There are so many great places to get married at in Houston. Beautiful churches and hotels, spectacular venues – there are a ton to choose from. Nancy and Michael chose a fantastic one to hold their wedding memories — Hotel ZaZa , which is located in Houston’s beautiful museum district and the Hermann Park area. C. Baron Photography had a great time capturing this multicultural wedding held on the 11th floor high above the beautiful city lights. Our bride was Persian, our groom was Jewish, and their celebration was filled with traditions from both cultures.
One tradition is a very elaborate floor spread called Sofreh-ye-Aghd, which contains such items as Mirror of Fate, Symbols of Fertility, the Blessed Bread, Honey, and the Seven Pastries. So delightful! Another tradition during the ceremony involved a scarf or shawl made out of silk. It was held over the bride and groom’s head (who were sitting by the Sofreh) by a few female relatives. Two sugar cones made out of hardened sugar were used during the ceremony. These sugar cones were softly ground together above the bride and groom’s head by a happily married female relative throughout the ceremony to shower them in sweetness. At the end of their ceremony, our couple walked back down the aisle amongst family, friends, and lots of tears to Hava Nagila, played by the Houston String Quartet.
By the end of the evening, traditions were upheld, emotions were high, and dancing was done amongst our couple’s complete and utter joy. Nancy and Michael were sent away under a shower of rose petals by family and friends. It was a beautiful ending to a beautiful day!
Hair & Makeup: Blush and Co. | Ceremony Music: Houston String Quartet
Reception Music: DJ Empire | Dress: Justin Alexander
Cinematographer: C. Baron Photography
Categories: Weddings - The Big Day