Silk or quilted chuppot are increasingly common, and can often be customized or personalized to suit the couple's unique interests and occupations.and the perfect Pinterest wedding, we were also woefully naïve about the complexities of wedding planning. Above and beyond what we expected in the wedding planning – finding a photographer, booking the venue, choosing my wedding dress – we’ve found ourselves at a loss when it comes to how to handle Jewish tradition. Many wedding traditions feel outdated and rooted in sexist origins, and we are loath to include tradition simply for the sake of tradition. Is it possible to have a wedding that feels connected to the generations of Jewish weddings before ours, yet still modern and liberated?In Sephardic communities, this custom is not practiced.Instead, underneath the chuppah, the couple is wrapped together underneath a tallit.The second ceremony permits the bride to her husband.
Others suggest that the purpose was for others to witness the act of covering, formalizing the family's home in a community, as it is a public part of the wedding.Moses Isserles (1520–1572) notes that the portable marriage canopy was widely adopted by Ashkenazi Jews (as a symbol of the chamber within which marriages originally took place) in the generation before he composed his commentary to the Shulchan Aruch.There is however a reference of a wedding canopy in the Babylonian Talmud, Gittin 57a: "It was the custom when a boy was born to plant a cedar tree and when a girl was born to plant a pine tree, and when they married, the tree was cut down and a canopy made of the branches".the custom that became most common instead was to 'perform the whole combined ceremony under a canopy, to which the term chuppah was then applied, and to regard the bride's entry under the canopy as a symbol of the consummation of the marriage'.This chuppah ceremony is connected to the seven blessings which are recited over a cup of wine at the conclusion of the ceremony (birchat nisuin or sheva brachot).