A beautiful Persian wedding at the historical Congress Hotel in downtown Chicago. There were a lot of traditional Persian customs that we experienced for the first time. Sara and Ramin sat in front of a mirror during their ceremony. This mirror is the ‘mirror of fate’ symbolizing the brightness of the couples future. There was a tray of 7 herbs and spices. This tray, guards the couple against the evil eye, witchcraft and to drive away evil spirits. During the ceremony, a few of the bridesmaids, grind sugar over the couples head. This symbolizes sweetness and happiness for their future.
We were introduced to Loudbyte through our photographers (Carasco). I don’t know which one we should thank more, our wonderful cinematographers or the people who introduced us to them. We met Steve and Ton-Essa at their apartment in westloop and they showed us samples of their work. We loved their work and knew we wanted to work with them there and then. They made a big effort to try to understand our culture (we are persian) and what’s important in our wedding. Together, we looked at persian wedding videos and exchanged many emails to finalize the details. They were so quick and patient in answering all my questions. It’s very comforting to work directly with your cinematographers. many other companies that we looked into, a receptionist would answer our emails and we wouldn’t even know who would work with us till the day of the wedding. On the day of the wedding, they came on time and captured everything! really everything! Everybody was amazed by them. everybody was asking where we found our cinematographers. they had brilliant ideas. they were fun and easy to work with. and now that we have seen our video, we are so happy that we have chosen them. i can tell u honestly that i have never seen a video like this before. it looks more like a short movie than a traditional wedding video. it’s professional and romantic and has all the important moments. they worked with the persian songs we sent them so well even though they probably didn’t understand a word. we are forever thankful to them for capturing our day so beautiful. thank you guys.
Sara + Ramin