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Photo: Cappy Hotchkiss Photography

Persian Wedding Ceremony

To honor Mehdi's Persian heritage, the ceremony was centered on marriage customs, such as the Sofreh-ye Aghd. A display of traditional and symbolic ceremonial elements included a mirror to represent the purity of marriage, decorated nuts to symbolize fertility, and a tray of multicolored spices to ward off evil spirits.
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