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Our Wedding .:: persian ceremony ::.

Dec 19 , 2012

There were a lot of memorable moments for me but my favorite part of the day was definitely our Persian ceremony and the vows we shared with one another! The Persian ceremony aka The Sofreh Aghd is an ancient Persian ritual of getting married while seated in front of a spread of symbolic items, such as honey, apples, spices and family heirlooms. During the ceremony the bride’s closest friends hold a silk lace fabric over the couples head and shower them in sugar flakes. The highlight of the ceremony was definitely my husband. My juju Bassim spoke with such conviction and love, placing me in a state of 1. Shock, because he rarely gets emotional and 2. Thankfulness to be his best friend and wife. Our love grew leaps and bounds that day and it continues to do so every day in all different ways. We were so thankful for our friends and family who showed us great support, love and joy throughout the entire wedding day! We were truly blessed. The ceremony was perfection. I was also so blessed to have one of my bff’s standing next to us as our officiant. There was nothing but sweet, poetic justice in that room. Now, for all the sweet details :) When it came to designing my Sofreh (Table Spread) I knew I wanted a cleaner, simpler look than the traditional, gaudy Persian Sofrehs I have seen. Everything on that spread was hand picked with love. Whether it was the random vases & bottles I snatched from random vintage/thrift stores or the carefully packed sugar cones from my beautiful family Iran…It was all there and it was all filled with love. I wanted the table to be surrounded by peonies but they weren’t in stock :( so to turn my frown upside down we used the most gorgeous garden roses and carnations I had ever seen. Absolute perfection!!!!
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Vendors Involved:

Photography: Klyment Tan & Dongbu San
Wedding Design & Concept: Birds & Honey
Wedding Planner: Maria Milonas Tsounis of Flawless Couture Event Planning
Sofreh Aghd Design: Birds & Honey
Ceremony Programs Diy: Birds & Honey
Ceremony Venue: Art Gallery of Alberta
Floral Design: Funky Petals
Hair Stylist: Jenn Chivers
Makeup Artist: Anita Gill
Bridal Gown: San Patrick – Evelynn Gown via Novelle Bridal
Brides Veil: Handmade by Brides Aunt in Iran
Bridal Jewelry: Novelle Bridal
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss
Transportation: Audi

Persian Ceremony via Love Me Do Photography

Sep 28 , 2012

Okay, so being Persian I know that I might just be a tad bit biased when it comes to my love of Persian weddings but I just can’t help it! I love everything about them, especially the elaborate table spread known as the Sofreh Aghd. There is so much beauty and symbolism behind each of these objects that I just cant help but smile. All gorgeous photos courtesy of the amazing Love Me Do Photography

Gorgeous Persian Wedding from Boutwell Studio

Jun 18 , 2012

I am absolutely head over freaking heeeels in love with this gorgeous Persian wedding from Boutwell Studios! The Bride is beyond beautiful and her dress….sigh…well let’s just say it made me swoon!!! Sit back and enjoy this stunning wedding shot by the incredibly talented Chenin Boutwell