Padi & Baktash at Sergeants Mess


Sydney, NSW

Credit: Blumenthal Photography

Who would have thought that a packet of chilli-flavoured chips would lead to love between Padi Omidian and Baktash Fazelzadeh! Padi had been munching on them in the library while studying for her school exams, and Baktash asked if she was willing to share. 

I remember looking at him and thinking he was adorable, however I never thought I was looking at my future husband!” she said.

Padi and Baktash at Sir Stamford Hotel
Padi and Baktash at Sir Stamford Hotel
Padi and Baktash at Sir Stamford Hotel

 

Seven years later, the couple became engaged when Baktash presented Padi with an exquisite Ceylon sapphire during a surprise holiday in Tahiti. 

“We had dinner by the ocean and then we went for a walk on the beach, I remember feeling so blessed as I was looking in the sky full of stars while sitting on the sand.” 

Padi and Baktash at Sir Stamford Hotel
Padi and Baktash at Sir Stamford Hotel
Padi and Baktash at Sir Stamford Hotel
Padi and Baktash at Sir Stamford HotelPadi and Baktash at Sir Stamford Hotel

 

Finding a venue for the ceremony though was more of a challenge. “Most heritage buildings do not permit you to have candles, which is a must for a Sofreh in a traditional Persian ceremony. But we found a hotel that allowed it and with its French vintage décor, it was just what I wanted,” Padi said. 

Padi and Baktash at Sir Stamford Hotel
Padi and Baktash at Sir Stamford Hotel
Padi and Baktash at Sir Stamford Hotel
Padi and Baktash at Sir Stamford HotelPadi and Baktash at Sir Stamford Hotel

 

Padi was also moved by the emotion of their guests. “Every single person looked at me with so much love that I could feel it in my heart, and I was in total bliss having such beautiful people in my life and sharing this day with them.”


Padi and Baktash at Sir Stamford Hotel

 

Gown: Velani | Photographer: Blumenthal Photography | Videography: Perfect Media | Ceremony Location: Sir Stamford Circular Quay Hotel | Reception Venue: Sergeants Mess | Reception Decorations and Event Design: Rod Galbraith | Shoes: Valentino | Engagement and Wedding Rings: Varoujan | Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Attire: Raymond | Bridesmaids’ Outfits: Truese | Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Glamour Puss | Flower Girl’s Outfit: Nicki Macfarlane | Flowers and Floral Decorations: Magnifiscent Flowers | Celebrant: Mehrassa Farjad | Stationery: Effortless Weddings | Transport: Roll up In a Rolls | Hair: Ahead Of Hair | Make-Up: Cassie Mendoza-Jones | Cake: Serveseight | Music: Motifex Audio Productions | First Night: Shangri-La Hotel | Honeymoon: Hawaii | Favours: Complete Creations

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