Jewish weddings are full of traditions that are drawn from thousands of years of ritual and teachings...
The wedding ceremony begins with the procession of key wedding party members. Both sets of parents escort the bride and groom down the aisle, a tradition which represents the importance of family. Make this journey a beautiful one with a selection of floral arrangements provided by Todich Floral Design.
The bride and groom recite their vows under the chuppah (a canopy that the couple stand beneath). It is created by attaching four poles and flowers are used to tastefully decorate the structure. Used instead of an altar, it is under this canopy that the couple declare their love. The chuppah is a custom which stems from ancient Jewish weddings that were conducted outside in harsh sunlight. When the bride enters the chuppah, she circles her groom seven times to represent the seven wedding blessings and the seven days of creation. At Todich Floral Design we have experience in creating floral structures that are ideal for such ceremonies.
The Jewish wedding contract is called the Ketubah. It is signed by the Rabbi, the groom and two male witnesses. It is a contract given to the bride as a symbol of the groom's betrothal and his commitment to her. After the exchange of rings, the Ketubah is spoken aloud and the Seven Blessings of marriage are given.
The ceremony is completed when the couple stamps on glass. This is to symbolise the fragility of human happiness and the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem.
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