over it.

To be honest, my mind goes right to those stereotypical images of pedestals, outdated furniture, urns, gladiolas, closed doors that lead to … well, you know.

But, what are we if we’re not flexible right? What do you think of this reinvention of funeral homes into celebratory places for every stage of life ~ including weddings? Some “event centers” are absolutely gorgeous  and celebratory in feel … Just don’t forget to pause and allow your guests to get the snicker out of their systems when the minister says … til death do you part.

According to USA Today in this article, a lot of brides and grooms-to-be don’t seem to mind getting married in a funeral home.

What do you think? A little spooky? Not at all? Could you do it?

Why or why not get married in a funeral home?

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