This beautiful Passover Seder was styled by Marjaneh from Candybar Couture with lots of help from her mother Guity. The Passover Jewish holiday has been celebrated for thousands of years, however this family, originally from Iran, took a very modern approach to designing the event.
This Persian Passover seder was held at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica. The second floor patio that was covered halfway by a beautiful white tent that was the ideal venue to seat more than 70 guests. It is very common for Iranians living in Los Angeles to have a large number of guests at the Seder. They invite friends and lots of extended family. A microphone had to be used for all of the guests to hear the prayers!
The food used for the prayers, along with flowers, made beautiful & modern centerpieces.
They included lettuce, bitter herbs, Matzos, vinegar and Halegh which is the Iranian version of Charoset.
The highlight of the night was the Dayenu, when Iranian Jews playfully hit each other with the raw scallions. This tradition symbolizes the whips of the slaves in Egypt.
The beautiful dessert buffet included Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Torte, Apple Walnut Cake, Walnut Cardomon Spice Cake & Chocolate Marble Spongecake with Rice Flour.
Time to relax!
What a beautiful way to spend the holidays with your loved ones. Great job, Marjaneh. Happy Passover!
Photography by Djamilla Cochran theroseweddings.com
Venue: The Huntley Hotel
Styling: Candybar Couture
Desserts: Madame Dessert
Catering: Alfredo Catering