On the day of the wedding, in Hebrew “chuppah,” the bride wears a ring with a house atop it, which symbolizes the common household and living under one roof. The wedding canopy, also known as the “chuppah” – a piece of cloth supported by four poles, also signifies with its four open sides that guests are always welcome in the shared household. After the blessing under the chuppah, the groom crushes a glass. Broken glass not only brings luck, but also commemorates the destruction of the temple. The festivals of life between birth and death are presented in our atelier (Museum Dorotheergasse). Everyday items and museum objects are combined in a showcase duo for each station. We are often asked whether the wedding is still valid if the groom doesn’t smash the glass.