Perfect Harmony: Personal Touches
A unique aspect of Louisa and James’ wedding was the Sofreh aghd, an Iranian tradition that honored Louisa’s heritage. In Farsi, Sofreh refers to a cloth and aghd means wedding. It is a tradition at Persian weddings to display symbolic items of cloth to represent the qualities hoped for for the couple’s life. In addition to the cloth, a table is decorate with with personal objects such as Persian candies and cookies representing sweetness, a book of Persian poems, a bottle of rose water to represent a perfumed life, Iranian coins for prosperity, and painted wooden eggs for fertility. The bowls and platters were all purchased at Goodwill, and the couple donated them back after the wedding.
Photo Credit: Rosemary Maggiore