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Jewish weddings are normally performed in open space under a chuppah. The chuppah is a shelter used in traditional Jewish weddings. It is made of a sheet stretched over four poles and symbolizes the home a couple will build. Traditional Jewish weddings have many rituals that signify the purpose of a marriage. A Jewish groom is referred to as the chatan and the bride is known as kallah. In Jewish weddings, the chatan and kallah are viewed as the king and queen for the day, respectively. When preparing for their wedding day, the chatan and kallah can hire a DJ for the reception. They can also hire a band or a musician who can play or sing Jewish music. Babylon Productions can provide you with wedidng singers, wedding DJs, and even live bands, that will play the style of music you wish! We can arrange for entertainers that can speak your language, and the wedding DJ or live band that we can provide will play traditional Jewish music if you wish! Entertain your guests in style when you hire Babylon for your traditional Jewish wedding!
Pre-wedding festivities in Jewish weddings begin in two different locations because the bride and groom do not see each other the week preceding the wedding. Before the wedding day, the groom, bride and their respective parents write a document detailing what the groom promises to fulfill to his bride. All the knots on the groom’s garments are untied. This symbolizes that all bonds are broken except the one he is about to make to his bride. Before a wedding, it was customary for the groom and bride to fast on their wedding day. The reason given is for them to purify their souls. Jewish weddings in Toronto, or any other Canadian city, will ideally take place in summer, so they can happen under an open sky. This symbolizes God’s promise to Abraham that his seed would be numerous like the stars in the sky. The men escort the chatan to the chuppah and the women escort the kallah. The groom waits for the bride at the chupah and this symbolizes his welcoming her to the new home.
During a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony, the bride and family members circle the groom seven times. Number 7 is significant in Judaism and it represents the seven days God used in creating the world. After circling the groom, the bride then stands on the right side of the groom. Under the chuppah, three things happen. First, the groom gives the bride the ring. The wedding ring has to be plain without ornamentation or blemish. The ring is placed on the forefinger of the bride’s right hand. The ketubah, which is the marriage contract, is read and signed. It is the property of the bride who must have access to it throughout their marriage. Next, several people are then called to recite the seven blessings. After the blessings, the couple then drinks the second cup of wine. The groom breaks the glass with his right foot. This is done in remembrance of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem.
The bride and groom adjourn to a secluded room. Here the couple breaks their fast. This seclusion in Jewish weddings alludes to the privacy they should be accorded. It also alludes to their new intimacy. This completes the Jewish wedding ceremonies and what follows are a wedding feast. A feast to honor the occasion just as a bar mitzvah follows the ceremony. For your traditional Jewish wedding ceremonies and reception, hire Babylon Productions for all your wedding needs! Our skilled staff will attend to all your needs on you special day, and make it so that your day is stress-free and enjoyable for you and your guests! Our photographers will take magnificent photos of you and your guests as our skilled videographers will not only film all your special moments, but edit them to your liking on your very own wedding DVD production! You will be proud to share with your loved ones all your special memories of your wedding day, and our skilled team can even add a soundtrack of traditional Jewish wedding songs, or any music you like!