Continuing with Conniel and Siamak’s awesome wedding day……. (you can find Part 1 here.)
Conniel and Siamak’s reception was at the Chapel Shelter at Riverview Park on Pittsburgh’s North Side. The Chapel Shelter is the oldest building in the park, and it was restored in 2006. It is a beautiful venue for a wedding celebration!
Siamak is Iranian, and before the reception festivities commenced, they held a traditional Persian ceremony, called an Aghd. Here are Siamak and Conniel walking down the path to their guests:
Conniel and Siamak are sitting in front of the Sofreh Aghd (wedding spread). All of the items on the Sofreh Aghd have very special meanings and symbolism. There also was beautiful Persian music playing as they entered!
Here is one of Siamak’s relatives rubbing sugar over them. This is done to “shower them in sweetness”.
Conniel looking gloriously happy!!!!
Conniel with her high school friends!
Great toasts by the wedding party…..
Siamak and his mother….
Conniel and her brother…..
There is a special place for the game of cornhole in the hearts of both Conniel and Siamak. A photo of them in their wedding attire while playing cornhole was very important to them. Love it!
Conniel and Siamak: it was an absolute pleasure and privilege to shoot your wedding day! Thank you for having us!
Vendors that made it happen include:
Ceremony: Sixth Presbyterian Church, Squirrel Hill
Reception: The Chapel Shelter at Riverview Park , Pittsburgh
Dress: David’s Bridal
Flowers: Oliver Flowers in Squirrel Hill
DJ: Oscar Radoli of Tembo Sounds
Bakery: Vanilla Pastry Studio
Photographer: Weddings by Alisa