Friday, June 29, 2012

Persian Wedding Spread (Sofre Aghd - سفره عقد )–Part 3

As with my post on June 24th, this Post, will be highlighting some more of the different parts of the wedding spread. All pictures are from the same spread, though more detailed pictures of each Item will follow later in the post

In the post we will cover some of the commonly edible Items that are found on the spread.

Some of the edible items are Sugar Coated almond slivers (Noghl)[1], Honey[2], decorated eggs[3], a decorated flatbread (Sangak)[4],  decorated nuts[11], and commonly a gift for the guests[12]

PWSet_Leg-2_1,2,3,4,11,12

 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Persian Wedding Spread (Sofre Aghd - سفره عقد )–Part 2

In this Post, and 3 to follow, I will be highlighting some of the different parts of the wedding spread. All pictures are from the same spread, though more detailed pictures of each Item will follow later in the post.

In this post, I will cover the spread itself (Termeh), "the Book[A],The Mirror[B], many Candles[C], Religious Articles[D], Flowers[F], the Ring pillow[R] and 2 Sugar Cones[S].

PWSet_Leg-1_A,B,C,D,F,R,S

The Spread is usually made of Silk of Cashmere or Satin, with fine gold embroidering, and in many cases passed down from generation to generation

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Persian Wedding Spread (Sofre Aghd - سفره عقد )

In this post, I’m going to Introduce the Persian Wedding Spread, and briefly describe it.  In a few future posts, I will highlight individual parts of the spread, and explain their significance.
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Nikon D7000 and Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Zoomed at 18mm, f/3.5 1/60s

Persian weddings usually, like those of many religions, consist of two parts:

  • The actual Ceremony (be it Religious,  or Legal) call AGHD (عقد)
  • The Celebration – which could be immediately after, or sometimes months or even years after.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Bird is Cleared for Take-Off

Once in a while, You get that Lucky shot…

I got this one last week, while we were visiting Chicago downtown.
We found a little nook, right behind the Wrigley building,

I was , just playing around with my camera when My mom decided to throw pieces of bread.
So this little one swooped in and as he was taking off I happened on this shot

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Nikon D7000 and Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Zoomed at 116mm, f/5.6 1/1600s

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