Our top 3 Sofreh Aghd for your wedding in Italy

posted in: Ceremony, Real Weddings at 2:30, Friday 4th August

An ancient Iranian author once said:

For Iranians marriage is an event, which must be celebrated not quietly but with glory and distinction. It is the most conspicuous of all the occasions and is celebrated in the presence of a fairly large assembly.

that’s why we love to plan Persian weddings!

As you know the sofreh is the most distinguish element of a Persian ceremony, what makes it unique from all others in the world. Although this tradition goes back to the ancient Zoroastrian religion it’s easily adaptable to modern times.

Today we want to show you our top 3 selection of Sofreh Aghd.

#1 Persian Wedding Ceremony on Lake Como

For Kambiz and Naseem we planned a classy wedding at Villa Pizzo in Cernobbio. The sofreh setting was very rich, it included not only traditional elements of the Persian ceremony, like candles and flowers, but also goldfishes to represent life.

Persian wedding on lake como

Photography: Andrew Bayda

Sofreh on Lake Como

Persian ceremony on Lake Como

During the Persian wedding ceremony members of the family take turns rubbing sugar cones together so that the sugar granules fall onto the canopy, symbolically showering the couple in sweetness


#2 Persian Wedding Ceremony in Positano

For this wedding at Villa Tre Ville in Positano a big mirror with golden frame was the main element of the sofreh which was set on a garden with breathtaking view on the Amalfi coast.

Mirror on the sofreh

Photography: David Bastianoni

Persian wedding in Positano

Sofreh detail

The bowl of gold coins on the sofreh represents wealth and prosperity for the wedding couple


#3 Persian Wedding Ceremony on Amalfi Coast

Stacey and Nima’s wedding in Grand Hotel Convento was very traditional and elegant. The sofreh perfumed beautifully thanks to the Persian rose water and the tray of seven herbs and spices.

Sofreh at Gran Hotel Convento

Photography: Lisa Poggi

Sofreh detail

Sofreh detail the mirror

Persian Ceremony on Amalfi Coast

In the Persian wedding ceremony the bride and groom sit beneath a canopy held by female family members. This canopy symbolizes that they are now combined under the same roof.


These are our top 3 sofreh aghd but you can find more inspiration about Persian weddings on our Pinterest board. If you’re planning your Persian wedding in Italy and would like a consultation, please contact us.


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