A Real Wedding
July 29, 2008
Tri State

Words can't describe just how much I love this wedding. Sent to me by Stephanie Land, the whole day just seems so dreamy! The couple, Jelsen and Bahareh, have some seriously great taste...throwing a party that anyone would be lucky to attend in Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan...

a real wedding

Some Details From Bahareh

*The theme was cherries and honey and we tried to carry that over the entire wedding. (Jelsen proposed to me in the Cherry garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden).

*We got married by the Hudson in Fort Tryon Park. By the time the ceremony started at 7pm, the sun was setting and we got an amazing view. Since the ceremony was in a public park, we had a lot of "uninvited" guests that were casually strolling through the park, but it didn't bother us at all!

*Guests were handed programs rolled and tied with pieces of my dress ( I had so much left over after altering my dress) and I walked up the aisle to "My Cherie Amour", performed acoustic by our good friend and artist, Sarah White, accompanied on guitar by DJ Don Cuco.

*Jelsen's sister and one of my sisters each read a poem for us (which made everyone pretty teary eyed) and we finished the ceremony by honoring our ancestors. First by doing the Persian honey tradition were the couple dips their pinkies in honey and feed each other to symbolize a sweet life together, secondly the african-american tradition of jumping the broom.

*Jelsen wore a three piece suit from Dunhill with shoes and shirt from Ted Baker. His green socks were purchased at Clark's Register in Soho and his cufflinks from etsy.

*My dress is Norwegian Wedding Atelier, Agape. I altered it somewhat. I couldn't find any shoes that fit the image I had in my head, so I decided to pull a Sandra Lee and semi-home make them. I purchased and had them dyed at Coloriffics.com and then made the pearl ornaments to go on the tip of my toes. My veil was from etsy and the lace bolero an Ebay purchase. All the jewelery I wore were gifts from Jelsen from previous occasions except my "something old", a bracelet that has been passed through generations in my family.

*My Maids wore traditional Norwegian formal gowns (I was born in Iran, but grew up in Norway), which looked amazing in this setting and I suspect they got more attention than me - I didn't mind at all because I loved it.

More to Come!!

**update...I just saw that this wedding was also featured on Brooklyn Bride, so I am hoping to get some new photos that haven't already been posted!