Anayeh: The Mirror

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The Sofreh Aghd Mirror

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The Sofreh Aghd mirror sits at the very head of the wedding table. It is not a passing purchase – flowers at the wedding table may fade, sweets may be eaten, but the Ayaneh will stay with the couple forever. Once the wedding is over, the mirror is generally placed on display in the home of the couple, and it remains a treasured possession all of their lives.

Why such importance? Because of its meaning and its symbolism; the Ayaneh incarnates light.

The mirror also represents another sort of light – the light of truth. What you see in the mirror is what you get:  it therefore represents honesty, reality, purity – that which is. And that which is, is the love of this singular, individual couple, displayed before the world, their community and God and is confirmed in the mirror.

Traditionally the bride enters the room veiled. The groom looks not at her but at the Ayaneh as she removes her veil. The first thing he sees in the mirror should be the reflection of his wife-to-be.

Article Excerpted From “Sofreh Aghd Series” Guides.  Many More Guides To Help You Plan Your Persian Wedding at .

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Christen Flack Behzadi, MD, is the author of the internationally selling book The Persian Wedding Book.   She live in Houston, Texas, with her beloved husband, Dr. Pedram Behzadi, M.D.

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