Our post today is about the tradition of the sofreh aghd in Persian wedding ceremonies. During the ceremony, a spread, or "sofreh," which means "spread" is prepared for the bride and groom. Traditionally, the preparation of the sofreh is taken very seriously because it represents the couple's life and marriage. The spread is typically set on the floor facing east, so that the couple is facing the light. A traditionally cloth is usually used, but modern day sofrehs tend to be made of silk and are sometimes decorated with lace. Each element on the table symbolizes something for the couple - such as a basket of eggs to symbolize fertility and a bowl made of out sugar to sweeten life for the newly weds.
Here's a few examples we found of beautiful sofrehs: