The Couple: Nargues and Christian
The Wedding: 09.10.11 - Legion of Honor, San Francisco,CA
What three adjectives best describe your wedding? Classic, Artsy, International
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? I'm Persian, and Christian is Austrian, so it was important to us that both cultures be incorporated throughout the wedding, in our classic foggy San Francisco location. The architecture of the museum and surrounding statues created a European vibe. The wedding ceremony included Persian poetry, a Persian sofreh (a table filled with elements representing life), live violin music, and lots of Persian sweets.
We love spending time with family and friends so we made every effort to maximize mingling at the wedding. After the ceremony we had a long cocktail in the museum’s Rodin gallery and then moved to the reception to enjoy great food and drinks on long king’s tables, before the dancing began.
Our favorite color, cheery, vibrant yellow, was incorporated into the decor throughout. Christian and I love a classic and elegant look with a trendy and artsy touch - we hoped the style of our wedding would accomplish just that.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? The beating/skipping of my heart as I said my vows and listened to Christian’s vows; seeing the smiles on my parents’ faces throughout the night; being surrounded by family and friends on the dance floor as we danced to a mix of Persian music and hip hop.
Wedding color palette: Yellow and white
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Tia & Claire Studio
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Legion of Honor
Day-of coordinator: Heather Ferrai
Invitation Designer: Marian Sosnick, Write Invite
Ceremony Sofreh: Sofreh Design
Florist: Miguel Torres, Director of Floral Design, McCalls Catering and Events
Catering: McCalls Catering and Events
Wedding Cake: Creative International Pastries Inc.
Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet
Bridal Accessories: Blue turquoise and diamond earrings - family heirloom
Bride's shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaids' Apparel and Accessories: Jasmine Bridal, Swarovski earrings
Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss
Groomsmen's Apparel: Black Tie Tuxedos
Hair and Make-up: Missy Lowe
Live music: Pourya Khademi
DJ: DJ Teymour
Candy Bar: http: All Set
Wedding Rings: Cartier
Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous wedding, Nargues and Christian! The elegant touches you brought in to symbolize your merging cultures are inspirational!
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