Thank you Djamilla Cochran of http://www.theroseweddings.com for sharing this elegant Persian seder from 2012 with Jewish Hostesses from so many different backgrounds. I am continually fascinated by the different Jewish cultures that span the globe.We all share the same Torah, yet throughout thousands of years of peace and persecution, history has allowed us all to survive, and express our individuality as separate Jewish communities. Beautiful! I have enjoyed posting this unique seder, as I hope you will all enjoy reading. Marlene
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“This beautiful Passover Seder was styled by Marjaneh from Candybar Couture with lots of help from her mother Guity. Although, Passover is a Jewish Holiday celebrated for thousands of years, this family who is originally from Iran, took a very modern approach to designing the party. The party 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 location 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 that is used for the prayers, along with flowers were used as the centerpiece.
They included lettuce, bitter herbs, Matzos, vinegar and Halegh which is the Iranian version of Charoset. The highlight of the nigh is generally Dayenu where it is customary for Iranian Jews to playfully hit each other with the raw scallions. This tradition symbolizes the whips of the slaves in Egypt.”
List of vendors :
The Huntley Hotel http://www.thehuntleyhotel.com/
The Party was styled by Candybar Couture. http://www.candybarcouture.com/
The Desserts were by Madame Dessert. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Madame-Dessert/128740397170724
The Catering was by Alfredo Catering. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alfredo-Catering-Inc/352678486239
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