Sofreh Aghd

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:

  • Poppy Seeds, Wild Rice, Angelica, Salt (to blind the evil eye) , Nigella Seeds, Black Tea, Frankincense (to burn the evil spirits)
  • A specially baked and decorated flatbread “Noon-e Sangak” This symbolizes prosperity for the feasts and for the couple’s life thereafter. (This bread is being decorated and shaped in the form of flowers)
  • A basket of pomegranates /assorted Fruits for a joyous future. Pomegranates and Fruits are considered heavenly fruits and apples symbolize the divine creation of mankind.
  • A bowl made out of crystallized sugar “Kaas-e Nabaat/Shaakh-e Nabaat” sweeten life for the newly wed.
  • Two sugar cones “Kalleh Ghand” made out of hardened sugar to be used during the ceremony. These sugar cones have been grind together above the bride and groom’s head (over the scarf/shawl held above their heads) throughout the ceremony to shower them in sugar (symbolizing sweetness and happiness).
  • Honey to sweeten life. Immediately after the couple is married they each should dip one pinky finger in the cup of honey and feed it to the other one.

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

car games games action games football games war games