Tina and Karim met as children in Tehran and years later were reacquainted over hookah and a rousing game of Apples to Apples. Karim was taken by Tina’s quick wit and contagious laughter and soon they were flying between LA and SF to be together. When they started planning their wedding, they knew it would be rich in Persian tradition, family, and laughter.
In Zoroastrian wedding tradition the couple sit before a Sofreh Aghed, a table set with herbs, pastries, decorated eggs, candles, and coins: symbols of light, fertility, prosperity, and spiciness in their marriage. Karim and Tina’s Sofreh was designed by the bride’s sister and aunt and included many items brought over from Iran by family members, including books of Persian poetry and delicate gas lamps. After exchanging rings and reciting their vows while looking at the reflection of themselves in the mirror, Tina and Karim fed each other honey, an act to symbolize that they will feed each other sweetness and sustenance throughout their lives together. The flowers are symbols of life, spring, and beauty, and their florist, Rito Ito, included pomegranates in their centerpieces for a joyous and fruitful future.
The Green Room, with its elegant pillars and gold leaf, made a gorgeous backdrop for their San Francisco celebration. On the dance floor, the chic couple looked like they belonged in an Old Hollywood motion picture. After a welcome and thank you, in both English and Farsi, they invited guests to the loggia overlooking City Hall for a gorgeous Persian meal overflowing with fresh herbs, and afterwards, a very festive dance party.
Venue: Green Room, San Franicsco War Memorial | Coordinator: Riley Loves Lulu | Florist: Rito Ito | MUAH: Urban Beauty Loft | Rentals: Theoni Collection, Napa Valley Linens, Standard Party Rentals | Sofreh: Jaleh Bakery | Catering: Orchid Persian Catering | Cake: Masse’s Pastries | Sweet Trays: C'est Si Bon | Paper Suite: Bride’s Sister + Minted