Saba and Ali began their wedding plans looking to celebrate the Persian culture and all its grandeur. With a gorgeous landscape as their backdrop and a glamorous take on the classic gold and cream color palette, the couple tied the knot surrounded by family and friends while Jinda Photography captured every moment.
The Couple: Saba and Ali
The Wedding: 4.12.2014 – Silver Creek Valley Country Club, San Jose, California
The Inspiration: We just wanted everything to be elegant. The decor was reflective of Persian culture through a lot of the gold accents, etc. I didn’t want too much color as I wanted it to be more of a neutral, soft and romantic feel. We had traditional pieces of our culture such as the tea station with antique Persian rugs and dolls.
The Design: We tried to use flowers wherever we could – I love flowers! The flowers were used throughout the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. We used a lot of candles to provide a nice ambiance throughout the space. The paper products were all a nice ivory with antique gold penmanship. The linens were a gold and ivory very simply crinkled silk. The design was just simple elegance.
The Location: Our wedding location was Silver Creek Valley Country Club. The venue had gorgeous rolling hills and a lush landscape. We love nature and really wanted to have a venue that was lush and green. The ballroom was all floor to ceiling glass and so throughout the wedding we could lookout onto the gorgeous landscape. Even as the night fell the city lights were twinkling before our eyes.
The Moments: The most memorable part of the day for me was just sitting at the ceremony in front of the gorgeous traditional Persian table setting and looking at the reflection of Ali and I in the mirror while being surrounded by all our family and friends on an absolutely gorgeous day.
I am very happy that I was able to incorporate Persian culture into so much of the wedding. I love Persian culture and all its opulence and I was so happy it was reflected in the details. The live music that we had was also wonderful. Traditional Persian instruments were while Persian dancers interacted with us and the guests. Everything came together beautifully and was truly unforgettable.
The Advice: My advice to couples would be to not stress about the little details. Make sure you enjoy every step of the planning process. There were many things that I knew I couldn’t control and so early on in the process I made a decision to not stress about them. At the end of the day, your wedding will be about the love that the two of your share and whether the napkins are the right shade of ivory will not matter.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Jinda Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Silver Creek Valley Country Club
Videographer/Film Maker: Michael’s Wedding Group
Invitations: Oscar de la Renta via Paperless Post
Catering: Malek Catering
Florist: Flower Affairs
Desserts: Bijan Bakery, C’est si Bon Bakery, Fleur De Cocoa, Haleh Pastry
Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta
Groom’s Apparel & Accessories: Zegna via Neiman Marcus (suit), Franco Uomo (custom shirt, bow tie and tie)
Hair Stylist: MyLan of Opus Arcade
Makeup Artist: Sara Dashty
DJ: Dion Decibels, Nadia Pishva
Live Music: Nejad Music School
Transportation: NLS Transportation
Linens: Blooming Bouquet
Rings: Yadegar Diamonds
Persian Wedding Ceremony Setting: Afsaneh Shakoori
Thank you Saba and Ali for sharing your beautiful wedding with us!
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