Our Fabulous custom made Sofreh Aghd are made with details and they are all made uniquely to represent each bride on there wedding. Zoli’s Events will deliver modern Sofreh Aghd you’ve always dreamed of. Our goal is to deliver a wedding that you and your guests will remember and cherish for a life time. With our extensive industry experience, we’ll manage your entire Sofreh Aghd setup according to Persian traditions. We combine today’s style with classics elements held dear, to create a memorable ceremony. All our exotic Sofreh’s are custom made for todays modern bride’s.
The Sofreh Aghd is a wedding spread representing thousands of years of rich culture and history. Each element on the Sofreh symbolizes a special part of a successful marriage. The central focus of this spread:
Description of Sofreh (Persian Wedding Traditions and Customs)
There are two stages to a Persian marriage. Most often both take place on the same day, but occasionally there could be some time between the two. The first is called “Aghd”, the legal process of getting married, when both the bride and bridegroom and their guardians sign a marriage contract. The second stage is “Jashn-e Aroosi”, the wedding reception – the actual feasts and the celebrations.
The Ceremony takes place in a specially decorated Sofreh-ye Aghd. Traditionally Sofreh-ye Aghed is set on the floor facing east, the direction of sunrise(light). Bride and groom are seated at the head of the Sofreh-ye Aghd they should be facing “The Light”. The following Items are place on Sofreh-ye Aghd with rich traditional meaning. Mirror (of fate) “Aayeneh-ye Bakht” and two Candelabras (representing the bride and groom and brightness in their future) one on either side of the mirror. The mirror and two candelabras are symbols of light and fire, two very important elements in in Persian culture. A tray of seven multi-colored herbs and spices “Sini-ye Aatel-O-Baatel” to guard the couple and their lives together against the evil eye, witchcraft and to drive away evil spirits. This tray consists of seven elements in seven colors:
A copy of the couple’s Holy Book is placed on the spread. For Christian couples, it would be the Bible, for Zorastians Avesta, For Muslims Qur’an, …. This symbolizes God’s blessing for the couple. Some couples use