Wedding is among the major religious ceremonies of the Jews.
A Jewish wedding ceremony is not only about rituals and religious traditions;
it is a colorful event that nicely blends these with festivity. A Jewish
wedding is a ceremony where festivity
goes hand in hand with rituals.
Being a very auspicious event that brings two souls
together, Jewish wedding is celebrated in a big way. Gorgeous costumes, costly
jewelries, wonderful decoration, parties and gifts make the atmosphere not only
colorful. They make it dazzling. There are specific wedding attires for the
bride and the groom and they look really gorgeous under the canopy. The bride
is gifted with variety of jewelries by her family members as well as the
in-laws. The groom on the other side is greeted with money and things that he
can use. Besides, gifts are exchanged in between the members of both the
The interior and exterior decoration of the houses of the
two families shows how colorful a Jewish wedding is. It is a very common
practice for the Jews to get their houses painted on the occasion of a wedding.
The newly-painted houses look vibrant under the chain of lights and flowers
during the wedding days. Varieties of flowers and other decorative items are
used to bring a festive look to the houses which add a lot to the charm of the
members of the families. But what makes one awestruck is the ambience of the
main wedding venue. It makes one feel like walking on the garden, such is the
atmosphere of a Jewish wedding venue. Fragrances of fresh flowers, dazzling
colors of orchids, illuminated floor and people in gorgeous costumes ensure
that a festive mood prevails in the arena.
The main rituals of a Jewish wedding are followed under a
canopy known as huppah and it stands as the ultimate example of decoration. A
canopy is a tent that supports on four stands and it is beautifully decorated
with costly white textile, colorful ribbons and variety of flowers.
Ab Jewish wedding gets concluded with a dinner party where
festivity is found at the highest level. Variety of food items from the
authentic traditional cuisine and drinks offered jointly by the parents of the
bride and groom make great treat for one’s tongue and stomach and the ambience
at the reception perfectly reflects the happiness of the two families who get
together with the wedding of their son and daughter.