Marriage is a blending of not only the couple but their families and cultures and some of the most lovely ceremonies are those incorporating various traditions. Lia and Reza’s wedding did just this, weaving the groom’s Persian heritage with touches of the bride’s Chinese background. The result was absolutely one-of-a-kind and magical.
The Westin at Playa Conchal hosted the guests in grand style.
Lia is absolutely stunning in a floral wreath.
Using a palette of purples, lavender, white and greens, we created a lush setting with a vintage feel. Mason jars houses cheerful bouquets of lisianthus, orchids and greenery as aisle markers.
Although the day before had been sunny and hot, the rains started at noon on the wedding day and didn’t let up. Being August, we’d planned for the possibility of the wet stuff and moved the ceremony to the covered restaurant area at the Reserva Conchal Beach Club where the reception was to be held.
Persian ceremonies feature blocks of sugar being rubbed over the couple’s heads to wish them a life of sweetness together.
A family bible of the brides alongside a Quaran of the groom’s family, family photos and traditional wedding items all decorated the sofreh.
Purples and greens popped against the lavender of the bridesmaids’ dresses.
The happy couple enjoys a moment at the sofreh.
Tags with the couple’s initials prettied up the signature cocktails.
Imperial tables were set with gorgeous Italian lace runners, a beautiful fabric find the bride had made at her work in the fashion industry.
Silver julep cups mixed with mercury vases to create a romantic look.
Succulents added texture and a contrasting shade of green to the table.
Lines of twinkle lights festooned with crystals bookended chandeliers suspended over the tables.
Blackboards are an environmentally-friendly alternative to paper seating cards.
Ribbon with lace added an elegant touch to the napkins.
Simple white cake with a bouquet of flowers atop an antique glass cake stand.
A day after-shoot with fun in the pool? Yes please!
Playa Conchal is one of the most beautiful beaches in the country and is a stunning backdrop for any photo session.
Big thanks to Comfort Studio for all the incredible photos and felicidades to Lia and Reza!