Post # 1
We are getting married in the Bass Hall in Ft Worth. They have a gorgeous staircase in the main theater than we are having the wedding on. Problem? He is Jewish, I am Christian, and we have two weddings worth of stuff to fit on the landing! I have a unity Candle stand and a Minister. He has the Ketubah (think canvas print) that needs to be displayed, a chuppah (think small tent. four posts and fabric on top) that we will be standing under, his Rabbi… oh and the two of us… HOW DO WE FIT IT ALL? I know that we will have to walk around to get to the unity candle and the rabbi is the only one that needs to get to the ketubah so he can read it. Any ideas?
This is a picture of another wedding that happened on the same staircase. Just so you have an idea of the size and placement of everthing.
Post # 4
I love the Bass Hall! I used to live in Ft Worth :-). So, this actually shouldn’t be that hard. I would do a more delicate chuppah – something that isn’t visually heavy, just to not compete with everything else. You would have to either measure the depth of the stairs to make it even (so that 2 poles could be shorter than the other 2) or be ok with it being a little uneven (nobody will notice or care!). We had a small cocktail table that had our glass for stomping on it – you could do something like that off to the side (with the unity candle on it for your needs), and balance it with a identical table on the other side that has the Ketubah on it, or an easel that will hold the ketubah up. I think the key is just to keep it streamlined and sleek, so it doesn’t get too busy.
Post # 5
Can you have the unity candle and ketubah on a small table underneath the chuppah? Rabbi can stand on one side of the table and the minister on the other. Or display the ketubah behind the table with the unity candle.
Post # 6
That is possible but I am afraid of the candles getting knocked over when he picks up the ketubah to read it or the candle flames messing with the canvase.