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Save 20% on Wedding Huppah Canopies Now through Valentines Day

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I’ll keep this short and sweet: You’ll save 20% on wedding huppah canopies now through Wednesday, February 14 at

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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Need a canopy for your wedding huppah frame? has you covered.

Wedding chuppah canopy buy

Are you looking for a canopy for your wedding huppah frame? Do you have huppah poles and need a canopy to complete the look? has got you covered.

You can now buy custom-made wedding huppah canopies from directly from their website.

The canopies are available in silk or bridal satin depending on the size of canopy you need.

Buy Silk Huppah Canopy Huppahs comSelect from several standard sizes, or, if you need a size that’s not listed, contact about a custom order. You’ll find contact information on’s Custom Huppah Canopies page.

Get all the details at

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How long should the ribbon decorations for a wedding chuppah be?

Jewish wedding New York park ivory silk chuppah

Hoffman Huppah RibbonsRibbons are a great, colorful option for decorating a huppah, and they work especially well for hand-held huppahs. Match the color of your canopy with white, ivory, or other color ribbon; add accents in a mix of your wedding colors; or add a profusion of colored ribbons to create a bright mix.

You can use the ribbons alone by themselves or add other elements, like flowers, greenery, or as client Natalie did, tassels that make a statement.

In determining how long the ribbons should be, keep in mind that you want the ribbons to accent the huppah and the faces of wedding couple, so keep them shorter than half the height of the poles.

How to decorate a wedding chuppah with ribbons and tasselsTo add a just punch of color to accent the canopy, use ribbons that are two to three feet long, so that when they are tied to the poles at their middle they hang down a foot or foot and a half.

For a flowing affect, cut them to a length of six to seven feet so that when you tie them to the poles at their middle they fall three to three and a half feet.

Huppah-decorated-with-ribbonsAnd here’s another tip: Tie the ribbons to the poles so that the two ends of the ribbon are at least an inch different in length. This will make them more likely to flow a bit with a breeze than if the ends match up exactly.

How wide should the ribbons be? A good range to work with is 7/8″ to 1 ¼”.

You can find a range of ribbons at on the Buy Ribbons page.


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Get inspired by this Aspen wedding chuppah with a mountain view

Floral designer Frances Harjeet shows how to take a birch branch frame to the next level with a silk canopy and profusion of flowers and greenery. From our sister site, Sew Jewish.

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Silk chuppah canopy with white flowers

The open skies and vast mountain ranges of Aspen provide a breathtaking backdrop for this romantic wedding chuppah created by floral designer and event stylist Frances Harjeet.

Harjeet, whose firm Prema is based in Colorado, is known for her lush, romantic floral designs and impeccable styling. Her creations often emphasize our connection to nature.

For this chuppah, she paired a birch branch frame with a silk canopy from Sew Jewish and added a profusion of white blooms and cascading greenery.

Harjeet designed the florals for this wedding, and the wedding planner was Aspen-based Bluebird Productions. The photographer was Lucky Malone Photography.

Sending out a big thank you to Frances Harjeet for sharing these beautiful images.

Aspen Colorado wedding chuppah

[Images: Floral stylist: Frances Harjeet | Wedding Planner: Bluebird Productions | Photographer: Lucky Malone Photography]

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Making your own wedding huppah? Here’s your head start

silk wedding huppah canopy
Are you thinking about making your own wedding huppah but aren’t sure where to start? Do you have a design in mind but don’t know how to sew? Sew Jewish can give you a head start with a plain white canopy you can personalize with silk paints, embroidery, applique, and any number of creative techniques.

Consider it a blank white canvas waiting for you to personalize and make uniquely your own.

The canopies are available in two fabrics: silk and bridal satin. The silk version is or five and half feet square. The satin version comes in a variety of sizes from six feet to seven and a half feet square.

What huppah design are you dreaming of? Silk painted pomegranates? Embroidered roses? Appliqued letters spelling out an inspiring verse? How about a bohemian-inspired tie-dyed huppah canopy? Of course, you can also use the canopy in it’s elegant white simplicity. The options are endless, and you already have a head start.

Take a look at the silk huppah canopy and the canopy in bridal satin.

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How tall should a wedding huppah be? It might depend on your venue.

Bed and Breakfast South Yarmouth Bass River Historic District
When couples ask how tall a wedding huppah should be, they’re usually asking about how large a typical huppah is or how tall it should be to accommodate everyone that will stand under it. Generally, you need to take into account the height of the couple and the officiant and also allow for some draping of fabric in the middle of the canopy. And add some extra space above everyone’s heads to create a feeling of openness.

But there’s one constraint that’s easy to overlook: the height of the ceiling in your wedding venue. If you’re holding your ceremony outdoors, the sky’s the limit. If you’ll be in a hotel ballroom or the sanctuary of a large synagogue, there’s also probably no practical limit on the height of your huppah.

For a smaller space, however, it’s a good idea to check on the height of the ceiling. Country inns often have low ceilings, as do cruise ships, and intimate restaurants. If you’re planning an outdoor ceremony and have an alternate indoor space in case of bad weather, give a thought to the height of the ceiling in the indoor space.

If you’ll be using a small indoor space and aren’t sure of the height of the ceiling, it’s a good idea to ask your venue or your wedding planner to check.

For these smaller spaces, offers huppah poles that are 7.5 feet tall as an alternative to our standard 8-foot poles. See the huppah poles on the website.

Find out about huppah and huppah pole rentals at

[Image: South Yarmouth/Bass River Historic District by Jerry Johnson via Wikimedia Commons]

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Our most popular wedding huppah is now available with a larger canopy

Rent simple wedding huppah

The original Simplicity Huppah size that made this option so popular. is excited to announce that our most popular huppah, the Simplicity Huppah, is now available with a larger canopy. Until now, the huppah has been available with canopy of 60”x60”. Now it’s also available with a canopy size of 68”x68”, providing an additional seven square feet of floor space under the canopy.

This option is so new that we don’t yet have a photo of the larger size on the website – the photo at the top shows the standard size that made this huppah so popular.

The Simplicity Huppah is made with a sophisticated low-luster bridal satin in a substantial weight fabric for excellent drape.

The canopy’s elegant simplicity has made this huppah a favored choice for all wedding venues, from five star hotels to country inns, synagogues, and city parks.

If you have your own huppah poles or huppah frame, both canopy sizes can be rented without poles. You can get more details about this option on the website at Rent Wedding Huppah Canopy.

For more information about renting this huppah, in either the standard or new, larger size visit the website at Simplicity Wedding Huppah.

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Join us Sunday for a Facebook live event about chuppahs

All about chuppahs
Have questions about the chuppah, Jewish wedding canopy, at weddings? Join Rabbi Jillian Cameron of InterfaithFamily/Boston and me, Maria Bywater of, LIVE as we chat about everything you didn’t think you needed to know about the wedding canopy – chuppah! From logistics to artistry to incorporating interfaith family members in the process and everything in between, come with questions or just to listen.

This Sunday, October 29, 11:30AM EST on the Facebook page.

Add it to your calendar, and join us!

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Finding Your Huppah

Interfaith Family Wedding Chuppay
Planning a Jewish or interfaith wedding? I share personal tips for finding a huppah that fits you and your wedding style in my guest post now on Interfaith Family’s Wedding Blog: Chuppah: Your First “Home”.

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New: Silk Wedding Huppah Canopy at Sew Jewish

silk huppah canopy
In addition to the huppahs available to rent at, I’m excited to let you know that we are now offering huppah canopies for sale through our sister site, Sew Jewish.

These silk canopies are dyeable, which means that you can dye them, use silk paint on them, applique, embroider, stencil — use lots of different techniques to make them personal and unique.

Find all the details at Sew Jewish: Silk Huppah Canopy.

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This new shipment of silk is going to become an exciting new offering at

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September 2, 2016 · 1:01 pm

2 Hanukkah Party Treats

I love this idea for a Hanukkah wedding cocktail reception: Serve little dreidel game kits as an one of the hors d’oeurves. They do look like hors d’oeurves when passed among your guests on a tray, and they make cute wedding favors for a Hanukkah wedding.

Great DIY favors for a winter wedding.

This post from our sister site, Sew Jewish, also links to a fabulous hors d’oeurves recipe for sweet potato pecan and goat cheese bites. So yummy!

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Hanukkah dreidel game party favor diy Hanukkah Dreidel Game Favor project with printable dreidel game instructions from the book, Sew Jewish.
Hanukkah is almost here! We’ll soon be lighting menorahs, eating latkes, and spinning dreidels.

The Sew Jewish book includes instructions for making dreidel game party favors, little pouches to fill with a dreidel and pieces of sweet chocolate gelt. The book even includes printable dreidel game instructions to tuck into the pouches (versions for both outside and inside Israel). The pouches stand up straight, so they look great displayed on a side table or tray before you hand them out to guests.

In fact, when grouped together, a tray of the standing party favors suggests a plate of holiday hors d’oeurves, specifically those pouches of filled and twisted phyllo dough purses. If you’re having a Hanukkah cocktail party, have some fun and hand out these dreidel game favors to your guests on a…

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Here’s a Closer Look at the Lace Huppah

Lace Wedding Huppah Canopy with Braid
A client who recently reserved a Lace Huppah for his wedding asked us to send a photograph that showed the lace canopy up close and in more detail than the photos on the website. We were happy to oblige and thought we’d share the photo with you here on the blog as well. Click on the photo above to see the larger, more detailed version of the canopy.

You’ll see the lovely, small-patterned bridal lace that makes up the canopy as well as the white braiding that delicately defines the edges of the valances.

Lace Wedding ChuppahYou can get more information about the Lace Huppah and our other huppah styles at And to see if a Lace Huppah is available to rent for your wedding date, contact us through the Check Availability page.

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The Chuppah Explained in 62 Charming Seconds [Video]

Looking for a quick background on the wedding chuppah that’s both short and sweet? g-dcast made this video with you in mind:

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New: Organza Wedding Huppah Canopy Available to Rent

Organza wedding chuppah

We’re pleased to announce that our Organza Huppah canopy is now available to rent without poles, for couples who already have poles. ships huppah rentals everywhere in the United States. Get details about the Organza canopy at’s Rent a Huppah Canopy page.

And if you’re looking for a complete huppah, you can still rent the canopy with poles. Find out more at Organza Huppah.

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Sneak Peek at the Sew Jewish Book Cover

We reposted this from – to subscribe for the 18% discount on the book, sign up for the newsletter at

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Sew Jewish Book - The 18 projects you need for Jewish holidays, weddings, bar/bat mitzvah celebrations, and home

We’re still officially in draft mode, so the first person to spot any spelling mistake on this new cover for the Sew Jewish book gets a free copy. But we think we have a final version here, and we’re kind of excited. The design shows off six of the 18 projects in the book: a kippah (yarmulke), tallit with tallit bag, a matzah cover for Passover, a sweet little decorative Shalom pillow, and a wedding chuppah. The Sew Jewish book comes out in digital form in October at (Kindle) and the (PDF). The blockbuster movie can’t be too far behind.

The subtitle sums it up: The 18 Projects You Need for Jewish Holidays, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations, and Home.

As a thank you to all the early supporters of Sew Jewish, we’re offering newsletter subscribers a discount of 18% –one percent for every project in the book– and…

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How to Make Stands for Wedding Huppah Poles [Video]

At we specialize in traditional hand-held wedding huppahs. Occasionally get questions about stands for turning our hand-held huppahs into huppahs that stand on their own. We thought we’d show you a DIY version of stands we’ve used in the past for local huppah rentals. Because they’re made from concrete, they’re not something that we can ship. But if you’re interested in making stands that work with our huppahs, this video shows you how to make stands that have worked well for us.

We made this video in cooperation with our sister site,

In this video you’ll learn:

* The types of containers that work best as stands.
* What the ideal mix of concrete and water looks like for making strong concrete.
* How to put it all together and get a good snug fit between your poles and the stands.

You’ll find more information about the Organza Huppah featured in this video as well as huppah poles for rent and for sale at

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We’re Working on a DIY Huppah Pole Stand Tutorial Video

Update: You can now find the finished video here:

We’re working on a video to show you how to make DIY huppah pole stands — in connection with our sister site,, and commercial sculptor Bill Bywater. We get lots of email requests for advice on making stands for huppah poles, and these are a version of the style we’ve used with local huppah rentals at We’re working to get the video up next week, but here’s an outtake. If you’d like to get an email when we post the video, we invite you to subscribe to the blog (there’s a sign-up box near the top of the column at the right).

Update: You can now find the finished video here:

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Signature Cocktail Friday ~ Frozen Lemonade with Coconut Rum

Here’s a cocktail to take us through the second half of this summer wedding season – or for winter weddings in warm locales! Hat tips to Elisa Bosley of Cooking Light 2007 for developing it and Fawn Thomas of the Destination Wedding Store for finding it.

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Signature Cocktail

Cool tropical libation inspired by, a popular cocktail served at the Fish Trap Restaurant in Cruz Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands


  • 1 1/2 cups ice cubes, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons coconut rum (such as Malibu)
  • Lime wedge (optional)


  1. Place ice, concentrate, and rum in a blender; blend until slushy. Garnish with lime wedge, if desired


Elisa Bosley Cooking Light 2007

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Need a Wedding Gift? Make a Challah Cover that Matches the Couple’s Dinnerware

Maria shared this post from our sister site, Sew Jewish.

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Wedding china pattern

Find yourself looking at any wedding registries lately? How about using that registry as inspiration for a unique, handmade wedding gift: a challah cover that coordinates with the couple’s china pattern? The cover can become a highlight of the couple’s Shabbat and holiday table decor, covering the two loaves of challah bread, for years.

Start with the china pattern and consider the couple’s personalities to choose the cover fabric, lining, and trim. We’ve put together written instructions as well as a video tutorial that shows you how much to buy and how to put it all together.

Because we like online shopping even when we’re not actually buying anything, we had some fun putting together a few examples to get your creative imagination flowing:

Vera Want wedding dishware

We found the brocade and lining fabric at Mood and the trim at

Lenox china pattern

We found the velvet and toile fabrics at and the…

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Groom’s Mom Creates Beautiful Wedding Chuppah from Vintage Tablecloth

wedding chuppah from lace tablecloth

When Erika and Adam married earlier this month in romantic San Juan Capistrano, they wed under a chuppah canopy that holds deep family meaning. Adam’s mother, Marla, created the canopy from an heirloom tablecloth that belonged to Adam’s grandmother. It was a way to include the groom’s paternal grandparents, who are both deceased, in the wedding. “She was a very special person in our family,” Marla explains, “and loved Adam very much.”

To turn the tablecloth into a chuppah, Marla attached ties that were tied to huppah poles from “The cloth was of fine linen and leaf appliqués, approximately 110″ in length,” Marla explains, “It wavered ever so beautifully in the breeze and added a serenity and magic to the ceremony.” Marla turned to florist Lynne Lucente to create the final touch of flowers and greenery.

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Marla, chuppah creator and proud mother of the groom.

Erika and Adam’s outdoor ceremony was held at San Juan Capistrano’s The Villa. The groomsmen served as huppah bearers. “Having Adam’s groomsmen carry in the chuppah at the beginning of the ceremony was dramatic and completely sweet!”

Thank you, Marla, for sharing the story and photos of this beautiful chuppah!

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