Fairmont Newport Beach Wedding from Perfectly Made Weddings and Events

Being such a hopeless romantic who adores weddings and all the love that comes with it, had the pleasure to help plan and coordinate the most beautiful wedding. The bride and groom with an amazing eye for design, concept, and colors, together with Perfectly Made Weddings, created a total romantic feel wedding with a touch of tradition.

Set at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach California, sweet love and romance was seen throughout the day. The ceremony took place at the private lawn which featured lush greenery, a beautifully decorated gazebo, and four tables set up with a traditional Sofreh Aghd.  The ballroom transformed into a romantic get away with its lush colors of deep red and purple, gorgeous flowers, tall mirrors, and stunning chandeliers.  The beautiful room featured a ten piece live band, a traditional Persian tea station, and a exquisite dinner and dessert spread. A wedding that combined tradition and culture with all the romantic elements, creating an elaborate look. Simply amazing.

Zaven Photography captured all the love and elegance.  Get ready to fall in love!



Sofreh Aghd done by Elegant Sofreh Design



Southern Californina Wedding at The Hills Hotel from Aquario Studio

Are you ready to see the most beautiful bride and her wedding? I absolutely love this wedding! Set at the luxurious The Hills Hotel , this wedding has chic, glamour and tradition all in one. The ceremony displayed a beautiful traditional “Sofreh Aghd”,(Check out our post on What a Persian Bride Wants).  A chic hotel, a tea house, a large spread of Persian food, and  a personalized candy station created the perfect blend of chic modern and tradition.  Aquario Studio captured all the elegance and charm of this wedding.  Get ready to see the most beautiful photos!





What our beautiful bride told us…

  Our wedding was held at The Hills Hotel.  We chose this venue for its beautiful colors and stylish and chic decor. We really loved the chandeliers!   We were so happy to have all our family from Iran and Germany join us in celebrating our big day. His parents came from Iran, and  my aunts and cousins were able to come from Iran and Germany. This was extra special because two of my cousins, who are like my sisters, were able to share the day with me! 

Everything on the wedding day went exactly the way we planned! 

We had the traditional ceremony with the Sofreh Aghd. My friend Farah and family members worked on the details of the Sofreh Aghd and they were able to design it exactly as I expected!  It had  a color combination of purple & silver.  I chose purple because I always liked purple and even as a kid I would collect anything that was purple. Purple is also the color of my birthstone! 

 At our reception, the tables had  beautiful purple linens with silver plates and purple silk napkins on top.  The silver chiavari chairs made the color combination come together perfectly. We picked our flower centerpieces ourselves by going to a flower shop and mix & matching different flowers and colors together. It turned out to be a beautiful centerpiece with a mix of roses, orchids, lilies and hydrangeas, all in a  long vase fill with broken glass and a purple light.

  The reception hall had purple lighting, and at each corner there was a table of sweets. There was a cake table, a  fruit table, a  traditional tea house,  and a candy station with purple and silver color candy and custom made M&M’s which had our wedding date on them.  The cake was a simple three tier round cake decorated with fresh purple orchids. We served Persian food catered  by Hatam restaurant. We were very pleased with the food and service.

The wedding favor for each guest was Noghl, (sugar covered almonds) wrapped in purple tulle with ribbon with our name and wedding date on it.

We also had  an old classic car to take us around and take some nice photos. I loved it!

I have to say that we were so happy with everything in our wedding!





What a Persian Bride Wants

On their wedding day, some brides want to share their family traditions with their closest  friends and family. What a great way to celebrate what you love with your loved ones! We are going to take a look at one popular tradition that the Persian Bride loves to share.

  • The Sofreh Aghd:  “Aghd” translates to the legal ceremony of the Iranian wedding. “Sofreh” means spread.  So, the “Sofreh Aghd”  is the wedding spread which is present at the wedding ceremony. It normally is  an  eleaborate  table full of flowers, candles, and other items which symbolize different qualities that the couple would like to bring into their new life together. For instance, one item is honey which symbolizes the sweetness of life.  Here are some of my favorite “sofreh aghd” displays.
Here is what a soft color palette of light pink and white can bring to a wedding ceremony. This perfect combo delievers true love.   So romantic!

Purple and Silver bring elegance and charm to this wedding spread.

Take a look at the little lamp and bowl of silver eggs. This is so glamourous!

Instead of one large table, this bride has four tables displayed for the Sofreh Aghd. It works really well. Beautiful! (Sofreh Aghd designed by Elegant Sofreh Design)

Here is a closer look at the details. I love the sugar-cubed birds! So cute!