This traditional Persian wedding ceremony was elegant, luxurious and unique. I swear that Sana and Nima looked like royalty. The Ritz-Carlton set the stage for this stunning detail-rich wedding.

Getting Ready

Wedding Shoes
Wedding Dress
Wedding Shoes
Bridesmaids in Pink Robes Getting Ready
Groomsmen Getting Ready

I love these personalized whisky glasses for the groomsmen!

Personalized Whisky Glasses Groomsmen Gift
A Note from the Groom on Wedding Day
Groom Waiting for His Bride

First Look

Their first look was one of my favorites. Nima’s beautiful tearful reaction is something every bride dreams of.

First Look at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, Georgia
First Look

Family + Bridal Party Portraits

Portraits in front of portraits anyone?

Bride and Groom Portrait Photos at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, GA
Wedding party Photos at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, GA
Family Portrait Photos at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, GA
Bridesmaids Photos at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, GA
Groomsmen Portrait Photos at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, GA
Bride and Groom Portrait Photos at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, GA
Bride and Groom Portrait Photos at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, GA
Bridesmaids Making Their Way to the Ceremony The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, GA
Unique Wedding Gifts

Such a sweet gift to the new father in law.

Bride Portrait Photos at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, GA
Wedding Veil
Bride and Groom Portrait Photos at The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, GA

The Ceremony

I love how with Persian weddings, the bride and groom face the guests. It makes for such a personal ceremony, and the gorgeous Sofreh table is a perfect setting, it almost creates the feel of a big family dinner, and even better that the table is packed with symbolic and gorgeous details.

Wedding ceremony at Ritz-Carlton Atlanta
Persian Wedding Ceremony
Bride and Groom at the Sofreh Table

During the ceremony, the couple is covered by a cloth of unity, and the ladies (in this case the bride and groom’s mothers) rub together cones of hard sugar to sprinkle sweetness into their lives.

Bride and Groom at the Sofreh Table
Bride and Groom at the Sofreh Table
Bride and Groom at the Sofreh Table

Traditional Sofreh table. I’m a huge lover of symbolism and meaningful details at weddings, and here is a whole table full of them! Some notable items include wheat to symbolize prosperity and feasts with family, eggs and almonds and walnuts to represent fertility, coins for prosperity, ornate sugar cones for sweetness between the couple, and more.

Sofreh table
Wedding Sofreh Table
Sofreh Table Elegance
Sofreh Table Elegance

Reception

Bride and Groom First Dance
Mother and Groom Wedding Dance
Wedding Reception
Dancing at the Wedding Reception
Dancing at the Wedding Reception

Here’s another one of my favorite Persian wedding traditions, the cake knife dance. In this fun part of the reception, the bride and groom need to earn the knife they will cut the cake with. A female friend dances with the knife, and the couple offers money in exchange for the knife. Usually she takes the money but passes the knife to another woman to continue the dance, until the dancers decide they have finally been won over and give the knife to the couple. It’s so much fun!

Elegant White Wedding Cake
Persian Knife Dance

Persian cake knife dance

And then everyone had SO much fun dancing!

Wedding Reception Fun

Bride and Groom Exit

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