Last month, we ventured to the Quad Cities for a spectacular, heartfelt Persian wedding along the Mississippi Riverfront. With Tamara Wendt Designs at the helm, I knew a one-of-a-kind celebration was in store. This was my first opportunity to photograph a Persian wedding, and I hope it isn’t my last. I had a blast! Diana’s aunt spent months designing the ceremonial Sofreh Aghd and it was beautiful. Every item placed on the Sofreh has symbolic meaning. The mirror, for example, is believed to bring light and brightness to the future of the couple. Candles represent energy and clarity. Other items represent prosperity, love, fertility and virtue. While Diana’s uncle officiated, members of the wedding party held an embroidered Persian cloth, the Termeh, over the bride and groom while showering them with sugar. Persian families pass the Termeh down for generations, and the crushed sugar loaves are symbolic of showering the couple with sweetness and love. I loved learning so much about this beautiful culture.
After the ceremony, the celebrating began and guests enjoyed an evening of dinner and dancing. Diana and Sherwin, it was an honor capturing your love. I can’t wait to design your story into a beautiful album. Congratulations!
The Dream Team:
Design & Coordination: Tamara Wendt Designs
Venue: Quad City Waterfront Convention Center
Video: MI Studios
Hair & Makeup: Haus of Heir