Posts Tagged ‘Birds & Honey Events’

Birds & Honey: Persian New Years

Aug 13 , 2014

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Happy Belated Persian New Years Friends! I know right about now you are thinking to yourself “umm what is she talking about? New Years has already passed” But, for Persians all around the world, we will be celebrating New Years aka Nowruz aka the official start of spring/summer. While many folks are gearing up for the warmer weather and gorgeous summer flats, Persians are gearing up for some in depth literal “spring cleaning” of their homes and also a spiritual spring cleaning of sorts for their souls! Persian New Year or Nowruz, literally translates to “New Day.” Persians celebrate by cleaning their homes, buying new clothes, baking pastries and putting together a beautiful table setting called Haft Sin (pronounced ‘seen’) aka the Table of Seven S’s. Each household prepares their table differently, but they all represent seven items that begin with the letter “S” in the Farsi language.

The Haft Sīn items are: Sabzeh aka wheat, barley or lentils. These gems symbolize rebirth. Samanu aka the sweetest pudding made, symbolizes affluence. Senjed aka the dried fruit of the oleaster tree symbolizes love. Sīr aka garlic symbolizes medicine. Sīb aka apples have always symbolized beauty and health. Somaq aka sumac berries symbolize the color of sunrise and last but not least, Serkeh aka vinegar symbolizes age and patience.

I wanted my tablescape to have a very regal and elegant vibe to it so I opted with a gorgeous Royal blue feel and balanced it off by incorporating stunning shades of blush pink and fuchsia colored garden roses and ranunculus for my flowers. The beauty about this and Persian new years in general is that it is something that is open for everyone to take part in. I know a lot of my girlfriends in particular usually find themselves in a bit of a funk after the initial start of the year and this is the perfect opportunity for them to get a new perspective and fresh start for where they are at.I hope you lovely ladies enjoy this beautiful and colorful celebration that is enjoyed by so many all around the world! xoxo moni

Design, Styling & Coordination – Birds & Honey
Photography – Nima Malekraeisi of Fun with Light Photography
Tassel Garland – Studio Mucci
Floral Design – Akiko Floral
Calligraphy & Stationary Design – Justine Ma Design
Table Linen – Ralph Lauren
Gold Rimmed Glasses – Vintage from Turkey

Happy Persian New Year!!!

Mar 21 , 2014

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Happy Persian New Year Everyone!!! Wishing all of my fellow Persians all around the world the very best this year! and to all of my non Persians, Happy first day of spring :) New Years for Persians, is essentially a celebration of the first day of spring which we equate with a fresh new start! So if 2014 has been off to a bumpy start for you… then let the beginning of spring be a second chance to get things back in order. I will be doing a full post on all of the festivities and rituals that go along with Nowruz but for now, here is a sneak peek of some of the paper goodness that was custom designed by my sweet pal Justine Ma! Wishing everyone a very happy weekend! xoxo moni

Birds & Honey Editorial: Bollywood Glam

Jan 6 , 2014

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Sooooooooo, I have a confession to make guys….I am sort of obsessed with all things Bollywood. Before my family left Iran, we stayed in Pakistan for a bit and according to my mother thats when I got my first taste of Bollywood. I aint playin guys, ever since I was a child I have been watching Bollywood movies and my B-wood movie collection is pretty rad!

I always wanted to do my own spin of Bollywood Glam – not the basic bold reds or pinks but really pay homage to that timeless, classic Bollywood glam look with my own personal spin to it! So, I teamed up with some of E-towns finest to bring together my idea of what I think Bollywood glam is…and the result…well you be the judge and let me know ;) ps – you can also see more of this Bollywood goodness featured on The Wedding Chicks!

Planning, Design & Coordination: Birds & Honey Events
Photographer: Tegan Martin-Drysdale
Venue: Blake Loates Studio
Makeup: Anita Gill Makeup Artistry
Hair: Jennifer Chivers
Flowers: Fabloomosity
Stationery: Lucky Penny Paperie
Furniture Rentals: Elegant Touches
Dress Designer & Jewelry: Custom made in India

Birds & Honey: Bollywood Glam

Oct 22 , 2013

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I just want to apologize to all of my homies in advance for taking so long to post the Bollywood editorial I designed earlier this year but I promise the full feature will be on the blog-izzle super soon…I promise! For now here is a little sneak of my vision of Bollywood glam! Gorgeous photos snapped by my girl Tegan Martin-Drysdale! xoxo moni

Birds & Honey Editorial: Spanish Elegance

Sep 8 , 2013

It was an absolute honour to have my Modern Spanish inspired editorial grace the latest issue of Blush Magazine! I have always been inspired by the passion and romance of the Spanish culture so for this editorial we started off with soft and bold florals, Spanish inspired lace and a custom veil designed by my bestie/designer extraordinaire Jade Rose. The soft white lace, and formfitting silhouette coupled with a custom made Spanish veil appealed to our design aesthetic and was a modern take on a Spanish wedding look for an unconventional and forward thinking bride, the crystal headpiece she adorned during the shoot added a touch of sparkle befitting a glowing bride on her wedding day. I loved juxtaposing the rougher, more textural elements with bold, playful feminine colors to give the bride the best of both worlds. Don’t forget to check out the Fall/Winter issue of Blush Magazine!!!!
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Creative Director: Birds & Honey Events
Photographer: Brianna Hughes
Gowns via Novelle Bridal, Pure Bridal & Delica Bridal
Custom veil: Jade Rose
Florals: Cory Christopher
Hair & Makeup: Jennifer Chivers
Model: Sydney Killoh via Mode Models Edmonton