A Persian Wedding Deconstructed

Sam and Matt | May 10, 2014

Greensboro Wedding Planner : Social Conceptions

Ceremony and Reception: Revoluntion Mill Studios

Photos by: Caitlin Howard Photography A tradition of Persian weddings is the Sofreh Aghd, an arrangement of symbolic items places near the altar. The items on the Sofreh represent elements in nature: earth, fire, water, and wind. These elements are deeply ingrained in Persian literature and culture especially during celebrations and weddings.The word Sofreh means “spread” like a table or food spread. No two Sofrehs are the same so they chose to include the most meaningful items to bring them good luck in their marriage.

mirror: brings light & brightness into the future

candles: symbolizes fire & energy

seven spices: guards against evil

bread: prosperity

eggs and walnuts: symbolizes fertility

fruit: a joyous future

rose water: perfumes the air

crystallized sugar canes: sweetens life for the newlyweds

honey and sweets: sweetness and happiness

coins: wealth and prosperity

wild rue: keeps away the evil eye

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