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.
I love these personalized whisky glasses for the groomsmen!
Their first look was one of my favorites. Nima’s beautiful tearful reaction is something every bride dreams of.
Family + Bridal Party Portraits
Portraits in front of portraits anyone?
Such a sweet gift to the new father in law.
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.
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.
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.
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!
And then everyone had SO much fun dancing!
Vendors seen here:
- Planner: Suzanne White Weddings
- Photographer: Janet Howard Studio
- Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, GA
- Videographer: Petit Four Films
- Florist: Stylish Stems
- DJ: DJ Payam
- Audio: SIFI Entertainment
- Hair + Makeup: Artistry by Shannon
- Officiant: Sara Mazar
- Sofreh Table: Sofrehs by Sholeh