As an anthropology major, I love interacting with people and cultures that are different from my own, and it’s especially exciting when those interactions take place in my own backyard, and as part of the job that I love. Kaliko & Omid are a very metropolitan American couple, yet their different cultural upbringings and traditions made for a fun & unique event. During their Persian-Hawaiian ceremony, they exchanged honey & received blessings around the sofreh (the traditional Persian wedding spread), while also presenting beautiful Hawaiian leis to their closest family & friends. Their reception was full of dancing–from the Hawaiian hula to the Persian knife dance, and family and friends came all the way from Hawaii and Iran.
What stood out above all of these beautiful cultural traditions, however, was the passion and love that Omid & Kaliko shared with each other and with all of the people around them. They were so thoughtful to include many friends and family in various aspects of their celebration and went to great lengths to ensure that everyone had a fun New Year’s Eve celebration. In fact, they found out that their wedding date was also Gerald’s birthday, so they took the time to surprise him with a cupcake to celebrate his birthday. Now that’s a pretty special couple. Kaliko & Omid, it was a joy & an honor to capture your wedding and we can’t imagine sharing our New Year’s Eve with anyone else. Congratulations!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Bellevue Harbor Club | Wedding Gown: La Belle Reve | Groom’s Attire: Trillium Tailor DJ: Ed with The Wedding DJ’s | Hair: Winslow Salon | Makeup Artist: I Love Blush | Photographers: The Popes | Florist: Seattle Floral Design | Sofreh Aghd: Family & Friends | Wedding Cake: Tracey Martin