Oh how I LOVE Persian ceremonies!
The Sofreh Aghd (marriage ceremony spread) goes back over 2500 years to ancient Persia. It is beautiful, sumptuous to behold and rich in symbolism. At interfaith intercultural weddings, I always explain the symbolism of all the various elements. Then we read some poetry! Rumi is a favorite. This was Mehdi and Beth’s sofreh at Tavern on the Green.