The chuppah represents the bond of love between the two of you, the shelter of care and respect that will keep you warm during the sudden chills that Life often brings upon us.
The chuppah also represents the Rainbow Covenant of Life, the covenant that God made with Creation at the time of Noah, and which he signed with a rainbow as an eternal reminder of the inseparable bond between God and creation.
The rainbow is made up of all the primary colors of the universe, each distinguished and unique.
It isn’t a blending of colors, for this would in fact rob it of color leaving only white, but rather a harmony of color- each maintaining its uniqueness and yet somehow working together with all the others to create something more wonder outs than any one color of its own.
So it is with love. Each of you is unique; each of you has your own coloring, your own thoughts, your own backgrounds and dreams, feelings and truths. You do not love in order to erase your uniqueness, but to enhance it.
Through love we learn to work in harmony with another to create a rainbow of possibilities that our world might be a brighter and more holy place.
May the Source of Life, the Fountain of all Being, find living expression in the love between ______ and _____, and may they forever uphold the chuppah of peace that we set them above this day.
And let us say: Amen.
Ba-ruch a-ta Adonai,
Eh-lo-hei-nu meh-lech ha-o-lam,
v’higi-a-nu la-z’man ha-zeh.