Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tricia Huddas & Co Real Savannah Wedding: Roya and JB, Part 3

Two distinct wedding ceremonies, and a number of unique cultural elements, made Roya and JB's wedding a stand-out. The bride’s mother is Persian, and Roya is very proud of her heritage. She had a traditional Christian wedding ceremony at the Bethesda Home for Boys' Whitefield Chapel, which was performed by her brother, who is a pastor in England. Once the traditional Christian ceremony was over, guests boarded Trolleys to head downtown for the Aghd, a Persian Wedding Ceremony.

Tornado sirens ceased to sound only minutes before guests arrived in Reynolds Square for the Aghd! But even stormy skies could not detract from such a beautiful ceremony, with such beautiful meaning. I encourage you to follow the link above to learn more. Her mother was diligent in her efforts to make sure that I fully understood the Aghd and the meaning. She sent links, articles and pictures so that I would be prepared on the wedding day. But even then, the set-up of the tent, chairs and staging area for the ceremony was delegated to a team of Persian women who came from St. Louis and pored over the layout of the sweets, flowers, platters, mirrors, candles, etc. until everything was in exactly the right place. It is my understanding that they do this for each other when their children get married, and it was absolutely beautiful!

No comments:

Post a Comment