Showcase of Persian and Western Tradition at Woodmark Hotel Wedding Day

Sina and Heidi's special day included gorgeous florals and a private boat ride for the newlyweds.
Written by
Megan Simpson Teeter


Washington Wedding Day Spring/Summer 2024

Business school classmates Sina Samiee and Heidi Hankins sought to combine their backgrounds in a balanced way to create an unforgettable day. The groom’s Persian roots and the bride’s Western background merged to create a wedding teeming with traditions. The floor of the ceremony area, a floral heaven, was strewn with rose petals, and a stunning sofreh aghd, an intricate Persian wedding spread symbolizing prosperity, health and sweetness, was a focal point. Heidi, glowing in her fitted gown, walked down the aisle with her father to the tender strains of “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” The ritual culminated in the sweet moment when the couple shared honey, a gesture symbolizing their blissful life ahead. After the “I do’s,” the newlyweds relished a private boat ride, a moment of serenity within the whirlwind. The reception unfolded with personalized details and florals in soft ivory, pink and white. As the night drew to a close, Sina’s and Heidi’s hearts were full, surrounded by the warmth of family and friends. Their advice to all was simple yet profound: “Savor each moment ... soak it all in.” 

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Kirkland, WA







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