Leila & Raphael
Having Sepideh as our Maître de cérémonie was such a blessing for my wife and I's wedding. No word from me will match the kind comments I received from all of our wedding attendees afterwards. Imagine, to this date, people who didn't know Sepideh still remember her name 3 years after! Oh, and did I mention this was experienced across people of different nationalities?
What marks me the most is that while I was casual in the preparation of my wedding, Sepideh on the other hand was thoughtful and planning, asking us meaningful questions through Skype sessions (we were living in a different state) and emails. You see, I have known Sepideh for a long time through work where she established herself as a highly respected engineer, program manager, and manager of program management in a high-tech company. The qualities that allowed her to succeed in her career are the same qualities she used to prepare our ceremony: professional, visionary, passionate, thoughtful and a strong communicator. As a result, our ceremony was perfectly planned and "delivered" to the point we all thought: "wow, she must have done this all her life!".
It is important in a wedding to live through the moment so we can focus on the meaning of the ceremony, the words spoken, the people surrounding us, and the love that is palpable rather than worry about how things go. All I can say is that I remember and cherish those moments, and Sepideh had everything to do with it.