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Elegant Persian and Austrian Multicultural Wedding in San Francisco – Nargues and Christian

February 7, 2012 | admin

formal San Francisco wedding Legion of Honor wedding photo by Tia Claire Studio

The Couple: Nargues and Christian

The Wedding: 09.10.11 – Legion of Honor, San Francisco,CA

formal San Francisco wedding Legion of Honor wedding photo by Tia Claire Studio

 

formal San Francisco wedding Legion of Honor wedding photo by Tia Claire Studio

 

formal San Francisco wedding Legion of Honor wedding photo by Tia Claire Studio

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 museums Rodin gallery and then moved to the reception to enjoy great food and drinks on long kings 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.

formal San Francisco wedding Legion of Honor wedding photo by Tia Claire Studio

 

formal San Francisco wedding Legion of Honor wedding photo by Tia Claire Studio

 

formal San Francisco wedding Legion of Honor wedding photo by Tia Claire Studio

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 Christians 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

long wedding table with yellow decor, photo by Tia Claire Studio

 

yellow dessert buffet at Legion of Honor, wedding photo by Tia Claire Studio

 

reception lounge decor at Legion of Honor, wedding photo by Tia Claire Studio

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 multicultural wedding, Nargues and Christian! The elegant touches you brought in to symbolize your merging cultures are inspirational!

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10 Comments

  1. The wedding dress and the bridesmaid dresses are all so so beautiful!!!!!!

  2. Rich colors!! Love the yellow dresses, shoes!!! Really beautiful!! And her dress is stunning!!

  3. What a classic wedding, I am a sucker for preppy weddings and they somehow made it simple and fun also. Great colors and style!

  4. Whoa, I’m lovin’ this yellow theme! The bridesmaids dresses are gorgeous, and the flowers are amazing!! That cake looks totally delicious, too!

  5. I love the yellow flowers,so cute!Great wedding and the dress is awesome!

  6. We love, love, love the yellow!! The photos are absolutely gorgeous. The guys socks are so awesome!

  7. gorgeous bride!!!!!!gorgeous photos!!!

  8. What a classic wedding, I am a sucker for preppy weddings and they somehow made it simple and fun also. Great colors and style!

  9. What a classic wedding, I am a sucker for preppy weddings and they somehow made it simple and fun also. Great colors and style!

  10. The wedding dress and the bridesmaid dresses are all so so beautiful!!!!!!

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