Bride getting ready at Danesfield House

Neda & Paul at Danesfield House

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Danesfield House provided a stunning setting for the wedding of Neda and Paul and Award winning Berkshire wedding photographer Mark Seymour was delighted to attend and document the wedding ceremony packed full of Eastern culture, tradition and finery.

The groom, Paul, was from the UK and his bride, the beautiful Neda, originally from Iran. So, in keeping with her family traditions, the couple decided on a beautiful Persian wedding.

There are two stages of a Persian marriage…

The first is called “Aghd”, the legal process of getting married, when both the bride and bridegroom and their guardians sign a marriage contract.

The ceremony took place in a specially decorated room with flowers and a beautiful and elaborately decorated spread on the floor called Sofreh-ye Aghd (Sofreh). Traditionally the Sofreh is set on the floor facing east, the direction of sunrise (light).

The arrival of the 70 guests, who were witnesses to the marriage, initiated the wedding ceremony.

After they all were seated, the bridegroom was the first to take his seat in the room at the head of the Sofreh.

Neda, the bride, looked stunning in a dress by Le Spose di Gio, with make up beautifully applied by Kasia Fortuna. She joined her bridegroom, who sat on her right hand side. In Zoroastrian culture the right side designates a place of respect.

After the ceremony guests mingled at the champagne reception on the Terrace at Danesfield House before being called in by toastmaster Graham Dorwood to the stunning Versailles Suite.

The married couple and their guests enjoyed a very happy occasion, which was filled with fun and laughter. Fittingly, the first dance was to the 1990s hit “Love is All Around” by Wet Wet Wet.

The wedding of Neda and Paul was coordinated by Jo Montague at Danesfield and the gorgeous flowers and chair covers provided by Seventh Heaven Events whilst the video was beautifully captured by Mark Shipperley.

We would like to wish Neda and Paul every happiness as they begin their new life together.

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  1. Great to work with Mark on this Persian wedding, the photos are just stunning…

  2. Beautiful photography which captured the true essence of this couples magical day!!

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