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Threading (band-andazan)
Threading (band-andazan)

Bridal make-up and hair removal process prior to the ceremony, traditionally done by groom’s mother, the future mother-in-law.

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Hennaing (Hana-Bandan)
Hennaing (Hana-Bandan)

Traditionally this is a bachelorette ceremony. Upon bride’s last night at home, a women-only party is held to decorate both bride and groom’s hands with Henna, a coloring herb believed to be se heaven, as a sign of prosperity and health. 

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Exchanging Vows (Aqd-Konan)
Exchanging Vows (Aqd-Konan)

As the future couple exchange vows, the most provident good-looking  former-brides of the family wish them a sweet conjugal life with grating two sugar cones above their heads.   

Family Photo
Family Photo
Wedding Dance
Wedding Dance

Dancing and merrymaking are inseparable parts of an Iranian wedding party.

Bridal Chamber 1 (Hejlah)
Bridal Chamber 1 (Hejlah)

On this night, virgin bride and groom experience love-making for the first time.

Bridal Chamber 2
Bridal Chamber 2
Virginity
Virginity

Hymen penetration on wedding night is religiously and traditionally an exclusively important part of wedding ceremonies. 

Handkerchief of Virginity
Handkerchief of Virginity

As per traditions the groom delivers his family a white handkerchief stained with bride’s hymen blood, as a sign of her virtue and purity. 

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Threading (band-andazan)
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Hennaing (Hana-Bandan)
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Exchanging Vows (Aqd-Konan)
Family Photo
Wedding Dance
Bridal Chamber 1 (Hejlah)
Bridal Chamber 2
Virginity
Handkerchief of Virginity
Threading (band-andazan)

Bridal make-up and hair removal process prior to the ceremony, traditionally done by groom’s mother, the future mother-in-law.

Hennaing (Hana-Bandan)

Traditionally this is a bachelorette ceremony. Upon bride’s last night at home, a women-only party is held to decorate both bride and groom’s hands with Henna, a coloring herb believed to be se heaven, as a sign of prosperity and health. 

Exchanging Vows (Aqd-Konan)

As the future couple exchange vows, the most provident good-looking  former-brides of the family wish them a sweet conjugal life with grating two sugar cones above their heads.   

Family Photo
Wedding Dance

Dancing and merrymaking are inseparable parts of an Iranian wedding party.

Bridal Chamber 1 (Hejlah)

On this night, virgin bride and groom experience love-making for the first time.

Bridal Chamber 2
Virginity

Hymen penetration on wedding night is religiously and traditionally an exclusively important part of wedding ceremonies. 

Handkerchief of Virginity

As per traditions the groom delivers his family a white handkerchief stained with bride’s hymen blood, as a sign of her virtue and purity. 

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