The Ceremony – “Aghd”

Afsaneh and Keywan’s Persian wedding was held on the beach at the Hesperia Hotel, Puerto Calero, Lanzarote.  The ceremony (“Aghd”) was held under the pergola which we draped in White Material with garlands of White Roses.  The actual service was conducted in front of a table “Sofreh Aghd,” which was laid out with an exquisite spread on a large low table covered with silk material and containing many symbolic items – Mirror, Candelabras, Holy Book, Silver decorated Baskets of Nuts and Eggs, Pastries, Honey, Silk, Sugar cones Fruit and Rose Water.  We complimented the rest of the symbolic items with  4 medium size floral  arrangements and 2 large floral arrangements of White Oriental Lilies, Roses, and Dendrobium Orchids, all of which formed an intricate part of the “Sofreh Aghd”.

 

The Bridal Bouquet

For the ceremony Afsaneh chose a bouquet of cascading White Phalaenopsis Orchids,   simple, sophisticated yet unobtrusive to compliment her stunning dress and veil, and for Keywan a single White Phalaenopsis Orchid.

The Reception – “Jashn-e-Aroosi”

The Reception,  “Jashn-e-Aroosi”, started with the meal  served in the restaurant.  The overall design was to be chic, elegant and sophisticated which we achieved with table decorations of White Carnation Balls resting on tall 60cm glass Goblet Vases, with hanging crystals which were sat upon mirror plates.  Completing the theme we dressed the white linen covered chairs with Purple Satin Sashes, which matched the colour of the bridesmaid’s dresses.

Before making their way to the Disco, where the celebrations really begin, guests were asked to sign the guest book.  The table arrangement for the guest book table consisted of three individual cylinder vases of varying heights,  containing Phalaenopsis Orchids, Dendrobium Orchids and Calla Lilies respectively with floating candles.

Once the meal was over, we transported the tall decorations to the Disco along with a long and low table arrangement of White Phalaenopsis and  White Dendrobium Orchids, White Roses, White Carnations which we had designed for the bride and grooms table.

Afsaneh & Keywan chose a three tier wedding cake with diamante trim and crystals hanging from the cake stand to match in with the table decorations.  The diamante studded Monogram stood within the Orchid Cake Topper with smaller arrangements on each layer.   Continuing the theme, for the cake table decoration we made  two White Carnations balls resting on top of two silver candle sticks  of different heights, which complimented the rest of  the decor.

 

 

We would like to thank Cris Matthews photography for the beautiful photos.

 

 

 

The wedding cake was made by English Cakes Lanzarote.