Michelle and Allen's Persian Aghd Ceremony in Mississippi

It's taken us a while, but we've finally gotten around to sharing ceremony and reception photos from the Persian Aghd we posted about earlier. What a fun ceremony. The bride gets to pretend like she doesn't hear the officiant who is asking her if she is ready for marriage. Guests are encouraged to say the bride is out picking flowers or enjoying the sunny weather or some such. The ceremony is one of the most playful I've ever experienced. The reception was filled with delightful moments as well. Family members throwing money and dancing with hankies and friends and family taking part in the "knife dance." Here are a few favorites from the ceremony and reception:

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Saving part of the wedding cake

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.