Chuppi = Chuppah = Awesome

Currently in the music playing device: Fela Kuti’s Fela w/ Ginger Baker, Golden’s Apollo Stars, Grateful Dead’s Anthem of the Sun, Marc Ribot’s The Prosthetic Cubans, Morcheeba’s Big Calm, Mouse On Mars’ Niun Niggung, Rufus and Chaka Khan’s Rags to Rufus and Sweet’s Greatest Hits.

this is an optical illusion as we are the same height

It’s a little funny to me sometimes who are friends are. Or rather how good they are at their trade.

Anyways. We asked our friends Billy and Annette, who happen to both be Architects, to design us a Chuppah structure for the Wedding. I mean, it only makes sense. Right? Our other Architect friends in San Francisco designed and made the dresses for the Wedding Party. So since we already outsourced them for that project and since Annette and Billy were close… well it just made sense to us. Anyways… Enough about Architects.

So shortly after asking Billy and Annette about the Chuppah they came down from New York to cut down bamboo in the ‘hood. Well they actually came down for Annette’s surprise baby shower, but we can all pretend what they were really here for. Then just this week we got the plans. It’s kind of funny how most of our projects involve floor plans, schematics and blue prints. It’s amazing. I love it. And I think a CAD drawing of the Chuppah is coming soon. Yay.

Enough about Architects.

The actual Chuppah was made from blank squares we gave to our close friends and family. We saw the first peek at what it should look like completed last night and it’s beautiful.

And Annette’s Mother rules. She’s from the Phillipines and can’t really pronounce certain words how we do. So Chuppah (which sounds like Huppah – with that raspy Jewish sounding “ch” sound in the begining…) sounds like “Choopie” (the ch sounding just like it’s spelled). Totally rules.

2 Responses to “Chuppi = Chuppah = Awesome”


  • Will the Chuppah also bless the rains down in Africa?

    You know, you could have asked and I would have built you one out of legos!

  • It is meant to symbolize the home which the couple will build together.

    I hope that’s not brick-and-mortar literal 😛 That could be one hell of an undertaking in a place like D.C. 😀

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